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j1016

I would like to mount my cell phone (Google Pixel 2XL) on my R1200RT so that I can use google maps when I drive.    I was wondering what experiences some of you have had doing this and if you have any recommendations for me to look at.

 

Thanks for your suggestions,

 

JR

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alexvtr

On my hexhead,  I replaced one of the 4 bolts of one of the handlebars with one of these:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32963499001.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.5fa84c4ducrHOR

 

And then, I could easily mount one of these RAM knockoffs:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32799606590.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.5fa84c4ducrHOR

 

Extremely cheap setup that's proven very reliable and sturdy, even in the worst conditions.

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j1016

Thanks for the info.   I will check this out!

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041100S

You might check out this website for a mount, www.techmounts.com. I have used several of their mounts for GPS and radar detector. They are very well made here in the US, specifically in Florida. If you need help just call them as they have always been very helpful to me.

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j1016

Perfect!  I really like their center-mount system.   And I like that I can call them for advice!   Thanks for the info.

 

J

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MBrockman5

I've had a good experience with the RAM X-Grip XL. I have it mounted on the clutch reservoir. Having it on the left side makes it handy for nav/music/comm. control (albeit, smartly/safely)....

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Indy Dave

On my Hexhead, I went with the X Brace mounted to a ram mount that attached to the brake fluid reservoir.

 

Here's the mount held above the reservoir:

 

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And the X Brace:

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And a shot of the bike with phone mounted:

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You can also see another option here - note on the left I have another ram ball mount for my GPS. For this, I had a ram ball with a bolt going through it - similar to the one linked in the first comment - except mine was using the horizontal bolt that secures the switch cluster to the handlebars.

 

Here's the ram mount part: https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-367U

 

And the horizontal screw show here without the mount.

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On my camhead, I'm using a quad lock -  https://www.quadlockcase.com/   - and I like it very much. It's mounted in a similar fashion as my GPS was on the hexhead - with a ram ball utilizing the horizontal handlebar screw.. 

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Here it is without the phone mounted:

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szurszewski
On 9/18/2020 at 11:24 AM, alexvtr said:

On my hexhead,  I replaced one of the 4 bolts of one of the handlebars with one of these:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32963499001.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.5fa84c4ducrHOR

 

And then, I could easily mount one of these RAM knockoffs:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32799606590.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.5fa84c4ducrHOR

 

Extremely cheap setup that's proven very reliable and sturdy, even in the worst conditions.


 

The set with the arm and mount is cheaper for sure, but you can get the ball mount set, like the second link, actually from Ram or a legit re-seller, for about the same price as the knockoff. I have used a couple/few of those sets and they work well. I’ve also used the x-grip but not for a few years as I’ve moved on to other things that don’t require two hands AND that hold the device still/don’t rotate in use. 

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j1016

Thanks for the suggestions.   Ideally, I'd like a mount that puts the cell phone in a place where I can see it when I mount my tank bag.   Maybe the horizonal screw with a ram mount might be the ticket!   

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large-stache

I have the RAM X-grip Large mount, I put it on my homemade dash along with a knock off GoPro on a RAM mount. The mount is easy to use and works well.  I suggest using the rubber safety strap,  I didn't one time, and a nasty cattle guard sent the phone for an unauthorized flight.

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j1016

Good advice on the rubber safety strap.   Unauthorized flights are not a good thing!    Thanks.

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szurszewski
1 hour ago, j1016 said:

Good advice on the rubber safety strap.   Unauthorized flights are not a good thing!    Thanks.


I mentioned I’d moved on from the ram x earlier, and what I use now is a Perfect Squeeze. It will hold about any phone in any case without need of a tether, you can use it one handed, and it’s made here. 

https://shop-hondogarage.com/collections/phone-mounting-systems-motorcycle


I’ve been using one a couple/few years now and never had a phone slip - thousands of miles, lots of it on gravel roads and crappy city streets and over countless cattle guards. 

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MBrockman5

Something that szurszewski  mentioned that I've been wondering.... I've noticed that my RAM X-Grip seems to rotate/tilt side to side while I'm riding. Is there a way to fix that, or is that pretty much how that specific mount is?

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