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Hi guys, I am struggling to find a compact, affordable mount to attach my Galaxy S10+ to the thin 12mm top cross bar.

 

RAM mounts stick out too much;

Others all are designed for greater than 20mm cross bar = direct to the handlebar.

 

I saw a guy who made his own - it looked very professional - he could go commercial

 

Any ideas please???

 

Peter

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1 hour ago, prwatts said:

Hi guys, I am struggling to find a compact, affordable mount to attach my Galaxy S10+ to the thin 12mm top cross bar.

 

RAM mounts stick out too much;

Others all are designed for greater than 20mm cross bar = direct to the handlebar.

 

I saw a guy who made his own - it looked very professional - he could go commercial

 

Any ideas please???

 

Peter

Peter, I have mounted my smartphone in a very simple but effective way.  As you can see on the photo it is a cheap smartphone holder and to fill the space between the ring I have wrapped a strip of bicycle tire.  It works very well also on offroad track.  In the meantime I have ordered a slightly more robust product.  I hope you can do something with it

 

Nick

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1 hour ago, prwatts said:

Hi guys, I am struggling to find a compact, affordable mount to attach my Galaxy S10+ to the thin 12mm top cross bar.

 

RAM mounts stick out too much;

Others all are designed for greater than 20mm cross bar = direct to the handlebar.

 

I saw a guy who made his own - it looked very professional - he could go commercial

 

Any ideas please???

 

Peter

Peter, I have mounted my smartphone in a very simple but effective way.  As you can see on the photo it is a cheap smartphone holder and to fill the space between the ring I have wrapped a strip of bicycle tire.  It works very well also on offroad track.  In the meantime I have ordered a slightly more robust product.  I hope you can do something with it

 

Nick

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Hi. Looks great.

 

Could you send a link to where you bought this from please?

 

I've seen this and although expensive(ish) it looks great and gets very good reviews. Waterproof (very important) and I like the little hood to stop the glare. But it would probably be have to mounted to the handlebars the correct way around.

 


Givi S957B Universal Smartphone Holder from the UK's leading online bike store. Free UK delivery over £25 and easy returns on our range of over 80,000 products.

 

Cheers

Rich

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Motorcycle & bike waterproof Smartphone mount specialists developing unique mounting solutions for Apple Samsung Smartphones.

These guys do an 8-16mm mounting point for their cases if you're after a solid case. I've got an S10+ too. According to their newsletter, they're launching the S10+ specific case next month.

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...tested the solution shown above and don't like it. 

 

My single solution for MTB, Racebike, Car and Motorcycle since 2 years is this.

Super happy with it. Looks very minimalist and flimsy, but easy to use and keeps my iPhone XS perfect in place, also on the heavily shaking MTB rides.

 


SP Connect - Quick and Secure Smartphone Mounting for iPhone, Samsung and other devices with the Multi Activity Bundle, Bike Bundle, Car Bundle, Fitness Bundle

 

I have the SP wireless charger on my Tenere (and another in my car) + SP Mirror Mount (12mm)+ 50cm USB-C to 12V connector cable (spiral) from Amazon. And I have the rain cover, although not yet used or needed.

 

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DETAILS The SP ConnectTM MIRROR MOUNT lets you mount your smartphone to your scooter or motorbike in seconds. Just fasten the MIRROR MOUNT to a mirror of your scooter or crossbar of your motorcycle and you are ready to mount the SP ConnectTM PHONE CASE(or UNIVERSAL INTERFACE) by placing it on the mount and...
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    DESCRIPTION The SP Connect WIRELESS CHARGING MODULE can be mounted on any SP Connect mount. Just as it did without, your SP Connect Phone Case attaches in seconds with a 90 ° turn. Now all you have to do is attach this module for wireless charging to a power source (USB socket, battery, power bank, ...) and you...

 

For longer trips I’ve used my Garmin 595, not sure if it is big for the Tenere, not yet tested.

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Hi , 

I went for the QUAD lock mirror mount , it fits perfectly to the T7 cross bar and is very secure , you need to also buy the universal adapter £11.95 that stick to your phone or phone cover . The mirror mount is £29 but on checkout get 10% off .

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Simon f

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Hi I use both as the sat-nav is great for everyday use but Google maps is a great tool for finding places and in city centers. I  have a ram ball mount on the top of the top fork and awaiting a sat-nav bracket for the bar which is a bit to close to the clocks.

 

Cheers Mick    

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Hi Peter I bought a 25mm ram mount ball with a hole in the middle and a longer bolt for £2.95 from ebay and an Otterbox cover for the phone, I cut the belt clip of the otter-box drilled it and put a ram ball on the back. the phone just clips in the case. 

 

hope this is useful I could photograph and post when I get home on Friday. Mick      

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Just swapped out my RAM X-mount for a Quad Lock setup. Keeps my nav-bar free for a Garmin when I get it!

 

I went for the cycling stem mount which works a treat on the handlebar between the bar clamps.

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The Quad Lock® Bike Mount is the lightest and strongest and most secure smartphone bike mount on the market.

 

Here it is in landscape mode:

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Showing the mount cable tied into place and the stand-off clearance to the bar clamps:

(I need to do something about the messy cable!)

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Works in portrait mode too! (Would be better with a cable that has a right-angled plug to the phone).

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What I also like about this setup is that the mount itself is nice and compact when the phone isn't there. My RAM mount set-up was a bit of a monstrosity without the phone in it! 

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20 hours ago, CReamflourish said:

Just swapped out my RAM X-mount for a Quad Lock setup. Keeps my nav-bar free for a Garmin when I get it!

 

I went for the cycling stem mount which works a treat on the handlebar between the bar clamps.

2-Road_BikeMountPro_Profile_1200x.jpg?v=

The Quad Lock® Bike Mount is the lightest and strongest and most secure smartphone bike mount on the market.

 

Here it is in landscape mode:

20200217_201750585_iOS.thumb.jpg.f2c1d040f451825c47ebca6e2aeb7ba4.jpg

 

Showing the mount cable tied into place and the stand-off clearance to the bar clamps:

(I need to do something about the messy cable!)

20200217_201814264_iOS.thumb.jpg.f093cca318b538de998717bfb3f09461.jpg

 

Works in portrait mode too! (Would be better with a cable that has a right-angled plug to the phone).

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What I also like about this setup is that the mount itself is nice and compact when the phone isn't there. My RAM mount set-up was a bit of a monstrosity without the phone in it! 

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Thanks for this post man. This is the exact low profile setup I was looking into, and am glad I can avoid the bulky X-mount as well. Free shipping to Canada, and I will also swap in my GPS here as long as this adaptor can get a good fit on the Montana. Cheers 

 

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The Quad Lock™ Universal Adaptor can be adhered directly to most smartphones or cases and is compatible with all Quad Lock™ Mounts.

 

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  Hello at all, I have mounted my Samsung Note 9 with a cheeper support (12 euro by amazon)

 

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Touratech, GPS handlebar bracket, Garmin Zumo 590...

Prefered this Position, much more stable than on top of windscreen…

 

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Hi to all, 

This is my first post on any forum, so sorry if its not quite right. 

In relation to the GPS mount. I found the ebay sells these 12mm guide rail supports at £2.50 a pair. Then I just made an aluminium plate to mount the Garmin zumo connection. 

Took about 2hours from start to finish. 

There are power points under each side panel that come from the accessories fuse. 

Pictures attached I hope. 

 

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Hi Nige T. That is absolutely perfect, just what I have been looking for. Just picked my T7 up 2 days ago. Where do you wire in the Garmin or do you use the power take off?

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