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Offline Mrak

CELLPHONE MOUNTS AND THEIR DRAWBACKS
« on: October 15, 2019, 12:20:50 pm »
I have been using a RAM X-Grip with my iPhone's for the last 10 months or so. I have unfortunately ended up with my phones camera failing three times. The first time the camera was replaced under warranty by Apple and the last time they replaced the complete device. I have subsequently done some research and found a lot of cases of cameras failing when phones are mounted on motorcycle handlebars. Be aware that you could damage your phone. I was lucky my warranty covered it.
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 12:46:27 pm »
so far so good with my phone

Upgrading in a couple of months so if all else fails  :peepwall:
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 01:05:33 pm »
I think it does depend on the bike and terrain. I've run my phone on my Tigers bars for 2 years, never an issue. Did a fairly long off-road trip of 2500km, in that time, but lots of time commuting in between.  But with the triple it's super smooth.
I've had it on the husky a few times and the thumper vibration is a big deal, so to save my phone I switched to a GPS which died as well.


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Re: CELLPHONE MOUNTS AND THEIR DRAWBACKS
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 01:05:59 pm »
Same here. One ride on tar, 80km later, new iPhone fucked. Never again.
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 01:09:01 pm »
What is the common denominator here... Iphones breaking. 

No data for any other phones. 

So it is safe to deduce that it is an apple thing, not the mount.

Reminds me of a joke:

Guy gets really drunk on Whiskey and water.  Next day BIG hangover.
After that he tried Brandy and water.  Same result, BIG hangover.
He decided it must be the water  :deal:

EDIT: Mine is mounted in the centre of the handlebars
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 01:19:16 pm by Grunder »
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 01:15:30 pm »
I purposely didn't mention the phone brand to not get into yet another war, but then I see the signature let me down.
I'm sure someone will pipe up with an ithing saying his case has been fine, just as scamsung will also have had breakage... I think it is more dependent on the bike and mount point than actual hardware

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 01:36:07 pm »
I'm curious to know whether it's heavy shaking around (rough terrain, falling etc) that dos the damage or the higher frequency vibration (single & 270deg twins, high speed dirt roads etc).

I did about 50,000km on my Transalp and then 10,000km on my 990 with my iPhone 7 Plus in one of these Ram mounts - no problems. Granted probably 90% of the mileage was on tar.
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 04:18:02 pm »
Mine have got damaged on an R1200GSA and on a 990 Adventure, both were mainly ridden on the open road between Cape Town and Knysna so it is probably a high frequency vibration. An iPhone and a Huawei P8.
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2019, 10:34:32 pm »
I tried on the 701 and camera went on Huawie, had it repaired and tried on the LC mostly tar and camera failed again. I'm sure it's high frequency vibration that does the damage and possibly the high tech cameras on the newer phones

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2019, 02:37:44 pm »
Wonder if the CAT phones will survive
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2019, 08:29:05 am »
High frequencies combined with rigid mounts will break anything, especially when on the bars/triple clamp.
Take out the high frequency vib's by using a soft pouch, T2G's is a good one for this.
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2020, 10:43:30 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2020, 11:09:33 pm »
My S9+ Samsung has survived the last year of a 140km per day commute + gravel on weekends in my Desert Fox cradle, even survived 3hrs of solid rain back from Oasis two weeks ago, it was so cold that I couldn't be arsed to stop and save it, I reigned to the fact that it would die but here I am typing on it. The cradle has crushed the corners of the screen protector a bit.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2020, 06:19:38 am »
my prev Samsung rode in X Ram mount, so does my Note9. no issues
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2020, 08:01:58 am »
Not only phones. Couple of years ago my Drift HD camera also failed after a Lesotho trip, with the camera clamped to the crash bar.
 

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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2020, 09:58:52 am »
Pardon my ignorance... Why do you guys not carry your phones on your person in jacket 's pocket?

My reason is that if I had an off and get separated from my bike - at least I have my phone with me to make a call - especially if I am immobilized.

Would like to hear your views and then one will not have the vibration issue.
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2020, 10:01:39 am »
Pardon my ignorance... Why do you guys not carry your phones on your person in jacket 's pocket?

My reason is that if I had an off and get separated from my bike - at least I have my phone with me to make a call - especially if I am immobilized.

Would like to hear your views and then one will not have the vibration issue.

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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2020, 10:07:11 am »
Pardon my ignorance... Why do you guys not carry your phones on your person in jacket 's pocket?

My reason is that if I had an off and get separated from my bike - at least I have my phone with me to make a call - especially if I am immobilized.

Would like to hear your views and then one will not have the vibration issue.

My phone is my GPS

Makes 100% sense then.  :thumleft:
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Re: CELLPHONE MOUNTS AND THEIR DRAWBACKS
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2020, 05:13:07 pm »
Pardon my ignorance... Why do you guys not carry your phones on your person in jacket 's pocket?

My reason is that if I had an off and get separated from my bike - at least I have my phone with me to make a call - especially if I am immobilized.

Would like to hear your views and then one will not have the vibration issue.

My phone is my GPS

Makes 100% sense then.  :thumleft:



I'm with the old school guy here. Believe it or not I just got the first mobile phone I've ever had and I certainly don't need to have it in my face when I'm riding. In fact I don't always carry it.

I find that they can sometimes be left at home and unlike a dog they don't stress and pine for you. As for GPS use, I rarely travel the deserts and jungles of the African continent, and within the borders of the country I've always found it possible to navigate by other means, like knowing where I'm going, or road maps, road signs and if all else fails the tongue in my head.

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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2020, 05:43:03 pm »
sp connect system is amazing especially if u add the anti vibration module