Phone/GPS mount for the 250.

Readers may remember that the only time that I have ridden the 250 M3 was up and down the lanes around here. One thing that I noticed, apart from the gears being upside down, was that the speedometer was unreadable as the needle jumps all over the place. As this is going to be a bike that will be used, it is important to me to know how fast (or slow) I am riding. The solution is a small smartphone running a GPS speedo application. It just so happens that the phone that I own is small, I bought it so that I can use it on the 848, and is ideal for the solution.

First thing to do is buy a 4cm wide piece of aluminium extrusion. It is not super strength aluminium , but it only needs to hold a phone. I cut my bit 14.5 cm long and drilled a 26 mm hole in one end. I then put a slight bend in the bracket so that it should not get too many reflections on the phone, this is the result:

bracket bracket2

Okay it doesn’t look like aluminium extrusion, that is because I polished it with Micromesh so that it matches the alloy top yoke on the bike.

After fitting I stuck a piece of strong self stick velcro to the bracket, and then wondered why I had polished it!

velcro

And fitted the phone to see how it looks.

gpsfitted

It will work just fine. It is a very functional mod that can be removed in seconds so does not alter the fabric of the bike at all.

My helmet, a Schuberth C3 Pro, is fitted with a Sena 10u intercom system so that I can communicate with my wife on her bike. The little phone can also be used in GPS mode with the instructions being bluetoothed to me.

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3 thoughts on “Phone/GPS mount for the 250.

  1. AndrewS February 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Neat – which speedo app do you recommend?

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    • rouffignac February 15, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      Hello Andrew, I have tried a few but settled on “GPS Speedo” on Android. They are all similar but this one does not take up too much screen space with the small phone. Some of the others put more information onto the screen which is not needed.

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      • AndrewS February 15, 2017 / 1:23 pm

        Thanks, I’ll give it a try.

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