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iPhone 8+ mount

Post by C-dub » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:00 pm



My iPhone 5 is getting near the end of its life and I'm thinking about upgrading to the 8+. I've not put a mount on my bike yet, so I'm not completely sure I want or need to do this. I think the only reason is to know, while riding, if someone is trying to contact me and if I need to stop to return their call or text immediately. I want to mount it to the clutch mount. What I'm having trouble with is determining if any of the mounts will hold the larger 8+ with a lifeproof fre case or not. The reviews that are out there aren't specific enough and don't mention which device they are using.

Does anyone have a 7+ or 8+ or other device as big as 6.7"Hx3.6"Wx0.54"D mounted this way? What do you use?


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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:46 pm

Get a RAM Mount brand X-Grip

it will hold any of the larger phones.
My phone is a Samsung Note 4 which is as large as your phone is, even with a case on it, the X-Grip has no problems.

Make sure that you install the rubber securing band on it correctly.
that is insurance in case you happen to hit a 3 foot deep hole in the road.

https://www.rammount.com/products/x-grip

Their Video is not showing the use of the rubber securing band, I suppose that is because they want to show as many models, as fast as possible in the video.

I assure you, that the 10 extra seconds it takes to put that band on the phone's corners, will give your stomach a lot of comfort.

RAM Mounts has absolutely, the most mounting accessories in the business.
If you need to hold it some place, they have a mount that will work for you.

Mount it on top of the clutch master cylinder cover? Yep
Mount to the side of the hand grip using the two screws? Yep
Clamp it to a standard 1" pipe/handlebar? Yep
Suction mount to a flat surface? Yep
Bolt it down to a flat surface permanently? Yep
Clamp it to an irregular shaped surface? Yep

I will NOT, however use any clamp that wants to use the a/c vents louvers.
John
'02 Gl1800 Hot Rod Yellow,
daughter named her Big Bird :lol:
http://www.goldwingfacts.com

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by C-dub » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:18 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Get a RAM Mount brand X-Grip

it will hold any of the larger phones.
My phone is a Samsung Note 4 which is as large as your phone is, even with a case on it, the X-Grip has no problems.
Your Samsung and the 8+ I'm considering are similar in size with only minimal differences mostly in the height, which really isn't a problem with this mount. What type of case do you have? Does it make the overall width much bigger? It seems the maximum width of the standard x-grip is only 3.2" and the lifeproof case I'll put on is 3.6" wide. The large x-grip goes up to 4.4" wide, but I don't see it on wingstuff.com.

I'm also just a little bothered that the grips are only on the sides. However, I haven't read of any problems due to that.
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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by C-dub » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:44 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Make sure that you install the rubber securing band on it correctly.
that is insurance in case you happen to hit a 3 foot deep hole in the road.
I found a video showing the rubber securing band and how the x-grip works in general. That seems pretty good.
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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:30 pm

I ordered directly from RAM Mounts, I had to.

None of the adapters that I used on my 1800 are in any retail dealer's catalog.


Here is a link to how I mounted the X-Grip on the left side,

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/mem ... tions.html

Below each picture, and slightly left of center page, are two links that will go to NEXT picture, or BACK/Previous picture. That allows you to browse them all w/o revering back to the thumbnails.

A 7 inch GPS mounted from the right side, but the GPS itself is actually centered between the hand grips.

These are taken in very high resolution on purpose, the intent is so you can scroll the pictures up/dn and left/right to inspect each little piece.

There are 5 adapters involved in getting that GPS where it is.

The double ball mount to the grip, very common adapter, nearly all of us buy it.

The double jointed 7" long extension that disappears behind the GPS, it will swivel in the middle.

A 360 swivel that clamps to the end of that extension, so that a 90 degree left turn can be made.

The special RAM mount made to hold the Garmin 2797 GPS.

You can spend hours upon hours browsing through the RAM Mount catalog....
I sure did, to make sure that I got what I needed.... and I guarantee you can find it, if you have the patience.

You might think a 7 inch GPS is way too big, but once you sit in the saddle on my bike, the top of it is below the bottom of the gauge panel. I have some more pictures somewhere showing that, need to find them and upload to this folder.


Reviewing these pictures, I see that the clutter of the garage items is really making it confusing to view the adapters. Once the sun comes out again, and the temps are higher than my age, I will make some new pictures with the bike outdoors away from clutter. :mrgreen:
John
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daughter named her Big Bird :lol:
http://www.goldwingfacts.com

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by C-dub » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:30 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:30 pm
I ordered directly from RAM Mounts, I had to.

None of the adapters that I used on my 1800 are in any retail dealer's catalog.


Here is a link to how I mounted the X-Grip on the left side,

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/mem ... tions.html
The link doesn't work for me. Well, it might, but I think I have to be a member of that sight to see it.

If I do get the phone to need the mount I'll just call RAM directly like you did. Thanks!
I am not and have never been a LEO. My avatar is in honor of my friend, Dallas Police Sargent Michael Smith, who was murdered along with four other officers in Dallas on 7.7.2016.

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:43 am

C-dub wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:30 pm
AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:30 pm
I ordered directly from RAM Mounts, I had to.

None of the adapters that I used on my 1800 are in any retail dealer's catalog.


Here is a link to how I mounted the X-Grip on the left side,

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/mem ... tions.html
The link doesn't work for me. Well, it might, but I think I have to be a member of that sight to see it.

If I do get the phone to need the mount I'll just call RAM directly like you did. Thanks!
That is an easy fix, just sign up and register for www.GoldwingFacts.com
we are sister forums, we trade info back and forth all the time.

I am the oldest moderator on that forum, in terms of age, and longest "on the job" :mrgreen:


John
'02 Gl1800 Hot Rod Yellow,
daughter named her Big Bird :lol:
http://www.goldwingfacts.com

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