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Offline ACR_SCOUT

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Ideas for mounting phone?
« on: September 02, 2011, 03:10:02 pm »
Hello all.

I have scene pictures of phones and mp3 players "mounted" or laying on the right faring. What are people using to secure things in that location?

Also, where I work I have to show my work ID/Badge which is normally worn by a lanyard around the neck. What I do is slide it under the rubber seal under the plastic just forward of the gas cap. Anyone have any better ideas?

Thank you,
Fred
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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 12:14:43 am »
I personaly use a Ram mount for my GPS and Phone, Ram is mounted to the risers (helibar) with ball mount and the cell to a Ram mount on the handlebar. There are all kinds of Ram mounting plates to fit different electronic gadets. Not cheap, but under $50 bucks! If you want to get cheap? buy some velcro and use that on the right side for your phone, or put it in a tank bag. You won't need to use it while your riding unless your bluetooth connected, and then you don't need to look at it.
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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 09:44:58 am »
I securely mount my iPhone in the back of my left boot. It is ideally placed for access with the left hand. If it starts raining, I push the phone further down into the boot. It has never fallen out as really, the only way it's gonna go is down further into it! :)

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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 03:02:10 am »
Hello all.

I have scene pictures of phones and mp3 players "mounted" or laying on the right faring. What are people using to secure things in that location?

Also, where I work I have to show my work ID/Badge which is normally worn by a lanyard around the neck. What I do is slide it under the rubber seal under the plastic just forward of the gas cap. Anyone have any better ideas?

Thank you,
Fred


Look at the Cortech "Dryver" tank bag. It has a GPS mount and the medium-sized bag has an optional top bag that includes a cell phone pocket and some other storage areas. If you're fortunate enough to have an iPhone, you can mount it in the open with a "Lifeproof" case and not have to worry about whether it gets wet. See: http://www.lifeproof.com/lifeproof-store/apple-cases/iphone-4

I have an iPhone. I use the Sena Bluetooth system with custom earplugs from EAR Inc in Colorado, so my phone can be secured inside the tank bag.

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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 08:04:29 pm »
I have a Droid x and i mounted mine using the car dock from verizen..and mounted the special plate to my plastic tank cover with included 3m tape..then i took a fishing leader and wrapped it around one of the tank cover screws and tightened it down and ran it through the mount in case the suction cup loses grip...its been on there for 3 mo...and it hasn't fell yet..i can post pics later...i also mounted radar detector to top or brake cover w heavy duty velcro...works great ..esp with the H.A.R.D. system.

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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 08:06:46 pm »
Till I get my Blue tooth helmet.. I use ear phones ...i can listen to my music and get my gps directions from phone..the best part using phone gps..it kills music when directions are broadcast..then returns to same place where it left off

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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 10:44:52 pm »
Get all the ideas about head phones but what I would like is to figure out a way to mount the phone other than with a ram mount.
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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 04:24:43 am »
Till I get my Blue tooth helmet.. I use ear phones ...i can listen to my music and get my gps directions from phone..the best part using phone gps..it kills music when directions are broadcast..then returns to same place where it left off


On the mounting options:
http://projektd.com/product_info.php?products_id=64

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/3904/618/

http://www.bikeland.org/board/viewthread.php?FID=27&TID=35436

I like the first one best, but I don't want to wait five or six weeks to get something.

The other options are more expensive, but you can have them before Thanksgiving.

On the earplugs and Blue tooth:
If you get the Sena helmet kits, higher rated than the Cardo Scala G4 Powerset, you can use the speakers AND keep the use of your custom earplugs. (I have both set ups, depending on which helmet I'm using, and the little plug-in brain module snaps in and out of either set-up, depending on the helmet/riding I'd like to do. There are several one and two rider kit options on Ebay.

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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 10:16:50 pm »
Kawasaki makes a stock mount for the triple tree.  You could use Velcro to mount your phone.
This Kawi bracket is an OEM part # 017BRU0025 and is called a "GPS Navigation Bracket".

I posted this info before when describing my mounts for my electronics.  It's currently on page 3 and called something like Satellite radio, gps, power socket install, if you wanted to see the whole post.

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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2018, 08:50:05 pm »
Anyone have pictures?

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Re: Ideas for mounting phone?
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 10:03:39 am »
This is the best option I have found for mounting phones ect on most any bike. You can use 3M dual lock strips. (dual lock is sorta like hook and loop but much more durable and hard plastic both sides, if you haven't experienced it yet get some you will be amazed)

Example:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scotch-Extreme-Fasteners-1-in-x-3-in-Clear-2-Sets-of-Strips-Pack/17693167

They do sell it in black as well, it can be found at most walmart stores.

As an example I used both strips in the small pack (about 3" long) both on the back of my cell phone case and then the other side is stuck to the black plastic above the tank in the center. The phone stays angled at a little bit of an odd angle (like 30* tilted down) however is completely readable day or night for my phone. Daylight I have to crank the phone to a brighter setting but night is fine. This pared with a bluetooth capable helmet like the Bilt techno 2.0

Example:
https://www.amazon.com/Bilt-Techno-Bluetooth-Helmet-Black/dp/B01MG22KAP

This combination will work extremely well for most any rider. The 3M dual lock strips are like hook and loop sorta, but have much stronger bond. They will hold your phone in place unless you remove it yourself. My buddy used a single stip in the middle of his phone and accidentally knocked his phone off once, using two strips one on either side long way has proved extremely secure. 
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