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Old 10-28-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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best mount for tablet

who's making the best mount, different options, to secure tablet to the bike? Locking would be nice and something that secures to the bolts on the bar clamps.
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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Mounting a tablet? Why ?
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:10 PM   #3
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going to use tablet for GPS and routing. I see RAMMOUNT Brands, looking to see what else is out there.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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I have a tankbag with a clear plastic compartment on top. Thoughtabout putting tablet there bu4 havent tried it yet.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:30 PM   #5
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I have a tankbag with a clear plastic compartment on top. Thoughtabout putting tablet there bu4 havent tried it yet.

yea, that's not a bad idea to get me down the road till I find the right tablet mount. I don't have a tank bag, are those map pockets usually big enough for say a ipad mini?
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:34 PM   #6
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I have a tankbag with a clear plastic compartment on top. Thoughtabout putting tablet there bu4 havent tried it yet.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:37 PM   #7
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I have the Wolfman Explorer Light tank bag and my Galaxy Tab 2 will not fit in the map pocket. I did run my old iPhone in it once and it overheated badly.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:48 PM   #8
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so back to the bar mount set up. I'd like for the pad to sit directly over the bar clamps. I'd like to use at least one of the bolts on each of the bar clamps to secure this said mount. The single ball mounts I see to support a tablet seem flimsy and could see this thing wobble.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:33 PM   #9
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I have an iPad mini and have the lifeproof case and mount. It fits well. I have to admit I haven't used it a lot. Seems pretty sturdy.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:38 PM   #10
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I have an iPad mini and have the lifeproof case and mount. It fits well. I have to admit I haven't used it a lot. Seems pretty sturdy.

so why haven't you used it?
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:54 PM   #11
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I have the Wolfman Explorer Light tank bag and my Galaxy Tab 2 will not fit in the map pocket. I did run my old iPhone in it once and it overheated badly.
I have the same combination. My Galaxy is in an otter box case. I just put 2" velcro and stuck it where the map case would be. I haven't had any problems with it yet, but like the OP. I'd prefer to bar or dash mount it in my case.

I'm currently working on a custom set up that I can use with the ram mounts. Something aluminum and insulated. Basically one I don't have to worry about while off road. So far it looks good on paper .

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Old 10-28-2014, 05:55 PM   #12
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to the op. maybe you have already read this thread but it touches on many aspects of tablet use including mounts

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=942663
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:24 AM   #13
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so why haven't you used it?
I mostly use my iPhone 4 and bluetooth. The iphone 4 is small but I dont usually watch while riding. Ill stop and figure out where I am if necessary.

I am mostly on road so I usually know where I am.

The iPad is great for planning, seems big for use on bike.

The phone will overheat in a tank bag. They need air circulation.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:55 AM   #14
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I mostly use my iPhone 4 and bluetooth. The iphone 4 is small but I dont usually watch while riding. Ill stop and figure out where I am if necessary.

I am mostly on road so I usually know where I am.

The iPad is great for planning, seems big for use on bike.

The phone will overheat in a tank bag. They need air circulation.

I agree, I'm not looking to have something to see while riding. I have more important things to watch. Thought about a smarty pants phone, but I currently don't even own one. Hence the tablet because I won't need a data plan! I cheap and need the funds to spend on bike bling!!!
I just need a way to route a trip at home, then view it on the bike as needed.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:00 PM   #15
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I agree, I'm not looking to have something to see while riding. I have more important things to watch. Thought about a smarty pants phone, but I currently don't even own one. Hence the tablet because I won't need a data plan! I cheap and need the funds to spend on bike bling!!!
I just need a way to route a trip at home, then view it on the bike as needed.

Totally agree with this. I use an iPad Mini in a Lifeproof container and keep it in my tank bag. I put a piece of white paper in the clear map holder to help keep the bag cooler if I have to charge the Mini with a Battery Minder USB adapter. When I want to see my map I stop and look at it. That's on my WR. On my S10 I tried the Ram mount but it swivels on the bar and you can't see it for the glare. I got a sheet of aluminum to make a hood and some kind of mount but haven't gotten to it yet. I think this will work when I get around to it.

There are good reasons to use a tablet and not just for the bigger screen. I pair mine with an iReach Explorer and can use the Mini to type out my satellite delivered text messages. My wife appreciates those when she knows I'll be out of cell range. Also in a soon to be released update we will be able to create waypoints on the paired device with descriptive names. Also I use the Garmin iOS app for highway use which uses the GPS signal from the Explorer. In the pickup it's like a regular Garmin. On the S10 I want to work a Bluetooth connect to a headset. It's a work in progress.

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