Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Farmington, MI,
Re: Add USB connector for MP3 streaming?
Hi, I bought a dual-plug USB socket that has a rubber waterproof cap. Got it online a couple of years ago. Way before that I bought a nifty "arm" from Touratech that attaches right into a mirror hole next to the clutch master cylinder. Originally I had a Garmin GPS unit bolted onto that arm. To power the USB unit I ran a fused positive lead to the battery and a ground wire all the way to the tail light socket. You want the USB to switch off with the key as otherwise it will be "hot" all the time.
I put a RAM mount onto the same arm. To power my iPhone that's mounted to the RAM from the USB unit, I purchased a very short four or five inch cable, also online. It came from China and cost me 78 cents total, including postage. How that business model works, I have no idea.
So now, when I'm riding, the phone is powered and I use Bluetooth earbuds to hear tunes or navigation directions.
81 R100RS (Sold it 4/10)
03 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans