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What’s my best bet attaching an iPhone 7 to my F650GST handlebar.   I think I’ve narrowed it to Tackform or Techmount.  Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
 

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lkraus

Your best bet is to not attach your iPhone to the bike.  More often than not the iPhone optical image stabilizer mechanism will be destroyed by vibration.  Google it a bit. I see lots of failure reports, nobody saying they have done it long term with any mount.  

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szurszewski

I have an iPhone X - I run it on or near the bars on my R1200GS and R1100S. I did kill the bit you mentioned on a previous iPhone X that was mounted on the bars of an R9T. Not sure if I had bad luck then or good luck now. 
 

I use a Perfect Squeeze mount. Very happy with the mount, but I suspect lkraus is correct and the camera stabilizer mechanism is really just not robust enough to expect it to withstand handlebar vibrations. 

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Rougarou
18 hours ago, lkraus said:

Your best bet is to not attach your iPhone to the bike.  More often than not the iPhone optical image stabilizer mechanism will be destroyed by vibration.  Google it a bit. I see lots of failure reports, nobody saying they have done it long term with any mount.  

 

I dunno, I've had my current iphone 8plus since January 2018 and I have no issues (iphone 5 before that with no issues).  It's been mounted on the handlebars of the RT, honda shadow, HP4 and now the GSA.  I use a Ram x-grip for each of those.  Might be alot of failures, but might be alot of non-failures as well.  So, since 2012 with the iphone 5 to present and about 130-140000 miles+, I'd say it's good.

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