Cleaner & better GPS / phone mounts for the 250 Rally

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This part works well enough and is reasonably compact
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This combo is less than optimal

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.

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The RAM mount also brings the phone too much away from the dash thus covering unnecessarily part of the speedo.

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This transformer looking monstrosity is not what I want either

Better Solutions

1. PERFECT SQUEEZE PHONE MOUNT

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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

OR

It’s sold by Hondo Garage there -> http://www.hondogarage.com/index.php/product/landing/perfect-squeeze-phone-mount

 

2. HERMANN Mechatronik mount

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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

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The thinner straight black plastic piece in the pic above can be left out if so desired.

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.

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NAWA 25mm connector

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.

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Nawa connectors used as tool tube mounts.

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

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Nawa connector mounted on the GPS bar

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Much better than the RAM arm

7 thoughts on “Cleaner & better GPS / phone mounts for the 250 Rally

  1. The HERMANN MECHATRONIK MOUNT is designed to hold all Zumos. No additional material needed. You can use the Touratech brackets as well. Perfect mount for my Zumo 350.

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      1. True, but I prefer to pocket the device rather than leave on the bike. Locked or not. I also mostly use my phone now as a GPS and I’m likely to keep it with me when off the bike.

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  2. nice, the NAWA idea, we will try and do something similar here in Cape Town (South Africa) for an in-store display bike we have coming to us in a few weeks – neat tip, thanks!
    Chris & Team, http://www.flyingbrick.co.za

    PS: will watch your thread for other nifty ideas – no pressure!

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