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5th Gen 1998 but probably relevant for all gen's

 

I've bought a couple of different phone holders to try out but I'm undecided which to use, where to place it, where to fix the ball, which ball, etc etc.

 

Anyone care to share some photos of how they did it please? Likes, dislikes what you'd do different as well!

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I hate the X rubber band thing. Phones just have too many buttons on the side. Buy the one for your phone or at least a captive hard plastic one. Here are a few of mine. 

 

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Very nice. For the record it won't be a RAM phone holder mount as I don't like the rubber web thingy. 

I'm more curious in where the ball is mounted and the arm used.

 

I'm trying to decide if I drill and tap into the top bridge/yoke to position it where I can see the speedo and led screen or take an easier option 😏

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RAM-B-201U-C Aluminum 5.75"'' Mounting Dual Socket Arm Long 1" Socket Arm, ~$20. 

 

They're all different because I wanted to see the important stuff on the dash of each bike directly, if at all possible, or during normal riding movement, and still be able to use them with gloves on (Love those cheap spare phones & Osmand!). 
 

Rider's view:

 

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Perfect, thank you for this!

 

That's where I want mine(ish) but I need a longer arm though as my tank bag is quite tall. 

 

I'll have to play around with the bits I got and see what I come up with.

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You can do more than one arm wiht a connector, or use a flexible arm. 

 

https://rammount.com/

 

Maybe this? 

 

https://rammount.com/collections/ram-flex-rod

 

I have ine on the tank bolts, but there are other options like the triple tree center, clutch/brake master cylinder mounts, etc. 

 

Let us know what you decide!

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Despite the price I highly recommend the quad lock. Just did a trip to the tip of Cape York in Queensland Australia on a KLR 650 lots of dirt, sand and corrugations. Had no problems at all. Also just returned from a trip to Brisbane on my Triumph America (4,600km of riding all up) and again was very happy with it. Very secure. I  hardwired the usb charger to the battery. The only issue I had was on the first day of the return trip it rained heavily for about 4hours. About 2 hours in it stopped charging (and yes I did install the usb charger pointing down) phone came up with the message water detected in lightning connector. Worked fine when it dried out. Apparently you can solve this problem by putting a little blue tack aroun the connector after you have plugged it in.

Ordered a stem mount and another usb charger for my VFR last night.

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Finally installed a quad lock stem mount on the VFR, including vibration damper and USB charger. 6FE1605D-6AF9-40ED-9D67-6AE686DC163B.thumb.jpeg.83a12e98a80a87101147ceae7b3e1f38.jpeg85C82200-9690-4D5F-A88E-76D1C26E93CC.thumb.jpeg.9d0046a859f42fb9c3dd7b54fe1f14fb.jpegHaven’t ridden with it yet, but the visibility looks good.

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That looks good but too low for me. You need a special case for your phone to attach it correct? Is the case waterproof? 

 

I now have 2 different mounts I've been playing around with and just waiting on a long arm to come in for me to decide. 

 

I tried the front tank bolts position but the ball was very close to the tank, then tried it on the clutch master clamp. Now I've got a stem mount to try.

 

I'll update when I have finally procrastinated enough!

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I don’t find it any harder to see than the speedometer, you do need a special case to mount it but most newer iPhones are waterproof now anyway.

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I never got on with iPhones, Android user but I do have an ipad.

 

I want it higher because if I've got my tankbag on I wouldn't see it there, I have a short arm and it ends up too low down. Plus if I'm using Maps I want it higher up so I don't have to look so far down.

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