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Old 04-12-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Ram mount?

Looking for something nice to mount my iphone so I can use the maps for riding. Ram mount has this but my real concern is, how sturdy do you guys think this is. I am pretty leary cause it would suck for it to fall, but something like this would be so sweet for using the maps and controlling music.

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Old 04-12-2008, 04:42 PM   #2
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looks sturdy to me...
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Ryan; with wheelies and hard riding I trust my pocket only; just saying....
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:01 PM   #4
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yeah its hard enough to keep those thing falling out your pocket much less a bracket holding it, duct tape it around your arm
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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Ryan; with wheelies and hard riding I trust my pocket only; just saying....
Ya true. I could take it off though when I am being stupid. Just use if for when I am cruising. Just worried bout losing it on turns/curves or on the freeway. Maybe a plastic shell and velcro on the tank would work better.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:27 AM   #6
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You can use a Tech mount with heavy duty velcro on it.

I have my radar set up that way and it holds just fine. The HD velcro we use is the same stuff we use to mount our lap timers on the race bike and we've never had any issues with it coming off.

We carry the Tech mount in stock too.
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Ryan, I have some super duty Velcro I use for my IPOD and GPS..

I have plenty and can show you some neat places to mount it on your bike.
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I use ram mounts for my gps. Best mount around
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RAM mounts aren't going to come loose when used properly. In the pic it looks like it's just using the top clip point, but I can bet you the bottom of the cradle is also using some hold points and that it won't come loose even if you swung it around in the air.

IF you are worried, just add a back-up strap. I'm sure the iPhone has a place to add a wrist strap, right? Add one, then loop it around the base of the mount. That was you can rest easy knowing that if something happens, it's still on your bike.

This is what happened when a bike was high sided, landed upside-down resting on the bars, and had a GPS in a RAM. It was still in there snug as a bug in a rug, but was a bit worse for wear after hitting the ground.

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... Looks like a Good Mount 2 me thanks for posting up that awesome review Becca
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Great patrick! I think i'll look at some Tech Mounts...

last question ya'll. What about the directly wire into the bike? I've seen the HARD system transpoer and case for weatherproofing. What about powering it? is it easy to run the cable into the case and keep it powered?
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... Looks like a Good Mount 2 me thanks for posting up that awesome review Becca
And no, that WASN'T mine! It was a good friend's after he flipped his big GS on a dirt road in Colorado.

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It's easy to run a powered mount off the battery. Just be sure to add an in-line fuse, and if you want the ease of removing the mount, add an SAE disconnect plug somewhere along the line. I've got mine that way so that when I take the GPS off I don't have to remove the wiring in the mount itself.

SAE plugs can be found in most auto parts stores in the trailer hitch section.
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The tech mount through the neck stem looks pretty cool ... any reviews on that?
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looks like the RAM mount held on tighter than a to that gps.
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