Mounts for Peterbilt Trucks and Rigs

We spend a lot of time talking about phone, GPS and laptop mounts for cars and motorcycles.  Today, we go in the opposite direction and talk about mounts for Peterbilt trucks and rigs. This isn’t as easy as simply using a mount made for a car.  A Peterbilt truck is much larger.  The windshield is further from the driver.  The seats are higher.  Everything is a further reach.  We need to look at larger and heavier duty mounts. There are mounts available to hold almost anything.  From something as small as an Apple iPhone to as large as a full-sized … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for a Nextar GPS

Nextar was a GPS manufacturer that marketed GPS devices globally.  Several years ago, they stopped marketing to North America.  If anyone has a Nextar GPS and needs a custom cradle, it’s going to be a real challenge to find.  Especially for older GPS devices. So what should you do if you’re mount is broken and you still have affection for your Nextar GPS?  That’s a good question. You likely found this article by searching on the terms ‘Nextar Mount’.  So we’ll try to help with some suggestions for car and motorcycle mounts for a this GPS. There were a lot of different Nextar models.  They were priced … Read more…

Old School Garmin GPS Car Mounts and Holders

I remember my first GPS.  It was a Garmin Streetpilot III GPS.  These were large units. About the size of an average human foot.  Garmin provided an adhesive dash mount which was actually a good mount.  I remember when I replaced this GPS with a new Garmin Nuvi 350, I liked the mount so much more than the suction variety, that I used it for the Nuvi as well.  That was what I would call an old school Garmin GPS car mount. Back in the days of my old Garmin Streetpilot III GPS, the only company that made mounts for a … Read more…

Piaggio MP3 Scooter Cell Phone and GPS Mounts

Piaggio has manufactured in excess of 150,000 MP3 scooters since the introduction in 2006. That’s a large enough install base to warrant an article about Piaggio MP3 mounts for cell phones and GPS devices. The number of locations for mounting a cell phone or GPS to a Paggio MP3 scooter is much more limited than a typical motorcycle.  It’s a way different design from a conventional motorcycle such as a Harley-Davison or Suzuki, mainly because there’s no handlebar real estate to attach anything to.  This isn’t uncommon for a scooter.  Fortunately we identified some alternative mounts that will fit a Piaggio MP3 scooter quite well. … Read more…

Mounts for Yamaha YZF-R3 Motorcycles

The Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the company’s best selling motorcycles.  The challenge of mounting anything on this model motorcycle is the lack of a traditional handlebar.  Brands like Harley-Davidson make mounting phones, GPS devices and cameras easy because these have a traditional handlebar with a lot of real estate.  Just pick a well made handlebar mount with a quality holder, attach it to the handlebar and off you go.  Not so with the Yamaha YZF-R3.  So let’s take a look at some options. As I investigated what types of mounts fit the Yamaha YZF-R3, I found it to be … Read more…

Kymco Scooter Mounts for Phones, GPS and Cameras

This is our second scooter mount article.  A recent inquiry led us to investigate the topic of device mounts for a Kymco Xciting scooter.  Kymco manufactures a large variety of scooters ranging from the entry-level 50cc Super 8 to the top of the line Xciting 500Ri ABS.  We are going to give some ideas on how to mount cameras, smartphones and GPS units. Mounting devices on any scooter is more challenging than placing them on a motorcycle.  That’s because most scooters aren’t built like motorcycles.  A motorcycle typically has some empty space on the handlebar where a clamp can easily be … Read more…