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Old 11-07-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Zefal iPhone mount

I found this iPhone holder for $20 at Walmart. It will mount up and fit fine on my KLR. My wife says not to use it due to it being a distraction while riding. Anyone using it? Anyone else think I shouldn't mount an iPhone on my handle bars?

http://www.walmart.com/msharbor/ip/2...81640&veh=mweb
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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I found this iPhone holder for $20 at Walmart. It will mount up and fit fine on my KLR. My wife says not to use it due to it being a distraction while riding. Anyone using it? Anyone else think I shouldn't mount an iPhone on my handle bars?

http://www.walmart.com/msharbor/ip/2...81640&veh=mweb
your a grown man, and responsible for your own actions.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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your a grown man, and responsible for your own actions.
Grown men may also have a responsibility to ask for information that may prove relevant to their question. In my experience, a phone in a proper protective case is almost as secure as a GPS in a handlebar mount. I have been down 3 times hard and iPhone in case was not harmed.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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your a grown man, and responsible for your own actions.
Give 'im some slack...he rides a KLR.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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Give 'im some slack...he rides a KLR.
haha!

no it's just the whole "You'll shoot your eye out!" mentality. If you want to use a iphone/gps mounted to the bard of your bike who am i or anyone else to tell you you can't.

I say go for it, i have been eyeballing the same case my self. i listen to music via bluetooth/scala g4 setup, and if i want to change the playlist, it's even more dangerous since the phone is often buried in a pocket or tank bag.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:32 AM   #7
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Pretty sure the case could protect the phone...but pretty sure the case won't stay on your handle bars for long. Vibrations, speed, rough stuff and all are not good on a tiny plastic thingy like it uses to secure the thing on your handle bars.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #8
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Grown men may also have a responsibility to ask for information that may prove relevant to their question. In my experience, a phone in a proper protective case is almost as secure as a GPS in a handlebar mount. I have been down 3 times hard and iPhone in case was not harmed.
Thanks for answering my question. I was looking more for a product review as I haven't used a phone or GPS mount. I wasn't looking for someone to hold my hand just a point of view from people who use similar set ups.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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Thanks for answering my question. I was looking more for a product review as I haven't used a phone or GPS mount. I wasn't looking for someone to hold my hand just a point of view from people who use similar set ups.
Otterbox case for iPhone, adapted with ram ball mount to handlebars. Works, waterproof, dust proof, impact resistant.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #10
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I've used a phone as a GPS for years on my motorcycle. (long before the iPhone I used Windows phones and now Androids)
Yes, looking at the maps can be distracting. So use with care. (but then so is tuning a radio in a car, adjusting the vents, etc.) Obviously, don't try to text and ride/drive.
The biggest problem I have had is when group riding. They always put me in the lead, because I can use the maps on my phone so effectively. Occasionally I will see a great road, make an unexpected route change, and the group struggles to brake and turn etc. and stay with me. Other then needing to be careful with that, I haven't had any issues.

BTW, that mount, where it clips to the handlebar, looks fragile. I impersonally prefer RAM mounts.
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