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    Mobile Phone Holder
    on: February 17, 2022, 10:52:46 am
    February 17, 2022, 10:52:46 am
    I'm looking for a good, quick & cheap solution to fitting a Sat Nav to my Crossie using my mobile phone, a Samsung S20.

    Does anyone use a handlebar mounted, waterproof case they could recommend?

    Cheers.
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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #1 on: February 18, 2022, 10:56:02 am
    February 18, 2022, 10:56:02 am
    I use a RAM mount and if it looks like rain, put the phone in a waterproof pouch similar to this;

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/UNBREAKcable-Waterproof-Case%EF%BC%8C2-Pack-Universal-Samsung-transparent/dp/B08YN6DBFS/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=waterproof+phone+case&qid=1645181266&sr=8-19

    It works, is still held firmly by the RAM mount and is certainly cheap, but it cannot be charged while in the pouch and using the screen is hit and miss and best avoided.

    Not what you are after I'm sure, but it might be a decent workaround while you continue the search.
    Best Regards Dave
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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #2 on: February 18, 2022, 01:02:03 pm
    February 18, 2022, 01:02:03 pm
    *Originally Posted by Si Click [+]
    I use a RAM mount and if it looks like rain, put the phone in a waterproof pouch similar to this;

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/UNBREAKcable-Waterproof-Case%EF%BC%8C2-Pack-Universal-Samsung-transparent/dp/B08YN6DBFS/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=waterproof+phone+case&qid=1645181266&sr=8-19

    It works, is still held firmly by the RAM mount and is certainly cheap, but it cannot be charged while in the pouch and using the screen is hit and miss and best avoided.

    Not what you are after I'm sure, but it might be a decent workaround while you continue the search.

    Thanks for that. Reminds me I actually have something like that for diving but I suspect it is too small for my phone. How do you attach it to the RAM?

    I do have a TomTom that came with my original Crossie, but I'm crap with electrics and don't want to have to search for a switched live for it or risk buggering up my electrics.
    Last Edit: February 18, 2022, 01:46:49 pm by Skids
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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #3 on: February 18, 2022, 02:04:21 pm
    February 18, 2022, 02:04:21 pm
    Hmmmm....a more thorough search revealed I still have the powered mount for the TT but no cable. They're <£15 but I really am very reluctant to start trying to tap into a switched live circuit.

    Does anyone have any experience and could assist with some very simple instructions my "equivalent to a 5 year old's electrics skills" would understand?
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    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #4 on: February 18, 2022, 08:48:44 pm
    February 18, 2022, 08:48:44 pm
    Not had any person experience of any mobile mount, but the two that seem to get the praises are quad lock and ultimateaddons. Was thinking of the latter myself. Only issue I read about was the vibrations causing damage to the mobiles camera, especially iPhones. I too have the Tomtom rider v2 that is already hard wired to the bike. There is a specific plug in the loom near the battery. The maps are really old on it and can’t be updated unfortunately.

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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #5 on: February 19, 2022, 07:55:06 am
    February 19, 2022, 07:55:06 am
    *Originally Posted by Goggins [+]
    Not had any person experience of any mobile mount, but the two that seem to get the praises are quad lock and ultimateaddons. Was thinking of the latter myself. Only issue I read about was the vibrations causing damage to the mobiles camera, especially iPhones. I too have the Tomtom rider v2 that is already hard wired to the bike. There is a specific plug in the loom near the battery. The maps are really old on it and can’t be updated unfortunately.

    Thanks Goggs. They both look like good solutions, if a little more than I wanted to spend on this and I'd have to remove my existing case to use them.
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    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #6 on: February 19, 2022, 09:39:12 am
    February 19, 2022, 09:39:12 am
    *Originally Posted by Si Click [+]
    I use a RAM mount and if it looks like rain, put the phone in a waterproof pouch similar to this;

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/UNBREAKcable-Waterproof-Case%EF%BC%8C2-Pack-Universal-Samsung-transparent/dp/B08YN6DBFS/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=waterproof+phone+case&qid=1645181266&sr=8-19

    It works, is still held firmly by the RAM mount and is certainly cheap, but it cannot be charged while in the pouch and using the screen is hit and miss and best avoided.

    Not what you are after I'm sure, but it might be a decent workaround while you continue the search.

    Which RAM mount do you use? It has to fit over the waterproof case so I was guessing this one? https://www.ram-mount.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1740&search=pd4&sort=p.sort_order&order=ASC&limit=20
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    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #7 on: February 19, 2022, 10:57:45 am
    February 19, 2022, 10:57:45 am
    Has anyone tried the Oxford Products CLIQR system?

    https://www.oxfordproducts.com/motorcycle/brands/oxford/handlebar_accessories/cliqr_1inch_ball_mount_system/

    Interested in how secure the adapter is to the phone with the supplied tape and the adapter to the mount itself.

    Cheers.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #8 on: February 19, 2022, 11:18:14 am
    February 19, 2022, 11:18:14 am
    I've just checked the RAM website and I'm not sure the mount I use is still available. I bought it around 2000 and transfer it between vehicles. I think it was just called a Universal Phone Mount. I has two fixed brackets on the right hand side, opposed by a single spring loaded one on the left. It looks as if it would not hold a phone securely, but the spring strength is such that I have never had an issue with the phone becoming displaced.  I have just taken a photo of it installed in my Discovery 2, and it holds a the phone securely even when off road and crossing some pretty interesting terrain.

    The modern equivalent seems to be the X-Grip and I use one of these in the Disco next to the phone holder to secure a 10" Android Tablet to show OS Maps off road. It feels less secure, but it too has never let me down. If I were to use an X-Grip on the bike, until I had enough experience to trust it fully, I would keep the phone in a pouch and secure the pouch to the bike with the lanyard just in case.


    Best Regards Dave
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    Re: Mobile Phone Holder
    Reply #9 on: February 19, 2022, 02:44:39 pm
    February 19, 2022, 02:44:39 pm
    *Originally Posted by Si Click [+]
    I've just checked the RAM website and I'm not sure the mount I use is still available. I bought it around 2000 and transfer it between vehicles. I think it was just called a Universal Phone Mount. I has two fixed brackets on the right hand side, opposed by a single spring loaded one on the left. It looks as if it would not hold a phone securely, but the spring strength is such that I have never had an issue with the phone becoming displaced.  I have just taken a photo of it installed in my Discovery 2, and it holds a the phone securely even when off road and crossing some pretty interesting terrain.

    The modern equivalent seems to be the X-Grip and I use one of these in the Disco next to the phone holder to secure a 10" Android Tablet to show OS Maps off road. It feels less secure, but it too has never let me down. If I were to use an X-Grip on the bike, until I had enough experience to trust it fully, I would keep the phone in a pouch and secure the pouch to the bike with the lanyard just in case.


    Thanks m8.  :031:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)