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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 4:10 pm Thread Starter
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Mounting Autocom plugs

Has anyone come up with a good idea for mounting this Autocom plug semi-permanently into a spot on, say, the dash or through the trunk lid? I wanted to mount it so that I could just plug in and unplug from some place "solid".
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Has anyone come up with a good idea for mounting this Autocom plug semi-permanently into a spot on, say, the dash or through the trunk lid? I wanted to mount it so that I could just plug in and unplug from some place "solid".
When i had autocom, i mounted it left of the glovebox with a panel mount plug.
I had a pic in here somewhere. I will send it to you when i find it.

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Re: Mounting Autocom plugs

I thought about doing that at one time, but settled on just laying the front one around the seat hinge. It's not in the way, it's simple and it works.

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I thought about doing that at one time, but settled on just laying the front one around the seat hinge. It's not in the way, it's simple and it works.
That's pretty much how I'm doing it now, but I have the bike torn apart for other misc. projects, and just thought it would be kind'a cool to clean it all up. I think I'm settling on a communications tank bag. It's actually just a fanny pack that I'm modifying to strap around the oddements box lid, with power and cell phone/I-pod leads poking through some gromets I've mounted in the bottom end. I'd like to put one autocom lead there, and then permenently mount one through the trunk for the wife. She's always letting hers slip down the back side of my seat, and it hurts! Yes, I'm a big wuss.
I'm hoping Zeke has a good idea, otherwise I just might run her line up the back side of her seat.
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Re: Mounting Autocom plugs

Here is where mine was mounted. I used two 3' extension leads. Over the years I think that I had to replace the one 3' lead that I plugged my helmet cord into because of static, or just wear and tear.
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Autocomm has a molded rubber casing that will hold the end. I have one velcroed to the small panel under the oddiments box. I can plug in one handed. The adhesive that comes on it is crap. You need to remove it and use a good piece of velcro. They were about $6-9 when I got them at the Johnson City MOA rally

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Mike, I like the way you ran yours. Might follow suit if I can't come up with anything else. Here's the mini-tank/communication bag my wife and I put together. It's just a modified fanny pack, with the wings and waist band cut off, and elastic sewed to the bottom, and wraps the glove (oddments?) box lid. Neoprene on the bottom, and it doesn't move. I used a soldering iron to burn holes in the bottom, and inserted rubber grommets to run the wires through. I think it's gonna work out just fine for what I'm wanting. Enough room for wallet, camera, I-pod and phone.
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Re: Mounting Autocom plugs

Thanks Frank. That connector looks much larger than it is as it was with the older 5-pin plug (typical pc keyboard extension lead). I had to connect a female to female coupling on the end of the male lead. You will not have that problem with the current 7-pin connectors. As I said earlier, I installed two 3' extension leads from the head unit. I had to replace the one 3' extension lead twice in 8 years as from the constant plugging and unplugging the helmet lead did something to the connector causing loud static noises.
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Here is where mine was mounted. I used two 3' extension leads. Over the years I think that I had to replace the one 3' lead that I plugged my helmet cord into because of static, or just wear and tear.
The way that my plug lays around the seat post, pointing down, tends to keep rain and moisture from getting inside, I think! I don't always keep my helmet plugged in and even the semi-annual wash might subject the plug to water draining into the plug assembly.

I wish that Auto-Comm had a better system, but I've lived with it for about 8 years and still use the same cords.

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