DIY over the dash phone/gps mount - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Versys-X 300 General Discussion Please post any 2017+ Kawasaki Versys-X 300 related topics that DO NOT fit into any of the other topics here.

 10Likes
  • 3 Post By schnutzy
  • 1 Post By Pekes17
  • 1 Post By Kyle E
  • 1 Post By schnutzy
  • 4 Post By pouria
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2018, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
DIY over the dash phone/gps mount

This was another little project that was completed over a couple different days as time allowed. An over the dash phone/ gps mount. I got the inspiration from a product made by Adventure Tech, and was originally going to buy theirs, but decided I had most of the materials to try it out myself. I had to make a little change for attaching the ram ball because I didn't give enough space for it to clear the fairing. I also ran into an issue because I ordered the wrong ram ball. I meant to get the 1/2" long post, but selected the 1/4" long one. I've made it work for now, but will be replacing it. Tested it tonight briefly, and it works well, I'll have to play with the positioning a little more though.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
twowheels, Kyle E and pouria like this.

-We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Charles Kingsley

2018 Kawasaki Versys 300x
schnutzy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 07:15 AM
Member
 
Pekes17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Vancouver Island, BC Canada
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Very ingenious! And thanks for all the story-pics. It really is quite perfect placement, above dashboard.

Would like to see one more picture looking at the bike from the front with phone in place (not that that really matters).

Well done.
schnutzy likes this.
Pekes17 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pekes17 View Post
Very ingenious! And thanks for all the story-pics. It really is quite perfect placement, above dashboard.

Would like to see one more picture looking at the bike from the front with phone in place (not that that really matters).

Well done.
I should be able to take a picture or two of that when i get home from work.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

-We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Charles Kingsley

2018 Kawasaki Versys 300x
schnutzy is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pekes17 View Post
Very ingenious! And thanks for all the story-pics. It really is quite perfect placement, above dashboard.

Would like to see one more picture looking at the bike from the front with phone in place (not that that really matters).

Well done.
ignore the very dirty windshield.... and unfortunately I needed the phone to take the pictures, so nothing with the phone in at this time.

.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

-We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Charles Kingsley

2018 Kawasaki Versys 300x
schnutzy is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 06:51 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 309
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
I really like my phone mounted there as well. Mounting it to my windshield is awesome. Doesn't block anything and gives you a clear view of the map etc without taking eyes off the road. So much better than a handlebar mount.
schnutzy likes this.
Kyle E is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 08:04 PM
Super Moderator
 
Fastoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ipoh.Perak.Malaysia
Posts: 6,988
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Hats off to your DIY design. Very practical and functional.
Fastoman is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 06:38 AM
Member
 
ulito23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Huinay, Patagonia Verde, Chile
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
I really like the way of fixing the phone mount. It really seems to be the best position, since its out of the wind and rain. and it does not move around with handlebar movements, so it shouldn't catch the charger cable eventually.
Also really like how you did the mount and the tutorial pics!!

1 question for me stays. Are the screws that hold the windscreen long enough to cope well with the wider space squeezed in? Or would you recommend longer replacement screws?

El que se apura en la patagonia, pierde el tiempo
ulito23 is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ulito23 View Post
I really like the way of fixing the phone mount. It really seems to be the best position, since its out of the wind and rain. and it does not move around with handlebar movements, so it shouldn't catch the charger cable eventually.

Also really like how you did the mount and the tutorial pics!!



1 question for me stays. Are the screws that hold the windscreen long enough to cope well with the wider space squeezed in? Or would you recommend longer replacement screws?
The bolts holding the windscreen to the bike seem to be plenty long enough in this application. I put a little blue loctite on them when I buttoned everything up a couple months ago, and I've had no issues with them. The only problem I've had is with the ram ball itself, and that's because I should have ordered the 1/2" long shaft instead of the 1/4"

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
ulito23 likes this.

-We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Charles Kingsley

2018 Kawasaki Versys 300x
schnutzy is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 07:30 AM
Member
 
ulito23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Huinay, Patagonia Verde, Chile
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Thanks so much for the reply!!

El que se apura en la patagonia, pierde el tiempo
ulito23 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2019, 05:19 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Iran - Tehran
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Nice job. I also designed a general purpose mount which is fixed behind the windshield. I used stailess steel sheet and an aluminium bar. I designed the outline in AutoCad and made the plate out of 1.5mm thick stailess steel plate using laser cutting. the 2.5mm aluminium bar lets you install a variety of devices. I use it for my Phone holder and Gopro.





pouria is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome