Phone Mount

Rockfisch

New member
With the covered bars on my 650GT I am wondering what people have found to be a good mount for your phone and placement?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

Delray

Active member
I swear by the afore-mentioned RAM ball base on the brake reservoir + RAM double-socket short arm to connect base and phone cradle + RAM Spring-Loaded Quick Grip phone cradle. This is a rock-solid system -- also easy to remove from the bike if you're concerned about somebody stealing it.

Key for me is the spring-loaded cradle, way more secure than RAM's X-Grip. You can remove or load your phone with one hand. I always use two hands, one to handle the phone and the other to push down on the base/brake reservoir cover as a counterforce while I do -- that lessens the upward pull of the phone cradle when you open it. I doubt I am strong enough to pull the brake reservoir cover off the bike, but I don't want to find out.

 
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Bubboon

New member
I use a Quad-Lock system. I mounted their Knuckle Adaptor to the top of the rear brake reservoir using a longer screw and a couple of rubber washers. I stole this idea from a picture I saw online of someone’s C650. It works great for me!
 

DrCohen

Member
I swear by the afore-mentioned RAM ball base on the brake reservoir + RAM double-socket short arm to connect base and phone cradle + RAM Spring-Loaded Quick Grip phone cradle. This is a rock-solid system -- also easy to remove from the bike if you're concerned about somebody stealing it.

Key for me is the spring-loaded cradle, way more secure than RAM's X-Grip. You can remove or load your phone with one hand. I always use two hands, one to handle the phone and the other to push down on the base/brake reservoir cover as a counterforce while I do -- that lessens the upward pull of the phone cradle when you open it. I doubt I am strong enough to pull the brake reservoir cover off the bike, but I don't want to find out.

The RAM® Quick-Grip™ Phone Holder is indeed the best cradle! I also was unhappy with the X-Grip. The Quick-Grip is totally secure, easy to use, and won't accidentally press the side buttons on the phone.
 

RiaanL

New member
The RAM® Quick-Grip™ Phone Holder is indeed the best cradle! I also was unhappy with the X-Grip. The Quick-Grip is totally secure, easy to use, and won't accidentally press the side buttons on the phone.
I use the RAM ball base on the brake reservoir + RAM double-socket short arm, but then I go to a RAM/QuadLock 1" Ball adaptor, including the anti-Vibration Kit on my 2013 C600 Sport.
 

RiaanL

New member
I use a Quad-Lock system. I mounted their Knuckle Adaptor to the top of the rear brake reservoir using a longer screw and a couple of rubber washers. I stole this idea from a picture I saw online of someone’s C650. It works great for me!
I use the QuadLock 1" Ball adapter, to mount with the RAM offset brake reservoir bracket. I also use the Quadlock Vibration dampener on my 2013 C600 Sport. Will admit, I did not think to go the route that you have. U sed to have the RAM X-Grip, but never had any confidence in it on long trips, even with the tether strap. Much happier with the Quadlock setup I have now.
 

emseedee

Member
My C650GT came with an OEM satnav mount. fits on top of the centre panel on the handlebars, with a reinforcing bracket underneath the panel. If anyone’s interested, I’ll try & post a photo.
 

slant911

Active member
Will that satnav mount hold a phone? I know I have heard of that bit but never have seen what it looks like.
 

Bubboon

New member
I use the QuadLock 1" Ball adapter, to mount with the RAM offset brake reservoir bracket. I also use the Quadlock Vibration dampener on my 2013 C600 Sport. Will admit, I did not think to go the route that you have. U sed to have the RAM X-Grip, but never had any confidence in it on long trips, even with the tether strap. Much happier with the Quadlock setup I have now.
This was to be my plan if the Knuckle Adapter didn’t work. I’d guess that your setup is probably a little more stable than mine. So far so good, but if I have any problems with my method, I’ll be switching it over to the ball mount.

Here’s a video I found of the QuadLock ball mount setup.
 
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Bill_2

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I use a Quad-Lock system. I mounted their Knuckle Adaptor to the top of the rear brake reservoir using a longer screw and a couple of rubber washers. I stole this idea from a picture I saw online of someone’s C650. It works great for me!
Hello from me too, you mean on this screw we can install the Quad Lock 360 Arm - Knuckle Adaptor ?
 

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