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Old 07-09-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
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Cell phone handlebar mounts

Been looking at a lot of options for mounting the phone to the handlebars lately. There are a lot of options out there and some of them look scary as hell. I have my eye on one in iarticular but it’s kinda pricey. The Quad Lock system seems pretty damn secure with their setup and it’s easy to operate.

What are y’alls experiences?
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:20 PM   #2
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RAM X-Grip.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:53 AM   #3
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Cheap one works great. I use one similar to this, but it’s a ram ball mount, not a bolt mount.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Mot...oAAOSwTdda4DT1
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:38 AM   #4
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RAM X-Grip.
Agreed, easy to use and hasn't failed in 30,000 miles. Get the correct size for your phone, small or large.

Now my phone is water resistant so I'm not eve concerned with rain, yes it has been rain tested. :-)
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:14 AM   #5
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I've used X-Grip for years but have had my phone fall of it a couple times, especially on my girlfriend's FZ6 which vibrates like crazy at high rpms. Ram mounts come with a tether that you can use to more securely attach your phone to the mount. Ever since using that, my phone hasn't come out of it once.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:14 AM   #6
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My Ram X-mount dropped my phone twice, fortunately on my lap.

This is much more secure and fits on a Ram ball

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:07 AM   #8
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This. I bought my first one after reading about how bikes that wrecked still had the phone mounted securely.

Even on a dirt bike over jumps and sh!t, all day long. No idea how it could fall out.
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I cannot figure out how a phone could possibly fall out of an Xgrip holder.

I used one on my road bike and have hit nasty pot holes that shook me to the core but the phone never even budged.

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FZ1. NJ turnpike. Hit 3 consecutive bumps going 80mph. Found my phone dangling next to my knee by the charging cord.

Girlfriend's FZ6 has dropped my phone multiple times. This was before the tether. With the tether, it's not going anywhere.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:25 AM   #11
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I simply by the RAM cradle that is specific to my phone. If you don't use a case this IMHO, is the best option.
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FZ1. NJ turnpike. Hit 3 consecutive bumps going 80mph. Found my phone dangling next to my knee by the charging cord.

Girlfriend's FZ6 has dropped my phone multiple times. This was before the tether. With the tether, it's not going anywhere.
After posting, I remembered a friend of mine uses one to hold his ipad mini for off-road GPS in the TX hill country. The only things I can think of is that it's either the wrong size for that phone, or it's defective. I can't move my phone without "opening" the claws a little. If I pull it straight out, it will pop the rubber grips off before releasing the phone.
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Wouldn't use the x grip without a tether. And, that's in the Miata
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Ram X Grip with tether.
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Ive seen more than one phone leave a x-grip ram mount.

Ive logged thousands of miles over the years using this system. Virtually impossible for your phone to come off, there is also a magnet in the case and on the mount for extra security. https://www.rokform.com/?utm_source=...ontent=Rokform
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RAM X-Grip with with Texel Webgrip

https://smile.amazon.com/Texel-WebGr...ords=ram+xgrip

I use this setup in both the FJR and the DRZ. Had no problems with losing the phone even on rough hard rocky off-road terrain on the DRZ
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I will never understand the necessity of having my phone at the handlebars waiting to distract me. It can't be operated with gloves on anyway. My phone stays in my pocket,
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I will never understand the necessity of having my phone at the handlebars waiting to distract me. It can't be operated with gloves on anyway. My phone stays in my pocket,
Sadly, With all the crazies on bikes using cell phones ......I am having to consider giving up driving my truck. Just too dangerous.
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I will never understand the necessity of having my phone at the handlebars waiting to distract me. It can't be operated with gloves on anyway. My phone stays in my pocket,
Necessity? No

Being able to see the GPS...yes

I run a sena 20 so I do get turn by turn navigation pumped into the helmet. And I do hear all of the directions just fine. But being able to SEE the route when I want to would be beneficial. Upcoming Gas stations and restaurants the current speed limit if I missed it, where the popo is etc etc etc.

I wouldn’t have to interact with the phone on the fly, just the visual cues when I need/want them.
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Looks like the Ram X mount is a resounding favorite. I looked at it a few weeks ago and steered away from it because it doesn’t LOOK secure.

Well what do I know
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