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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Where to mount a smartphone

Hi, I would like to know what is best for mounting a smart phone (currently LG G3) on my bike so that I can use it for navigating and also later for connecting to a bluetooth helmet system. I have a batwing fairing but am not sure if it would vibrate too much if I mounted up there (out of the wind of course). Or should I mount it on to the handlebars. What is the best handlebar mounting option? I would like it to be secure.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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RAM makes some really good mounts.

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Do you want to Bluetooth or have a wire connecting it? The Ram mount can go either way. Will even the 3 pocket pouch for batwings can too. That's where I put mine on my Ultra.

Just get the GPS app running and put it in one of the pockets. A Ram mount though can be used later if you want to use a video camera so you might keep that in mind.

I didn't like the size of a true Ram mount so went with a smaller Ram mount like unit from Küryakyn here, on my Indian Roadmaster for my Zumo 660. It's the same unit for phone or GPS. And it's pretty chrome.

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I am also in the market for my BMW 2004 R1150 RS. There is no exposed handlebar for a generic mount, and the special made parts are for an RT, which have a different handlebar configuration. Considering velcro, and any other "custom" solution. I have seen some which allegedly connect to the rear view mirror mount, but can't figure out how they might work on my bike....
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I don't have a full dresser, so the one time I "needed" the help of my Smartphone's GPS, I was worried that I might need to leave it out in the open, so that the satellites could find it, and tried riding with it between my legs, on my seat.

Fearing that I might lose it, I stuck it in my jacket pocket, using ear buds, and amazingly there was no issue of lack of tracking trouble.

So for ME, mounting it is not a concern.

That said however, I had bought a Wilson Mount for a truck I owned, that worked just fine, for $100.00. I'm willing to bet that it would work on a bike Fairing just fine.

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I am also in the market for my BMW 2004 R1150 RS. There is no exposed handlebar for a generic mount, and the special made parts are for an RT, which have a different handlebar configuration. Considering velcro, and any other "custom" solution. I have seen some which allegedly connect to the rear view mirror mount, but can't figure out how they might work on my bike....
There are just all kinds of mirror mounts. Some use the stem and others use the base screw portion. Do a generic motorcycle phone mount google search and you can spend the day checking hundreds of different mounting options.

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I got this for my new BMW. http://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Motorcycle-Mobile-Phone-Angled/dp/B005PVOI4S?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00I used it once so far. Only issue i see is the glare on bright sunny days. Otherwise it holds it perfectly, it's waterproof, and it has the adapter for the BMW accessory plug.
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I've got this one and have been pretty impressed. It doesn't look like it would be secure, but it works very well.

http://www.amazon.com/Roam-Co-Pilot-Universal-Motorcycle-Handlebars/dp/B013MDDEDG?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00
A word of warning about the one that 1madcat posted. I tried that one first, but found that my iPhone would overheat in it even though the temp outside was only 80-85.

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My droid didn't have any overheating issues.
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There's really NO place for a cellphone on a motorcycle.

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There's really NO place for a cellphone on a motorcycle.
Got no trouble on my oceanliner.

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I use mine for Ulysse. That way I know how fast I am going and what the speed limit is where I am at.

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The cellphone can be easily mounted in the saddlebag or trunk. Better yet, it can be mounted on the wall at home.

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Might just as well not have one then. I need one because I have a family member that may need me at any time, so I am taking it with me wherever I go.

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There's really NO place for a cellphone on a motorcycle.
You know your allowed to charge a cell phone on a motorcycle if you are on a long ride....
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