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Originally Posted by bikerbill View Post
Grips: Kuryakyn ISO Grips with Throttle Boss. 1" version https://www.kuryakyn.com/products/33/iso-grips

Cell phone mount: I am using the x-grip from Ram on a trial basis. So far it has done well.

Tank bag: Chase Harper. I forget the exact model but the 1150 series seems similar: Chase Harper TankBags It does cover the 'idiot' lights though so I made a second set of lights on the dash panel behind the windshield.

For longer rides consider a driver's backrest. I use a Pro-Tac. www.protac.net
A throttle lock will relieve pressure on your right wrist/arm/hand. Vista Cruise is popular and reliable. Get the 1" version.
Consider a windshield bag/pouch to hold those small items you want to keep immediately at hand.
Some kind of highway pegs are helpful to relieve pressure from the lower back. I have some installed but don't remember the model information. I think they are for a Honda.

Hope this helps.
So from what I understand, on these kuryakyn grips, I'm not replacing the whole thing, just the outside part, but keeping my stock "throttle tube" that my throttle cables connect to? I am looking at part 6240 if I read what you said right. I looked at them before, and Avon too, but had trouble understanding.

The x grip/claw was same I was looking at, seemed decent, they make quality products.

That tank bag looks huge! Coincidentally, I've been looking at the 450m from Chase Harper. Chase Harper 450M Magnetic Tank Bag

The backresr, throttle lock, windshield bag, and highway pegs are good advice. What kind of stuff do you keep in your windshield bag? I'm going to look at another windshield tomorrow that a local guy is selling, for $80. It looks pretty dang close to mine.

Originally Posted by badkelly View Post
What are you using the cell phone for? If it's for mapping, I'd suggest going with a Bluetooth speaker setup in the helmet instead. I bought a cell phone mount off Amazon that snapped the first time I tried to mount it. I picked up another of a different brand from a bike store and it broke, too. I have a Sena headset that I listen to music through and discovered that Waze (the mapping app I use on the road because it also gives police alerts) talked through the Bluetooth headset, which was pretty cool.

I wouldn't trust my cell phone to a smallish clamp on the handlebars knowing how fragile they can be any more.
I can't afford a sena set right now, but found a cheap knockoff that seems to have some good reviews in the mean time. I'd like to be able to see who's calling, glance down at maps, change music at stop lights, etc easily however I listen to it though. The mount seems good for that. Have you seen RAM mounts?

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