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Offline CC Mac

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Quadlock fitting
« on: May 21, 2024, 01:05:57 pm »
Hi all, I am thinking of maybe fitting a Quadlock to my K1200 for an upcoming tour of Portugal. Has anyone fitted one to our K handlebars or elsewhere. I would be interested to know what fittings to look for. Many thanks.
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Re: Quadlock fitting
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2024, 01:43:07 pm »
I've not (yet) used a quadlock but the easiest/best way to mount any such device on the K is to remove the BMW badge over the top yoke nut and replace it with a RAM ball. Once you have the RAM ball in place there are a whole range of mounting options available. You can see the Tom-tom mounted on the K1300S in this picture:

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Re: Quadlock fitting
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2024, 05:46:23 pm »
Opinions differ on the easiest/best way, as I use a Hornig RAM Ball Mount in the inner end of the left bar (or right if you prefer).

This keeps the device closer to the left hand (or right if you don't want to fiddle on the move) and considerably higher than the Triple Clamp location for much easier viewing without having to look down too far. Also, it doesn't obstruct the ignition lock.

Either way, most folks agree that the BMW battery cover mount is a no-no if you ever want to use a tank bag and also want to see your device.

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Re: Quadlock fitting
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Re: Quadlock fitting
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2024, 09:03:42 pm »
Thanks for the info chaps, it gives me something to go on.
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Re: Quadlock fitting
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2024, 11:01:22 pm »
When fitting on the central yoke nut, keep the BMW badge. They cost about £30 or more for a bit of corporate plastic.
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Re: Quadlock fitting
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2024, 09:25:45 pm »
Before you go spending money let me know if there's a particular mount you are looking for as I blew £150 on Quad Lock mounts & accessories that I never used as I found something I liked better!

I ended up going with Peak Design as I much preferred their SlimLink mounting arrangement but although they do 8 or 9 different mounts I couldn't find the SlimLink wireless charging/powered/shockmount combination I wanted.

I mean they do separate wireless powered mounts, shock-mounts, SlimLink mounts etc. so I ended up blowing even more money on a selection of PD mounts as I figured I could use the same case and mount my phone in the car, eBike & eScooter as well as the motorbike but I ended up giving most of them to a friend!

The only Quad Lock part I ended up using in the end was their 12v USB to Smart Adaptor to power a concealed USB charger I fitted into the cubby of the GT but I still have the following brand new/boxed bits although I did use the iPhone case for a while to try getting used to it;

Weatherproof Wireless Charging Head
Motorcycle Vibration Dampener
Mag Case for iPhone 6.7" 2022 (14 Pro Max)

Really need to get round to selling some of these K1300 bits & pieces I've acquired over the last 12 months or so... :P

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