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Attaching a RAM Mount to the Yaesu FTM-10SR/R "Head" Unit

One of the things I'd planned to do with the comms box project is locate the Yaesu FTM-10SR "head" unit on a RAM mount somewhere up front on the Renthal bars. The head unit provides the display and all controls for the transceiver body which will be located in the Pelican 1200.

A trip to the hardware store netted a stainless metric bolt and washers, along with a nylon bushing to take up the space inside the mounting hole on the RAM-B-272. This RAM product is described as an Aluminum Mini Motorcycle Mount Angled Base with 9mm Hole and 1 inch Ball. It's actually intended to be bolted to the bike somewhere, allowing a RAM socket "arm" to extend outward to an accessory like a GPS. In this case, I turned things around, using the 272 on the back of the head unit instead.

After the nylon bushing was sanded down to a proper length, the stainless split washer was used to tension the bolt, making for a really secure assembly.

I used a couple RAM 231 U-bolt style mounts up front on the Renthal bar, intending for my existing Garmin GPSmap 276C to be on the left and the Yaesu head unit on the right.

With the U-bolt mounts bolted in place, I test fit the Yaesu head unit and GPS holder as shown below.

Here's the RAM 231 mount and extension arm on the right

And the 231 mount on the left for the GPS

Here's the actual Yaesu FTM-10SR/R "head" unit

Once the comms box project has been completed, wiring from the back will connect the Yaesu head unit to the transceiver. Power to the GPS and audio from it will also be connected and a Push-to-Talk switch controlling the radio will also be part of the ensemble.

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Reader Comments (1)

Hi Farkle,

im having issues with what looks like the same installation as you have with the yaesu 10r and a autocom.

I wonder if I can run past you the schematic I have used over email as see what your thoughts are on the matter?

Im getting terrible noise at low revs on my 1150gsa unless I run the autocom or the radio on a external battery.

Feel free to drop me a email and I can fire over more detail.


July 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenis

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