GPS/Phone Mount

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  1. ThirdI

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    I'm looking for a solid way to mount my Android phone to my '06 for GPS purposes, and I'd heard that there's a mounting system that connects to the plug in the center of the handlebar. Has anyone found something like that before, and have any input on how well that works?
     
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    Here is my setup. I have different "heads" that hold different things. This one just has velcro on it and I stick my phone to it. I have another one that the GPS goes on. All of them are 'Ram Mounts'. I prefer it here because it doesn't get in the way of gauges or anything.
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    I use Ram Mount on my Zummo 220 GPS. DSC02159.jpg
     
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    So is "RAM Mount" the term to look for when looking for something that connects into the port in the middle of the handlebar?
     
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    RAM mount is a series of physical device mounts that is very popular and very flexible. I would definitely recommend RAM mounts. Personally, I use their 'x grip' for my phone. The cool thing is that you can mount anything in the x-grip. Any phone. Any GPS. Etc, etc. And the mounts are compatible with the whole system. So you can use it on the bike, on the boat, in the car. I have RAM mount balls on all my bikes and a suction cup mount ball for the car.

    I think you're asking about power. I'm no help there.
     
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    can't mount gps there IMGP0315.jpg
     
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    Thank you for all the helpful advice. This and a little digging online took me to rammount.com, which has a fantastic Wizard to determine the right product for your specific phone/GPS and bike. The key turned out to be this stem that mounts in the middle of the handlebar. For the full arrangement, it's looking like I'll be out around $55. That's not too bad. http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResu...d/082065077045066045051052050085/Default.aspx

    sunofwolf, I can't quite tell what that is in the center of your handlebar, but it's definitely not stock! I've got a convenient hole there for mounting my phone.
     
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    I had to modify my ram mount a little to my liking, but it works great. And s.o.w. is showing a steering stabilizer that isn't stock. Why he posted it here I have no clue as it isn't pertinent to the thread.
     
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    I have a tom tom and I can't mount it on the damper:brushteeth:
     
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    That's just sick even thinking aboot it.
     
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    Hello all, I need to know how to remove the plastic cap to uncover the hole in the yoke centre nut. Thank you :)

    Fly


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    Flat screw driver will pop it right out.
     
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    Without breaking it?


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    its thin alum actually, mine was on my 2007 at least. It isnt going to go back on as tight once you take it off. likely you wont ever want/need to remove the ball mount anyway so not sure why its an issue.
     
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    You're right. The ram ball will stay on forever, so there isn't any issue. I'll just go ahead and order the RAM ball.

    Thanks!

    Fly


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    saw this dudes video the other day and I am thinking about trying it out with the new GPS I just ordered. http://youtu.be/HEZgeAvB3Uc
     
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    Get the Ram Mount adaptor that fits the steering stem. That way you dont have to modify anything like the previous video. I have had mine on my VFR for 4 or 5 years now. No DSC02158.jpg problems. I think the whole kit including the ball mount was $60!
     
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    How does it fit the stem? Can you explain/post a pic of how it attaches to the stem, without the device?

    Thanks,

    Fly


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