One of the many things that makes motorcycle riding and touring fun is adding farkles to your bike. Otus is modestly farkled up to suit my riding style, needs, and my definition of complete. Now that I’ve added the r1150r to the stable I am compelled to add the same/similar farkles to this machine so it’ll support my riding and touring needs. So, first things first – I added a mount for my iPhone so I can have it handy while riding. To mount the phone to the bike I needed a few pieces of mounting hardware:
- A cradle for the iPhone: My phone is in an Otterbox Defender case so I found a holder specifically for that case.
- A RAM ball mount.
- A RAM mounting arm.
The instrument cluster on the new bike is quite different from Otus so I had to futz with the positioning of the mount so I could still see everything. I really won’t know how things are working until I’ve put a few miles on the bike with the phone in this position. The one thing I do know is that futzing is the constant companion of farkles.
Farkle Futzing – one of my many hobbies. This is phone farkle futzing. Lots of F sounds today.
And apologies for the awful pictures.