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    RAM mount / iPhone question

    Hi All

    Can anyone offer any help on this... I have a 1200RT and I use a Ram Mount with the 4 rubber fingers that hold the phone in place (yes I have the tether also). I have an iPhone with a case around it and when I put the phone in the Ram mount, the fingers push in on the volume and buttons and the button on the right side that unlocks the phone. Is there a case that you know of that has the buttons on both sides of the case indented so the fingers ride over the buttons and don't constantly push on the buttons? A link would help if you have it

    Thanks in advance
    Ron

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    I experienced the same and solved the problem by simply using a razor blade to notch out the rubber where it contacts the buttons. Works great... no issues.

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    Welcome to the forum, Ron! Ram mounts seem to be popular...hopefully others will be along with additional ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Ron! Ram mounts seem to be popular...hopefully others will be along with additional ideas.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIARCG View Post
    I experienced the same and solved the problem by simply using a razor blade to notch out the rubber where it contacts the buttons. Works great... no issues.
    You mean the rubber ends of the fingers right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronslater View Post
    You mean the rubber ends of the fingers right?
    Correct... place the phone in the mount as you want it to be. Take note of where the rubber "fingers" contact the buttons and notch them out just enough to clear the buttons but still grasp the phone.
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    I've always adjusted the phone position in the mount to avoid the fingers clamping on the buttons... With my Samsung Galaxy phones, that means the top fingers of the X-Grip ride just below the curves at the top of the phone, and the bottom fingers are clear of the buttons. Had a low-speed high-side on an SV650 and the phone stayed firmly in the X-Grip without the tether. (40ish MPH, bike did a 180 like a bullet leaving the barrel, and landed upside down. I tumbled a bit and scuffed up my gear some, sliding the face shield sideways across the pavement.)

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    Get a Tackform mount. Same ball concept as RAM, but smaller sized and all metal ball mount, all metal CNC metal materials. They do have adapters to utilize the larger RAM ball. The spring loaded phone mount holds a phone better and no rubber feet to fall off. I've had my phone in the Tackform mount on a selfie stick and swung it around like a golf club and it won't come off, very well made, engineered and designed in Chicago area, great small company to do business with.

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