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Offline klaviator

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Motorcycle Phone mount
« on: March 21, 2019, 12:13:45 PM »
This ad keeps popping up on facebook.  Since I now have a smart phone that is actually smart ;D, I'm thinking of getting one of these.  I have zero experience with phone mounts so what do Ya'll think:

https://www.deal2store.com/products/waterproof-phone-mount?fbclid=IwAR1zhRHDY6zHiNPBF3KzyySbiP154YVgeeYaazKnaSRmrTL0XLCdBUtY9iU


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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 12:35:10 PM »
 I have a ram mount smartypanty phone mount. You can have it vertical, horizontal, or anyway in between.   
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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 07:36:12 PM »
The absolute best phone mount is the perfect squeeze. It’s designed to be used off-road. It’s quick an easy to take your phone in and out. It’s pricey though. There is a discount on adventure rider somewhere. I have one and love it. I spent more money than it cost on crap like the ram x grip and others trying to find something I liked. Buy once cry once. It’s a lot cheaper than replacing an iPhone even if you have insurance!  :D

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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 07:27:16 AM »
The Ram X-Grip is pretty much the standard, but there are newer systems out that I haven't tried yet. I don't know about real gnarly offroad, but I've never had a phone come out of an X-Grip. And that's without using the safety strap thingy they come with now.

For road use, the X-Grip is hard to beat. For offroad there may be better options, as already mentioned.
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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 07:38:12 AM »
I have been using Rokform cases and mounts for years. I have them on the bike, in the car, at work, at my desk, etc. Smartly designed feature rich cases and mounts.

https://www.rokform.com/

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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 12:04:57 PM »
Not having any experience with phone mounts or using a phone or GPS on a bike I thought this would be a cheap way to try it out.  I have multiple bikes so I may end up with multiple phone mounts anyway

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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 01:01:01 PM »
Not having any experience with phone mounts or using a phone or GPS on a bike I thought this would be a cheap way to try it out.  I have multiple bikes so I may end up with multiple phone mounts anyway
Yep, I got the X mount ram thingy to. Works good on road and off...of course off-road is the toughest part cause I usually drop the big pig a time or two.  ;) I went with the Ram mount option because I have found them to be tough to break and well made. It comes with a strappy thingie that goes over the 4 corners of the phone that hold the phone securely. The X-grip it self has these little rubber knob thingies that have a little larger bell of rubber that also helps to keep the phone in place and protects the phone from getting scratched up by the metal arms. Hint; mine would also slip off sometimes when I removed the phone. I pulled all 4 off, then put a dab of superglue on the end of the metal arm then quickly slid the rubber thingy back on. I did all 4 of them, one at a time.  Ram stuff is expensive but I have never broke a ram mount. Got Ram mount mirrors too. I use my phone a lot in riding. Play music, Google Maps or Kurviger maps for direction, and I know when I get a call or text, it shows and tells me who it is. (If I think it might be important, I pull over to talk or text.)
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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 08:01:35 PM »
Well, if you want a cheap mount to try. I have been using this in my truck. It comes ready to mount to bars. I drilled and tapped it to mount a ram ball on the back. It’s $9 on eBay. It does great in the truck.I suspect it would be fine on a motorcycle, especially on road. If you’re like me you’ll be taking the phone in and out of the mount a lot. A couple three turns of the knob and the phone is out or tightened up. Works a lot like the perfect squeeze.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Motorcycle-Bike-Bicycle-Holder-Mount-MTB-Handlebar-For-Cell-Phone-GPS/323515130884?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2019, 10:12:23 PM »
the Hondu Garage mount is the best rigid mount.

i like flexible mounts, like these
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06Y6C3P43?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_image
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Re: Motorcycle Phone mount
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2019, 03:28:37 PM »

I bought one of these. This thing is awesome. A little expensive but worth it.



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