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Quad lock on SGS

  • binnsy
    binnsy
    1 month
    Couple of old threads re phone mounts on here so thought I would refresh the conversation with a new one.  
    I know its not everyone's cup of tea to have the phone easily accessible when riding, but for a few reasons I like to.
    I looked at numerous options and ended up with the Quadlock.  Mounted it on the left side bar and was fairly easy to fit.  Does slightly block the fuel gauge but can see it easily enough if I need to.  Went with the anti vibration mount as well due to the fact the the bike does vibrate somewhat with the stage 4 upgrade and apparently that can bugger your phone.
    Have ridden a bit with it on the quad lock and sits there perfectly.  Easy on and off as well. They have numerous options for mounts of all sorts.  Need to purchase the quad lock phone cover for it to attach but I also have a mount in the boat and car so it just clips into those as well.  
    Couple of pics if anyone is interested, or looking for a mount.  


  • steelo
    steelo
    1 month
    Well done young Binnsy. Looks good. Are you running a USB power cable from the cigarette lighter.
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    1 month
    Quoting steelo on 24 Sep 2021 06:32 AM

    Well done young Binnsy. Looks good. Are you running a USB power cable from the cigarette lighter.

    That's the plan steelo. Haven't got one as yet but will run it up behind the fairing so it's nice and neat. I thought the usb that is attached to the bike in the little glove box type jigger on the right hand side might charge the phone, however it doesn't. 
  • DocGreen
    DocGreen
    1 month
    Been using the quadlock for about 2yrs now, good gear, fitted the wireless dock to the car also, very handy. 
    Doc
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    1 month
    Quoting steelo on 24 Sep 2021 06:32 AM

    Well done young Binnsy. Looks good. Are you running a USB power cable from the cigarette lighter.

    Quoting binnsy on 24 Sep 2021 07:15 AM

    That's the plan steelo. Haven't got one as yet but will run it up behind the fairing so it's nice and neat. I thought the usb that is attached to the bike in the little glove box type jigger on the right hand side might charge the phone, however it doesn't. 

    Is that USB outlet only allowing slow charging?
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    1 month
    Quoting steelo on 24 Sep 2021 06:32 AM

    Well done young Binnsy. Looks good. Are you running a USB power cable from the cigarette lighter.

    Quoting binnsy on 24 Sep 2021 07:15 AM

    That's the plan steelo. Haven't got one as yet but will run it up behind the fairing so it's nice and neat. I thought the usb that is attached to the bike in the little glove box type jigger on the right hand side might charge the phone, however it doesn't. 

    Quoting Wideglider on 26 Sep 2021 04:06 AM

    Is that USB outlet only allowing slow charging?

    Couldnt get anything out of it at all !!
  • DocGreen
    DocGreen
    1 month
    Binnsy,  you'll probably have to pick up power behind the fairing for a usb plug. If you don't use the useless cigarette lighter socket on the right hand side you could tap into that supply. 
    Doc
  • steelo
    steelo
    1 month
    Binnsy. I'm sure the little glovebox USB supplies power as well. Check the quality of your cable! Otherwise what would be the point!
    You can get a flush mount USB charger (even a dual) for the fairing cigarette lighter. Cheap!
    Don't run it through the fairing. Couple strategically placed cable ties will get you out of trouble. They can be known to vibrate out and the cable ties help.
    Change sides for the phone mount to Accelerator side, cable can be shorter and discretely hidden.
    Edit: If you use the glovebox USB you can't close the little door (or at least it's bloody hard)
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    1 month
    Quoting steelo on 26 Sep 2021 09:25 AMedited: 26 Sep 2021 09:35 AM

    Binnsy. I'm sure the little glovebox USB supplies power as well. Check the quality of your cable! Otherwise what would be the point!
    You can get a flush mount USB charger (even a dual) for the fairing cigarette lighter. Cheap!
    Don't run it through the fairing. Couple strategically placed cable ties will get you out of trouble. They can be known to vibrate out and the cable ties help.
    Change sides for the phone mount to Accelerator side, cable can be shorter and discretely hidden.
    Edit: If you use the glovebox USB you can't close the little door (or at least it's bloody hard)

    Might have been the cable I was using steelo. A dud maybe. Not keen on changing mount to throttle side,  prefer it on the left. Doubt that I will need to charge the phone while riding anyway.  we shall see. If I do ill just run the lead across the bars then. Not keen on cable ties as I'm a neat freak and they look shit. Thanks for the info. 
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    1 month
    Quoting binnsy on 24 Sep 2021 05:48 AM

    Couple of old threads re phone mounts on here so thought I would refresh the conversation with a new one.  

    I know its not everyone's cup of tea to have the phone easily accessible when riding, but for a few reasons I like to.
    I looked at numerous options and ended up with the Quadlock.  Mounted it on the left side bar and was fairly easy to fit.  Does slightly block the fuel gauge but can see it easily enough if I need to.  Went with the anti vibration mount as well due to the fact the the bike does vibrate somewhat with the stage 4 upgrade and apparently that can bugger your phone.
    Have ridden a bit with it on the quad lock and sits there perfectly.  Easy on and off as well. They have numerous options for mounts of all sorts.  Need to purchase the quad lock phone cover for it to attach but I also have a mount in the boat and car so it just clips into those as well.  
    Couple of pics if anyone is interested, or looking for a mount.  


    I have quad locks on heritage Classic,bmwg650,and my push bike. Great idea.Charging from USB in the frame on Harley and charging line on the BMW.  Haven’t worked out how to charge on the push bike. Only go for an hour or so and listen to the radio. Great invention and the case for the iPhone is very sturdy. 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    26 days ago
    Quoting wadewilson on 28 Sep 2021 02:04 AM

    Seems the anti-vibration one may be a good idea.



    Quoting binnsy on 28 Sep 2021 03:44 AM

    Yes, that's why I put one on mine. Seems to work well. I reckon it would vibrate like buggery without it. 

    You should be right binnsy because apple mention the following " specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines" guessing a Harley doesnt fit that description....lol
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    25 days ago
    Quoting wadewilson on 28 Sep 2021 02:04 AM

    Seems the anti-vibration one may be a good idea.



    Quoting binnsy on 28 Sep 2021 03:44 AM

    Yes, that's why I put one on mine. Seems to work well. I reckon it would vibrate like buggery without it. 

    Quoting paulybronco on 01 Oct 2021 08:30 AM

    You should be right binnsy because apple mention the following " specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines" guessing a Harley doesnt fit that description....lol

    Perhaps say vibration due to 'high-torque' motorcycle engines then?
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    25 days ago
    Quoting wadewilson on 28 Sep 2021 02:04 AM

    Seems the anti-vibration one may be a good idea.



    Quoting binnsy on 28 Sep 2021 03:44 AM

    Yes, that's why I put one on mine. Seems to work well. I reckon it would vibrate like buggery without it. 

    Quoting paulybronco on 01 Oct 2021 08:30 AM

    You should be right binnsy because apple mention the following " specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines" guessing a Harley doesnt fit that description....lol

    Bugger, good point, looks like I wasted my cash :-)