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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Phone Mount help

Okay so I've looked all over this forum and I can't find the info I'm searching for. I currently have an IPhone 6S Plus in an otterbox defender series case. Does anyone have this setup or similar and have advice on a mount that will securely hold my phone? I've seen some out there but I'm worried my phone will fall out. I want to use it for gps and to see if my wife is trying to get ahold of me. Any advice on a secure mount that can hold my huge phone would be great and pictures would be appreciated too.

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Dude I went through so much crap to find one that would fit my 6+ in a case. I finally wound up with this thing, which is FANTASTIC and can't say enough good stuff about it. Holds tight even on rough roads and very high speeds, and because it's got two balls, it's extremely configurable.

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this is what i have and my huge tomtom fits in it without issue...

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Dude I went through so much crap to find one that would fit my 6+ in a case. I finally wound up with this thing, which is FANTASTIC and can't say enough good stuff about it. Holds tight even on rough roads and very high speeds, and because it's got two balls, it's extremely configurable.

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I have the same one, I picked it up at a local cycle gear shop so I could test fit before buying.

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Dude I went through so much crap to find one that would fit my 6+ in a case. I finally wound up with this thing, which is FANTASTIC and can't say enough good stuff about it. Holds tight even on rough roads and very high speeds, and because it's got two balls, it's extremely configurable.

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Sweet I'm glad you found something! Did you also get the extra rubber band thingy that goes on the corners?
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+1 on the Ram X-grip. I went with the EZ-ON/OFF bicycle mount because it is low profile, and strapped it to the handlebar clamp cover.
https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-274-1-UN7U
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this is what i have and my huge tomtom fits in it without issue...
Is your tom tom 5" or 7" screen? I really like the USB port on that mount and the price is great too lol.
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+1 on the Ram X-grip. I went with the EZ-ON/OFF bicycle mount because it is low profile, and strapped it to the handlebar clamp cover.
https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-274-1-UN7U
It says the maximum width is 3.25" I need at least 3.5" for my huge phone :/

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Is your tom tom 5" or 7" screen? I really like the USB port on that mount and the price is great too lol.
5" but it fits with room to spare , i have one on my versys and one on my husbands shadow and a buddy of mine had two on his quads and ya the built in usb is great and the price was a huge plus as well.... i dont see a point in paying 5X for a name

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Is your tom tom 5" or 7" screen? I really like the USB port on that mount and the price is great too lol.
5" but it fits with room to spare , i have one on my versys and one on my husbands shadow and a buddy of mine had two on his quads and ya the built in usb is great and the price was a huge plus as well.... i dont see a point in paying 5X for a name
Agreed... I ordered one. Now to wait impatiently for its arrival... Lol
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Exclamation Get a tether too!!!

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Dude I went through so much crap to find one that would fit my 6+ in a case. I finally wound up with this thing, which is FANTASTIC and can't say enough good stuff about it. Holds tight even on rough roads and very high speeds, and because it's got two balls, it's extremely configurable.

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I have the smaller version for my Galaxy s5 and it has popped out a few times. They sell a tether (essentially an over engineered rubber band) that holds all four corners of the phone secure. I got one for $10 on amazon and it is made by Ram. I have hit a pot hole on the interstate and had my phone dangling by the charging cable. $10 is cheap phone insurance.

http://www.amazon.com/RAM-Mount-Teth...EK15C8ZZ5NA5AD

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I have the same case and a similar sized phone. I use a RAM X Grip mount. It holds the phone very securely in the landscape position and is very easy to position the phone in or remove. The same mount also works great in the car with a suction cup adapter. RAM mounts are modular so you can purchase and add pieces as you need them for a particular installation.

RAM Mount components are available everywhere from Amazon to Twisted Throttle. RAM Mounts X-GRIP Spring Loaded Universal Holder W/ 1" BALL - TwistedThrottle.ca
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Phone Mount help

I personally don't know why so many people like the X grip. It just seems to me like the phone could easily fall out. I like the following ram phone mount because it supports the phone on all four sides and will easily accommodate a protective covering on the phone if you want to use one. It is fully adjustable horizontally and vertically.Click image for larger version

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I had the tether from one of my previous attempts, I do not use it. This thing grips TIGHT. In case anyone hasn't noticed, what I linked is the PHABLET size X-grip versus the normal PHONE size x-grip, which puts something like a 6+/Nexus6/etc well within the strongest grip range, versus at the very weakest point in the smaller grip. I rode rutted out wet dirt the other day with the phone in this grip and it didn't move at ALL, done about a thousand miles of slab with it as well and a few hundred twisty, and no movement at all.
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I have a RamAqua box for my iPhone 6, no chance of the phone falling out and it's water proof
http://www.ram-mount.co.uk/aqua-box-...akjo0nfmgo16k0
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I personally don't know why so many people like the X grip. It just seems to me like the phone could easily fall out. I like the following ram phone mount because it supports the phone on all four sides and will easily accommodate a protective covering on the phone if you want to use one. It is fully adjustable horizontally and vertically.Attachment 91338


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Can I ask what phone you have in it and if you have a case on your phone while using this mount? pics of the set up? Thanks!


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I have a iPhone 5S with an Otter case. It came with a belt clip that holds the phone securely. I just put a piece of metal across between the windshield uprights and I "clip" the phone there. Works well so far but I haven't taken any long rides yet.
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I found this mount interesting, but have no experience with it. I like the ideal of totally enclosed protection and foam inside to protect from vibration damage and cheap to boot. Anybody try one these? https://www.amazon.com/RISEPRO-Water...l+phone+holder
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I have a 7/8" cross bar I added to my bike, so it makes it easier to mount my phone, but I got lucky with my Samsung S6... it fits in this "Bicycle" phone mount from Schwinn.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Schwinn-U...&wl13=&veh=sem



It is in most Walmarts, so you can test the fit.
Holds my phone with its outer case very firmly, has never popped out or loosened up in the past two years.
Only $14... pleases the cheap bastard in me.

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I bought the adaptivtechnologies one for my versys and drz. A little pricey but I like them

The All New AdaptivMount™

Vibration is bad. It tends to rattle things out of place and wear things down. Vibration is especially bad when it breaks things that are not designed to withstand it, such as your GPS, cell phone, MP3 player, camera, radar detector or that other expensive gizmo that you have mounted on your bike.
This is why we created the AdaptivMount™. The AdaptivMount™ is specifically designed to minimize the vibration transferred from your bike to your gadget with the patent-pending AdaptiSorb™ Anti-Vibration Technology.
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