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Offline VinceS

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Yep, been there done that, it is pretty easy. So far I have accumulated a GPS (Garmin 276C), heated grips, UHF radio and the Autocomm system with Bluetooth dongle for the phone (http://www.autocom.com.au/Autocom%20Super-Pro.htm) and a couple of other gizmos. The Autocomm works with crystal clear audio, achieved by helmet mounted speakers. Previously I used the Earmould stereo music system (http://www.earmold.com.au/content/blogcategory/23/35/) and this a brilliantly simple way to get perfect audio from whatever you plug it into, I have an adaptor to use it with the autocomm system but don't usually bother. Earmould have a local agent who is a motorcyclist too, Chris Garrod  0249545760 or 0410668690.

I just took off a wire (soldered properly, it is the only reliable way!) under the fusebox from the ignition feed, I think I bumped up the fuse a size also. However I have each device connected via its own correctly rated fuse. From memory I put the radio on the tail light feed so I could have it on without turning the ignition on, it's too cold to go out in the shed and look! Worrying about the immobiliser is a total red herring, this is just a feed into the control module.

Before buying the autocomm system I went to Jaycar / Dick Smiths and bought all the bits for a noise cancelling mic, these are very cheap components so it is easy to experiment with. However I needed it running in time for the NSWDOC Nymboida trip last year and hadn't got around to it so negotiated a bargain price from Bluerim for their 6 pack of items and glad I did. So the bits I bought still sit in a box waiting for the day curiosity will get the better of me........
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Wiring for Accessories
« Reply #1 on: 25 Jun 2008, 08:43 AM »
Does anyone have experience running wiring for a mobile phone/GPS connection.  I have just acquired a Garmin GPS and while its good for 4 hours on battery I would like to hard wire it to the bike for longer trips which will be its main use.  While I'm at it I'd also like to set up a connection for a mobile to recharge on the run.  I am a bit reluctant to go splicing into wiring looms in case it messes wit the immobiliser circuit and I don't want to wire straight off the battery as thsi woudl leave the cradle live all the time.  Any help or the name of an auto electrician with Ducati (Monster S2r 1000) experience would be appreciated.

Also can anyone recommend a decent set of noise cancelling earphones with microphone - the voice navigation is a bit hard to hear at low speeds due to loud pipes and high speeds due to wind noise).
Dave


 

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