Zefal iPhone mount

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Mikey113, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Mikey113

    Mikey113 Been here awhile

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  2. t6pilot

    t6pilot Been here awhile

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    KLR. Bike that is ridden off road is made to tip. One good one and your out a phone
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  3. Isorg

    Isorg Been here awhile

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    your a grown man, and responsible for your own actions.
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  4. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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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.
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  5. JohnBoy777

    JohnBoy777 Pseudo-Adventurist

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    Give 'im some slack...he rides a KLR.
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  6. Isorg

    Isorg Been here awhile

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    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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  7. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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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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  8. Mikey113

    Mikey113 Been here awhile

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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.
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  9. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Otterbox case for iPhone, adapted with ram ball mount to handlebars. Works, waterproof, dust proof, impact resistant.
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  10. worwig

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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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