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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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RAM Mount okay here?

Hi All,

I'm new to this forum. Just got my first bike a few weeks back, G310R. I'm starting to add some accessories. My question is related to the U-Bolt RAM mount for my cell phone. I would like it as far away from me and as close to the main display as possible. (Ideally they would be side by side) I've only been digging around for a bit but I find that If I mount the U-Bolt around the metal arm that comes off of/protects the master cylinder it gets pretty close. Any issues with mounting the bracket here?? Any other locations you've found using the U-Bolt that gets close to the main display?

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Thanks!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 01:21 AM
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That "metal arm" does not protect the master cylinder, it is the master cylinder. It is not wise to attach the mount there as, if you drop the bike (always a possibility for a new rider), and the phone puts pressure on this you will end up with no brake when it fractures. Somewhat inconvenient.

As a grumpy old git I would say, especially at your stage, forget the phone and concentrate on riding the bike.
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Hi All,

I'm new to this forum. Just got my first bike a few weeks back, G310R. I'm starting to add some accessories. My question is related to the U-Bolt RAM mount for my cell phone. I would like it as far away from me and as close to the main display as possible. (Ideally they would be side by side) I've only been digging around for a bit but I find that If I mount the U-Bolt around the metal arm that comes off of/protects the master cylinder it gets pretty close. Any issues with mounting the bracket here?? Any other locations you've found using the U-Bolt that gets close to the main display?

See attached for specific location.

Thanks!
Greg
much better to use different systems for installing the Ram Ball. For instance this one, which you fit under the mirror.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 11:42 AM
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The U bolt is meant for the bars, that's where it should stay.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 04:00 PM
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Omg,
Seeing the pictures I totaly agree with all the other reactions.
If you put pressure on the mount you probably damage the master cylinder.
The ram mount is normally used for the handlebar (or other places like the mirror), not for the master cylinder.
Find a nice spot on your handlebar .....

I donít know how healthy the 1 cilinder vibrations are for your telephone.
I was told that the vibrations of the bike could destroy your telephone.
Find this out before .........
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 08:55 AM
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I've been running a Quadlock mount on my bike for about 8 months now.

Fantastic mount.

No issues with my s9+ and I'm using the s9+ quadlock case also.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the words of advice. As a new rider this is all very helpful. Had my running in service yesterday and the mechanic pretty much said the same thing. It will be mounted on the bars.

Also, I don't plan on using this all the time but I got it for when I'm ready to venture off my normal routes and use my phone for a GPS. Plus it's just fun to add things to your bike!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 09:33 AM
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I use mine daily, having it right there means I can easily change the song which is playing in my helmet via my intercom.

My intercom is the lx-6 which is the older version of this:
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bt1Z2iNS
It's been faultless in all weather conditions and on two different helmets.

Also I highly recommend ear plugs, I use the pinlock ones and I love them. I can still hear traffic, the bike, etc.. But it cuts out the wind noise!
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Great to haar you got good advice.

Did they (dealer) say something about vibrations and the phone ?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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No, only that it wouldn't be wise to mount anything to the master. I'd imagine they wouldn't have much knowledge as far as the phone goes.
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