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Suction cup mounts

I have a suction cup car mount for my phone that I was thinking about sticking on the bike. It seems real solid but I'm afraid it will fall off while riding.

Anyone use them?
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Over time, they all wear out. And fall off.

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You should go for one of these and then get the U-bolt mount for you handle bar and an extension arm...

http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx

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www.gpscity.com also has any mount you can think of with very fast shipping

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I just ordered a suction mount with a ram mount as well as a few other mounts.

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-loc...tal-plate.html

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-uti...inch-ball.html

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-mot...inch-ball.html


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I use a suction cup mount for my GPS but I also use a zip tie around the mount just in case it pops off. The suction cup stays on there pretty good if i give it a spit on before mounting.


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Thanks for all the responses guys! When I get some time I'll look through the links.


Dr- I'm not picturing how you zip tie the suction cup mount. I'm leaning more towards the suction cup mount just because I already have it. I'm also able to use the camara on my phone while sitting in the mount which I like.
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You should go for one of these and then get the U-bolt mount for you handle bar and an extension arm...

http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx
I wonder if I can attach my phone cradle from my car mount to the ram handle bar mount. I would need an extension arm too? Do vibrations transfer through it?
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RAM has many many mounts and accessories - vibrations seem to travel through a bit with my GPS cradle unit - even more so now that my SW MOtech engine guard is installed which seems to act like a tuning fork for vibrations since the ends are open and not connected through (not sure why they made it this way but i think i may have a guy to fab it together along with some possible higher up guards) anyws - got sidetracked there - I think RAM should have something that could work with an option you may already have and yes vibrations may travel through a bit depending on the mount style used (rubber coated RAM ball tips would be best)

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The is my current suction cup solution. I put a zip tie around the mount and around the actual GPS so I don't think they can fall off.


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A bicycle gps mount also works. Cheap too.
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The reason i went with this mount one of the reviews the guy uses it mounted on an airplane. Its the strongest suction mount i've seen and i've had plenty of them. Heres a photo holding up my Lap Top

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-loc...tal-plate.html

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I wouldn’t trust a suction cup mount, I’ve seen them fall off a car windshield too many times.

I mounted my HTC/Verizon Thunderbolt to my Versys using a combination of the Verizon Car Dock/Cradle (allows the camera/video to work) and RAM mount components off of my existing GPS mount

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...86&postcount=5

I removed the rotator ball in the cellphone cradle socket, mounted a RAM 1” ball (RAM Mount 0.38-16 Male Thread with 1 inch ball) off the socket with a washer, nut and filled the socket with epoxy for more surface area strength. Then mounted the assembly on my existing RAM mount setup, the Thunderbolt cradle is empty and is above the GPS:



Here is a still I shot on the road (thru the windscreen):



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DR- Thanks for the picture. I may try that as a temporary solution.

A2RON- Thanks. That looks awesome the way you have them mounted. I have the samsung charge phone with the car dock. I think I can do the same thing that you are talking about but I'm not sure I want to change the ball or put apoxy on it. I want to be able to put it back on the car windshield. Maybe I can put it on a ram mount with the original ball? I also don't have much of a budget yet to get speedy's mount.
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