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Ive been looking around to see how people mount nav, phone or cam on their bikes. Most common method has been strapping it down to the handle bar. in the center. SS has split bars, like r1 and gixxers, only raised a bit. On those bikes ive seen the mounts go into the pin just below the ignition and they usually have a hole in the center, which is different than the one on SS. The SS has a split line across the diameter. Would the same mounts work for SS?

Ive attached a few pics to better explain what im trying to say.

The wait is killing me and im just planning stuff in my head, how my SS is gonna look!
 

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........ Would the same mounts work for SS?.....
No.

The type of mount you are referring to requires a hole in center of the nut for the mount stem. The Ducati steering head nut should not be modified because it is used to adjust the steering head bearing play. The ones with the hole in the center use nuts underneath the triple tree to adjust the bearings.

I used Ram Mount equipment when I was flying, however I do not care to use their product line on motorcycles because they are clunky and fuggly. I have no need to mount any of the pacifier electronic crutches on my bike, but if I were to, I'd consider TECHMOUNT - Products
 

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Those Techmount mounts look very simple and effective. Minimal design which is ideal as that's what you would want. Something out of the way but works well.
 

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I like the simple aspect of the Techmounts, but they are on the expensive side for just being mounts. Im not too keen on having mounts either. I mean if I have my comm connected to my phone then should be much of any issue. I like to keep my bikes look clean.
 

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Looks like the handlebar mount would fit on the SS. The end of the bar has a black plastic plug that needs removing. Cant see why that would pose any problem?
 

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........., but they are on the expensive side for just being mounts........
Relatively speaking, you are correct.
Which reminds me of something which might account for the price difference. I wanted to fabricate a mount for an earlier bike by modifying a Ram piece. When I started turning the piece on a lathe, it became apparent the material was merely pot metal and contained significant voids. That project was scraped.
Later, I decided I would copy a TechMount design and expended many hours fabricating it. That project was a success. As you can see from the pics, a TechMount design starts with billet and can require a fair amount of machine time for the individual pieces. On the other hand, a Ram product can be inexpensively cast. Does it make any difference? Probably not to some, and probably yes to others. >:) Relative to the SS939, I would probably measure the bar ID and then research the TechMount offerings.
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I like the idea. Wonder why ive never seen anything like that before. I like the RAM mounts too. Does this setup obstruct the dash?
Klev,

The beauty of the RAM mounts is that they are very adjustable. There are 1" balls on each end and that gives you almost a full 360 degree area of adjustment. I agree that they arent the sexiest mount out there but they work well.
I agree that I dont like cluttering the dash, but for the occasional time that I use my phone for GPS this is a simple add on.
 

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Ducati did a very sexy cnc'd mount for the factory kit on the Multistrada, my friend has one, would take very little to make it fit on a Supersport.

Here's a picture. The unit base has been modified to fit between the wider front pair of handlebar mounting bolts.
 

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Ducati did a very sexy cnc'd mount for the factory kit on the Multistrada, my friend has one, would take very little to make it fit on a Supersport.

Here's a picture. The unit base has been modified to fit between the wider front pair of handlebar mounting bolts.
That looks really cool. Any idea on the pricing?
 

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That particular kit might be discontinued because I was told that Ducati is coming out with what they call a High Navigator Mount for the Multi. Since they say it will work with a tank bag I'm guessing that they are not kidding when they say High. Supposed to be available in next month or so.
 

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I've ordered all the parts for the cnc'd mounting as fitted to the Multi.
Just need to make a bracket that will fit between the two inner clip on securing bolts.
 

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a few more pictures.
Whilst they have replace the old mount the original pieces are available as spares. Or so Ducati Italy has told the dealer. Fingers crossed but they did send the dealer the parts listing.

The polished bar along the bottom is something my friend made to move the nav from mounting on the two rear bolts to the two wider apart front bolts and consequently clear the Ducati tank bag.

The Garmin sat navs 350, 390 and 394 along with 590and 595 bolt directly to this mounting, no need for any balls..............
 

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I only use my cell for trip navigation, and would want the bracket off the rest of the time.

So while it's nicely made, for my occasional use it looks like a little more effort than would like to put it on and remove, imho. But that's just my preference.

While the RAM mount is not the most beautiful, it works great, and can take everything except the ball joint off in a couple seconds.
 
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