OK. Bought a Ram phone mount that connects via ball-hitches and it hooks to bike via replacing bottom of the clutch reservoir clamp.
Unfortunately, my handlebars were swapped out at the dealer and are about 1 1/4" wide, and the Ram accessory was built for smaller handebars. Basically the bolts weren't the right size nor were the spacers. After a lot of fiddling around cutting bolts and machining new spacers, I still have no luck getting the mount to come flush to the clutch/handlebar mechanism.
So! Any recommendations for a aesthetically pleasing looking Phone/GPS mount?
It's not clear to me whether you're looking for another way to add a RAM ball or a new device to cradle your phone, or both.
If you can't use the Victory clutch-holder replacement (that accepts RAM balls in various locations), you might want to check out Mounting Innovations. I have their "Chrome Handlebar Mount with 1" Ball"; see http://mountinginnovations.com/RAM%2...AM%20Bases.htm
and then http://mountinginnovations.com/RAM%2...ome/Chrome.htm
. This is available in either chrome or black (not listed). You'll note that this fits 1" - 1 1/4", and you could mount this somewhere on your bars.
Attached is a pic of the black version (and you'll note that I also have the Victory replacement bottom bracket and a couple of RAM balls in it).
If you're looking for a phone mount, you could get one of those "X" mounts (for assorted phones, in or out of cases) sold by RAM and a lot of other vendors. Depending on your particular phone -- which you didn't specify -- you can probably get a dedicated mount from RAM and many other companies. I have a RAM mount for my iPhone4; I hardly ever use that mount, but it was cheap enough.
Of course, you'll also need an extension or two for RAM-ball work. The intermediate, general-purpose, and probably most useful one is their 3" extension. I have a few of those, and also one of their 6" extensions.