Mounting your phone on your motorcycle can be advantageous for several different reasons. The phone can double as either a music source (when coupled with speakers or a Bluetooth), as a camera for taking pictures on the ride or as navigational tool when used with GPS.
Phone mounts come in several different styles and price ranges and you’ll need to consider your own needs when choosing the one that will work best for you. Besides the above, you’ll also need to take into consideration your phone’s specifics such as size and if it has a case or not. You may also want to consider a waterproof mount or cover to protect your phone from the elements.
While you will probably charge your phone fully before going out on a ride, you may also want to consider alternative ways to be able to charge your phone on the road. There are two different methods to do this and both are simple. The first is to simply connect the phone directly to the bike’s battery via a mini or micro USB harness. The second way is more permanent and involves mounting a USB power port on your bike’s dash, handlebars, tank, etc. and then wiring it to a switched circuit like a headlight. Once properly mounted, you’ll have a permanent and handy charging outlet that can also be used for GPS devices or cameras as well as your phone.
The staff at OC Motorcycle can help you with advice on phone mounts and covers that will work best for your individual needs, so stop in or give them a call today.