Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: How are you mounting your phone?  (Read 2011 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mike2411

  • Explorer Member
  • **
  • Topic Author
  • Posts: 46
  • Bike: 2019 Tiger 1200 XCa
  • City / Town: OJAI
  • Country: United States
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 05:10:10 PM »
Thanks, everyone, I appreciate the input. I am going with a RAM mount that mounts to the bars, for now. I will wait to see how well Triumph does with the Bluetooth and GPS integration and then change things up then, if necessary.

Online kenw

  • Explorer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 1391
  • Bike: 2018 Tiger 1200 XRt
  • City / Town: Adelaide
  • Country: Australia
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 03:09:52 AM »
A belated reply (I'm OS).  I keep my phone in my pocket too.
Although I have a Zumo 590LM mounted, I feed music (and phone calls) to my Sena headset from my phone.
If I do want to mount my phone on the handlebars, I have a cheap X-mount which came with handlebar mounting and a 12v-USB converter built in.  I use it to hold my CB when on a club run.
While RAM stuff is good, by the time you add all the bits needed, it's pricey.  It is possible to buy various brands of X-mount which include handlebar clamp.

Look out for an X-mount which includes wireless charging.  You may not have a wirelessly-charged phone now, but probably will in the future.
Also a good reason to not buy a phone-specific mount.  We all update our mobile phone eventually.

Offline mrgrumpy2

  • Explorer Member
  • **
  • Posts: 40
  • Bike: 2012 Explorer
  • City / Town: Lincoln
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 08:23:47 PM »


ultimate addons fully waterproof case is great if a little chunky, using the triumph sat-nav mount.

I also have a quadlock case on a ram mount connected to the handlebars for shorter trips.
I've got my first Triumph

Offline Richy58

  • Explorer Member
  • **
  • Posts: 26
  • Bike: Explorer
  • City / Town: Groningen
  • Country: Netherlands
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 08:33:10 PM »
Givi phone holder,fits on the bar behind the screen,bought from Triumph Provence whilst on my jollys :008:

Online kenw

  • Explorer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 1391
  • Bike: 2018 Tiger 1200 XRt
  • City / Town: Adelaide
  • Country: Australia
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 09:00:05 PM »
Might be OK for you Europeans, but an enclosed case in the Australian sun will overheat the phone.
Been there, done that.  At least my phone was good enough to just stop charging, not boil itself to death.
Now if I'm mounting a phone, it is naked.  (My current phone is waterproof.) 

Offline avbiz

  • Explorer Member
  • **
  • Posts: 21
  • Bike: 2013 Triumph Explore
  • City / Town: roswell
  • Country: United States
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2019, 01:00:32 PM »
Trying to be safer so keep the phone in my jacket and have a dedicated gps hard wired.

Offline JG_XRT

  • Explorer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 112
  • Up the Irons!
  • Bike: 2017 Explorer XRT
  • City / Town: Battle Creek, MI
  • Country: United States
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2019, 03:04:50 PM »
I keep mine in a X-mount, as it is waterproof.

I didn't know they made wireless charging mounts, so now I have to find one of those.  Maybe.

I just installed a new Zumo 595, so I will stream my music from that.

The phone is on the bar because my Sena system is sometimes wonky with starting the music, and sometimes I need quick access to check a text message.  But the Zumo reads the texts to me, so I could just put the phone under the seat and charge it there.

My phone is in an Otterbox in case it falls off.

Never ran into any overheating issues, but on one ride this January, the phone did tell me it was "too cold to charge".  That was in the mid-20F range.
Behold, the MaidenCruiser!

Offline mike2411

  • Explorer Member
  • **
  • Topic Author
  • Posts: 46
  • Bike: 2019 Tiger 1200 XCa
  • City / Town: OJAI
  • Country: United States
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2019, 03:28:14 PM »
If they do make a wireless charging mount it isn't through RAM that I can see, I briefly looked.

I have had the same issue with phones in that past, the "too cold to charge" warning, but never had one overheat.

Offline JG_XRT

  • Explorer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 112
  • Up the Irons!
  • Bike: 2017 Explorer XRT
  • City / Town: Battle Creek, MI
  • Country: United States
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2019, 02:34:08 PM »
RAM makes mounts that will charge your phone or tablet, but they require a special case for your device.  Check out their "Intelliskin" products.  They don't charge wirelessly, but through contacts in the case and cradle.  It looks similar to the way TomTom and Garmin mounts work.

As to the overheating issue, I think this only an problem if you keep your device in one of those bags with the clear covers that attach to your tank bag or bike (or the ones already built in to a bag)- these seem to act like greenhouses.
Behold, the MaidenCruiser!

Offline mike2411

  • Explorer Member
  • **
  • Topic Author
  • Posts: 46
  • Bike: 2019 Tiger 1200 XCa
  • City / Town: OJAI
  • Country: United States
Re: How are you mounting your phone?
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2019, 03:49:33 PM »
Thanks, JG, I will definitely be checking out those RAM mounts!

 


Recent Topics

nonskid