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post #1 of 39 Old 05-24-2019, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Arizona Jim's Ram Ball Mount

Didn't see this posted anywhere so I thought I would give praise where due.

Ordered Jim's ball mount on a Monday and got it in the mail on Thursday. Had it installed in under 5 minutes.

Works great and looks good - THANKS @Arizona Jim !

Also thanks to @Meese for giving me the idea to mount a 2nd NAV and @Gunnert for selling me his NAV IV.
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That looks awesome and I bet it's half the price of those rip off artists who make them commercially. well done Jim

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They go for $40+ on eBay and Amazon and I even saw one where the ball and everything were made with a 3D printer - ball fell apart the first time it was clamped.

Bunch of great and creative guys on this forum.
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I use a "perfect squeeze" to hold my phone on my GSA bike, it mounts on a ram ball. I looked for this solution a few months ago but the price was dumb so I stopped looking.

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Jim's was $25 shipped.
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They go for $40+ on eBay and Amazon and I even saw one where the ball and everything were made with a 3D printer - ball fell apart the first time it was clamped.

Bunch of great and creative guys on this forum.
Yep. A guy here makes one with a real BMW emblem, btw, and it's same with fakes on Amazon/ebay with that ball, too. Thin piece of aluminum faking the emblem, and a fragile ball with wound wire underneath. The one-star rating truly applies there.

Nothing wrong with the textured ball sold by Hornig, btw, which I bought for my K12, but when I get around to doing the stem ball on this bike, I'm ordering here.

Any forum member who's ever gone to the trouble of developing something and then selling it here has from all I've ever seen made something that works and of high quality at a very fair price.

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Any forum member who's ever gone to the trouble of developing something and then selling it here has from all I've ever seen made something that works and of high quality at a very fair price.
The main reason I bought Jim's - that and he seems like a really nice guy.
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Well done A-Jim! I bought one too.
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Aww jeez you guys are too kind (looks down and digs toe in the dirt).
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The main reason I bought Jim's - that and he SEEMS like a really nice guy.
Key word there!!!




But really, Jim is as good as they come!!!!
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