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Does anyone have any experience of fitting a sat nav, or phone mount on a bike with clip ons? I'm really struggling to find anything decent for an SV650 with clip on handlebars as there's just virtually no where to mount anything. 

 

Ever since I've started driving/riding, I've always liked to set off with a plan in mind of a general area or a particular road I'd like to try. I know a lot of people just set off and decide as they're going along, but I generally like to have some sort of plan. A sat nav would be ideal for me as I can set up a route on my PC on waze, and then just go to my phone and open the app and there it is ready to go. 

 

 

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Yes, I use a ram ball that replaces one of the bolts of your clip ons.

The bolt passes through the ball itself, very neat and tidy.

The pack comes with three lengths of bolt.

Works perfectly. The shop has an absolutely endless (almost) variety.

 

Genuine RAM-B-367U 1" BALL MOTORCYCLE BASE WITH HOLE AND M8 SCREW - BEWARE FAKES | eBay

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14 hours ago, mealexme said:

I've used these in the past on a sports bike. It works well, and is nice and centered

 

Ultimateaddons Centre Fork Stem Yoke Motorcycle Bike Mount Attachment Components | eBay

 

I've got ultimateaddons on my CBR. Can't fault it. 

 

All the brands basically work the same though so just choose the one that has the best attachment to your phone/ camera for you. I used UA as I put my phone in their hard case so my phones touch screen still works in the rain. 

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@Simon Davey

No, I'm still looking. I can't decide what to do and I'm probably overthinking it. 

 

I've decided I don't like the idea of my phone mounted somewhere on the bike. It's better in my pocket I think as there's less chance of it being "lost" if I was to come off and it's got emergecy contacts on etc. I'd rather it be on my person if you like. 

 

I'm now looking down the avenue of a seperate sat nav and seen a tomtom rider with a mount on ebay, but realised I've now got to pay for the kids afterschool club so funds are low again 😂. Anyone fancy subbing me? 😇

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I stupidly bought a Ultimate Addons phone mount and case, it's brilliant, but like you, I keep my phone in my pocket, and just mount the satnav on the clip-on mount. 

My satnav controls my phone so happy days. 

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42 minutes ago, Phil1 said:

I've decided I don't like the idea of my phone mounted somewhere on the bike. It's better in my pocket I think as there's less chance of it being "lost" if I was to come off and it's got emergecy contacts on etc. I'd rather it be on my person if you like. 

 

Problem solved :classic_laugh:

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Moving back to this subject again.....

 

I've just realised I've got a 5-6 year old (my last) HTC phone which still works fine. It needs a new screen and back on it but other than that it's ok.

 

I'm now thinking I can use this as a sat nav, whilst keeping my main phone in my pocket. The old phone doesn't have a sim card etc, but I can set up a hotspot on my new phone, and connect to it wirelesly.

 

Onto mounting it to the bike..... I've decided I might be able to use the locking nut on the top centre of the yoke as it has a hole pre-drilled into it......

 

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The nut just unscrews off using a 32mm socket.

 

Putting a short M6 stainless bolt/set screw through the hole with a locking nut on it, and then use one of these as a starting point....

 

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They do one with a threaded base already on it, but it would make it virtually impossible to get the socket back over the top to screw the nut back to the top of the yoke, using the above I can screw the nut back on, and then the ball mount on afterwards. 

 

Then one of these.....

 

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It should in theory give me enough to bring the phone to a position where it's out of the way of everything and still be easy to see. Somewhere to the left of the igntion barrel should be ideal. 

 

The only thing I'd need to do then is introduce a way to keep the battery topped up, which should be easy enough, lots of options in that department. 

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