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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2017, 07:38 AM
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On my 1990 1500..i ran a new lead from the acc fuse box inside the front fairing. Off that lead i installed a usb port that sits inside the left soft pocket. I had the pocket re made to include a velcro pouch that sits on top of the pocket. I stick my phone/mp3 player/ etc...in the velcro pouch...plug it in to the usb sitting in the pocket. Voila...your phone is charging while playing music or talking...and its out of the way to allow you to concentrate on your roads.

As a sidenote...off the same power lead..i also run direct power to a sirius satelite radio and some lighted led switches that turn on/off some purple led lighting. All these things are low consumption because of led power.

Do some testing with power draw and fuse about 1ft from the acc block by installing an inline fuse as your coming off the acc block hookup. I have a 5amp fuse....over 1 year..no issues. You can also fuse the seperate hookups if you like but I would just do one at the acc block.

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I recently bought a Tomtom Rider Navigation device so I can not invest on Garmin. Ans as you said it's so pricy.
I think the best solution is to buy a an ipod and plug it to the trunk USB.
It will always be there and charged by the bike.
cause i dont like the quality of aux. the ipod interface sounds better and can switch the songs on the handlebar which is important to me.
Since I don't have/use a trunk USB I can't vouch for the quality of the sound versus the aux cable. What I do know is the aux cable plug in sounds fantastic on my bike (especially compared to my old satellite radio unit) using my i-tunes. I'm not an outright audiophile but I am fussy about the quality of my music reproduction. I listen mostly to vinyl master version recordings in my living room played on my old Yamaha YPD6 turntable via my NAD amp through Monitor Audio tower loudspeakers; it's the next best thing to being there.
The downside for you I can see is not having the use of the audio control switches to adjust or access playlists so that is probably a deal breaker for you..
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Look into Garmin GPS ZUMO 595 model. Mine connects with my phone, and you can see who is calling you, also has internet radio stations, pulls music from my phone, has tire pressure reader, and of course motorcycle friendly GPS with a lot of cool options. It's not cheap, but worth it to me.
My TOM TOM RIDER does the same thing except Tire Pressure. It also connects wirelessly to my Sena 20S helmet Bluetooth. So, I ride along with GPS guidance, listen to Pandora through my Phone and can answer calls.
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My TOM TOM RIDER does the same thing except Tire Pressure. It also connects wirelessly to my Sena 20S helmet Bluetooth. So, I ride along with GPS guidance, listen to Pandora through my Phone and can answer calls.
What model is your TOMTOM?

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What model is your TOMTOM?
"RIDER" as stated in the original post. It is about 3 years old.
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"RIDER" as stated in the original post. It is about 3 years old.
TOM TOM is close, but no cigar. I have compared the options and features of both, and even though Garmin is more expensive by $200.00 I still would of chosen Garmin 595 LM again.
http://bestmotorcyclegpsguide.net/ga...-595lm-review/

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