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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-Sep-2019, 07:08 PM (005)
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I use Waze with the Sena to get audible alerts. I don't need to do secretarial tasks while riding a bike. Honestly I wouldn't answer the Pope's phone call while riding. I'm 55, I don't need to take calls and view notifications while I'm riding. I spend most of my adult life without a smartphone. All that stuff isn't important to me. So it has no real benefit.

Think of it this way, a teenage girl in a car doing the same thing you're doing on a bike. Is her fixation on her phone more important than your life? Why would I do it? I need to be focused on that type of cage driver, not a damn phone.

You don't interact with a passive display device. Name one rider education course that covers cell phone RAM mounts as a part of the curriculum.
- I use Waze / OSMAND / GMaps etc. with my Sena too, and sometimes my NAV V. Viva technology!
- I'm not sure what "secretarial tasks" has to do with GPS nav or listening to music.
- I don't typically answer the phone either but I explicitly tell my loved ones that if it is an emergency they should call me b/c I can easily take phone calls on the bike, where text messages require me to pull over.
- I'm 47. La-tee-da.
- "All that stuff not being important to you" doesn't mean it is not important to others, which is probably why OP asked for input in the first place.
- I'm not going to comment on what a teenage girl may be doing in a car but I am fairly certain it is not the same thing I am doing on my bike.
- Name one driver education course that covers [insert any of 100s of things in here] as part of the curriculum. What, it's not on a moto course therefore it is verboten?
- I thought these were the R1200GS forums, not the Jaxon forums.

Dishonest question: Do you remove the console from your motorcycles after buying them? All that display gadgetry must be very distracting.

If the above sounded a bit snotty, that's what it was meant to sound like.

Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong.

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- I use Waze / OSMAND / GMaps etc. with my Sena too, and sometimes my NAV V. Viva technology!
- I'm not sure what "secretarial tasks" has to do with GPS nav or listening to music.
- I don't typically answer the phone either but I explicitly tell my loved ones that if it is an emergency they should call me b/c I can easily take phone calls on the bike, where text messages require me to pull over.
- I'm 47. La-tee-da.
- "All that stuff not being important to you" doesn't mean it is not important to others, which is probably why OP asked for input in the first place.
- I'm not going to comment on what a teenage girl may be doing in a car but I am fairly certain it is not the same thing I am doing on my bike.
- Name one driver education course that covers [insert any of 100s of things in here] as part of the curriculum. What, it's not on a moto course therefore it is verboten?
- I thought these were the R1200GS forums, not the Jaxon forums.

Dishonest question: Do you remove the console from your motorcycles after buying them? All that display gadgetry must be very distracting.

If the above sounded a bit snotty, that's what it was meant to sound like.
You read way too far into that. There was no condemnation of people using a RAM mount. Nowhere did I state "You're a stupid mother fucker if you use a mount." Somehow, you elected to make it an issue when other people ignored it. If it works for you GREAT. Those were simply reasons I don't find it necessary for me and the reasons why. I'd bet other's feel the same way. Count it as an observation. Did you miss the part where I said I own them? "unless I want to mount my BMW Navigator on the wife's G650GS." My opinion is not a condemnation of yours. Okay, so you disagree, I don't get your response over the subject. I've added a smiley face so others know that the benefit was meant to be a lighthearted joke. Obviously some people do see a benefit. I don't.

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You read way too far into that. There was no condemnation of people using a RAM mount. Nowhere did I state "You're a stupid mother fucker if you use a mount." Somehow, you elected to make it an issue when other people ignored it. If it works for you GREAT. Those were simply reasons I don't find it necessary for me and the reasons why. I'd bet other's feel the same way. Count it as an observation. Did you miss the part where I said I own them? "unless I want to mount my BMW Navigator on the wife's G650GS." My opinion is not a condemnation of yours. Okay, so you disagree, I don't get your response over the subject. I've added a smiley face so others know that the benefit was meant to be a lighthearted joke. Obviously some people do see a benefit. I don't.

Safe riding.
I can only read what someone writes, and you made some pretty definitive statements. I disagree with the definitive statements. I don't disagree with your experience or personal opinions. All good.
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Do you have the navigation assembly installed on your bike?
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Thanks for your input gentlemen.
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Do you have the navigation assembly installed on your bike?
Yes I have a Nav VI
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If you go with the RAM X-grip mount (swear by them for motorcycling & flying) this is a nice setup to keep things clean around the handlebars. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...with-hole-base

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I had RAM mount for a couple of years and switched to QuadLock which I use on my bicycle as well. Much more secure mount.
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-Sep-2019, 04:09 PM (881)
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I use RokForm on motorcycle, bike & car windshield mounts. IMO there is nothing as easy to use and secure. You need to buy the a RokForm case, but I think their cases are as good as any. Since the mounts fit into a special cut out in the back of the case, the whole apparatus is simple & small but very secure. (No, I’m not getting any compensation from RokForm.)
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