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I customarily carry my phone in my side case or jacket, but am thinking of getting a handle bar mount for the i-phone. Any brands that seem to work best?
 

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My unsolicited advice.

Use your pocket.

1. You can walk away and forget your phone. Someone can take it.
2. The phone can get hot and shutdown. Really.
3. The glare of the sun can reflect back at you at the most inopportune time.
4. If you needed to use it you'll need to unlock it. That's a security risk, especially if you forget it.
5. Most phones don't work with a glove.
6. If you have an accident, your phone could fly anywhere and you might not be able to find it.
7. Never focus your attention on anything that's mounted that's no where near as important as paying attention.

Reasons to use a mount

1. It looks cool. :)

I have a ram mount. I never use it because in practice it has no real benefit. But it doesn't come in handy unless I want to mount my BMW Navigator on the wife's G650GS. The mounts for those are ridiculously in price.
 

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RAM Mounts Quick-Grip Universal Phone Holder With Ball. $23.00 make sure it comes with the ball mount. SOme sell the holder and ball mount separately.

Spring loaded (push the phone up against the top fingers and then push in. takes 1 second) so easy in/ou w/o folling with a rubber safety strap. Adjustable width/height so it usable with lots of different phones. I use an Iphone 7 with a Lifeproof waterproof case for all weather usage. I strung a charging cord up the handlebar so when the phone is in the holder I plug it in and it charges while I ride. Even in torrential downpours since the charge port is on the bottom of the phone there is no issues with water.
 

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I got an el cheapo phone mount from Amazon for about $15. ALWAYS use the rubber tether. I use my phone for music and don't have to unlock it to skip to the next tune, just a quick touch with a finger that wore it's way through the glove. If I get a phone call that I want to take, I pull over and call them back.
 

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I never use it because in practice it has no real benefit.
I use my phone in my RAM mount all the time. It is my main GPS (Waze, OSMAND, Google Maps), my music player (Spotify), my visual incoming messages and phone calls notification (Android Auto, I can see who is calling). Plenty of real benefit.

Never focus your attention on anything that's mounted that's no where near as important as paying attention.
The speedo? My NAV V? Fuel gauge? Range-to-empty guessometer? Warning lights?
 

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I agree. I use the X-grip ram mount below, and it works a treat!

Mine even came with an elastic mat that you can stretch over the corners of your phone to secure it to the mount, but honestly, you dont need it. Sits surprisingly well and still even at windy highway speeds.
Agree, +1 on the retainer. I use a small bungee cord wrapped around it after I put it in the X Grip.
I used it during two High Rockies Adventure Rides with the people at RawHyde and my phone never came lose. It sure shook a lot though, but never came off.
 

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I use my phone in my RAM mount all the time. It is my main GPS (Waze, OSMAND, Google Maps), my music player (Spotify), my visual incoming messages and phone calls notification (Android Auto, I can see who is calling). Plenty of real benefit.

The speedo? My NAV V? Fuel gauge? Range-to-empty guessometer? Warning lights?
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

Safe riding.
 

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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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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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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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