Originally Posted by 355pilot
I have an Autocom kit on my LT and it has the two 7 pin leads to connect the helmets up. Autocom supply a couple of stick on clips to hold the female plug to a suitable part of the bike for you to plug into when you mount. I find this to not be the best set up in the world and am looking for a better one.
I would ideally like to be able to get a female connector mounted on the bike somewhere with a flip up protective cover. Think of the power socket on the left front side but having the autocom 7 pin socket behind it. Just after a more finished and factory look. than a wire and plug in a stick on holder.
Has anyone seen such a set up or got any ideas.
P.S. I have mailed autocom but it is a national holiday here so will not see an answer for a few days probably by the time they catch up.
That is exactly what I did. . . works great!
I bought some of the spring-loaded caps from Powerlet Products
, part PMI-009.
I bought a 7-pin panel mount female receptacle to mount in the lid from Allied Electronics
. I also bought a male 7-pin cable connector from them.
Wired seven conductors straight through from the receptacle to the cable connector with soldered connections at both ends. Just used seven different colors of 20 ga stranded wire for this, about 24" long (this needs to be long enough to run along your desired path and reach to the Autocom's rider lead, I have mind meet under the rider seat so I can directly connect without disassembly if something happens to the harness on the road). This wire harness was covered with braided jacketing to dress it up. Shrink tubing would also work, as would friction tape, but would not be as pretty or flexible.
Cap with female mounted on left side of stingray cover, just like the VOICE II outlet. If I did it over again, I would move it a little closer to the rider position since the Autocom headset cords are not as long as the VOICE II version.
Plug the cable connector you soldered onto your assembly into the Autocom rider lead coming from the control box.
Make a similar assembly for the passenger connection, and mount is alongside the passenger's power port on the top case (under the speaker). This wire harness should pass through a grommet and mate up with the Autocom's passenger lead. If you leave it long enough, you could plug them together and place behind the pax lumbar support. You might elect to keep this connection under the pax seat, but my configuration would allow you to easily unplug your assembly and direct connect to the Autocom should a problem develop along the way.
I hope I covered everything. If something is unclear or it seems I left anything off, let me know.