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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-08-2009, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Which RAM mount length?

I have an 09 Streetglide. I just picked up a Garmin 2820 for my bike. I was wondering if anyone else has that GPS on a Glide or similar cruiser and which length arm you used on a RAM mount. I can't decide whether it's better to go with the shorter one so it's closer to the handlebars, or something longer so I can twist it closer to my line of sight behind the windshield and above my gauges. Any pros and cons with each? Thanks for your help. Ride safe. Mike
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The longer arms will vibrate more. Maybe not an issue with a GPS, but more of an issue if you are planning on using a RAM mount for a camera.

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I went with the longer one for greater adjustability.
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I went with the longer one for greater adjustability.
Me too. I guess it's about 3". The mount that is. :lol8

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good point. Never thought of that. Thanks.
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that's what I was thinking too. Thanks.
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Me too. I guess it's about 3". The mount that is. :lol8
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I have 1" balls....

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so the 3" mount is the best one for the handle bars? I have a faring on my Glide and a 3" should stay out of the way of the gauges. Where do you have yours mounted? I was thinking the left handlebar right about on the highest point of the handlebar.
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I use the mirror stem mount.

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