100MPH Farmer, very good info thank you. Yes, the RAM mounting will give me lots of positioning that a hard mount will not, and will probably be the mount I go with. I just want to be able to mount it with some security. RAM has a couple of locking devises for this, and I will be ordering one ASAP.
As far as wiring the power, you made some good points. I’ll give it some serious thought as to which way I’ll go. I have no intentions of removing the cradle from the bike, so it will be a permanent fixture.