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Old 12-01-2007, 06:31 AM
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I don't use a radio on a motorcycle, but I really enjoy my GPS. The solution to mounting location was solved by removing the radio & replacing it with a billet aluminum bracket. Got a guy at a machine shop to fabricate it for me for $40. A few nuts, bolts, & some black RTV brought the cost to about $50. As a side benefit the change left all the radio buttons on the controls with nothing to do. I wired the right hand mode button (supplies a short) to a spare garage door remote. Cost $0! Now I have GPS, phone, & garage door at my fingertips.

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Old 12-01-2007, 06:35 AM
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Looks good. Good idea, although, I would love a radio on my bike. LOL
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I don't use a radio on a motorcycle, but I really enjoy my GPS. The solution to mounting location was solved by removing the radio & replacing it with a billet aluminum bracket. Got a guy at a machine shop to fabricate it for me for $40. A few nuts, bolts, & some black RTV brought the cost to about $50. As a side benefit the change left all the radio buttons on the controls with nothing to do. I wired the right hand mode button (supplies a short) to a spare garage door remote. Cost $0! Now I have GPS, phone, & garage door at my fingertips.

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Thanks. I was thinking of somehow wiring it to the left acc switch on the stering column. Is that possible? Also, I had not thought about putting it under the left side cover. That is agood idea.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:38 AM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: PapaTravis

Looks food. Good idea, although, I would love a radio on my bike. LOL[quote]

Looks *food*?! Nah, too chewy.......8^) I know losing the radio wouldn't be popular with a lot of people, but my last two bikes weren't even offered without a radio & I never even turn 'em on. There was no removing the one from the BMW, but the RG offered a useful alternative.

BTW, with a couple of diodes to control current flow you might be able to use one of the radio controls for operating a garage door opener. Just a thought............
 

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Old 12-01-2007, 07:58 AM
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If you figure it out let me know as I would like to do that also!
 
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Great stuff!
 
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A close friend made his own heat grips. Says they work great. They look ok and seem warm.Bought the heat elements online(cheap). I thought this was creative and worthy of mentioning. Also they are farely indistructable and lots of left over heat element, unlike reports of the store bought ones brakeing. sorry no pix
 
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Here is the most bang for the buck mod I have done yet! Crankcase breather hose. I cannot take credit for it. jag1886give me this tip so hats off to him!
Normal braid line is not cheap. Last crankcase kit I bought was a braided line from head to head with banjo fittings built in was about $65.00.
Here is a step by step with pics!

Local hardware store for a 3/8" braided sink hose with fitings.
I bought 30" piece since this was a trial run and not sure of length, cost was $5.74
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Cut one end off between the nut and crimp so that the crimp keeps the braids together.
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Measure for length. I chose to run the hose straight down to the inside of the frame and so the hose stopped just below the frame.
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Tape the braided hose where your about to cut it and hacksaw it off!
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I used a clamp that came with my air cleaner kit. I left the tape on and slid the hose on the clamp and attached to the vent tube.
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Make sure your hose doesnt get close to the pipes or any moving parts. Secure with a zip tie if needed.
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I had alot left so 30" might be a little much for my route.
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Now sit back open a cold one and enjoy the $6.00 mod. I must add that it looks way better in person then the pics. Looks way better than a piece of black hose. Also, it took me longer to post this then do the job!!!Hope this saves someone some cash!
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Here's my version of an economy Garage Door Opener on an Ultra. Can be adapted any dry area you can fit the opener circuit board. I removed the circuit board from the case and soldered in a HD Odometer Reset Switch. Foam taped the circuit board underneath the console. Drilled a hole for the switch through the plastic portion of the console opposite the CB Intercom socket. Almost looks like it was designed that way especially since the Odometer Reset Switch matches the one on the fairing. You could do the same thing through the fairing and mount the transmitter inside the fairing. The batteries typically last more than a year or so. With that battery life you do not have to access it very often to change the battery.



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