RAM Mounts Universal Cell Phone Holder Kit
Yes your device will fly away but.....
Yes it will fly off with one good jolt. I also had to reposition the phone after a ruff patch of road.
Make sure your rubber grips are secure. They do slip off! I super glued them. They mention this in the instructions. Yes I read the instructions. :)
I might look into putting a stronger spring for the X grip. I used 2 elastics positioned under the phone to give it a tighter grip and I was unable to jolt my phone off . Horizontal or vertical position. But the elastic are a pain in the ( * ) when you want to remove your device.
This product would be even better if it had a pressure lever to prevent the X grip from moving once the device is positioned.
So there you go RAM, the info on what to do for version 2.0 and if you do decide to make the rev 2.0 with a pressure lever/button to prevent the X from moving please send me a FREE unit. :)
July 27, 2015
Super-grip, great product
I've always ridden with my phone in my pocket, which makes it difficult to navigate when you have to pull over, take your gloves off, and figure out what's going on.
Add this mount to your ride and the information is in your line of vision. Add a communicator to your helmet, and this mount's value increases exponentially. Changing pandora stations, answering making calls, adjusting GPS navigation, and watching Netflix (kidding), become so much easier. It completely changes the style of riding in that you're no longer unsure of which road to take, or trail if you're an off-roader.
I've crashed off-road a couple of times with my phone attached to the RAM mount. Surprisingly to me, the phone didn't budge. One of these crashes was off a ledge onto a rock, where the left handlebar slammed into the rocks below. So if you're questioning the grip, trust me when I say that it's going to take a unique situation to rip your phone off of this holder.
June 17, 2015
Very good product. Great for holding my IPhone 5. Tested it over a 1100 mile trip up the Blue Ridge Parkway and back on the highways with speeds between 70 and 80 mph with problems at all. Very easy to mount and versatile in positioning.
June 15, 2015
Unable to hold iPhone 6 on an expressway. Don't buy
If you ever think of using a universal cell phone mount on a motorcycle handle bar, then you may have a different look and feel of the phone (provided you're lucky to recover it). While riding on Parkway on the left most lane, iPhone-6 came off lose from the X-grip holder. Fortunate to have dropped right on the left shoulder yellow line with its face down, it probably was run over several times by cars before it was recovered in approx 60 mins. Although the screen is shattered, it is operational and its body intact. Except for navigational device or GoPros that are anchored to handlebar, think twice before you mount something else on the handlebar.
June 11, 2015
The RAM mount works as advertised.
The mount is truly versatile. It adjusts to any angle you need and securely holds my Iphone 5s with an otter case. I was able to position it centered with the speedo on my 750 street.
June 9, 2015
Lost my iPhone 5!!!!
At first, it was a great product. After one year of daily use, the rubber ends of the clamp would slide up pretty easily.
I never thought that one Sunday morning, while riding thru the twisty roads on the mountains where I live, I`ll look down to find out that one rubber clamp came off and so did my iPhone5...phone was never found!!
It is definitely a GREAT bang for the buck until you LOSE your $400 phone!!! I`m beyond disappointed.
June 9, 2015
Basically all you need to mount your phone up...just buy it.
Long story short, if you have a larger late-model smartphone and you're confused as to exactly what you need to mount it to your bike, just stop reading and buy this kit.
I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, and it fits very nicely in this rig. In fact, it seems like the thing was designed for even larger phones...it could easily accommodate a Note series phone, for instance. The only people who MIGHT have trouble are folks with smaller phones. I'm not totally sure a 1st/2nd gen iPhone-sized device would fit very well.
The kit comes with a few (maybe 3?) different types of mounting hardware. I'm not at home by my shed right now, so I can't check on the leftovers, but I figure 90% of you will probably use the U-bolt like I did, at least initially. It installed super quick (a socket wrench helps speed things up) and I was able to test-configure it a number of different ways to decide what I liked best. In the end I settled on a fairly central bar mount, with the phone protruding toward me and sitting just above the tank. It's a perfect location to glance at the screen if necessary, and to fiddle with the phone when stopped. The grabber grips the phone firmly, and I'm not even slightly worried about it jiggling loose or anything like that.
I paired my phone with a new Sena SMH-10R, and I honestly couldn't be happier. It's a whole new world in terms of riding enjoyment and convenience.
June 8, 2015
Perfect for my Galaxy S5
This phone mount works great on my 2015 Yamaha FZ-07. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 with a minimal case and it holds the device firmly in place, even at higher speeds. Install is very simple (I used the U-bolt). There is also hardware to attach to the brake/clutch reservoir which doesn't look difficult either. If you need a phone holder, get this.
May 18, 2015