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post #171 of 205 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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thanks bud. glad you enjoyed the build. no real updates to speak of. i haven't had a chance to mod the headlight brackets. other than that the bike is good to go and have been enjoying riding it. i have been looking at painting the tank. the colors porsche is currently using on their new models have all really caught my attention. let's see if i get around to painting the tank or just keepding it raw. i would probably trade for a flat blue scrambler tank and call it a day, but that's dependent if anyone with a scrambler flat blue tank is looking to paint theirs and would be up for trading..
This blue?

Yep that blue
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thanks bud. glad you enjoyed the build. no real updates to speak of. i haven't had a chance to mod the headlight brackets. other than that the bike is good to go and have been enjoying riding it. i have been looking at painting the tank. the colors porsche is currently using on their new models have all really caught my attention. let's see if i get around to painting the tank or just keepding it raw. i would probably trade for a flat blue scrambler tank and call it a day, but that's dependent if anyone with a scrambler flat blue tank is looking to paint theirs and would be up for trading..
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Yep that blue
I’m looking to paint mine, but the tank is in UK
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thanks bud. glad you enjoyed the build. no real updates to speak of. i haven't had a chance to mod the headlight brackets. other than that the bike is good to go and have been enjoying riding it. i have been looking at painting the tank. the colors porsche is currently using on their new models have all really caught my attention. let's see if i get around to painting the tank or just keepding it raw. i would probably trade for a flat blue scrambler tank and call it a day, but that's dependent if anyone with a scrambler flat blue tank is looking to paint theirs and would be up for trading..
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I’m looking to paint mine, but the tank is in UK
Wanna trade?
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Out of curiosity, as I am looking at mirror options, can you see anything in this mirror other than your own arm?

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post #175 of 205 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Ya it gives a pretty good view of my arm. Better when I drop my arm out of the way. If the stem was 1.5 times longer it would be perfect.


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recently I've been looking for a phone mount so that i can ride without my phone in my pocket. since the weather has been getting warmer and ive been riding without a jacket to stuff my phone in. not having the extra pockets has created an issue as to where to put my phone while i ride. not sure if its because phones are so big these days, or maybe my pants are too tight. but i do know that trying to sit comfortably on my bike with my phone in pocket is nearly impossible.

in my search i came across the quad lock phone mount. before i proceed i just want to clarify that i in no way am an affiliate of this brand, nor am i being paid for the review. the quad lock had some really good review online. there's even some good ones on youtube. it looked and functioned better than any of the others i could find in the same price bracket, so i pulled the trigger and bought a quad lock mount, a quad lock phone case specific to my phone and a black lever.

three days later the set arrived:


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im actually hoping to install this mount in between my handlebar clamps and i want it as discreet as possible, which is why i spent the extra money on the black lever. im hoping to not need the extension arm....

first things first. swap the blue lever for the black one:


which is pretty easy to do. pull the bolt out and the whole clamp system comes apart. then its just a matter of unhooking the blue lever, swapping the black and putting clamp system back in order:


next up is to install the handlebar clamps. the kits comes with three different size spacers depending on the size of your handlebars:


since i have 7/8" bars, ill be using the 22mm spacer:

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continued....


install is a breeze: first goes the spacer


next is the bottom of the clamp:


after which comes the top part of the clamp. i have bolted it finger tight as i have a feeling ill have to play with the alignment and positioning once my phone is connected:


the clamp system bolts down directly ontop to the handlebar clamp:


and here's what it looks like with the phone mounted in landscape mode, well heres what it looks like with the case mounted in landscape mode:



thankfully i was able to mount the phone how i envisioned. the kit gives plenty of options and a lot of the reviewers online mounted their phones in portrait mode near the mirrors. the reason i wanted a phone mount wasn't so much to have my phone visible while i ride, but really to function as a holder for the phone rather than trying to stuff it in my pockets. i chose the mounting location between the handlebar clamps and mounted the phone in landscape incase i did need to use my map app.

the height of the handlebar clamps do not interfere with the locking mechanisms lever. and thankfully with the all black lever, the mount isn't that much of an eye sore, comparatively.

it seems firm and i ripped on the bike for a few blocks. the mount was sturdy enough. ill have to give a more thorough testing tomorrow. my biggest complaint about this set up is the phone case. personally i like thin phone cases and the quad lock case is bulky. not to mention the "button" parts of the case dont give that certain satisfaction and confidence when pressed. the case by far is the worst part about this kit.

because im so picky, ill most likely only use the phone case when im riding, which means a quick swap of phone cases before i head out for a ride. im already foreseeing that this will get annoying. but at least ill be comfortable. can't win everything.
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Very nice. I went with SP-Connect because it is very slim and they offer a waterproof cover with the setup. I was pleasantly surprised when they tossed in an extra package of assorted attachments to use in the car and home.
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Ya the sp does look best. I like its minimal qualities vs the giant tab of the quad lock. But I was concerned with the locking mechanism, which is why I went with the quad.

How do you like the sp? How does it hold up?





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Very nice. I went with SP-Connect because it is very slim and they offer a waterproof cover with the setup. I was pleasantly surprised when they tossed in an extra package of assorted attachments to use in the car and home.
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I have been very please with it. It locks firmly into place. I did a trip from SC to VA last weekend and got up to 110mph on I95 for some stretches and it didn't so much as twitch. I did use Blue Loctite for all the screws used to clamp it together onto the handlebar to ensure bike/wind didn't vibrate them loose. It is able to be landscape or portrait too and does just as well in both. I plan on buying one for my father-in-law for father's day.
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