Advise Bike phone holder.

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  1. Rockfella

    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    Need a rugged stable no jazz no nonsense mobile phone holder for my bike for GPS navigation.

    Have no idea about brands.

    Any real world users?

    Regards,

    Vivek.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    should have something in a few hrs.
     
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    Capdase .. they have a variety of clamp-type models which can fit on various phones'.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    you have two options -

    Option 1 is magnetic, tank type -

    Cell Phone GPS or Music Systems Magnetic Motorcycle Tank Bag Holder Leather | eBay

    Option 2 is clamp on handlebar type -

    Waterproof GPS Phone Satnav Case Motorcycle Bike Handlebar Mount Holder 4 3" | eBay

    Option 1 is easy to remove and install. Option 2 is harder to remove than install.

    These are the generic ones that'll work for nearly every phone. You can either hook up headphones to the phone for instructions or pair it via bluetooth.

    P.S. - I would also recommend a 12V charging socket on your bike, since GPS burns battery really fast. So a 12V cigarette lighter socket around the steering head that can fit a car charger would be ideal.
     
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    Thanks. This was really helpful. Magnetic seems less hassle. How to get that charging thingy done on my TB?
     
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    Buy a 5 Amp in line fuse. Get some 12-18 Gauge wiring (I used home wiring).

    Connect fuse to Positive terminal of battery and connect wire to other end of fuse. Run the wire length till where you need your charging socket ( I kept mine under the meters ).

    Find a suitable ground there and connect the other end to the socket. Make sure everything is water proof. That's all, you're done.
     
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    This means I have to buy new battery lol. Thanks anyway.
     
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    Is your current battery dead?
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 2, 2014 ---
    If so, invest in a portable battery pack (I saw one 5000 mAH from Sony going for about 2700 INR). The pack can fit in with your cell and keep it charged while on the go.

    As is, if I'm not wrong, your trips won't be more than 2-3 hours in duration. Which can be easily supported by a battery pack, since your phone will run out in about 1-1.5 hours.
     
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    My bike battery has been dead since years so power bank is a better idea. Or I could simply use gps when i get stuck. As is I remember roads better now since i've started using gps lol.
     
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    Just got my bike serviced after 5 months of stand still! Awesome!
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    Who else man? Sanjay. He is doing well. Picked up bike from home (I was on it) pushed it to Sheetla Mata Rd. Bike feels smooooth now. Found a reliable mechanic in Gurgaon. Happy!
     
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