I wanted a convenient and safe method to attach my mobile phone to my scooter, so that I can see who's calling my bluetooth earphone, see GPS guidance etc. Of coarse, you should NEVER operate your mobile phone while riding!
Step 1: I Bought a Simple Cheap Holder for Around 8$
Then cut the upper part of it, using a knife and a hammer to knock it (without the hammer it would take me hours).
Step 2: Measure and Mark the Exact Point of the Screws
In my scooter model (Piaggio Xevo) the plastic cover of the handlebar is convex, so I had to be accurate.
Drill 3 holes (this is the optimal number for strength and stability, you can drill less or more if you want).
Then drill the upper part with a wider drill, so the screw head will be all covered. You might need to grind the screw head so the profile will be flat.
Dissemble the plastic cover of the handlebar. Mark the exact point and drill in it. You may want to drill with a narrow drill first, and only then widen it - this will lead to more accurate results.
Step 4: Cut an Old Bicycle Tube
Cut to shape 3 rubber pads. You can cut more or less as this will affect the tightening - more pads will allow stronger tightening.
Assemble the whole pieces according to this order:
- Plastic clip
- 3 Rubber pads
- Handlebar cover
Tighten it all and...
Step 5: Have Fun!
During the firsts few rides my recommendation is to secure your mobile phone with a cord, just in case anything goes wrong... After 2-3 hours of riding check the tightness of the bolts and tighten if necessary.