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JohnO28
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Just got my first Goldwing this week and tomorrow I will be adding a power port to the bike. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on which is the best cellphone holder to mount on my bike. There are so many options just like to get some opinions from guys that already have them installed.

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JohnO28 wrote: Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:40 pm Just got my first Goldwing this week and tomorrow I will be adding a power port to the bike. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on which is the best cellphone holder to mount on my bike. There are so many options just like to get some opinions from guys that already have them installed.

Thanks,
John
I have Garmin Zumo 550 GPS on the bike and it has Bluetooth connection feature, so I just pair the devices and keep my phone in the left front pocket.

For the power ports, you could use ACC terminals in the fuse box and route the wires to the front and/or rear left pockets.
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i've got one from ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heavy-Duty-Bike ... XuZ2CR4CwA

i mounted it in the corner of mine dashboard, and stil have mine phone :)
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I have a Ram X-mount. It is mounted on my right brake reservoir. I find it to be very stable and easy to attach and remove the phone.
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Post by Bluewaterhooker0 »

If you use an OtterBox type case that has a beltclip holster, it can be clipped to your left side pocket cover, attached to one of the straps. Very secure.
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wireguy51 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:45 am

I have a Ram X-mount. It is mounted on my right brake reservoir. I find it to be very stable and easy to attach and remove the phone
I'm with Al on this, but I installed (per his recommendation) a double jointed arm instead of the single sectioned piece. I mounted mine on the left, next to the clutch master cylinder.
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I'm with you guys, the Ram Xmount is really good. My android phone has an Otterbox on the outside so its had rubber grippy stuff and it works terrific with the xmount. Easy on easy off and has never slipped.
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I also have an android with an Otter box.
I used a modified belt clip and RAM mount to the right brake reservoir.
Phone clips in place and won't budge.
When done riding, just remove the phone and put back on my belt clip.
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I put the phone in the left fairing compartment. It is bad enough that I hear it ring and have to answer, I don't like the idea of have to look at it and being further distracted. It's all I can do to cross check instruments and GPS data.
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My brother uses a Ram X-Mount, which is nice. When I went to buy one for my Galaxy S5, I saw this when I was at Iron Pony and liked it better http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-HOL-PD3U . I like the fact that the phone is held on all four sides and its extremely secure. Bottom line is you cant go wrong with Ram mounts, I have one for my GPS as well and have never had an issue. I will say however that I really like the modified Otter clip that NVSB4 made; I should have thought of that, probably could have saved a few bucks.
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This added part of the X-Grip is made of rubber and goes over the ball in the back and then around to each corner. Very secure!
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MikeB wrote: Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:22 pm I put the phone in the left fairing compartment. It is bad enough that I hear it ring and have to answer, I don't like the idea of have to look at it and being further distracted. It's all I can do to cross check instruments and GPS data.
Thanks everyone for their answers, think I found what I want to use and Mike I use my phone for GPS and music while riding. I hate answering calls myself but when you are out on the Bike giving quotes you never know when you might get that call letting you know that you got the job and have to shuffle around some things to get to a customers house. Sometimes the timing is crucial
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I like the modified Otter Box belt clip idea. I think I will use that for my old iphone5 when I go on a long road trip on the bike. My current phone I use is an iphone6+ and it is kind of bulky to use on a motorcycle. I can just swap the sim card and it should be fine.
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I have a 6+ and it mounts fine and doesn't wobble.
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THE ULTIMATE RAM MOUNT SOLUTION

Here is my Ram Mount solution for a Phone, a GPS, or any other similar accessory.
It can easily be removed and the shelter badge can be returned to its original appearance.
The only permanent alteration you will make is carefully drilling two holes for your mounting screws through the black plate which is normally behind the Logo portion of the shelter badge. If you decide to return the shelter badge to its original appearance, those holes will be hidden behind the logo badge.


PARTS PURCHASED

$10.00 EBAY 88-2000 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Upper Shelter Badge
If you are careful, you can actually use the original assembly from your own Goldwing and it can be returned to its original appearance without issue.
I only bought a second one so I could experiment without worry. Again, buying one of these is not absolutely required. Look at that, I already saved you 10 bucks!


$ 6.99 AMAZON Ram Mount (RAM-B-238U) 2.43 x 1.31-Inch Diamond Ball Base with 1-Inch Ball (Black)


$ 9.49 AMAZON Ram Mount Composite Short Double Socket Arm for 1-Inch Ball Bases


$29.99 AMAZON TACKFORM Motorcycle Phone Mount
1" Ball Connection - Heavy Duty Spring Loaded Phone Holder. Compatible with RAM and ARKON 1 Inch Ball System. NO TETHER NEEDED, but they include one anyway.



STEPS TO ADDING THE RAM MOUNT

[ ] Gently pop off your shelter cover and flip it over. No tools are required to remove the shelter cover.
[ ] Remove the 2 Philips head screws that hold the shelter badge assembly in place.


[ ] Remove the shelter badge assembly.


[ ] Using a sharp knife, carefully trim off the bottom of the 4 posts that act as plastic rivets.
Note that the gold ring actually has a black flange.
[ ] Again with a sharp knife, carefully split the gold ring (with flange) away from the base.
Remember, the black part of the bezel is what splits apart - not the gold ring itself.






[ ] After you have split the assembly into three parts, put the two required parts back together but without the actual logo badge.
[ ] Store the logo badge so you can return the shelter badge to its original appearance later if desired.


[ ] Using the Ram mount as a guide, drill the 2 required holes in the black plate portion of the shelter badge assembly.
[ ] Attach the ram mount with 2 small nuts and bolts with lock washers.
You may want to use a Dremel tool to sand down either the ram mount or the lip on the black plate portion of the shelter badge assembly for a perfect fit.
It is hard to describe what I mean here, but you'll understand when you drill the holes and go to add the Ram mount.
[ ] Re-attach the entire new assembly with the ram mount to the shelter and snap the shelter back on your Goldwing.


[ ] Finally, attach the Ram Arm and Phone Mount adjusting it as desired.







ENJOY THE RIDE

This system works perfectly.
Your Phone, a GPS, or any other similar accessory will not fall out regardless of how hard you hit bumps.
And best of all, the shelter badge can be returned to its original appearance.
What more could you want?
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ChrstphrM wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:17 pm

Here is my Ram Mount solution for a Phone, a GPS, or any other similar accessory.
It can easily be removed and the shelter badge can be returned to its original appearance.
Neat idea, I had noticed that spot and have been debating on how to mount my GPS there. I actually bought a complete new cover for $30 to let me mess with it.

I had debated getting that insert 3d printed (I found a file for it online, but have no access to a 3d printer).
I have a spare insert now with the cover, so I may give this a try.

Thanks.
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Got my gps mounted using this setup today:






I see now that the ball mount does not fit without some trimming, so I just mounted mine at an angle I may go back later and trim it so it is straight across instead of at an angle.

I also need to decide how I want to route my power cable, I am debating cutting a hole for the cable to run up through the same piece since I have a spare one.


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