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…

Phone, GPS and Drink Mounts for a BMW R1200RT Motorcycle

The BMW R1200RT is a touring motorcycle that has been around since 2005.  There have been one major design change since then.  Because of the lack of traditional handlebar where there’s some spare mounting space, this motorcycle is a bit more challenging to mount a phone, GPS, camera or drink holder. The photo that accompanies this article is a BMW R1200RT.  This motorcycle owner has overcome the challenge of mounting his stuff.  He has a Garmin Zumo 590LM mounted to the fairing.  There’s a RAM X-Grip phone holder mounted to the center of where the handlebars attach.  The bottle of water wasn’t … Read more…

Phone and GPS Mounts for KTM Motorcycles

Let’s discuss some mounts that are going to work well on a KTM motorcycle.  KTM is one of the easier motorcycle brands to mount cell phones and GPS devices to.  This is because most of them have a decent amount of handlebar space.  The typical diameter of a KTM handlebar comes in at around an inch (actually a lot are 7/8″ to be exact).  The majority of handlebar mounts made for a motorcycle come typically fit diameters up to 1.25 inches and range downwards so most KTM handlebars are going to fall into the right diameter range. At this point, … Read more…

Mounts for BMW Motorcycles

BMW makes a lot of different motorcycle models and they all have different characteristics.  Some have a traditional handlebar and some do not.  A lot of them have large mirrors with a stem.  Some have an accessible fork stem hole.  Some do not.  These are all common places to mount a cell phone, camera or GPS. As mentioned in other articles on this topic, motorcycle owners like to mount things on their bikes.  The most popular items mounted are cell phones and GPS units.  I also see some that mount cameras, satellite radios and even drinks.  While the most popular … Read more…

Techmount TechGripper Universal Smartphone Gripper Review

The Techmount TechGripper Universal Smartphone Gripper is a cradle that’s designed to use in rugged environments such as a motorcycle. This is a cradle can be used for smartphones and GPS devices.  This isn’t one of those cradles made to operate with one hand.  You will need two hands to open and close due as this is a cradle made to keep a tight grip on your device.  The sides of the grips are padded to prevent marking and opens up to four inches.  That’s a large and sizable opening for a spring loaded cradle.  To put it into perspective, an Apple iPhone 6 … Read more…

Motorcycle Fork Stem Phone Mounts

A motorcycle fork stem mount fits the steering stem hole in the top triple clamp assembly.  This is a popular location for a smartphone unit as it is easy to see and doesn’t take up any handlebar space.  This is especially useful for motorcycles that do not have a traditional handlebar. Typical mounting procedures call for inserting a stem accessory which is manufactured specifically for this location.  Some stem mounts are made of multiple parts and are fastened with machine screws into the stem.  Other stem mounts are manufactured of a thick rubber component and the mount is twisted tightly into the … Read more…