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Ram Mount Composite Short Double Socket Arm for 1-Inch Ball Bases

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  • Short double socket arm, has a socket at both ends that accommodates 1" ball bases
  • This socket technology allows for almost infinite adjustment and perfect viewing angles
  • Dimensions: Overall Length: 2.38", Socket-To-Socket Length: 2"
  • High Strength Composite
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  • Ram Mount Composite Short Double Socket Arm for 1-Inch Ball Bases
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  • Ram Mount Cradle Holder for Universal X-Grip Cellphone/iPhone with 1-Inch Ball - Non-Retail Packaging - Black
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  • RAM Zinc Coated U-Bolt Mounting Base with 1 inch Ball
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Technical Details

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  • Brand Name: RAM MOUNT
  • Model Number: RAP-B-201U-A

Product Description

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The RAP-B-201U-A, short double socket arm, has a socket at both ends that accommodates 1" ball bases. This socket technology allows for almost infinite adjustment and perfect viewing angles. Dimensions: Overall Length: 2.38" Socket-To-Socket, Length: 2".

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Technical Details

Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 2 x 2 x 3 inches
Item model number RAP-B-201U-A

Additional Information

ASIN B005KWPJ04
Customer Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars 603 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > GPS System Accessories > Vehicle Mounts
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available September 3, 2011

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Warranty, Parts:Parts

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Perfect size to tuck a phone or GPS on a sportbike. This setup has been on my motorcycle all riding season and is still solid as can be!

Pair with the following links to achieve my setup.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KWPJ04/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055PH0XA/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_2
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I bought this to attach my droid dna to the handlebars on my motorcycle. I needed 3 parts to make the mount work: u-bolt, double socket arm and x-grip.

First, the u-bolt mounting base clamps to the handlebars. I put some electrical tape over the bars to keep them from getting scratched up and also create a higher friction surface to keep the clamp from spinning on the bars. It came with a nice adapter to fit either 1" or 7/8" bars. Next you need a double socket arm which has a socket joint on each end to grab onto the ball on the u-bolt and the ball on the phone grip. Then you attach the x-grip to the other end of the double socket arm and you are good to go.

The 2 ball and socket joints give it really good articulation so it can be adjusted in any direction and the knob allows you to easily tighten it down snugly without tools. I was a little worried about my phone flying off the mount at high speeds but it proved to be very stable. However, for a little piece of mind, I created a small tether out of some string to attach the phone to the mount in the event that it came loose while under way. Fortunately, this was just me being overly cautious because I never saw it move at all during any of my rides.
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By QDJ on February 9, 2015
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Works great! RAM is the only way to go for motorcycle mounting solutions.

Motorcycle: Honda CBR500R
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The Ram composite (plastic) socket arms are fine if kept out of the sun. The problem with them however is that in direct sunlight, the plastic will soften/expand very slightly but still enough for the arm to loose tension on the balls. Whatever is being held up will fall over. It will remain attached, but will not have sufficient tension to keep its position. If you tighten the arm back up while the plastic is heated like this, it will contract/harden when it cools off again and be too tight to loosen or move without a pair of pliers to loosen the knob. Even then, once it heats up again it will again become loose enough to flop over. Save yourself the disappointment and get a metal socket arm. The two metal socket arms I have retain their position no matter how hot they get in direct sunlight. I am confident enough in the metal arms that I have one holding my iPhone up on my motorcycle handlebars at speeds well over 80mph.
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This is a compact double socket arm. I have several RAM products, including the longer double socket arm and also a RAM Double Socket Swivel Arm for 1" Ball Bases. It all depends upon your install as to what you may require. This product has a shorter range of positional adjustment. The longer double socket arm affords a little larger range of motion, but it sacrifices the shorter length, if that's a factor in one's application. The double socket swivel arm affords more flexibility of range of adjustment, however it's a little more bulky. Each application is different, so it all depends on its requirements and one's sense of utility. RAM also makes double socket arms constructed entirely of metal. In the event that one anticipates mounting fairly heavy devices in situations that may involve vibration, such as in vehicles, it may be well to consider the all-metal double socket arms. They are available directly from RAM on its website. Otherwise, if this item fits one's need in size, adjustment range and weight-bearing capacity, it's a good option and, of course, is fully compatible with other RAM products.

An aside: One of the RAM products with which I have some experience is wholly inadequate for many applications in my opinion. Especially high temperature applications. Please read my review of the RAM 14" Long Extension Pole with (2 qty) 1" Diameter Ball Ends, and Double Socket Arm for a full description of its deficiencies if one is considering purchasing it. In the right situation and with some additional precautions, it is workable, but it all depends upon the application in which it is to be installed.
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I have several other RAM components. The other double socket arms consist of sort of metal. This one is plastic. Seems to do the job just as well as the other pieces though so no problems with it. And, it's lighter than the other metal piece I have of the same size so I guess that's an advantage.
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Composite not very good, Split and cracked, almost lost my GOPRO going down the highway. Recommend only purchasing the aluminum.
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Works very well and my cell phone is very secure. I have the X-Grip mounted to the fork stem of my 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000.
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