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post #1 of 13 Old 04-19-2019, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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handlebar top clamp bolt size

Can anyone tell me if the handlebar top clamp bolt is an M8?
I am considering buying a RAM 1" ball mount handlebar base.
I am having trouble determining if any of the bolts that come with the RAM will work.
It comes with:
M8 x 55 bolt (1.25 thread pitch)
M8 x 60 bolt (1.25 thread pitch)
M8 x 65 bolt (1.25 thread pitch)


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Can anyone tell me if the handlebar top clamp bolt is an M8?
I am considering buying a RAM 1" ball mount handlebar base.
I am having trouble determining if any of the bolts that come with the RAM will work.
It comes with:
M8 x 55 bolt (1.25 thread pitch)
M8 x 60 bolt (1.25 thread pitch)
M8 x 65 bolt (1.25 thread pitch)


thanks
Yup. M8 1.25 thread is what the clamp uses! I have the same kit that you're looking at, and I think I used the 60mm bolt.
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perfect. Thanks. That is what I was hoping to hear.
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Just fitted mine , sure I used the shortest bolt but the ram ball came with all 3 anyway so easy to check when you take the original out .
Garmin sits quite well right central when mounted to the top right bolt .
Couldn’t find a switched live under the seat so it’s permanent on for now Why garmin have to make a cable with such a big box one end I’ll never know
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Just fitted mine , <<snipped >>
Couldnít find a switched live under the seat so itís permanent on for now Why garmin have to make a cable with such a big box one end Iíll never know
I remember reading in a few posts that behind the headlight area there is an unused live connector. I presume it is switched for use by heated grips etc.
Someone here will clear this point up for you soon, I'm sure.

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I used a ram mount using zip ties lol. 1300 miles, isn't going anywhere.
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I remember reading in a few posts that behind the headlight area there is an unused live connector. I presume it is switched for use by heated grips etc.
Someone here will clear this point up for you soon, I'm sure.

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It is behind the headlight on the naked 1000.
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I remember reading in a few posts that behind the headlight area there is an unused live connector. I presume it is switched for use by heated grips etc.
Someone here will clear this point up for you soon, I'm sure.

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Yes I was told thereís a feed just above the radiator up front , however the garmin cable has a box fixed onto the end of it which I figured would be better stowed under the seat. New garmin packed up yesterday does anyone else use a 396 zumo , mines been a nightmare
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Yes I was told thereís a feed just above the radiator up front , however the garmin cable has a box fixed onto the end of it which I figured would be better stowed under the seat. New garmin packed up yesterday does anyone else use a 396 zumo , mines been a nightmare
I fitted a 595 to mine. The cable is a sod, no idea why they didn't just stay with the simple method on my old Zumo 550.

Anyway I powered the mount from a relay I wedged behind the reg/rec under the seat, ran the cable down the LHS of the bike to the tank, and then went across to the RHS under the tank before running it to the bars. I left the cable lump under the tank along with the audio cables which I bundled up and zip tied.

Naturally I had to run the cables from front to back, just found it easier to describe it from the seat first.
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