Lately I have noticed that there have been posts thanking businesses for their good service. Recently cpa3485 Jim (<--click link) visited his local scooter dealership and was very warmly received and they went beyond the call of duty to make him happy.
Joe (scootin da valley) (<--click link) loved Sheetz so much that he visited the Sheetz corporate office
We'll, I was getting tired of moving my Ram-mounts back and forth between my two bikes. I have gotten used to having the GPS and Video Cam mounted so wanted the convenience of having permanent mounts on both of my bikes. When I originally found out about Ram-mounts I liked them very much but here in Vancouver there is no place to buy them. Also I was a little unfamiliar with what was available and also the hassle of shipping them to my US address down in Point Roberts, WA
(video cam, Kymco X500Ri, Ram-mount with long extension)
When I rode down to the Maxi-Scoot rally last year I purchased a universal camera mount. I downgrade my car GPS and decided to actually buy the m/c cradle and another mount to properly mount it. On the local sportbike forum a lot of members had good sucess with GPScity.ca (they also operate CPScity.com in the US). I like the idea that prices are in Cdn funds and you do not have to worry about the US exchange and other border issues. Their pricing is the same as, or less expensive than the official Ram-mount.com site.
I didn't like the idea of this long extension as I thought that minor inputs to the steering would result in "bumpy" video but I need to use this on the scooter due to the proximity to the windshield
I noticed that on their site, with any order received before 3pm they will ship your items the same day. The first time I ordered my "parts" sure enough, they shipped the same day and I received them very promptly. Minutes after you confirm your checkout, they send you an email to confirm your order. It seems that your order is already packaged and ready to ship as no sooner than you blink your eyes, you receive another email confirming shipment along with the tracking information
(notice that small ball on the bottom)
On Thursday around noon, I ordered another bracket and a 1/4-20 ball for my camera
(the small ball shown along with the large camera platform)
The small ball with the standard 1/4-20 threads fit most camera tripod threads
(the small ball mounted on my Panasonic SDR-SW20 video cam)
(video cam mounted on SV650, using small ball)
(dashboard of SV650 with GPS and Video cam)
It's much more convenient to have mounts on both bikes. I am able to transfer over the GPS and Video cam very quickly. I never knew that these small balls were available. I should have ordered another small ball, then I will have two to use. You just never know . . . nice to have an extra ball around