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Power into Oddment Box

I am going to place my XM Roady in the Oddment Box for my 2008 K1200LT. It looks like the box is pretty well sealed. Before drilling holes into the sides of the box, I wanted to see how others have run lines into the box.

What is the easiest way to run lines into or out of the box? Is there a way to do it without drilling a hole?

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I am going to place my XM Roady in the Oddment Box for my 2008 K1200LT. It looks like the box is pretty well sealed. Before drilling holes into the sides of the box, I wanted to see how others have run lines into the box.

What is the easiest way to run lines into or out of the box? Is there a way to do it without drilling a hole?

Thanks.
No, I think you must drill into the box... I recommend drilling at the lowest point...in a corner.. however, you must NOT drill while the box is still on the bike. Some folks accidentally drilled into the fuel tank....

Plan your drilling carefully.

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No, I think you must drill into the box... I recommend drilling at the lowest point...in a corner.. however, you must NOT drill while the box is still on the bike. Some folks accidentally drilled into the fuel tank....

Plan your drilling carefully.
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glad you mentioned the fuel tank.

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I have my XM Roady in the glove box too. You do not have to drill a hole. Just lift the rubber seal up and pass the power line underneath the rubber seal. Power wire is something like 22-24 gage wire any way.



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I am going to place my XM Roady in the Oddment Box for my 2008 K1200LT. It looks like the box is pretty well sealed. Before drilling holes into the sides of the box, I wanted to see how others have run lines into the box.

What is the easiest way to run lines into or out of the box? Is there a way to do it without drilling a hole?

Thanks.

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I have my XM Roady in the glove box too. You do not have to drill a hole. Just lift the rubber seal up and pass the power line underneath the rubber seal. Power wire is something like 22-24 gage wire any way.
Even better idea. Thanks.

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No one uses there search feature anymore.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35794

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No one uses there search feature anymore.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35794

Thanks Mike. I had actually searched quite a few posts but did not choose the right combination to pull up yours. Thanks for showing it. I may go in that direction.

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I am going to place my XM Roady in the Oddment Box for my 2008 K1200LT. It looks like the box is pretty well sealed. Before drilling holes into the sides of the box, I wanted to see how others have run lines into the box.

What is the easiest way to run lines into or out of the box? Is there a way to do it without drilling a hole?

Thanks.
Attached are pictures showing you how I routed the audio wires for the Voice II into the oddiments box without drilling holes. You could use a similar routing path for your power cord.
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No one uses there search feature anymore.
The search feature works when you can guess which keywords will get you to the thread you want. Sometimes it finds everything else but what you're looking for. Sort of like when people use their spell check feature, especially an hour or 2 before sunrise.

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1+ on the "NO Hole" - I ran power for my iPod/iPhone into the box w/o a problem...
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