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iPhone5 Otter Box Mod

Hey Guys,
Thought I would share a small project I just finished. I did this with my old DroidX/Otter Box combo now to my i5. I modified this Otter Box Defender Series to fit my Ram mount ball for my 2002 K1200RS which has brake and clutch resevoir mounts. Check out the photos and let me know if you have any questions. I ordered a new Defender Series cradle off Amazon for under $9.
*Drive out the small steel pin in the springloaded clip.
*Use a small screwdriver and pry up the round retainer (not shown..sorry) takes a little grunt but it will come off.
*Lift and remove remaining clip then follow pictures.
*Center ball mount where you are comfortable with and mark mounting holes to be drilled.
(Countersinking the holes are very important so the stainless screws seat flush.)\
*I used a 1/4' shank cutting tool in a drill press, along with a nice vice to remove the old plastic turret. Use whatever you can but the plastic must be removed so the back is flat for the new mount to seat flush.
So now I can travel and my phone charger is plugged into a power port in my tank bag and I can listen to travel navagation/music through my Sierra Electronics communication set up OR I can listen to navagation/music from my Zumo550 and have my iPhone5 weather map on to follow me as I travel so I can keep an eye on current weather.
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