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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebar phone mount recommendations?

I am looking to buy a quality handlebar phone mount for my 2014 V-Star Custom. I have just begun researching this online, so I admittedly don't yet know much at all about the best way to mount a phone on my ride. I have just ordered the new "Xiaomi Mi 9" phone, which is quite large, with a 6.4 inch screen. So, I'm curious if any of you may know of an excellent-quality handlebar mount that can accommodate a big phone... a mount that's durable and hopefully simple to install, and it needs to be able to rotate 360 degrees.

Any suggestions regarding the best styles/makes/models? I would love to hear from you, and hopefully you can post pics of your setup.

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I will try to include a link to one that I have bought and really like. It looks like they have changed the style a little, which is actually closer to the "mod" I had to make mid ride to the set up I have by adding the rubber grip thing. It is fairly universal fit on the handlebars and can be positioned pretty much however works best for you. The added benefit is that you can charge while it is held in place without having to have a power port or extra wiring running everywhere. I was able to tie it in to the acc plug under the seat of my Raider and have had no trouble out of it in the last year.

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What’s wrong with RAM mounts? They’re known for quality and universality.

Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006X387ZS..._4KbPCbG7ZK60S


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i use this. thick rubber and no screws or mechanical pieces to fail. takes 1 second to install or strap in phone or take off.

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I've had the Ram mount for a couple of years. I do use a phone case with a flip cover and must remove the phone from the case when I use the mount. I run a power cord under the tank and zip tied to the frame down to the battery tender. Very satisfied.
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I got one for a bicycle that is similar to the one in Alpha's link except it has no USB port. I searched for motorcycle but nothing really came up until I tried bicycle. I can't recall the name but I found it on eBay and it was surprisingly inexpensive. It holds my phone securely, easy to install and remove, and is fully adjustable for phone sizes and position.

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I've used the RAM mount on my bike for years, and have been very happy!


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What’s wrong with RAM mounts? They’re known for quality and universality.

Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006X387ZS..._4KbPCbG7ZK60S


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I use a RAM mount clone from Amazon that has a built in USB port which I've run down to my battery. I can't recall if it had a fuse in it or if added one.

It holds the phone pretty solidly but I don't like the built in USB port because now I can't just remove the mount when I don't need it and it's quite ugly when there isn't a phone in it. I am going to cut the wire and add some connectors for this year. But..keep that in mind. Don't get one with a built in USB port if it's something you don't want permanently mounted on the bike.

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

Techmount TechGripper. Made in USA, lifetime warranty. Has worked perfectly for me. Strong springs...that phone doesn't move .01 mm. Highly recommended.
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