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post #1 of 8 Old Sep 15th, 2006, 5:10 pm Thread Starter
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BMR VS Ram shelf

The BMR has to have holes put into the plastic. Anyone tried both the RAM and BMR shelfs?

Plus and minus on either or both mounts?
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post #2 of 8 Old Sep 15th, 2006, 6:03 pm
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RAM shelf? Did you mean RCU shelf perhaps?

RCU does not require holes to be drilled.



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I have the Co-Pilot shelf on my LT. It does require holes in the plastic but the manufacturer evens sends the appropriate drill bit. It installed in minutes and looks great. I only comes in black so before I mounted it, I spray painted it with Rustoleum Appliance Silver. It is pretty close to matching the handlebars and other gear up front and looks like OEM equipment. I have my Wi Fi XM 2 Go on the left side, Garmin 2720 on a Touratech mount centered and my Escort 8500 over on the right. All installed in just minutes.
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Sorry, the RCU shelf (not RAM). Some claim that it vibrates. I like the idea of not drilling holes in my plastic.

How much vibration with the arms on the BMR? I would mount a passport 8500 with a Hoon cover (works great on a GS and takes a constant pounding on dirt roads). Any clearance issues with all the stuff up front with the windscreen back?
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Veloicityguy, what kind of TT mount is it. I have a locking TT mount and it looks like it would hit my windscreen in the low position on a BMR shelf. I have a CeeBailey #2 screen. Got a pic of the setup?

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I have the BMR co-pilot and am impressed with it. Did not mind drilling. You can always buy a new cover, there was one on ebay recently.

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I love my BMR...

put mine on in less than 20 mins, and I am mechanically retarded, kit comes with pictures and step by step instructions, including the drill bit, the unit itself is top notch quality, including special padding where the windscreen and "wings" would contact, once you put in the rubber grommets and metal "expansion" screws, it's solid as a rock, not a wiggle with my garmin on it at 90 mph (oops, I mean, at posted legal speeds), and I love the look, honestly.

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The BMR has to have holes put into the plastic. Anyone tried both the RAM and BMR shelfs?

Plus and minus on either or both mounts?
I have the BMR and when I looked at the RCU I my thought it was an addon.. the BMR looks OEM to me. Yes, you have to drill some holes but unless you are selling the bike and stripping all addons it won't make any difference. I have other riders ask me if BMR makes that shelf for their rides.. I think you will get back some of the BMR dollars spent on the bike when you sell/replace/upgrade the LT.

It's very easy to install and has lot's of utility.. IMHO the RCU has the utility but not the looks.

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