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Anyone tried a RAM Reservoir Cap Mount from Cycle Gadgets?

My Zumo has showed up, and I'm planning on mounting it to the left clutch cover. The HW that comes with it doesn't quite work, so I was thinking of ordering the RAM Reservoir Cap Mount from cycle gadgets. Has anyone tried this mount? The sheet seems to indicate it'll fit a 2007 K12GT, but I'd like confirmation if possible.

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Re: Anyone tried a RAM Reservoir Cap Mount from Cycle Gadgets?

Bob I have not used that particular mount. When I was looking into mounting my GPS I had talked with a few of the folks at Chicago BMW for recommendations and they stated to stay away from them because they have a tendency to leak. Take that for whatever it may be worth.

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Re: Anyone tried a RAM Reservoir Cap Mount from Cycle Gadgets?

Funny, I have one and have used it for years and day before yesterday, I happened to glance at it while riding and noticed a small fluid ring (not wet, just that some dust had collected on it) that I had never noticed before. It was barely noticeable, but there, nonetheless. I, too, was wondering if anyone else had experienced this?

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Re: Anyone tried a RAM Reservoir Cap Mount from Cycle Gadgets?

That was one of the first things I bought for my GT so I could mount my gps. It was 18 months ago so they may have changed it bit by now. I had to make a tiny adjustment with a file to make mine work. It does work perfectly now though. My cover says for off road use only if that matters to you.

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Funny, I have one and have used it for years and day before yesterday, I happened to glance at it while riding and noticed a small fluid ring (not wet, just that some dust had collected on it) that I had never noticed before. It was barely noticeable, but there, nonetheless. I, too, was wondering if anyone else had experienced this?
Interesting. The cover mounts on top of the clutch cover, not in place of it, so I figured it'd be safe from leaking, but I guess it could still introduce some stress into the cover plate.

So did Chicago BMW recommend another clutch mount, or to stay away from them altogether? It seems to me to be a nice location for the GPS. I like the idea of keeping the center clear. for no particular reason.

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Re: Anyone tried a RAM Reservoir Cap Mount from Cycle Gadgets?

The mount that Bob references is a Cap Mount that goes on top of the factory clutch/brake cover.



The mount that others reference are replacement covers that have an extra threaded tab on one end that can accept a RAM ball. They are different parts.



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Thanks Ken. That clarifies things. I'm going to give it a try.

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Re: Anyone tried a RAM Reservoir Cap Mount from Cycle Gadgets?

I have one that replaced my Clutch cover and one that goes on top of my Brake cover. Never had an issue with either one.

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Re: Anyone tried a RAM Reservoir Cap Mount from Cycle Gadgets?

I use one of these for my zumo on my LT. For me, I installed it with the ball on the right side on the clutch. Works fine.

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Thanks for the feedback.

I ordered the clutch mount, but since I felt silly paying $8 for S&H on a $20 item, I thought I'd add some small jumper cables should I get a dead battery somewhere, which of course is back ordered, which is holding up my mount, and therefore, having a zumo on the bike. Arg!

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Thanks for the feedback.

I ordered the clutch mount, but since I felt silly paying $8 for S&H on a $20 item, I thought I'd add some small jumper cables should I get a dead battery somewhere, which of course is back ordered, which is holding up my mount, and therefore, having a zumo on the bike. Arg!
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Business: Mounting innovations
Contact E-Mail: [email protected]

Item Name: Motorcycle Reservoir Cover with Side Ball
Item Number: RAM-B-346U
Quantity: 1

Total: $15.95 USD
Shipping: $8.95 USD
Sales Tax:
Cart Total: $24.90 USD

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