Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and 61 LMT-S GPS

Garmin has decided to continue the DriveSmart line of automotive GPS devices.  The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and Garmin DriveSmart LMT-S are a step up from the base Garmin Drive models. The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S and 61 LMT-S carry all the basic GPS features found in the Drive which includes traffic and lifetime map updates.  The DriveSmart adds the ability to interface with your smartphone via Bluetooth and take advantage of Garmin’s smart notifications which facilitates sharing of information, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. Looks like Garmin merged the 6″ and 7″ models … Read more…

Mounts for a Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle

The Triumph Bonneville motorcycle was first made in 1959.  Triumph is now making its third generation of the Bonneville.  Today we review some smartphone, GPS and camera mount options for a Triumph Bonneville motorcycle. I recently ran into a few Triumph Bonneville owners at a local motorcycle rally in New Jersey.  A photo of one of the bikes accompanies this article.  The easiest place to mount anything is going to be the handlebar. The most popular device to mount on a motorcycle is a smartphone with a lot of new interest for action cameras such as a GoPro.  GPS units are still very … Read more…

Phone, GPS and Camera Mounts for a Honda CBR1000RR Motorcycle

On a warm November day, I made a trip to the Jersey Shore.  Always looking for ideas for mount articles, I ran into a Honda CBR1000RR.  My first thought was how do you mount something to this motorcycle? Fortunately I was able to get a good look and even snap a photo of the cockpit which is attached to this article.  Turns out there are a few locations that will work well on a Honda CBR1000RR to mount a phone, GPS or camera. The reason the Honda CBR1000RR isn’t a straightforward mount project is there’s a lack of handlebar real … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

So now Google makes a phone?  Sure.  Why not.  The Google Pixel and its big brother the Google Pixel XL hit the market in October of 2016.  It’s gotten fairly good reviews too.  With all the Samsung issues of late, this may not be a bad alternative for Android fans.  For iOS fans in love with Siri, Google Assistant might be smarter than her.  It’s a nice looking phone with a great camera. When it comes to mounting, it’s important to know the dimensions of these devices.  The Google Pixel checks in with a 5.0 inch diagonal screen and is 5.60 inches … Read more…

Mounts for a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Motorcycle

I recently took a look at a  Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle while visiting my local Harley showroom here in New Jersey.  I should have taken a photo of the two-up seat because that’s as close to a living room as I have seen on a motorcycle. The photo that accompanies this article is of a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic cockpit.  There are two excellent locations for mounting a device in the handlebar and clutch.  That’s typical for many Harley models.  While I suppose we could also go with a gas tank mount, I think it would look awkward so … Read more…