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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2014, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Phone Mount

Hey guys,

How do you attach your phones to your bike to use the GPS? I ordered a handlebar mount only to realize there's no room on my handlebars... I'm about to resort to duct tape. I can't navigate... like at all.

I just started riding this month and I'm on an '05 SV650s.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 07:38 PM
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Here's what I did. Drilled 2 holes in the handle bar clamps and tapped them to accept screws. Got a steel plate and mounted that to the clamps. Then I just got a regular car dock from my phones manufacturer and I disassembled the entire thing and drilled 4 holes through it so I could mount it to the plate. Screwed the back of the phone mount down to the plate and put the phone mount back together and went on my way. I even added external power so I could have my phone plugged in and stay charged.

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Never once had a single problem. Just make sure you leave enough slack in the cable if you decide to run a charger so you can turn lock to lock without putting any tension on the cable. I just basically zip tied it to the frame in the inside and removed the gas tank and routed it underneath and it cant out right below the handle bars. Good luck

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 07:15 PM
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that looks good, but doesn't work so well for those of us with clipons. I'm also in need of a good iPhone mount now that I have my bike more or less back together
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they sell all manner of methods to mount GPS or phones to the cockpit of bikes, be it a handle bar mount or a steering stem mount

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I printed paper maps or wrote directions on a piece of paper and put it in the map case on my tank bag that I always carried with me.
Tried an actual GPS once in a waterproof RAM case but it was a pain to see in sunlight.

You could always duck tape your phone to the side of your visor. Like your own personal heads-up display.

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I run earbuds and google maps app. It tells me turn by turn directions and says streets / exits too.
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I printed paper maps or wrote directions on a piece of paper and put it in the map case on my tank bag that I always carried with me.
Tried an actual GPS once in a waterproof RAM case but it was a pain to see in sunlight.

You could always duck tape your phone to the side of your visor. Like your own personal heads-up display.
Another +1 for paper maps. Pretty hilarious to go on a ride only to have the leader take us down a dead end road and he was wondering why the gps said the road went through, but my paper map said it was a dead end.

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+1 for Ram mounts. I use the X-grip myself. For waterproofing.. I've used good sandwich bags with great results [seriously].

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