Today we’re going to go over how to install a Ram Mount motorcycle phone holder on the 2017+ Kawasaki Ninja 650.
This is the bike we’ll be working on today. A 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS.
And this is how the Ram Mount motorcycle phone holder looks, once installed.
There are plenty of ways to mount a phone holder to a motorcycle. But not all are equal. If you’re looking for a reliable smartphone mount, as OEM looking as possible, that leaves the phone in a symmetrical, stable position, this is as good as it gets. At least on anything smaller than a Gold Wing. What’s better, it’s easy and cheap to do. If you are looking for the best way to professionally mount your smartphone to your bike, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to see how to install a Ram Mount motorcycle phone holder on the 2017+ Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Difficulty: Easy Tool Requirements: Easy-Intermediate Time: Less than 1 hour
Some say that there are only two types of motorcycle riders: Those who have crashed, and those that are going to crash. Others have a similar saying regarding motorcycle theft. Just mention on any forum that you park your motorcycle outside of a condo at night and wait for the comments to pour in on how you are uselessly reckless. I disagree, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t steps we can take to tilt the scale in our favor. To do so, here I’m going to show you how to make your own fake dummy alarm for motorcycles.
Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Tool Requirements: 2 out of 5 Time: 2 hours Cost: 10$ (Approx.)
Motorcycling is inherently dangerous. And part of that is due to reduced visibility. Everything we can do to tip the scale in our favor helps: high-viz gear, riding with the headlight/high-beam on, loud mufflers… Finally, one thing that can help raise safety via increased visibility is a motorcycle brake light modulator! Especially with drivers who like to get a little too close at red lights. It’s a cheap little device that pulsates your brake light to make it more salient and obvious. Here I’m going to run you through the steps to install it.
So sometime ago, I upgraded some Kevlar jeans to give them maximum protection in a casual looking package. Among the upgrades was a custom tailbone protector. Though I looked around for a commercial option first, apparently no one sold standalone, CE rated tailbone protectors. I decided the cheapest and easiest way to get one would be to cut up a cheap D3O CE Level 1 Back Protector and use that. With the material I had left over, I made some custom motorcycle hip armor for some other riding jeans I had. This is that. The result was so good that these days I’d rather do it again than buy the commercial solutions. To see how I did it, keep reading. Continue reading “Custom Motorcycle Hip Armor from D3O”
Do you have issues with the turn signal indicator on the dash glowing steadily, despite your turn signals blinking properly? After installing all LED turn signal bulbs on my 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300, I encountered this problem. Thankfully, I was able to solve it. It was even easier and cheaper than I would have expected. Keep reading to see the dash turn signal LED indicator fix that worked for me. Hopefully, it should work for you too, regardless of what bike you ride. Or vehicle, for that matter.
It’s one thing to bolt or stick on accessories, but drilling into your trunk (or any other part of your car’s bodywork for that matter) is not for the faint of heart. This guide is pretty much aimed at giving anybody the confidence to drill their trunk in order to install a Genesis Coupe Rear Spoiler. The OEM, or non-OEM version. If you don’t have a Genesis, than it’s still probably a pretty decent starting point if their isn’t a specific tutorial for your vehicle. Continue reading “2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Rear Spoiler Install”
I wear earmuffs for hearing protection pretty often. Around a year ago I found myself not too happy with the stock ear pads on my earmuffs. It’s not that my hearing protection sucked, it’s just that after a few hours it can get tiresome. After looking into the subject, I saw that gel pads are the gold-standard for comfortable earmuffs. However, the gel pads for my 3M Peltor Sport Tacticals cost more than the earmuffs themselves. I wasn’t too happy with that. That’s when I found another, even better solution for a fraction of the price. Here’s how to make your own cheap gel pad upgrade for hearing protection earmuffs. I promise you won’t regret it. Continue reading “Cheap Gel Pad Upgrade for Hearing Protection Earmuffs”
If you love riding motorcycles, you know how important motorcycle gear is. And if you already have motorcycle gear, you also know how expensive it can get. The severely limited options as far as aesthetics and features go only makes matters worse. Here I’m going to show you how you can make your own custom DIY motorcycle armored pants. Continue reading “Custom DIY Motorcycle Armored Pants”
Have you ever had the craving of both a pizza…and a motorcycle ride? I sure have. I try to use my motorcycle whenever I can, and a pizza run is no exception. More so considering that I’d feel guilty spending extra gas money on fetching junk food in a car. If you’ve ever wanted to comfortably carry pizza on a sport bike, check out this universal insulated pizza bag. And no. Balancing it on the gas tank between your elbows doesn’t count as comfortable. Continue reading “DIY Insulated Pizza Bag for Motorcycles”