Our 5 Favorite Motorcycle Phone Mounts


As smart phone technology advances we use our phones more and more on our motorcycling adventures. Your phone can accomplish many tasks that used to require multiple devices. Your cell can be used as a music source, navigation, or a camera to  visually document your journey. Accessibility of your cell phone is becoming more and more vital to our riding experience. You shouldn’t settle for a cheap all plastic holder that will snap the first pothole you encounter.

When looking at phone holders it’s more than a search for fancy features. You want something that provides durability, reliability, and loads of grip to make sure your phone stays secure throughout your motorcycle journey.

You also are going to want convenience in rotation of the phone while riding and dismounting when you get to your destination. If putting the phone on and off takes two hands and too much time you will end up coming up with a reason to not use it on your future rides. Getting the phone set up shouldn’t be too much of a hindrance.

Furthermore, rotation of the phone on the mount is nice in case you want to take a picture with any angle and you can see the screen in both wide and vertical views. Below we will discuss various phone mount options for your motorcycle that do some or all of the traits mentioned above. We’ll also be discussing mounting locations since that’s another major step in the process in figuring out how to best accomplish this task. Let’s dive in.


Harley-Davidson Phone Carrier

At the top of our list is the Harley-Davidson phone mounts and attachment options. The first one we’ll cover here is the universal phone carrier. This carrier is basically an adhesive pad with a mounting point that adheres to the back of your phone or weather proof case and can mount to a Harley-Davidson specialty mount.

The Harley-Davidson mount comes in two varieties. One mounts on the handlebars and the other on the clutch perch (see below). The way the phone mounts to the mount itself is the same, it all depends on where you want your phone to be when you are riding your motorcycle.

The next option from Harley-Davidson is the cradle style mount that is mounted via a ballpoint tip that allows for maximum maneuverability once the phone is mounted. The cradle features a grippy foam and easy adjustable knobs for a quick attach and detachment. It is also rather universal as it can fit any device that is anywhere from 1.7” up to 3.5” wide. The cradle itself retails for $39.95 but must be purchased with a phone  carrier mount.

Two different mounts are available for the cradle style carrier. One is the clutch perch similar to the universal mount above. Another is a mount that bolts onto your handlebar clamps lower two bolts. This allows for the phone to rest in the center of your field of vision near the rest of your motorcycle controls. (See below) Both varieties of mounts retail for $29.95. Contract your local Harley-Davidson dealership for availability.


Mob Armor

The next brand that we’ll discuss and carry in store is the Mob Armor line of phone mounts. Like the name suggests, these clamp style mounts are very strong. They are also quite versatile and can work with a variety of applications.

For use on a motorcycle we sell a ton of the Mob Boss Claw mounts. This mount is made from aluminum alloy and comes powder coated black for  extra durability. The tabs are adjustable to accommodate any size phone and have a foam padding that helps to protect the phone from shock and vibration.

The “Claw” is also adjustable to fit any size handlebar you can throw at it from 1/4” all the way to 2” bars. The phone holder itself comes in a large and small size for different versions of phones.

The Small Mob Mount Switch is compatible with the following phones, with or without a case:

iPhone 5, 5C, 6, 6S, SE, 7, 8, XS, 11, Google Pixel, Pixel 2, LG G2, LG Nexus 5, HTC One M7, M8, X, Blackberry Classic, Curve 9320, Bold 9790, Z10, Leap.

The Large Mob Mount Switch is compatible with the following phones, with or without a case:

iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus/7 Plus/8 Plus/XS Max/XR, LG G3/G4, Moto X (2nd Gen), Moto G (2nd Gen), Nexus 6, OnePlus One, Sony Xperia Z3, HTC 612/One M8 and Samsung S3/S4/S5/S6/S6 Edge/Note 3/Note 4/Note 5/Note 5 Edge/Note 7.



At Cajun Harley-Davidson another popular option for handlebar mounting is the Kuryakyn Bar Mount Tech-Connect Device Mounting System. This mount features a cradle like phone holder that can fit most phone sizes along with their case for a quick attachment and detachment. It is very similar in style and function to the cradle style handlebar mount offered by Harley-Davidson. The mount also has an adjustable swivel head for easy movement in any position. The bar mounts included can fit 7/8”, 1” and 1-1/4” bars. This kit comes complete with everything you need for $69.99.

There are various other device holders from Kuryakyn that are made for other items than just phones. Call Cajun Harley-Davidson or your local Harley-Davidson dealer for more information and availability.


Ram Mount

Another fan favorite, and my personal favorite that I use on my 1993 Harley-Davidson FXR, is the Ram X-Grip phone holder. This spring loaded cradle holds phones up to 3.25” in width. Regardless of how rough the terrain is this arm will never let it go. There is even a rubber stretchy tether that you can add if you are doing any off-roading. It never has to be adjusted. To attach, simply pull the spring loaded arms back, slide your phone in, and let the springs do the rest.

I’ve used my Ram Mount for about a year now and the springs have never gotten noticeably softer or weaker. It still works just as good as when I first got it.The construction is superb on this holder. It is made with stainless steel and rubber coated grips and is very stout, but not bulky or heavy. The ball and socket mount is infinitely adjustable and you can place your phone in the cradle at various positions to keep the functionality of all of the buttons while locked in.

Finally, this cradle also comes available with many different variety of bases, such as a suction cup, cup holder, u-bolt mount, clutch perch mount and handlebar claw mounts.

The handlebar mount is a claw style that can fit a wide variety of handlebar sizes from .625” up to 1.5” . The U-Bolt mount can fit .5” to 1.25”. Finally the clutch perch fits on the two front clamp bolts on either the clutch or brake mount on Harley-Davidson models. The claw is the easier one to take on and off. The design allows for one simple hand screw to be undone or tightened to make a secure fit. All three mounts hold exceptionally well. Easy to install and easy to adjust, this is one of the most widely fitting applications on the market.


Rok Form

Last but definitely not least is the Rok Form series of mounts for your motorcycle riding adventure. Rok Form offers many mounts, but it’s motorcycle series consists of a perch and a bar mount similar to our other brands. The bar mount can fit bars between 7/8” and 1-1/4”. The Rok Form is made of aircraft grade aluminum and is very sleek, strong, and lightweight. Both style mounts come in two finishes for you to choose from, polished aluminum and black.

These mounts utilizes the RokLock quarter turn system & the Roksafe magnetic technology. You get double protection from your phone becoming road kill. The RokLock system is a push and twist locking mechanism that holds your phone in place while the RokSafe magnet acts a back up to further increase the holding power of the mount. In the above picture you can see the locking mechanism at the top of the phone and the square magnet pad built into the case. Also included in the Rok Form kits is a lanyard that you can attach to the case for a 3rd additional layer of protection.

The  Rok Form mounts does require the purchase of a protective case that attaches to the mount to hold your phone steady. There are a handful of different case options for many different types of phone. For more information on fitment, price, and availability give the Cajun Harley-Davidson parts department a call.