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Techmount Products

PostPosted: 15 Jan 2016, 08:23
by alans1100
I've been looking for a suitable mount for my phone and/or GPS and I came across this site http://www.techmounts.com/index.php a few months ago.

On the last day of december I ordered from eBay their Surface Mount which can be secured to e.g. a dash shelf and the Techgripper (a spring clamp) for my phone. It will also take items up to 4 inches wide so it might fit my Tom Tom GPS as well and if so I'll order again later.

Surface Mount http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262103573137 ... EBIDX%3AIT
http://www.techmounts.com/products/inde ... uct_id=242

Techgripper http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262180065673 ... EBIDX%3AIT
http://www.techmounts.com/products/inde ... uct_id=317

Received in todays mail

Using my Samsung S4 as a demo. Once the base is mounted there are two points for adjustment plus fine tuning with the 17mm ball and socket. Allen key supplied for the cap screws as well. It won't quite fit the TomTom Go 600 GPS so I'll need to go with my original solution for that one.

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Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 15 Jan 2016, 19:08
by mbrST1100
So what's the deal with the lingerie girl there?

;)

Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 16 Jan 2016, 00:21
by alans1100
mbrST1100 wrote:So what's the deal with the lingerie girl there?

;)
Can you think of a better way to sell that CTX1300? Just everyday standard PC wallpaper image that you'd find on a search.

Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 16 Jan 2016, 11:52
by mbrST1100
alans1100 wrote:Can you think of a better way to sell that CTX1300?...

hmm... probably the only way... if they actually include that as viable accessory :D

Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 16 Jan 2016, 21:04
by Andi Archer
Have you considered something like a X mount Alan?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAM-Twist-Loc ... 3641.l6368

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Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 17 Jan 2016, 10:16
by mbrST1100
OK, out of interest:
what are you guys doing when riding into a sudden downpour?

Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 18 Jan 2016, 08:56
by alans1100
Andi Archer wrote:Have you considered something like a X mount Alan?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAM-Twist-Loc ... 3641.l6368


Something like that might work minus the suction cup in favour of a permanent mount to the shelf.

Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 18 Jan 2016, 09:05
by alans1100
mbrST1100 wrote:OK, out of interest:
what are you guys doing when riding into a sudden downpour?


"sudden downpour" we don't get many of them if any. Mostly we can see where the rain is falling long before we get to it. You'd be surprised how dry it stays behind the screen above the gauges when riding along country roads in the rain. Stop/start city riding in rainfall sees it get wet there when stopped at the lights but we rarely get to the city more than 5 or 6 times a year.

Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 23 Jan 2016, 04:47
by alans1100
alans1100 wrote:
Andi Archer wrote:Have you considered something like a X mount Alan?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAM-Twist-Loc ... 3641.l6368


Something like that might work minus the suction cup in favour of a permanent mount to the shelf.
Andi, what you suggest seems the best option to mount my GPS on the shelf.

Base for about $AUD23 http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281612588431 ... EBIDX%3AIT
Small socket mount for about $AUD32 http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/161640668952 ... EBIDX%3AIT
and the large version of the X- gripper shown in your pic for about $AUD49 http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281612634366 ... EBIDX%3AIT

and maybe this sometime later for my GoPro since this type of mount is supposed to cut down on vibration http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/380992102017 ... EBIDX%3AIT

Drilled the holes in my new dash shelf this morning for the Techmount mount and once I get the ram ball base mount and drill those holes I can take the shelf over for powder coating

Re: Techmount Products

PostPosted: 23 Jan 2016, 10:35
by Andi Archer
I always find mounting cameras on bikes themselves gives lots of vibration in the videos from the bike and especially on uneven roads.Id suggest either a helmet side or chin mount which will give a more dramatic video as it includes the handlebars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXTIv5jvN8M

http://www.proshotcam.com/
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Lots of youtube videoes on DIY versions