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Just thought I would right a report on the iPhone 4 waterproof case and mount that I fixed to my LT.
But first, I will give you a history of my previous communication system.
I had an Autocom Pro-M1 hard wired to my Garmin 610 Sat-Nav and the bike radio. My iPhone 4 was linked to the Sat-Nav via Bluetooth. All worked really well, I could listen to the bike radio on the helmet speakers and control the volume, channel change etc from the handle bar controls. I could receive and make calls via the Sat-Nav and listen to my music loaded on the Sat-nav. But the down side was:
1. - Being linked to the bike by cables and all that entails.
2. - No communication with other bikers in my group.
3. – Unable to play my music collection on the iPhone
4. – Unable to use the Sav-nav feature on the iPhone (If my Garmin went down)
5. – Unable to view text messages. (I know, I know – Very dangerous) but with the iPhone in my pocket, I did not know if I had received any text messages. When I stopped, I would have to dig out the iPhone from my pocket to check – normally in the rain.
So, I purchased a Scala Rider G4, iPhone 4 waterproof case and a handlebar ram mount.
Normally you would Bluetooth the iPhone to the Sat-Nav and Bluetooth the Sat-Nav to the Scala Rider G4. However my Garmin 610 Sat-Nav is not compatible with the Scala Rider. However, the Garmin 610 Sat-Nav has a built in FM transmitter, so I tuned it in to an unused channel and can pick it up on the Scala Rider G4`s radio (using one of the 6 preset channels). Due to the close proximity of the FM transmitter to the Scala Rider, it would take a very strong radio channel to block out the transmission.
So I have Sat-Nav instructions and Sat-Nav music direct to the helmet speakers
The other bonus of this arrangement is the fact that I can also tune the bikes radio to the same frequency and get the Sat-Nav`s instructions and the music on the Sat-Nav over the bikes speakers, with full usage of the handlebar controls (cool). Also very useful if the Scala Rider G4`s battery went dead.
I connected the iPhone to the Scala Rider G4 via Bluetooth. This gives me send and receive phone calls, full usage of my music on the iPhone. However, when making an outgoing call you would normally just speak the name of the person you wish to call, I found this to be very much hit and miss. This leads me on to the main reason for buying the iPhone waterproof case. I can safely select the name of the person I wish to call directly from the iPhone`s screen. Also, when a call comes in, I can see the name of the person ringing me on the iPhone`s screen and can decide to take it or not (very useful).
What have I achieved?
1. – No cables
2. – Full communication with my passenger and other bikers
(via the Scala Rider G4)
3. – I have 3 sources of music to my helmet speakers.
Radio stations from the built in radio on the Scala Rider.
Music Library via FM transmitter on the Sat-Nav and
Music library on my iPhone.
4. - Able to utilise the Sat-Nav feature on the iPhone if the Garmin went down.
5. Able to see when a text message comes in – stop the bike and read the text message without haveing to dig the phone out.
6. Another Gadget (boy’s and there toy’s)
The waterproof case is exactly as shown on the eBay site. Good quality product with full iPhone functionality while in the case.
I am sorry if this is very long winded, but if it is useful to anyone out there then it was worth it.
The following are the links to the iphone setup

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400237882753&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:IE:1123
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380374907907&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:IE:1123
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160533382738&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:IE:1123
 

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Just an update on my post:
If you are listening to music from your iPhone make sure you turn off "shake to shuffle" as bumps in the road can switch music tracks on you.
The position of the iPhone on the handle bars can slightly reduce you view to the left mirror. To elimate this , just order a longer mounting arm for the ram mount. The one I used was a 1.75", I would say a 2.5" would do.
If you want to use the iPhone on the move (not recommended) you will have to cut a slit in one finger of your glove to allow contact with the screen.
 

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Awesome info! Thank you. I have the Scala bluetooth also and use it to connect to my iphone. But, my iphone sits in my pocket and you don't know how many times I've been tempted to pull it out while I'm riding! :eek2: I appreciate all the picks and info!
 

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Me thinks my head hurts!

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Defaoite said:
Just thought I would right a report on the iPhone 4 waterproof case and mount that I fixed to my LT.
But first, I will give you a history of my previous communication system.
I had an Autocom Pro-M1 hard wired to my Garmin 610 Sat-Nav and the bike radio. My iPhone 4 was linked to the Sat-Nav via Bluetooth. All worked really well, I could listen to the bike radio on the helmet speakers and control the volume, channel change etc from the handle bar controls. I could receive and make calls via the Sat-Nav and listen to my music loaded on the Sat-nav. But the down side was:
1. - Being linked to the bike by cables and all that entails.
2. - No communication with other bikers in my group.
3. – Unable to play my music collection on the iPhone
4. – Unable to use the Sav-nav feature on the iPhone (If my Garmin went down)
5. – Unable to view text messages. (I know, I know – Very dangerous) but with the iPhone in my pocket, I did not know if I had received any text messages. When I stopped, I would have to dig out the iPhone from my pocket to check – normally in the rain.
So, I purchased a Scala Rider G4, iPhone 4 waterproof case and a handlebar ram mount.
Normally you would Bluetooth the iPhone to the Sat-Nav and Bluetooth the Sat-Nav to the Scala Rider G4. However my Garmin 610 Sat-Nav is not compatible with the Scala Rider. However, the Garmin 610 Sat-Nav has a built in FM transmitter, so I tuned it in to an unused channel and can pick it up on the Scala Rider G4`s radio (using one of the 6 preset channels). Due to the close proximity of the FM transmitter to the Scala Rider, it would take a very strong radio channel to block out the transmission.
So I have Sat-Nav instructions and Sat-Nav music direct to the helmet speakers
The other bonus of this arrangement is the fact that I can also tune the bikes radio to the same frequency and get the Sat-Nav`s instructions and the music on the Sat-Nav over the bikes speakers, with full usage of the handlebar controls (cool). Also very useful if the Scala Rider G4`s battery went dead.
I connected the iPhone to the Scala Rider G4 via Bluetooth. This gives me send and receive phone calls, full usage of my music on the iPhone. However, when making an outgoing call you would normally just speak the name of the person you wish to call, I found this to be very much hit and miss. This leads me on to the main reason for buying the iPhone waterproof case. I can safely select the name of the person I wish to call directly from the iPhone`s screen. Also, when a call comes in, I can see the name of the person ringing me on the iPhone`s screen and can decide to take it or not (very useful).
What have I achieved?
1. – No cables
2. – Full communication with my passenger and other bikers
(via the Scala Rider G4)
3. – I have 3 sources of music to my helmet speakers.
Radio stations from the built in radio on the Scala Rider.
Music Library via FM transmitter on the Sat-Nav and
Music library on my iPhone.
4. - Able to utilise the Sat-Nav feature on the iPhone if the Garmin went down.
5. Able to see when a text message comes in – stop the bike and read the text message without haveing to dig the phone out.
6. Another Gadget (boy’s and there toy’s)
The waterproof case is exactly as shown on the eBay site. Good quality product with full iPhone functionality while in the case.
I am sorry if this is very long winded, but if it is useful to anyone out there then it was worth it.
The following are the links to the iphone setup

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400237882753&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:IE:1123
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380374907907&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:IE:1123
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160533382738&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:IE:1123
 

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I'm guessing this setup wouldn't work with a BMW Nav III that I have mounted on my bike. Is that correct or am I off track? I have Scala Rider G-4, I have the iphone 3g and will be getting the latest 4 model GS?
 

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Me thinks my head hurts!

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Aye, me head hurts to! Do they sell this case in the US? Or, do we have to get Defaoite to send us them? :confused:
 

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Aye, me head hurts to! Do they sell this case in the US? Or, do we have to get Defaoite to send us them? :confused:
I dont know if you can buy the case in the US, but buybits.com post to the US.
Postage is £7.99
Case is £34.99
 

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I dont know if you can buy the case in the US, but buybits.com post to the US.
Postage is £7.99
Case is £34.99
I've actually been in contact with Karl at Buybits; the online check-out info isn't accepting my email address, so I'm hoping he can work it out for me. This looks like a great product, but it doesn't sell in the US! :mad: I've been scouring the internet and the only thing I've found remotely similar is on www.thinkbiologic.com. They have one very similar, but doesn't have a RAM mount; it's a handlebar mount, with a strap, that looks like it was built to break. If a RAM mount could fit on this, though, it may work, don't think so though.
 

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I've actually been waiting for the BioLogic recharger case to come out. http://www.thinkbiologic.com/products/reecharge-case-iphone

I'd like to have the extra battery power for running the GPS on long days and I think this unit could provide it. And then, no cords to run like the BuyBits tough case.

What I've found looks like it should work is a RAM mount X clamp http://www.ram-mount.com/Products/CellPhoneMounts/tabid/142/Default.aspx#/ and it should work with existing cases and/or waterproof solutions. They've also got the Aqua Box but it looks quite bulky and ugly to me.

But...in my research on the BuyBits product, I found them at Amazon for $33.99 http://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Tough-Motorcycle-Mount-iPhone/dp/B0060JT0KQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1320787021&sr=8-3 but that does not include the RAM Mount ball.

I just can't seem to find the "perfect" solution for what I want. But these are certainly on my watch list for possibilities. Let me know if you try one or the other.
 

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Well, I grabbed the one on Amazon (thanks worshipguy! :yeah: ). I haven't decided how to mount it yet; not so sure I want to do the handlebar mount. I'm thinking maybe mounting it to my glove box. Either way, when I get it (could be as late as Dec. 20) I'll let you know what I did.
 

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I dont know if you can buy the case in the US, but buybits.com post to the US.
Postage is £7.99
Case is £34.99
I tried ordering on buybits.com, but they would not accept a "q.com" email (that's Qwest, in case you didn't know) in there check out. Talked to Karl (Buybits) and he confirmed that checkout doesnt work with single letter emails! Urghhh!

So, I took worshipguys advise, went to Amazon and it was there. I ordered it and the rest as is follows:

Good news - I can't believe it! I received the waterproof case from Amazon already! It's a great case; I think the case will work well; touch sensitivity is spot on!
Bad news - The Amazon unit did not have the RAM mount! You couldn't see the back of the unit, so I "assumed" it would be the 1" ball mount with a 7/8-1" round handlebar attachment...wrong...as you can see in the pics attached, it's not a RAM mount at all! I'm trying to contact Buybits to see what the solution is, otherwise, I'll be selling it or returning it to Amazon!

Any wisdom Defaoite? Since you have one, can a RAM mount be attached to the back of this unit the way it is? Or, would I need to modify it somehow? Maybe if you attach pics of yours, I could understand what the difference is.
 

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I tried ordering on buybits.com, but they would not accept a "q.com" email (that's Qwest, in case you didn't know) in there check out. Talked to Karl (Buybits) and he confirmed that checkout doesnt work with single letter emails! Urghhh!

So, I took worshipguys advise, went to Amazon and it was there. I ordered it and the rest as is follows:

Good news - I can't believe it! I received the waterproof case from Amazon already! It's a great case; I think the case will work well; touch sensitivity is spot on!
Bad news - The Amazon unit did not have the RAM mount! You couldn't see the back of the unit, so I "assumed" it would be the 1" ball mount with a 7/8-1" round handlebar attachment...wrong...as you can see in the pics attached, it's not a RAM mount at all! I'm trying to contact Buybits to see what the solution is, otherwise, I'll be selling it or returning it to Amazon!

Any wisdom Defaoite? Since you have one, can a RAM mount be attached to the back of this unit the way it is? Or, would I need to modify it somehow? Maybe if you attach pics of yours, I could understand what the difference is.
Should be no problem Rudy.
I have attached pictures, when I bought the case it came with a 1" Ram mount which screws to the plate in your picture. I don`t have a part number but it says Ram on it.
Hope this helps.
 

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Should be no problem Rudy.
I have attached pictures, when I bought the case it came with a 1" Ram mount which screws to the plate in your picture. I don`t have a part number but it says Ram on it.
Hope this helps.
Thanks a ton, Defaoite! I found it on Amazon. Looking forward to the install! :D
 

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I wonder if you can attach the 3M conductive fabric to existing gloves, that would be the answer. I will check it out.
We don't need not stinking conductive fabric! Just lift your face shield, lick the tip of your glove on the finger you want to use and operate the touch screen. :eek2:
 

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We don't need not stinking conductive fabric! Just lift your face shield, lick the tip of your glove on the finger you want to use and operate the touch screen. :eek2:
Don`t know what sort of spit you have Moot ?, but it does not work for me.
You do have the waterproof case we are talking about ?.
 

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Don`t know what sort of spit you have Moot ?, but it does not work for me.
You do have the waterproof case we are talking about ?.
No case at all. Just a Ram mount. If it rains I put just one of my XL size rubbers over it. :cool: I have heard, however that Guinness is pretty hard on one's brain cells. Maybe it also destroys the connectivity of your saliva?
 

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No case at all. Just a Ram mount. If it rains I put just one of my XL size rubbers over it. :cool: I have heard, however that Guinness is pretty hard on one's brain cells. Maybe it also destroys the connectivity of your saliva?
Get enough Guinness in you and you can connect to anything :toast:
 
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