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Re: Navigating With your cellphone
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2017, 04:25:09 pm »
Can I just stop in here to recommend the RAM-B-149Z-PD3. It doesn't look like much but it's the first phone holder I've used that I actually feel confident using off-road. I wouldn't use it for the Amageza but I've hit some pretty rough shit at speed and my phone stayed put. It doesn't fit the big-big phones (iPhone Plus, S7 Edge etc) by default but a very easy trim off the spring sorts that out without compromising the secure hold.

It's harder to find locally than the X-Grip - I got mine from AnimalGear.co.za

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Re: Navigating With your cellphone
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2017, 04:29:43 pm »
South Africa and Namibia Maps was free download from within OsmAnd app.

Don't know about rest of Africa...

Thanks.  Will check it out.

Has anyone used this App and maps in Africa like nambia bOtsego and do on?
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Re: Navigating With your cellphone
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2017, 09:10:45 am »
Can I just stop in here to recommend the RAM-B-149Z-PD3. It doesn't look like much but it's the first phone holder I've used that I actually feel confident using off-road. I wouldn't use it for the Amageza but I've hit some pretty rough shit at speed and my phone stayed put. It doesn't fit the big-big phones (iPhone Plus, S7 Edge etc) by default but a very easy trim off the spring sorts that out without compromising the secure hold.

It's harder to find locally than the X-Grip - I got mine from AnimalGear.co.za


Only seen this now after creating another thread. Thanks again for the recommendation, this is really an awesome mount.
Got mine from GPS4Africa and believe it or not but RAM SA has got no stock left, they've all been sold out suddenly. :D
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Re: Navigating With your cellphone
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2017, 09:52:24 am »
Only seen this now after creating another thread. Thanks again for the recommendation, this is really an awesome mount.
Got mine from GPS4Africa and believe it or not but RAM SA has got no stock left, they've all been sold out suddenly. :D

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Re: Navigating With your cellphone
« Reply #64 on: April 25, 2017, 11:41:52 am »
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Re: Navigating With your cellphone
« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2018, 11:31:34 am »
Old thread but interesting as cell phones become a more feasible means of navigation....that Ram holder looks great but ouch at the price! :o What else is available?
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Re: Navigating With your cellphone
« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2018, 11:44:57 am »
Old thread but interesting as cell phones become a more feasible means of navigation....that Ram holder looks great but ouch at the price! :o What else is available?

Ask Chris at Flying Brick to get you a price - he sorted me out with a RAM mount recently, very good price & service!
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Re: Navigating With your cellphone
« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2018, 12:21:08 pm »


Quote from: edgy on Today at 11:31:34 am

What else is available?


well, not for your specific bike but for say the BMW 1200 LC..., there is now a very clever device available, that allows you to USE the empty BMW NAV 5 cradle to hold a cellphone in it's cradle: (m-a-n-y 2nd hand and even new bikes come WITHOUT the expensive GPS included...)

AND then POWER it from that OEM cradle, a very clever bit of kit!

(m-a-n-y 2nd hand and even new BMW 1200 LC bikes come WITHOUT the expensive GPS included...)

(below written in Chinese/English, but you get the idea!)



The mobile phone holder can perfectly match the Garmin navigation seat of BMW motorcycle R1200GS. It can replace the Garmin navigation too.
  • You can set the phone quickly with one hand,no shock,no drop,no volume-closed,no power-turned.
  • Mainstream mobile phones can be installed.
  • Two USB charging jacks on the side,you can charge the phone from navigation. The back has take power contact for BMW navigation seat, dont have external power supply outlet of Garmin navigation seat.
  • List: sell phone holder body,one upper jaw and one lower jaw, the external power supply line, four screws and four nuts.

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    We are bringing some in, but it WILL take some time...
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