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    Default Can I Mount ax X-Grip Over My Gas Gauge?

    As many of you know, the analog gas gauge isn't as good as the electronic one.

    My though is to put an X-Grip for my iPhone over the gauge area and run power for the iPhone from where the gauge currently is (that should be the easier part). Is there a good way to mount it there without drilling into the dash?

    I'd prefer to keep my handlebars clear and keep the phone a bit more out of the way (I know most mount it there, and that's an easy location). My thought would also make it easier to power since the cord wouldn't be in motion when the handlebars turn.

    There may be a good reason not to do this - I don't know, but I'm wondering if anybody else has tried anything similar and what advice I can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRH View Post
    As many of you know, the analog gas gauge isn't as good as the electronic one.

    My though is to put an X-Grip for my iPhone over the gauge area and run power for the iPhone from where the gauge currently is (that should be the easier part). Is there a good way to mount it there without drilling into the dash?

    I'd prefer to keep my handlebars clear and keep the phone a bit more out of the way (I know most mount it there, and that's an easy location). My thought would also make it easier to power since the cord wouldn't be in motion when the handlebars turn.

    There may be a good reason not to do this - I don't know, but I'm wondering if anybody else has tried anything similar and what advice I can get.

    thanks,
    Mark
    That is very easy.
    You will need to get the plugs from your dealer that would go there if you did not have gauges. Very cheap, a few dollars.
    Then you can use the top part of the Ram U-Bolt Base to mount to the Plug.
    RAM Base
    You just need to take the dash out, very easy again by taking the 6 or 8 screws out. When you mount your U-Bolt Base through there you will need to use some larger washers on the back that will actually hold out against the back of the dash. If you don't the plug would come out with the weight of the device. The U-Bolt Base comes up a little in the middle so you would drill a hole in the plug for the wiring to come through right behind the U-bot Base. You can not see the hole when the base is installed, but it is very clean for the wires for your GPS or whatever.
    I have a ZUMO mount on mine as you can see from the picture.
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    JThornton has a dash mount for phones and other electronics, and it's about the slickest setup I've seen...
    Contact him!

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    I put a round plate behind the gauge opening and the aligned the RAM mount on the front. I drilled the four holes in the backing plate, which are all inside the gauge opening, so no drilling into the dash. Then bolted them together.
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    Ok you guys please don't laugh, but I have this statement before "the analog gas gauge isn't as good as the electronic one" so where is the electronic one. thanks guys


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    Actually; that's a very good question to ask!
    When you unplug the analog fuel and temperature gauges, they show up on your main screen in digital fashion... automatically!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Actually; that's a very good question to ask!
    When you unplug the analog fuel and temperature gauges, they show up on your main screen in digital fashion... automatically!


    And the digital is much more accurate, but you will have to unplug BOTH the fuel and tem Guage in order for this to happen (very easy to do)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedfive View Post
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    I put a round plate behind the gauge opening and the aligned the RAM mount on the front. I drilled the four holes in the backing plate, which are all inside the gauge opening, so no drilling into the dash. Then bolted them together.

    If you would have put an outlet somewhere near there, I would have called you a Genius, but as it is you just get "Damn Good Idea".

    Remember One Ahhh Sh** wipes out ten "Damn Good Ideas"

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    Joe,
    With that Black Beauty that you're on; you should have a Warp Speed Indicator, and a Di-Lithium Crystal condtion gauge on board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedfive View Post
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    I put a round plate behind the gauge opening and the aligned the RAM mount on the front. I drilled the four holes in the backing plate, which are all inside the gauge opening, so no drilling into the dash. Then bolted them together.
    I have seen this in person and it's great! He also uses it to hold a RAM cup holder.

    I am going to do the same thing myself this weekend
    For me it will hold the GPS when I need it. When I don't need the GPS I will do the cup holder when I want that. When nothing, it looks good as it is

    12V outlet will go in the speaker grill below it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Joe,
    With that Black Beauty that you're on; you should have a Warp Speed Indicator, and a Di-Lithium Crystal condtion gauge on board!

    I have the Chrome rack out being Powder coated

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    I did...so am I genius?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr Joe View Post
    And the digital is much more accurate, but you will have to unplug BOTH the fuel and tem Guage in order for this to happen (very easy to do)

    Cruzr Joe

    If you unplug either analog gauge the digital ones show up and the remaining gauge stops working.

    JT

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    This is my Dash Mount and Dual USB Dash Power.

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    JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthornton View Post
    This is my Dash Mount and Dual USB Dash Power.

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    JT
    and I love it!!

    so far I have my GoPro, my iPhone, and a 7" X-Grip to hold a iPad Mini which I use as my GPS device attached to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by lookerjdc View Post
    and I love it!!

    so far I have my GoPro, my iPhone, and a 7" X-Grip to hold a iPad Mini which I use as my GPS device attached to it
    WOW! that must look like the dash on a 777!

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    This is all great info - I especially like finless' solution (for me). Putting the USB in the grill makes it a much easier fix if I want to return the Spyder to stock at some point.

    Thank you, all!

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    Check this web site out for ideas and options to get the hook ups....
    http://www.providence-spyder-accessories.com

    This is a new start up and the owners are top shelf and willing to work with you. Some goos ideas for sure and good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthornton View Post
    WOW! that must look like the dash on a 777!

    JT
    I wioll post more pictures later - I can't find my long ram mount arm for the Mini so when I unbury it......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRH View Post
    This is all great info - I especially like finless' solution (for me). Putting the USB in the grill makes it a much easier fix if I want to return the Spyder to stock at some point.

    Thank you, all!
    My Dual USB that replaces the analog gauge does not require any modifications at all and can be reverted back to stock in a couple of minutes.

    JT

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