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PA15-TOY and Custom console mount installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tactical Tacoma, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Tactical Tacoma

    Tactical Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I really like Pb2themax's custom iphone mount. But I just dont have access to those kind of tools, programs or skills. So I fabbed up a homemade mount for my iPhone 4. Plus I didnt want to have to screw into my dash/shifter bezel.

    The problem began when I realized no one makes a cradle or dock that is compatible with my Otterbox defender case, which I refuse to take my iPhone out of. So after doing a mod on my Kawasaki Ninja 250 and making a mount for the iPhone, I did the same thing with my truck. The basic idea was to take an extra belt holster that is made by Otterbox, for my case, remove the belt clip, and modify the holster into a dock/craddle. Here are some pics of both the bike and the truck mod. Hopefully this helps give others some ideas for their cell phones that have a case on them. This took 1 hour to do and cost me nothing, because I already had the aluminum, velcro and extra belt holster. The only other cost was the PA15-TOY which I paid $170 for at Cartoys. I could have gotten it for $120 shipped off eBay, but I was too impatient, lol.

    I didnt do a write up or take pics of the PA15-TOY install, because there are already plenty of writeups on this forum, not to mention, the install is pretty basic and self explanitory.

    Items needed:
    - Aluminum strip metal
    - Belt holster for your phone
    - Velcro
    - Bolt, washer and nut
    - Vice (preferably table mounted) to hold the aluminum
    - A little arm strength to bend the aluminum to the angle of your choice
    - PA15-TOY

    Belt holster attached to a bracket I made out of aluminum strip metal from home depot. I put velcro on the bracket and on the shifter bezel. The velcro actually works/holds the bracket better then you would expect. Ignore those lines/marks on the backside, those were on there from another project that I never ended up finishing, I just used this piece of aluminum from that unfinished project.
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    Velcro on shifter bezel and the PA15-TOY cable ran under the bezel
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    Bracket mounted with velcro
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    Bracket with no phone in it
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    Bracket with phone.
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    It is perfectly positioned and angled so that when in "Direct mode"/Disc 8 mode, I can control it while my arm rests on the arm rest
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    This is the bracket I made for my Kawasaki Ninja 250 that gave me the idea for the truck
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  2. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    Oat

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    nice
     
  3. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Fink

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    Very nice!!

    I like that bike mount a lot!

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  4. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    Heres the link to it.

    http://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=68101

    Since that post I have painted the bracket and re-bent the bracket to a more appropriate angle that doesn't block the gauges as much
     
  5. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    Fink

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    I bet that's a huge help on the bike, not just the GPS/maps either.

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  6. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    Hells yeah it is, I also have the VCAN Blinc M1 bluetooth on my helmet so that I can get turn-by-turn voice guidance, listen to music, answer calls and send texts using Vlingo voice activation. Its nice to listen to music when I ride my lil quarter litre from Dallas down to Houston some weekends. Its a huge difference in gas going to Houston on the bike as compared to the truck. Truck usually runs me about $120-140 round trip, the Ninja 250 costs about $25-35 in gas round trip. I dont care what people say about the 250's...they are awesome. I dont need a bike that goes 160mph, sure it would be nice, but I mainly bought the 250 for economical reasons and I havent regretted my purchase once.
     
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