I have been searching for a cleaner solution to mounting my phone on the bike ever since I installed the first mount (https://honda250rally.com/2017/03/21/gps-phone-mount-version-1-0/)
While the 1.0 mount sort of works, it’s not very elegant and I hate that the X-grip wont keep the phone still. The grip has a certain amount of “free rotation” due to the design of the gripping mechanism. While the problem is mostly cosmetic, the movement does throw a few apps off as they interpret that the phone is shaked or sometimes flipped sideways.
The RAM mount also brings the phone too much away from the dash thus covering unnecessarily part of the speedo.
1. PERFECT SQUEEZE PHONE MOUNT
This is the best one I have found. Very simple, very clean and rugged. Folks at ADVrider.com have succesfully mounted this on the Rally. Looky here for pics -> http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/honda-crf250-rally-owners.1212233/page-51
You can get in on Amazon.com -> Perfect Squeeze Off-Road Phone Mount
It’s sold by Hondo Garage there -> http://www.hondogarage.com/index.php/product/landing/perfect-squeeze-phone-mount
2. HERMANN Mechatronik mount
This only a partial solution as it doesn’t hold anything on it’s own. It needs a pouch or a mounting plate depending on what your plans are. Still a very clean and compact product. Price is around 45 euros.
3. THE NAWA CONNECTOR
My own find. This is a boat part designed to be used as a fender holder mount on boat railings (25mm). It’s a rather beautifully designed thing with stainless nuts and bolts and costs under 10 euros. This again needs a pouch, but I will be used to use one anyway since a certain phone manufacturer hadn’t figured out waterproofing by the time I got my fruit logoed phone.
The sizing of the mount is perfect for the 22mm mount bar. With the mount being 25mm it allows just enough room to slip a piece of inner tube between the mount and bar.
I used a bigger version (32mm) of the same connector on a previous motorcycle project as a mount for a tool tube. More here-> http://black-bolt.blogspot.fi/2016/02/fuel-bottle-holder-toolbox-for-yamaha.html
A test mounting using the NAWA connector