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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to give a 30 pin BlueTooth adaptor a shot and am looking for some feedback from those who are using or have used a GPS/Smart phone mount. What type & brand did you go with? What was the cost? How did it work for you and would you recommend it? Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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i recommend it - make sure you get the right size.

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If the device you're using is important to you, definitely get the Ram mount; like the one ranger suggested. They are solid! A little ugly, but your phone/GPS won't go flying when you hit a bump.

I had one, on my old bike, and honestly; I don't know where it is! I couldn't see the phone in bright sunlight anyway, it always overheated; and at any rate, I can get along just fine with voice directions through the speakers or my headset anyway, so my phone stays in a pocket, saddlebag or glove box.

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That Ram Mount X-Grip is outstanding. One size fits most. The rubber stretch material is like a safety if it did get loose (which it won't). I have the mount with Ram's "tough claw" mount.


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The Ram Mount is about as good as it gets. With the 1700's 1 1/4" handlebars finding a clamp to fit can be a challenge. The smallest/cleanest/neatest I've found is using a P-clamp and a handlebar clamp base.

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And one of these...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And get an 8mm Nylock nut or acorn nut to put them together.
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I'm going to give a 30 pin BlueTooth adaptor a shot and am looking for some feedback from those who are using or have used a GPS/Smart phone mount. What type & brand did you go with? What was the cost? How did it work for you and would you recommend it? Thanks in advance for the feedback.
This is what I use with my iPhone 6.

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lots of different bases out there. from suction cups, to replacement bolts with the balls attached, and some made specifically to go at the brake/clutch.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

i recommend it - make sure you get the right size.
If you want solid, reliable, and versatile these are the way to go. I bought a ram ball mount, short arm, and a clamp for the handlebar. It can hold darn near anything and is a very sturdy mount

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Have you considered buying gps navigator for moto? You can get pretty cheap one from aliexpress. Mine working for 4 years now .
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Ram mount it is. I am leaning toward a mirror mount versus the handlebars. Any horror stories or suggestions with this type of setup?
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