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post #1 of 11 Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 8:24 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone an AUTOCOM expert?

I have my bike all over the garage for service and decided to buy an AUTOCOM system. I need a mentor...

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post #2 of 11 Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 8:33 pm
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Re: Anyone an AUTOCOM expert?

I have a Super Pro AVI. It's a decent system, but I do have a couple of issues with it. I just posted this recently in another thread that asked about Autocom. Try a quick search.

If you have specific questions, I'm sure someone can help. If you're just looking for a Mentor, I nominate Grif. I dont' know if he has an autocom, but he's full of useful information.

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Re: Anyone an AUTOCOM expert?

When I purchased my '99 LT a few years back, I had little experience installing accessories, but I was able to install an Autocom system by following the step by step directions found here: http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/jfbeard...om/autocom.htm

I had to purchase a soldering iron to do the job. That gives you an idea of my skill level, but it worked out just fine.

The unit I installed is now discontinued but the equivalent is still available.
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Re: Anyone an AUTOCOM expert?

When i did a large makeover of the bike I installed my Autocom just above the radio. Most people put them under the seat.

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Very nice. What happens when you want to get that CD out?

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The cords are really not in the way just looks like that, CD comes right out.

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When i did a large makeover of the bike I installed my Autocom just above the radio. Most people put them under the seat.
Where did you bring out the Headset cord? And did you have to cut a big hole to get it out of the glove box?

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Re: Anyone an AUTOCOM expert?

In my job I cover half of the USA. I am blessed with an employer that allows me to take my bike. The main thing that has crippled me is not being able to take calls when I am trying to make time.

What are peoples experience with cell phones and the AUTOCOM?

Is the noise canceling acceptable to take business calls?

Mainly for the person on the other end?

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Mic placement with the autocom is very important - making sure it is correct makes everything else much easier. If you are mainly travelling 1 up you can set the vox trigger quite high as the phone will probably plug in to the grey connector and when the phone rings the mic goes live anyway.

Using the phone tends to work fairly well but there are many variables that affect the other persons experience - speed, helmet design/noise, screen position etc etc The big advantage is that once in a call you could decide to pull over or slow down and you can continue the call without the gloves off, helmet off, find phone then reverse procedure, routine.

I have found that you do need to invest a bit of time in any intercom system to get it to work how you want and foind the correct balance between sensitivity, mic placement, speaker placement etc. Mounting it above the CD player is a good idea as the usual place is under the rear seat where you cannot get easy access to fine tune it. If you decide on under the seat then I suggest fitting a long power cord and keep it in the oddments box for the first couple of weeks until you find your own balance.

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Re: Anyone an AUTOCOM expert?

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In my job I cover half of the USA. I am blessed with an employer that allows me to take my bike. The main thing that has crippled me is not being able to take calls when I am trying to make time.

What are peoples experience with cell phones and the AUTOCOM?

Is the noise canceling acceptable to take business calls?

Mainly for the person on the other end?
I've used mine on several trips and people cant even tell Im on a bike. Set the phone for auto-answer and you get a little beep or something when a call comes in.
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Re: Anyone an AUTOCOM expert?

No cutting any holes, just take the cover plate off above the radio. You do have to take off the stingray to do this but i had the whole bike apart so it was not a big deal. I ran the headset cord back under the seat so it sits just to the side of the front of the seat and when I am not using it it is coiled under the seat. i had a Voice II system before and it never was reliable so they gave me my money back and I got the Autocom and yes it takes awhile to get them set to your liking. I use to just plug my phone in and it sounded like a very good house line, but now if I want to use the phone I will do it when stopped.

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