Homemade cell phone mount with integrated sunshade - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc Electronics forum

  • 1 Post By RCinNC
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 05-26-2016, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
RCinNC's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,623
Homemade cell phone mount with integrated sunshade

I built this for my Super Tenere, but it's adaptable to pretty much any bike; you just need a hardware store U-bolt big enough to fit around whatever bar you're attaching the mount to. It's a simple open ended box, made from 1/8" ABS sheet plastic. It's measured to fit a specific phone, in this case a Droid Turbo. All the aluminum pieces were made from hardware store aluminum stock, and the U-bolts came from there too. The RAM style ball mounts are just 1/2" aluminum tubing, a 1/4-20 machine screw, and a threaded polypropylene ball from Mcmaster-Carr (about a buck apiece).

The sunshade flips forward to insert and remove the phone. The phone is held in place with a simple aluminum piece bent at a 90 degree angle. The camera on the phone is actually able to take forward looking photos or video while it's still in the mount.

I had it on the bike for a recent trip up to Cape May, NJ, and it's solid. Mainly I needed it because, when I have a tank bag on the bike, my current cell phone mount is unusable. The sunshade works pretty well, and the phone is visible in bright daylight.

There are more photos here of the construction: https://www.stromtrooper.com/members/...-sunshade.html

Feel free to adapt the design for your own use.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 37 Mount installed.JPG (83.7 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg 38 Mount installed.JPG (84.5 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg 35 Sunshade hinged forward to remove phone.JPG (81.0 KB, 32 views)
File Type: jpg 26 Ball mount on accessory rail.JPG (77.2 KB, 32 views)
Raymond2012 likes this.

"No matter where you go, there you are."
RCinNC is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 05-26-2016, 06:28 PM
Coastie3202's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pacific Northwet
Posts: 99
Nicely done Sir.
Coastie3202 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome