Sportster 5 dock


New Member
Apr 23, 2009
Let me first start off and say the Sportster 5, and its dock, are made of the cheapest Chinese plastic out there. It's amazing they don't break just holding them.

That said, I had the Geeks at Best Buy install this little puppy, and I'm going back for the 5th time to get a new mount. The last one I have screwed to my dash cracked in half after a few weeks. The reason is probably the potholes in the road, shaking the unit around. Is there a mount out there with a stiff spring between the dash and the swivel ball available? I figure the spring can absorb the shock of the rough roads.


Well-Known Member
Oct 21, 2008
Maybe there's some sort of vent clip available?

I have my SL2 attached to the air vent, and I've never had an issue. I did it real crappy, just by putting the antenna on the speaker (probably screwing up the speaker through magnetism, but whatever.) It works for me.