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Old 06-18-2017, 06:46 PM   #1
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Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

I'm taking a Europe tour end of Aug and will be riding a '16 or '17 RT1200. I want to mount my Garmin 276cx with a RAM mount and the tour operator / bike rental outfit will let me mount the unit to their bike, just can't damage anything. That shouldn't be too hard, I'm looking for something that will be easy on / off everyday and won't mar up the bike. Preferably a RAM ball mount. I already have the Garmin mount attached to a RAM arm, just need some kind of 1' ball base to mount somewhere on the RT. I was looking at a RAM mount that will mount to the clutch / brake lever but it appears they don't make one for the RT. So I'm considering a reservoir cover base.

Thought I'd see if those here with RT's might have some suggestions I could use. Any help is, of course, mucho appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:09 PM   #2
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Re: Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

I've got an RT, but nothing that new. You may want to consider posting at BMWSportTouring.com. That is everything RT and then some.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:55 PM   #3
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Re: Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

A ball that mounts in place of one of the handle bar bolts is pretty simple.


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Old 06-18-2017, 08:05 PM   #4
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Re: Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

[quote=kurt;1509642]A ball that mounts in place of one of the handle bar bolts is pretty simple.

Yea, I kind of like that idea. A little worried about it completely blocking the instruments though. But this is certainly an alternative to the resevoiur mount. Any idea which thread pitch would be used? 1.25 or 1.5?
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Re: Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

[quote=kurt;1509642]A ball that mounts in place of one of the handle bar bolts is pretty simple.[/quote}

Yea, I kind of like that idea. A little worried about it completely blocking the instruments though. But this is certainly an alternative to the reservoir mount. Any idea which thread pitch would be used? 1.25 or 1.5?
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A ball that mounts in place of one of the handle bar bolts is pretty simple.
Yea, I kind of like that idea. A little worried about it completely blocking the instruments though. But this is certainly an alternative to the reservoir mount. Any idea which thread pitch would be used? 1.25 or 1.5?
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:03 PM   #7
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Yea, I kind of like that idea. A little worried about it completely blocking the instruments though. But this is certainly an alternative to the reservoir mount. Any idea which thread pitch would be used? 1.25 or 1.5?
This comes with 1.25. I use it on my 2011 RT. Depending on how I orient the unit, it does or does not block the instruments.

https://www.amazon.com/Ram-Mount-Mot.../dp/B005J43I56
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:22 PM   #8
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Re: Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

Chk out these bad boys. They have different sizes and even one that key locks.

Great for a temporary situation and you don't need to mess with the donor bike.

http://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-404U



http://www.rammount.com/activity/mot...ases#toughclaw
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Re: Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

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Chk out these bad boys. They have different sizes and even one that key locks.

Great for a temporary situation and you don't need to mess with the donor bike.

http://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-404U



http://www.rammount.com/activity/mot...ases#toughclaw
A friend has one on his 15 1200RT and says it works well.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:47 PM   #10
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Re: Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

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Chk out these bad boys. They have different sizes and even one that key locks.

Great for a temporary situation and you don't need to mess with the donor bike.

http://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-404U

http://www.rammount.com/activity/mot...ases#toughclaw
Since the RT doesn't actually have "bars", just where is he clamping it?
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Re: Help / suggestions from BWM RT owners?

Maybe visit the local BMW dealer and get a close look at the bike.
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