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OfflineRider1260

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    Homebrew GPS / Cell phone mount
    « on: 2021-04-26 03:46:07 »
    As I seem to be adding more tech to my riding, I was looking for an option for mounting my GPS and phone.
    My present GPS mounting location was OK but it blocks 1/2 the speedo and required a look down to see and can be difficult at times.
    and since I added a Cardo to my helmet and XM radio to my phone being able to see my phone seemed more important.
    Its funny to me that now with my BMW I want all the stuff , ( Music , directions . phone ) things I never dreamed I needed or wanted in my 45 years of riding.
    I could have gotten the Mansel mount or the Wunderlich but I find myself with time and crappy weather total cost was $60 it would have been even less if I could have found smaller material and decide on paint before the project.
    I borrowed Ideas from all the mounts I found and combined them.
    The main bracket is 1-1/2" x 1/8" alum angle and the reinforcement bracket is 3/4" x 1/16" angle.
    The finish is Flex Seal , I liked the rubber feel and being not shiny , I tried satin and matt paint but it was still to glossy for me.
    Shake down as soon as I get a break in the weather. 

    OfflineLevisp

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      Re: Homebrew GPS / Cell phone mount
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-04-26 10:26:04 »
      That looks like a very neat installation. The only thing I would change is the Ram mount holder. They work well but are not as neat as say SP Connect or Quad lock. Advantage then is both those companies have anti vibration mounts and if your phone has wireless changing then they both have chargers. Just a thought. I changed from Ram mount holder like yours to SP Connect with anti vibration adapter. Looks neater and I think quicker to attach phone. Can still use the Ram Ball. However that looks like a great job.
      « Last Edit: 2021-04-26 10:40:24 by Levisp »

      OfflineBackofbeyond

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        Re: Homebrew GPS / Cell phone mount
        « Reply #2 on: 2022-01-23 23:04:52 »
        Thats a great looking mount, I have a 2006 model and finding it hard to get a mount that I like. Just a question, on your first picture is that 1 piece that has been bent into shape or is it welded? Looking to make something but it will be with basic tools though. Well done again thanks Paul

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        OfflineBackofbeyond

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          Re: Homebrew GPS / Cell phone mount
          « Reply #3 on: 2022-01-24 20:30:34 »
          I just read your post and realised it said angled aluminium lol cheers

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          OfflineDoctor T

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            Re: Homebrew GPS / Cell phone mount
            « Reply #4 on: 2022-02-24 15:25:40 »
            That would be perfect for me. Fancy making another and selling it to me?
            Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.