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Newbie question for mounting a phone

Hi Guys,
I am a new rider who just bought a 2001 Vulcan 750, and have been going for rides in the hills around Poconos/ Stroudsberg. Bike runs great and I have been of thinking of going further afield. I had a question on what is a good way to attach a phone to the handlebars so I can use the GPS for longer rides. I have a RAM mount holder for the phone, just can't figure out a good clamp system for the bars....or suggestions of any good system.
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I have one similar to this attached under the LHS mirror stud and wired to the running light feed.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...8AAOSwHSddkrQy

I run WAZE and Radio.com thru Bluetooth intercom, phone calls are a bit noisy though

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Ram should have a handlebar mount. Mine works great.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-231ZU
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That's the one I got. Have you ever had any issues with RAM Mount? Their customer support is extremely responsive so I reported a wrong part arriving..... and they still sent me the wrong part! I had to improvise.

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Had no issues with any of their products. When I got my Zumo it came with several types of mounts. One was for the brake cylinder, and one was the U bolt for the bar I linked to above.
I actually ended up making one that screwed into the hole for the mirror mount on the clutch lever. (The FJR had its mirrors mounted to the fairing, but the clutch and brake levers still had mirror holes under rubber plugs)

I usually recommend having a tether of some sort to secure the phone even if using a dedicated phone holder, unless you are using this one:

https://www.amazon.com/RetiCAM%AE-Sm...iglink21043-20

Along with one of these:
https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-379U-252025

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Close. I use this one with the rectangular rubber piece for extra secure mounting which is a 5 solution to your 10 lol:

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-149Z-A-UN10U


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Had no issues with any of their products. When I got my Zumo it came with several types of mounts. One was for the brake cylinder, and one was the U bolt for the bar I linked to above.
I actually ended up making one that screwed into the hole for the mirror mount on the clutch lever. (The FJR had its mirrors mounted to the fairing, but the clutch and brake levers still had mirror holes under rubber plugs)

I usually recommend having a tether of some sort to secure the phone even if using a dedicated phone holder, unless you are using this one:

https://www.amazon.com/RetiCAM%AE-Sm...iglink21043-20

Along with one of these:
https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-379U-252025

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I have heard of phones getting knocked off those holders, perhaps the "rectangular rubber piece" was added to help?

And what's a phablet?

"The RAM-B-149Z-A-UN10U consists of a zinc coated u-bolt base, short double socket arm and universal spring loaded X-Grip IV cradle for large phones and phablets"

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