You remove the roundel and screw this unit into the steering head threads down below. The aluminum disc sets in the roundel counterbore and provides more stability. Any movement would come from the long attachment arms.
If the unit I made breaks it’s got a lifetime warranty. Also seeing as how this is the first double ball construction I made, if need be I would come up with a more sturdy design.
that's a very good question, I will have to get back to you on that. fingers crossed
I don't have Jim's mount - but have similar from Jryan, another forum member.
No vibration to speak of; it's solid. No concerns about it ever wearing out or causing issues.
It's a no-brainer spot for a phone mount.
i am pleased to report that there is very little to no vibration, and I went up and down through the RPM's, I was on decent road surface, but the mounts are very solid. The rubber coated ram balls make a very study connection. The roundel mount is rock solid and came with two nuts to be able to adjust the balls to mount horizontally.
Next will be a V1 mount, then then tap into the Alpine output for my 3rd input to my audio system (autocom)
Phone1 (google map, waze, music, phone, weather, (forum))
Phone2 (V1 app, backup maps, music, with hotspot)
BMW audio (Nav V, BMW music, XM on volume wheel)
then start wiring,
power and audio out to the phones
power and BT dongle for V1
power to the Autocom, and inputs to Autocom
switched power tap for power relay to fused direct to battery.
but bench test all first, only waiting for the Alpine out put male and female connectors for a patch cord.
thanks again Jim!
very happy to be here,
although a little sad that I can't have as seamless an audo solution as I had on my K1200. There the V1, phone, 9-disc player, single disc player, XM, AM/FM, intercom, CB (lol) and any other Aux all centralized by the BMW audio system, all vol could be controlled by the handlebar vol switch (and auto raise and lower with speed)
But I hope to have a very usable wired system to enjoy. Then I may explore wireless.
thanks! (and a pic of the mounts w/o phones)