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post #1 of 22 Old 09-01-2019, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys so since I got my V-strom I got my first phone mount. Everyone talks about the RAM mounts so I figured I'd get one. Got the Strombone and mounted behind the windscreen and put a RAM x-grip on a short arm. The RAM ball system is excellent, no movement. The RAM x-grip device is junk. I HATE it. Every few hundred feet the slight bumps and such in the road cause my phone to rotate and I have to reach up and straighten it. It is aggravating. What am I doing wrong?
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Pretty common issue, it was pissing me off at the beginning, later I got used to it. You could put some gel pad behind the phone to create more friction between the X-grip and the phone. From my experience the twist, if occurs, is minimal when you hold your phone by the upper half to help mitigate the issue with the help of good old gravity. The benefit of the mount is that fits literally everything.

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One option is to get rid of the xgrip and get that phone mount from Hondo Garage. If you put a ball on their mount you can still use the short arm you have now. I have the xgrip on my wee and the Hondo mount on my DRZ which is very secure despite some pretty rough terrain.
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One option is to get rid of the xgrip and get that phone mount from Hondo Garage. If you put a ball on their mount you can still use the short arm you have now. I have the xgrip on my wee and the Hondo mount on my DRZ which is very secure despite some pretty rough terrain.
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The Xgrip comes with the x rubber that fits over the four corners of the phone. I usually just hook it on two corners. No problems with movement after that. Without using tether with the xgrip the phone will constantly rotate. The tether should have come with your xgrip, but if for some reason you don't have it you can buy for $4. See Photo. My xgrip and tether have lasted 3 years in use in all kinds of weather
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The Xgrip comes with the x rubber that fits over the four corners of the phone. I usually just hook it on two corners. No problems with movement after that. Without using tether with the xgrip the phone will constantly rotate. The tether should have come with your xgrip, but if for some reason you don't have it you can buy for $4. See Photo
It came with but it doesnt fit my phone. RAM website recommend the regular size X-grip for my phone. The X does fit with a bit of room to spare but the tether is not even close. Feel like I should have got the XL

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https://ocmounts.com/products/ram%C2...RoCqcAQAvD_BwE

Much better holder. Much less than PS.
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That looks interesting. I'll put some on order.
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I use an X Grip with my Samsung Galaxy S7 and while it does occasionally rotate, it is usually due to me bumping it with my arm when turning ignition on, etc. I have used it on some pretty rough roads and it holds the phone well. The issue I have with the X-Grip and my phone is that if I center the phone in the grip, it will push the volume and on/off buttons so I have to mount it low on the phone. Other than that, no issues.

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Never had that issue with mine, but I always use the rubber tether around 2 corners.

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