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Topic: Connecting Mini to Harley Davidson Road Glide

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Old 08-25-2004, 08:56 AM
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Connecting Mini to Harley Davidson Road Glide

I've just purchased a Harley Davidson Road Glide and it has an Aux input for an mp3. It's the size of an earphone jack. Does anyone know the best way to connect my Mini for the best sound?

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use the Sik Imp for a line out. if you have a dc cigarette plug, you can also power your mini. if not, you could modify the Imp to plug into another dc accessory outlet, or not use the charge feature at all. you'll also need a 1/8" Stereo to 1/8" Stereo cable to run from the Imp to the aux input on your head unit.



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Old 08-26-2004, 06:13 PM
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Thanks, I just purchased a male to male cable from Dr. Bott. It does have a dc plug so I can power up, too. I'm set.
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Old 08-26-2004, 06:17 PM
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i'm not familure with harley's, but be sure the dc plug is the same as a cig plug from a car. my BMW 1150RT has a dc accessory plug, but it isnt the same as one from a car. anyway, if its not the same as a car plug, it can be modified very easially.



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Old 08-26-2004, 06:33 PM
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Thanks, it is the same. I appreciate it.
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:14 PM
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im curious on how your planning on having the ipod mounted.
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:29 PM
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There are a couple of compartments next to the radio that it will fit in, or I can velcro it to the lid of one of those compartments to have access to the controls.
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:08 PM
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i've always wondered this, how do you bikers listen to music? is it through your helmet or what? And if it is, how is it legal, as it's illegal for car drivers to use headphones while driving.

Sorry might be a stupid question but i've always wondered.
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:16 PM
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yeah, you can either have headphones in your ears, or have tiny headphone like speakers in your helmet. i'm not sure if its legal or not (it probably isnt) but many 'bikers' have helmet mounted walkie talkies to comunicate with their friends, which also have an audio input.



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Old 08-26-2004, 08:21 PM
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No, this has speakers in the fairing. You can actually hear them quite well. You don't want to wear earphones, as that totally isolates you from the outside world. It's dangerous enough, but on 2,500 mile trips, it's sure nice to have some music now and then.
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yeah, my 115-RT has speakers in the fairing too, but i've never used them. i don't even have a radio (its a $200 option from BMW that i never needed).



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Old 08-26-2004, 08:47 PM
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There are a lot of things I don't need, but there are a lot of things I love. This is my second 2,500 mile trip in 45 days. As well as a lot of other things, I love motorcyle trips and music. The two of them together is more fun than I can stand. And they always turn into more fun...
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where are you riding to/from? i recently did 9 days from my home in socal thru southern utah, yellowstone and yosemite. it was awesome!



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Old 08-26-2004, 09:12 PM
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That is a great ride! I'm picking up the bike in Boston, going up through Maine, then back down the East Coast through parts of Florida, back up through Louisianna, then home to Austin. Can't wait...
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:55 PM
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thats cool. so the speakers are on the bike and if i was pulled up next to you id could hear them? also doesnt your back get sore?
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