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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-24-2017, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Where do you carry your smart phone?

I have been dragged into the 21st century screaming and kicking the whole way.

I finally gave up on my submersible Flip Phone and got a Samsung smart phone.

Now I have to figure out where to carry it when riding, and maybe Im overthinking this but... ?

I use to carry the flip phone in my side pocket or breast pocket on my Tourmaster jacket. It has a pocket for a smart phone right over my heart.... Im thinking that is not a good idea.

Glass out it would be easy to break the glass 6 ways from Sunday

Glass in it is pointing glass at my most vital organ if I go down, and if the battery is crushed it will burst into flames zipped into my jacket.

I could put it in my lunch bag behind my seat...

It occurred to me Im not the first person to ride with a smart phone (by about 12 years), so Im wonder what other people do with theirs?
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I have a cell phone holder on my handle bar. I've used this set up for the past two years without any issues. My commute is about 45 minutes to work and 1 hour plus on way home. I stream music with an Uclear bluetoth to keep the noise of the loose nuts in my head from making so much noise.
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I also have a holder on my handle bars that I got off Amazon on the cheap and it works great.

Bike Mount, Ipow Universal Cell Phone Bicycle Rack Handlebar & Motorcycle Holder Cradle for iPhone 6 6(+) 6S 6S plus 5S 5C, Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 Note 3/4/5,Nexus,HTC,LG,BlackBerry,Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015C03SI8..._-xB1ybZVZ2N88

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This is the one I have.


https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Motorcyc...5%3A2470955011

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Thanks for the amazon link.

I always ignored my flip phone if it rang while I was riding, but the smart phone... GPS and map aps... could be useful

$10 - what a deal!
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I throw it in my saddlebag. If the bags aren't on the bike then my vest has 2 inner pockets for concealed carry, I'll use one of those.

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I ride a 950 T. So I put it in my saddle bags or in my Bikers Friend Bag.
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Flip phone?? I still have mine, for some reason I got attached to it. On my bike is a power cord and another to play music thru speakers on my handlebars. Seemed like a good idea at the time to add gizmos 'cause I could, now, not so good. My phone is on a clip that is on my belt in a very expensive protector case, not yet plugged into the speakers or power cord, Even have a fancy handlebar mount thing that is still waiting to be installed, can't bring myself to do it. I ride to get away from phones, radios, tvs and people in general. The sound of the wind, birds, tires on the road and the sound of the ocean give me a sense of wellness.

I actually like getting out on the road and finding myself somewhere I have never been, not lost, just no idea where I am. Seems it would take the fun out of it to use a GPS, might as well be in the car with the "take me home" button(used that more than once). Landed up in the middle of no where one day and figured I should call my wife and let her know I would be late, surprise, surprise, no signal!! Was late getting home and she didn't believe you could go anywhere and not get a signal, I am so proud, I found one, don't know where it is but it is out there.
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I actually like getting out on the road and finding myself somewhere I have never been
I second that. I usually map out where Im going ahead of time and try to remember the turns. I use to have a small GPS that I kept in my bag if I got lost, it would run on battery for about an hour, enough to see where you are and where to head, without having it on all the time.

One thing I have found that will take you where you have never been before. If you are going on a ride a couple hours long, tell your GPS to take you on the shortest route instead of the fastest, like you are walking or riding a bicycle. Then you will be on two lane streets you have never seen before.

I dont really need to answer my phone when riding, Im more worried about what will happen to it if the bike goes down, or what it will do to me in my pocket.
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This is what I use and no it does not come off at 120mph. Don't ask me how I know
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