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I debated posting a picture of what I googled saying "you have to zoom out" but I like you guys...
 

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I never have the newest iPhone, but I ride with my iPhone 8+ on a RAM X mount. No issues in 2 years, but the RAM balls help with the vibration issue.
 

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Says the man who rides a motorbike made by the same people who make (checks) pianos, french horns and guitars?
Not to mention some brilliant engines. Like the Lexus V10.
 

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Long time ago I had an old Samsung phone mounted on my handlebars. While cruising on the freeway in the fast lane at about 80 per I hit a pothole and the cp went flying. I stopped as quickly as I could and went walking back down the freeway looking for any pieces. I found them all...3 pieces. The screen looked like a spider web. After I got off the highway I stopped and attempted to put the pieces back together. Amazing I tuned it on and it came to life with a message on the screen that said something like "It appears that your screen is broken (hehe, no shit!) but you can still make calls using the buttons on the back."
When I got back home from my trip I took the poor thing to the doctor and had a new screen installed. It worked fine for a couple more years.
 

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I have killed the Cameras on 3 Android phones and the bluetooth module on an escort radar detector using motorcycle Ram mounts. The first two phones were LG V20's, the camera would not focus after a spirited ride on my Super Tenere. After I got another camera module it happened again. I blamed it on the LG phone and went to a Samsung Note 9. The focus on that camera stopped working after riding on my 2016 XSR900. That's when I made the connection to the bike. I also read an article about others having the same issue. I no longer use expensive phones on the bars. Bought a Garmin Nuvi and keep the phone in my jacket pocket.

I also noticed that when I hit over about 8k rpm's while passing my radar app would alert me that my detector had disconnected. It continued to get worse until it would not stay connected. I reflowed the chip on the bluetooth module and it worked for a short time until a couple of fast acceleration runs. I mounted the RAM radar detector plate with rubber isolation mounts and bought a new detector. No problems since.
 

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I'm surprised at that. I've used various phones on my bikes as a detector display since around 2012. I don't use their cameras, so I don't know if they worked OK, but nothing else failed. My current phone is a Blackview BV5500 which I believe are known as "tough" phones, properly waterproofed, armoured and supposedly shock proof.
But even my old S4 didn't break.
 

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I actually heard about this issue before I had my MT-09 but was wanting a phone mount for my road bike (bicycle). I had bought the best model Quadlock sells for road bikes but then didn't use it for months and months cause I wasn't willing to risk jacking up stupidly expensive phone. I ended up getting in a position where I really needed data and maps from my increasingly longer/more difficult rides so it was put it in a sweaty backpack but still not have maps or emotionally detach myself from all the money it was (maybe) going to cost me when my phone was shook to pieces. sigh I just mounted it.
I cant tell you how many times I've been on what would be an amazing road surface for a motorcycle but to my road bikes little tires with near 90 psi in them it was like a riverbed. I'd look down and my screen was basically a blur from it more or less vibrating to kingdom come and I'd just cringe. My camera and the rest of the phone seem to still be functioning but I'm sure it'll only be a matter of time. I dont see how you can shake a phone like it's a new can of paint on the mixer at Home Depot and not have issues eventually.

Granted this is only partially relevant in the sense that the phone in a moto mount is gonna look fine there on the handlebars, just trade out the paint mixer analogy for an ultrasonic bath. I guess I was just adding some data to the conversation of "mounting phones to handlebars gives them brain disease."
 

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This is quite weird, but Apple is telling people with iPhones 7 and later that vibration from “high-power and high-volume“ motorcycle engines can be transmitted through phone mounts to the phone, and it could fry the electrics in your phone’s camera. What???


Take it for what it’s worth. They don’t specify what “high power“ is - horsepower? RPM? - or what “high volume” is either. Is there a displacement cutoff? Number of cylinders? Engine configuration?

More fun in the 21st century! 🙄
I previously went through 2 iPhone 11 pros in 2020 when mounting them to my mt09. Luckily they were still under warranty and Apple sent me a new one every time. During this time I was using the QuadLock handlebar mounting system and reached out to them explaining what was going on. They mentioned that they’ve had similar complaints and asked if I would be open to testing their then unreleased vibration dampening mount, to which I agreed. QuadLock vibration mounting system appears to work and my iPhone has yet to have a camera issue. I believe the vibration dampening system goes for $20 and will fit all existing QuadLock mounts. If you’re wanting to mount to the handlebars and not risk damaging your camera, I’d opt for it because in my experience it works.
 

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I had a Google Pixel XL for the past 5 years or so. The past 3, it rode on my Ram Mount. Bout 2 months ago, went over an unusual bump on the highway and it went flying. I had an Otter Box cover. The screen didn't survive but it worked.

Bout a month ago, I was on a highway bridge with no shoulder on either side. I saw it on the mirror tumbling towards the center lane. When I was finally able to pull over, I had a friend call my phone... went straight to voicemail... R.I.P.
 

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I don’t have to worry about such things. Here in the desert, you can’t leave your phone out in the sun 15 minutes before it overheats. First, the screen dims and you can’t read it anyway, then it just shuts down, and it takes quite a while before you can reboot it. So I just tuck it safely in my pocket whenever I ride...
 
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