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    Mobile Phone holder 2006 R1200RT

    Looking for a good Mobile Phone holder for my 2006 R1200RT. I acquired the bike last fall and it is time to do something about this. I want the phone in front of me so I can use it for google maps, but preferably not obscuring the instruments. Most of the options I see online assume round handlebars.

    Givi makes a nifty Smart Bar, but the dang thing ain't cheap, and after that I still have to buy the mobile phone mounting device.

    Who is using what on R1200RT bikes?
    An evil barbarian with a wrench in his pocket

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    Check Ram

    Check Ram Mounts. They have various clamp styles that may suit your needs.https://www.rammount.com/consumer/on-road/motorcycle

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    Ram

    I use a Ram mount and it works well....they have an adapter for my RT handle bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laxdad View Post
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    +1, but you'll have to also buy a case for your phone. They integrate well with the Ram mount products.
    https://www.quadlockcase.com/collections/shop-moto
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    Probably move this to the Gear section later
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    When I had my 2005 RT, I used a handlebar mirror stem mount. I bought a cell phone belt clip holder for my phone and screwed it onto the mount (had to remove the belt clip portion and the plate on the mount). Techmount makes one but the stem isn't as long as the one I used. Radarbusters has one also that is a complete kit for a good price.
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    I use a Ram X-Mount (or whatever they are called), with a mount ball attached to this BMW OEM bracket. The phone is somewhat protected from the elements and sits perfectly in my line of sight. I run a USB cable under the dash panel to a charge port I installed on the left inner fairing). That bar was on the bike when I bought it but it's $150+ new. Maybe your dealer can order just the bar itself. On the fiche it looks like it's bundled with the Nav VI mount which you don't need. Yikes. Well, if you can find one it's a great, if horribly overpriced, solution.

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    Phone Mount

    I use this style of phone mount from RAM Mount: https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-HOL-AP25U. It is excellent.

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    Here's a link to the RAM piece which will give you a way to mount to the handlebar: https://www.cyclegear.com/accessorie...with-hole-base

    You could then use any other RAM mount attached to the ball on the handlebar. X-mount or the one suggested by Kent Niederhofer.
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    I use the 1" Ram ball mount called the Ram-B-367U. It replaces one of the handlebar base bolts. I put one on either handlebar base for flexibility to mount two devices (phone and GPS). With a ball mounted at the handlebar base my phone obscures the lower third of the speedometer, from 20 something MPH to 120 something. From the ball I use a short double socket arm Ram-B-201U which is 3.73" long. The phone size will determine what Ram X-Grip to purchase.

    There are other ways and locations to mount a phone. This is the way I do it.
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    I use this one

    https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-149Z-A-PD4U

    I have a RAM ball that replaces one of the handlebar mount bolts. Works well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurmugin View Post
    I use this one

    https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-149Z-A-PD4U

    I have a RAM ball that replaces one of the handlebar mount bolts. Works well for me.
    I've used one of those on my bicycle for several years and it works good.
    $16.49 from Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/RAM-MOUNTS-...8683941&sr=8-8
    It's probably not long enough for a Plus Phone.
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    This mount isn't cheap but beats those X type Ram mounts IMHO... YMMV
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    Thanks everybody

    Thanks everybody. After much consideration I've going to go with the Givi Smart Bar and some sort of Ram device for the phone. This combo is going to give me the options I need for anything I need to mount, including multiple devices if I add a formal GPS, for example.
    An evil barbarian with a wrench in his pocket

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