RAM Mounts Universal Cell Phone Holder Kit
Works well for larger phones
Well constructed, secures to handle bar without issues. No issues holding my 5.5" phone (LG G4 with case). Grip did not slip at highway speeds and rough roads.
- Positions may be limited due to the ball-socket connections. Some angles are not possible since sockets pivot at 90 degrees.
- Does not seem it would be very secure for smaller phones (< 5" ie: iPhone 5).
- Phone can be turned in the holder due to the nature of the levers. Levers tilt 30-40 degrees based on how far they are open, but stays in place during rides. Have not noticed phone turning unintentionally.
- Instructions say to grip phone with bottom corners touching the rubber grippers. Does not seem like a smart idea with larger phones, the grips would only be holding 1/2 the phone.
- Remember to super glue the rubber grips to the levers.
August 27, 2015
A necessary attachment!
I have been putting my Lumia 1020 on here for the past few months and it has been outstanding. Almost no vibration to the handlebars on my ninja 250 so nothing shakes.
August 13, 2015
bought this so that I could view my iPhone 5c while riding. My iPhone has a lifeproof case and the x-grip arms hold it solidly. the RAM mounts are very solid and adjustable. it may hold the phone without a case, but I feel that it grips my phone better with the lifeproof case.
August 10, 2015
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