Phil50 Posted May 7, 2011 Share Posted May 7, 2011 I've been fancying one of those Ram mounts that Migsel make. I've always been too mean and made do with a RAM-B-252U pinched onto one of my handlebar studs with a bit of tube and homemade rubber gasket (to stop it rubbing). I found a length of 20mm x 3mm stainless steel in the garage and decided to use this to make myself a mount to sit under the wind shield. The Ram (RAM-B-252U) fitting is stuck to the steel using a mixture of epoxy and microfibres (I have a boat so have this stuff to hand). I sanded the steel and the base of the Ram fitting on a belt sander to clean it up and create a really good key. I just bent it by hand untill it fitted perfectly. I'd previously drilled 3 holes in the stainless, 2 are obvious the other is to form a peg into the base of the ball which already had a recess that a cleaned out. I'm not sure this was necessary but it seemed like a good idea at the time. I painted it with special metals primer and Hamerite flat finish paint but made a "pigs ear" of the paint job so ended up sanding the whole thing off. I'll put some clear lacquer on when I'm feeling in the mood. Anyway here are some pics. If I'd had to buy everything the steel would have cost $2 the fitting $13 and who knows what the epoxy and microfibre would have cost. I'm posting this here in case it provides an idea for other members. Link to comment
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