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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.
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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:
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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!
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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:
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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:02 pm

My wife has used the RAM X-grip mount to hold the phone on her bike for years. It works great, and will easily expand to hold your phone (it fits our Note 8 phones).

https://www.amazon.com/Cradle-Holder-Un ... 706&sr=8-1

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by BigEMQ » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:51 am

Go to www.quadlockcase.com
The best you can get. They have a .ca site too.

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by bellboy40 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:55 am

The one WingAdmin posted was the smaller mount. If you need the one for the larger phone, this is the one you need to order.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C7B2NV4/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... ingdocs-20

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by ehartshorn » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:20 pm

I've used the RAM Mount X-Grip on my cars and bikes for a few years now, very very happy with them, haven't dropped a phone or tablet yet. Even before using the band, put thousands of rough road miles on my Wings without losing the phone, but that band is nice insurance. Currently trying the Quick-Grip Cradle and it's OK, probably more secure but not as easy to use as the X-Grip.

Definitely use the RAM Mount website to pick out your parts. Once you get a system you like, you can shop around for the parts from other vendors and occasionally find them at a discount, but I now just order directly from RAM Mount.

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by lwg » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:48 pm

I've been a RAM mount enthusiast for years. I've used custom fit cradles for every iPhone I've owned up to the iPhone X.

Since no custom fit RAM cradle was offered for the iPhone X, I installed the RAM X style holder in my Suburban. The first problem was that the X arms pressed the volume and power buttons on either side of the phone, causing the automatic 911 emergency call feature to activate. I changed phone settings so this won't happen again. Another negative is that I can't insert and remove my iPhone X with one hand. I have to pull over to do it now.

The RAM custom fit cradles mount phones very solid. I still use one on my cycle with an iPhone 6S Plus. My iPhone was held firmly when I recently laid my Goldwing down. I broke my ankle but not the phone. I'm hoping that RAM will offer a custom cradle for my iPhone X so I can use it on my Wing someday.

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:30 pm

BigEMQ wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:51 am
Go to www.quadlockcase.com
The best you can get. They have a .ca site too.

that quadlock mount scares me, bump it 90 degrees and bye bye phone.
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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by wsunate » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:47 am

I installed the Ram X mount last year for my iphone 7. I also experienced the same issue described by another user that the mount initially would press the volume buttons until I adjusted where I put it. Incredibly solid. I initially used the rubber band but stopped after I did a couple of test rides over some bumpy roads and the phone never moved. I'm very impressed with the mount.
I too have a iPhone 8 plus now and plan to use the X mount for it also. The larger screen will be great for navigation; I haven't converted to a dedicated GPS yet. Maybe there's a forum debate I should read about phone vs GPS navigation!

Good luck!

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:16 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:30 pm
BigEMQ wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:51 am
Go to www.quadlockcase.com
The best you can get. They have a .ca site too.

that quadlock mount scares me, bump it 90 degrees and bye bye phone.
I was thinking the exact same thing. If I were going to use that, I'd want to tether the thing in place as well.

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:18 pm

You might consider what Honda offers. For the F6B they have a 12v accessory port and an audio pouch. For more info, open the installation instructions.

http://powersports.honda.com/2016/gold- ... ories.aspx

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by MAC » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:27 pm

I have got to know how do you keep water out of that Garmin 2797 GPS?
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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:22 pm

MAC wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:27 pm
I have got to know how do you keep water out of that Garmin 2797 GPS?
Daniel
If you are referring to my 2797, it has never been a problem.
The windscreen blows all water away from me and the GPS...
The GPS has a GlareStomper shield over it, that helps a lot.

........Oh, I forgot to mention, that the RAM GPS mount for the 2797 covers the entire GPS completely except for the faceplate. That goes a long way towards keeping it dry...

When stopped, and if it looks like rain, I put a half cover on the bike...

It it looks like a gully washer, I pull a gallon Ziplock bag out of the trunk and pull it down over the GPS... and a zip tie to make sure the bag stays put.

I rode through several heavy rainstorms over in NC and SC two years ago....
Lopeha was my riding buddy, and his Garmin GPS was mounted to the dash below the vent. He just closed the vent and rode on.... no issues at all. My GPS never even got wet... it has had a few sprinkles hit the screen, but never a down pour... if you are moving forward, the rain goes over your head.

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:33 pm

Before I went to the center mount, the 2797 was mounted above the right hand brake lever.

I did not like that, it did get wet, and it obscures the dash gauges from the center to the right, and worse, it requires taking your eyes off the road to see it.

Also, when the handlebars were turn full lock, it scratched the windscreen....

After trying it that way, I decided it has to be center mounted down low enough that I can see all of the dash gauges, and now I can. If you want to know what RAM items were ordered, send me a PM.

I can just glance downward in a flash to see the GPS now, right in line with my bifocals.
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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by MAC » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:34 am

You answered my question with the zip bag and zip tie. I looked for the 2797 ram mount and could not find it on their site.

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:56 am

MAC wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:34 am
You answered my question with the zip bag and zip tie. I looked for the 2797 ram mount and could not find it on their site.
You have to follow a Selection Tree
/GPS/Brand/Device

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-HOL-GA61LU
that is the mounting case for the GPS

it allows you to affix a ball mount to the rear of that case.

RAM Locking Case for the Garmin dezl™ 760LMT, nuvi® 2797LMT & RV 760LMT
Part# RAM-HOL-GA61LU

The RAM-HOL-GA61LU consists of a high strength composite locking case and hole pattern that will allow the attachment to all RAM components or mounts that contain the universal AMPs hole pattern. Compatible and interchangeable with a wide range of popular RAM Mounting products, this locking case is ready to compliment your GPS and become the most useful accessory in your vehicle.

Included is a set of two nuts and bolts to connect the cradle to any RAM components or mounts that contain the universal AMPs hole pattern.
_____________________________________________

if you scroll that page down further, you will see several mounting options.

When it gets daylight, I will back my bike out of the shop, and take some very detailed pictures to help you see how I set up the articulated arms to get it at the right angle.
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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by MAC » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:20 am

I sure do like the Crayola crayon color of your GL!

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:24 pm

MAC wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:20 am
I sure do like the Crayola crayon color of your GL!
Thank you, that was a Requirement when I was searching for my new ride... Safety First....

Now, for the pictures, hope y'all appreciate what happened here, cellphone cameras won't work when wearing gloves, Brrrrrr.

These pictures are hosted at: https://imgur.com/gallery/Pn65V
there is additional Comments attached to the photos there that might be useful to you.

































I will redo these later, with a better camera, the Focus Matrix was set on SPOT, it should have been Average I think....

anyway, it was too damn cold to be outside in a 25 mph wind and 27*F
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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by MAC » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Thanks for the pics they show a lot and will be a great help. You don't need to go into the cold again I can see just fine in these :)

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Re: iPhone 8+ mount

Post by C-dub » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:39 am

Thanks a bunch everyone. I got my 8+ about two weeks ago and just ordered the X-mount a few minutes ago from wingstuff so I could get the large mount that would bolt right into my clutch mount.

At the same time, I also wanted to get that cubby thing for the center where I can keep a drink. I used to put stuff in there and lock it up, but since getting a better jacket with more pockets I keep most small stuff in the jacket. So, getting the cubby solves the issue for where to keep a bottle of water for myself.

I still haven't decided on one for the wife yet, but am leaning towards the Kuryakyn one that mounts to the hand grip mount.

After I get them mounted and use them for a little while I'll let everyone know how they work out for me.


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