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Anyone try this on 2014 N1K? I took out the plug on the bike and it has a hexed opening versus a smooth round bore. Do you think this would still work? I just want to mount my iPhone there for GPS and to see who is calling.

RAM Motorcycle Fork Stem Base with 1" Ball

There are no easy places to mount a phone on our bikes is there? :(

Here is the instruction video I found on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Ss_ESdQNA
 

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Anyone try this on 2014 N1K? I took out the plug on the bike and it has a hexed opening versus a smooth round bore. Do you think this would still work? I just want to mount my iPhone there for GPS and to see who is calling.

RAM Motorcycle Fork Stem Base with 1" Ball

There are no easy places to mount a phone on our bikes is there? :(

Here is the instruction video I found on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Ss_ESdQNA
I Got it and it works. I recommend getting a 1 in. arm. The 3 inch is a bit much in my opinion.
 
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Stays put.... Even in a wheelie
 
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I have the same setup on my N1K - C14 RAM ball with a short screw-tight clamp with the holder. The spring-loaded holder is perfect for smart phones. I had an iPhone 4 and then upgraded to an iPhone 6. The size difference was no problem with this mount. Both were held securely. I plug a Powerlet iPhone 5s-or-later charger into the close-by Powerlet jack so I can run a special app that tracks my movements without worrying about battery charge.

I don't usually need navigation, which is readily available through the iPhone Maps app. But also I have found an app that uses GPS for navigation, a dead-on speedometer, compass, altimeter, total miles, elapsed time, total distance, stopped time, current speed, average speed, max speed, and recorder of my trip (including speeds) for review afterward. It's called SpeedTracker. It's on the Apple App Store. I wish it also had an ambient temp reading, but no such luck.
 

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I Got it and it works. I recommend getting a 1 in. arm. The 3 inch is a bit much in my opinion.
Can you give any tips on how you made it fit?

I destroyed one of these yesterday trying to get it tight enough not to flop around.. the way the hex hole is I wasn't able to get it all the way into the hole.. do you have it fitting flush with the forkstem or did you use a larger washer and keep it above the nut?
 

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Can you give any tips on how you made it fit?

I destroyed one of these yesterday trying to get it tight enough not to flop around.. the way the hex hole is I wasn't able to get it all the way into the hole.. do you have it fitting flush with the forkstem or did you use a larger washer and keep it above the nut?

Although its tight enough, there is still motion able to be made. I did not Superman tighten it . I tend to also Destroy stuff, so Just enough that it didnt move too much was suffice. So now, Even with the phone Mounted, there is still motion if you move it but not enough to move on its own or flop around.
 

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My bro and I bought the ball with the 8mm screws (like this one: Amazon.com: Ram Mount Motorcycle Handln'tebar Clamp Base with M8 Screws: Automotive). You just replace one of the handlebar clamp screws with a longer bolt that holds the RAM mount ball. It works great. I have to lean forward a little to see my left turn signal indicator but otherwise, no obstructions to the view...
That's a great option.
Any after photos?

What do you use for a power port (usb/cigarette) mount?
If that's another thread, I couldn't locate it?
 

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On most tank bags there is a clear pocket for a phone and maybe a larger clear pocket for an old school map. Now if you had your phone connected to a usb/micro usb cable you could tuck it into the larger pocket for a lazy makeshift gps setup.

I think that scenario would work on my rapid transit recon 19. The viewing angle would be rough at best.
I know a ram mount is best but this would do in a pinch.
 

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On most tank bags there is a clear pocket for a phone and maybe a larger clear pocket for an old school map. Now if you had your phone connected to a usb/micro usb cable you could tuck it into the larger pocket for a lazy makeshift gps setup.

I think that scenario would work on my rapid transit recon 19. The viewing angle would be rough at best.
I know a ram mount is best but this would do in a pinch.
Your phone will overheat and give you the yellow triangle of death (iphone) if you try this. You need airflow over the device to keep up with the heat generated by all the electronics, especially if you keep the screen on.

I use an iPhone exclusively for all my electronics, and it will run all day in the sun (except for extreme cases - it overheated once in Nevada when it was over 110 for several hours) as long as its getting airflow. On one trip I put it under the plastic of my tank bag (also a RT Recon19) and it overheated in less than 30 minutes....
 

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Another factor is whether or not the phone is charging; if so, it is likely to overheat more quickly, I believe.
 

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On our beloved bike, if you don't want to use the center stem application
is this the other option?


Is this option possible on our bike? I don't see where we have that choice.
 
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