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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2020, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Quadlock + Hondo Buzz Kill mount

I've wanted a Quadlock for a long time but am afraid of all the horror stories about it killing phone cameras. I came across the Hondo Buzz Kill.



I bought a Quadlock Ball mount and then attached the "top part" of the mount to the top of the Buzz Kill using the original Quadlock bolt. I attached the ball to the bottom of it using a 30mm (i think) M5 bolt. It was so convenient that both used the same bolt type.

It is very secure and holds the phone well. It is strong enough that it doesn't "bounce", but it is definitely disconnected enough to isolate the vibrations from the bike to the phone that kills the image stabilization and focusing hardware of the phone. If my phone dies after this, there is nothing more I could have done.

I won't bother reviewing the Quadlock... there is enough out there about them and how great they are - I agree.

Where I bought the Hondo Buzz Kill:
https://motorcycleinnovations.ca/pro...ation-isolator

Quadlock ball mount:
https://www.quadlockcase.ca/collecti...cle-kit-iphone





I added the included bolts to stop the Quadlock mount part from spinning when the phone is twisted on to it. The two top bolts hold the side of the Quadlock as if it was made for it


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I just ordered one from Hondo garage.
Will need to find a way to mate with a standard slipgrip or ram quick grip xl. iPhones and fjr no longer play nice.

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I just ordered one from Hondo garage.
Will need to find a way to mate with a standard slipgrip or ram quick grip xl. iPhones and fjr no longer play nice.
The holes fit with RAM mounts, so you'll likely be fine to just screw it on - it even comes with 4 little bolts for that purpose.

Check out this picture, you can see that the Hondo mounts and RAM share the some bolt layout/distance.

http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~jhowland/perfect-squeeze.jpg
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Are you guys saying that vibration is killing your phone?
Or it kills the Cameras stabilization feature ?

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Are you guys saying that vibration is killing your phone?
Or it kills the Cameras stabilization feature ?
The image stabilization. The camera fails as a a result. There are far too many reports of the Quadlock specifically messing it up (likely due to how solidly it holds it) especially it seems with iPhone X/11 phones which is what I have. My phone is out of warranty/AppleCare and I have no interest in buying a new phone - so this $50 precaution is totally justifiable even if it is snake oil.

SP Connect, which makes a Mount system similar to the Quadlock have released their own vibration dampener - which makes me think this problem is actually happening out there.

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Im still using an old 7plus on a slipgrip mount. But, because a new phone now costs $1K instead of a couple of hundred bucks, like they used too, Im going to rethink this !
Still a good phone that is way smarter than i am

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Yes. Which means you can’t take photos with the main camera. It has happened a lot. Paul Pelland has covered it well. My phone was affected. Scheduled at Apple for repair/replace next week.
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