iPhone or SatNav in a tool-roll?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by durhamBob, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. durhamBob

    durhamBob Member

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    I'd like to use the satnav on my iPhone on my Fatboy but in a Fatboy stylee (so not some sensible touring mount). I was thinking it would be cool if you could get a leather tool roll to strap to the bars but with a pocket with a clear plastic panel that you could slip your phone into. For me, in good old Blighty (England), it would have to be reasonably waterproof. You also might want access from the pocket into the inside of the tool roll to connect an additional power source. Does anyone know if such a thing exists? If not, does anyone want to start making them?

    cheers,

    Bob (about to take the bike out tomorrow for the first time in months after electrical disaster, now fixed)
     
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  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    On first pass would go with the convenience of a Kuryakin $40 or Ram $90 handlebar or a master cylinder mount, and just use a zip lock bag over the works. It is a "quick and dirty" BUT tried and true method that works.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I think you havent got a hope of finding what you want so you are going to have to sort it out yourself
    simple cheep way get a tool bag stick on a freezer bag with gaffer tape
    or find a local saddler / shoemaker and ask them to do the mods you need to the tool roll

    Brian
     
  4. durhamBob

    durhamBob Member

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    Thanks, you're both right that it doesn't look like there is anything like this out there, but I am still a bit surprised - I would have thought there was a market.

    I don't fancy zip-lok bags or gaffer-tape, I may have an old bike that didn't cost much, but I still like a little class. If I had a heavy-duty sewing machine, some leather and some skill (none of which I actually have) I'd do it myself. Go for it you entrepreneurs (i'll even do you a drawing, but I might want 10% for it)! Alternatively, I might go to a leather alteration shop and see if I can get a custom job.

    Don't you think it is a good idea though?
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Just be the first and have one of a kind
    the biggest problem is finding the right craftsman at the right price to do the job

    Brian

    ps i dont think your bike is that old my newest was 81 till i got the harleys
     
  6. jamientrish

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    The iPhone case Harley sells works well for me. Magents hold it firmly on my Sporty tank.
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  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Jamientrish did make a good point, HD just came out with iPhone case in their new 2010 HD Parts & Accessories catalog...saw it at the HD Dealer in the NEW ITEMS section. There are tank console/trim leather pouches, I think even Leatherworks even has some that could also work as a starting point, so look around a bit.