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IPhone Mount for my Tiny Stalk

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by conchscooter, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    I am planning a trip Up North with my Burgman 200, and am faced with installing a holder for my iPhone which I use for mapping. The mirror stalk on the left is the obvious spot as the power cord comes from directly below. The trouble is the stalk is of a tiny diameter, 3/8s of an inch possibly.
    Does anyone know of a ram or other secure type mount that will clamp here in some fashion?
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    Quad Lock


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  3. cdwise

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    There is an adapter you can get for the rammount U bolt to git it to a mirror stalk. GPS City sells them. If you need the U mount too there is a serious which includes the assort on Amazon
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    This is the one I ordered (GPS City via Amazon)...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012TWRAO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    ... but it snugs down to .5". Not sure if the mirror stalk on my GTS is thicker than the one on your B200. You could always put some non-skid or rubber around the stalk - that's what I did with a GoPro mount, as well. The X-Mount from RAM works great to hold the phone.

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    Phone on the left, camera and an additional adapter on the right.
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  7. conchscooter

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Some studying is necessary obviously.
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    3531D7AC-2365-494B-AEFF-7DFA121473A7.jpeg I’ll second CDWISE’s input.
    RAM makes a plastic “reducer” for use with the U-bolt and I rocked that set-up for years on my Vespa, Genuine Rattler, as well as DR650without issues.
    That part looks like this:
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  10. conchscooter

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    So the ram thing with built fits round the 3/8” mirror stalk with the spacer. I wish they’d show it clearly in their pictures. We all know a 7/8 or 1” handlebar works ...
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  11. cdwise

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    Yes, I'll check which mount I have on what when I next go in the garage. I know on the Vespa I use the mount that goes at the base of the mirror but I think the BV has a mirror mount with reducer on it.
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    I used that same set-up on my BV350 as well....
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  13. conchscooter

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    Thanks.
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  15. cdwise

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    This is on my BV mirror stalk. You can see the adapter half ring inside theU bolt
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    C8ABD127-5537-447A-A391-B9A5F56B6E38.jpeg 23CA7473-DF45-4B2C-B454-0D456FF16BD2.jpeg This is on my GTS with the ball mount that gets screwed in between the mirror stem and headset cover.
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  17. conchscooter

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    I ended up ordering the Quad Lock. I like the simplicity of the bolt on. Plus the waterproof cover. It also had a spacer to grab the mirror stalk which I would have hoped to avoid but it seems to mount solidly enough. The brake reservoir cover is a nice one for scooters where there is a reservoir on each side of the handle bars
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  18. conchscooter

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    It comes with the dreaded inserts:
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    The base plate screws down nicely but the angle needs to be determined.
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    It’s not on quite right (work beckoned. This was a parking lot installation after my commute) but eventually the whole installation is no more and intrusive than that:
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    My colleague had already gone to work so I couldn’t photograph my phone locked in. It gets its own cover with the lock in the back and you can also get a silicone waterproof cover. Which feels clumsy but I’ll be glad to have it if it rains when I’m traveling.
    Total cost $100. So there is that. When not traveling it will be stored somewhere safe.
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    I like the clean uncluttered fitting. And you can pop it on and off with no trouble. Two things I have discovered. The poncho, a waterproof silicon cover does not allow finger touch control if you have a screen protector on the phone.
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    Observing the GPS speeds I noted much greater Speedo accuracy than I expected. Pretty much spot on to 45mph and at 70 indicated the GPS was wobbling around 66 mph. I was quite surprised as it means I have been speeding more than intended.
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