Mounts for Yamaha YZF-R3 Motorcycles

The Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the company’s best selling motorcycles.  The challenge of mounting anything on this model motorcycle is the lack of a traditional handlebar.  Brands like Harley-Davidson make mounting phones, GPS devices and cameras easy because these have a traditional handlebar with a lot of real estate.  Just pick a well made handlebar mount with a quality holder, attach it to the handlebar and off you go.  Not so with the Yamaha YZF-R3.  So let’s take a look at some options. As I investigated what types of mounts fit the Yamaha YZF-R3, I found it to be … Read more…

Magnetic Metal Surface Mounts for Tablets and Phones

Today we discuss how to stick a phone or tablet to a metal surface.  There are a lot of instances where metal surface mounts come in handy.  Think about stuff made of metal.  A refrigerator door, work bench, file cabinet, even the side of a stationary car (key word is stationary, I don’t like to use these mounts on the outside of a moving vehicle). There are a few ways to attach your phone or tablet to a metal surface.  The most obvious way is to use a mount that has an adhesive bottom but that isn’t ideal since it’s … Read more…

Locking Motorcycle Mounts for GPS, Tablets, Smartphones

A lot of motorcycle owners would like to leave their stuff on their bike and not have to worry about it being stolen.  Locking motorcycle mounts can be a good deterrent to theft of the mount itself and, if you have the proper cradles, can also prevent theft of the device that’s being mounted. Let’s start with the discussion with what it takes to make the mount anti-theft.  A good rule of thumb is that if the mount is really easy to install, it’s going to be really easy to remove.  You don’t want that.  Good locking motorcycle mounts require … Read more…

How to Install a RAM Motorcycle Handlebar Mount

Look at all those parts!  It might look a little daunting but it’s actually quite easy to install a RAM motorcycle handlebar mount.  This article will walk you through the process. The common components to any RAM motorcycle handlebar mount are the RAM Zinc Coated U-Bolt Mounting Base with 1 inch Ball and the Ram Mount Double Socket Arm.  While there are three different sizes of 1″ ball arms, I have found the standard size to work in most situations.  Typically, but not always, these are purchased as a kit along with a RAM Mounting Diamond.  These components are what is used to … Read more…

Mounts for Polaris ATVs

Today, we take a look at mounts for Polaris ATVs.  Polaris model such as the Ranger and RZR present unique challenges in finding the right mounts for cameras, cell phones or GPS units.  Depending upon which model from Polaris you may have, traditional motorcycle mounts aren’t likely to work and neither will an ordinary car mount.  The reason for traditional motorcycle mounts not working is that the vast majority of bikes deploy a handlebar mount that fits up to 1.25 inches in diameter.  Polaris ATVs do not have a traditional handlebar.  Time to get creative.  Luckily we know of a few options which we will … Read more…

An Overview of RAM Arms for 1 Inch Balls

If you are reading this article, you are likely trying to pick out components to complete a mounting solution. RAM Mounts has a wide array of components and it’s sometimes a challenge to choose the right ones. This article will review the arm component which is what is needed to connect the base and the attachment adapter. The base is typically what is attached to your vehicle or surface such as a boat, handlebar ow windshield. The attachment adapter will connect to your device or a custom cradle. Both the base and attachment adapter have a rubber ball. The arm … Read more…