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post #1 of 28 Old 09-05-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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GPS / Phone Mount

Hello everyone,

I've been looking for a mount for either/both cellulare and GPS (using the screw). I've found various option and I've been heavily recommende the ball ram mount system. Problem is, I can't find which one would fit on the handle bar. There's multiple type of clamp (screw in, sandwich, v clamp). I'm thinking of buying one that screw sandwhich style and doesn't move (I'm not a fan of v clamp) but there's various sizing option and I can't find any info on the handlebar size. Does anyone have any ram mount system or know which one are compatible? What are other option I could consider?

I also saw from a third party some type of plate you put behind the windshield and it give a mounting bar or handlebar straight near the windshield, where you can attach to.

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post #2 of 28 Old 09-05-2019, 08:27 PM
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Personally I prefer behind the windshield (in the middle) option. Have one on my 2015 and just installed my own made bracket on my 2017. It is not moving with the handlebars and it is just in front of you.
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I prefer the phone mounted on a spring loaded adjustable Ram holder on a Ram ball mount on the left handle bar. That way I can easily reach the phone with my non-throttle hand and it doesn't block the instrument cluster.

I do not like the Ram X mounts because once you clip the phone in you need to put a rubber "keeper" over the 4 corners of the phone to keep it secure.
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Here is basically what I did. Get two of these and you will also have incorporated mirror extenders.

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-360U

Then you will need two of these short arms.

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-201U-A

You will need two of these to attach to the backs of your GPS holder and your phone holder.

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-238U

Holder for a Garmin Nuvi 700 Series (or whatever GPS you have)

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-HOL-GA26U

Holder for your phone (whatever phone you have or get a universal RAM X-Mount)

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-HOL-AP25U

I have been using this system for many years and will never change.

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I agree with the mount on the handle bars. I mount it somewhat loosw on the right with a tall arm so I can move it to avoid any reflections.
I like it as I can adjust the distance so I can read the information.



I've never had to secure the phone tho I'm not doing off pavement. Many years with this mount and no issue tho I do have a case around the phone that gives the X-mount a bit more grip. The rubber straps are pretty non-invasive ...I've used them but didn't bother after while.
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This one fits on the handlebar. I've got one on each bike
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Personally don't want it anywhere near my gauges. Any look at the phone for GPS purposes is pretty brief, mostly I just leave the sound turned up and listen to the voice prompts.
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Wow got a lot of answer! I do prefer mount behind the windshield, but I can't find any ram one and I'm unsure if there's any ram compatible one.

I'm also unsure about the x-grip from Ram, it does look "cheap". While I see many good reviews, I also see lot of bad. I have a oneplus 7 pro with a case one, this thing is huge.

I'm unsure about the mirror mount, I'd like to have my phone away from rain / rock / wind, thus why I was thinking of installing it somewhere under the windshield away from the cluster.

@PerazziMx14 what phone mount do you use?

If I understand correctly, our handlebar is between 0.5 inch and 1inch diameter.

THanks everyone!
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Wow got a lot of answer! I do prefer mount behind the windshield, but I can't find any ram one and I'm unsure if there's any ram compatible one.

I'm also unsure about the x-grip from Ram, it does look "cheap". While I see many good reviews, I also see lot of bad. I have a oneplus 7 pro with a case one, this thing is huge.

I'm unsure about the mirror mount, I'd like to have my phone away from rain / rock / wind, thus why I was thinking of installing it somewhere under the windshield away from the cluster.

@PerazziMx14 what phone mount do you use?

If I understand correctly, our handlebar is between 0.5 inch and 1inch diameter.

THanks everyone!
7/8" diameter

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The size of your handle bars a 7/8 if they are stock.

I use a ram ball that replaces one of the 4 bolts that clamp the handle bars in place.

It can sometimes be hard to find room to clamp to the handle bars, my ball takes up no room on the bars and is a neat and tidy solution.

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The size of your handle bars a 7/8 if they are stock.

I use a ram ball that replaces one of the 4 bolts that clamp the handle bars in place.

It can sometimes be hard to find room to clamp to the handle bars, my ball takes up no room on the bars and is a neat and tidy solution.
Oh, that's nice! I saw the one for the mirror from a link up but is the bolt universal whatever the bike?
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