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Offline Slybones

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Mounting a Valentine One
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:45:00 am »
I have had a V1 for a long time. Before the Connie even. And after almost 5 years I finally got off my butt and mounted it up.     For power I got a V1 Direct Wire Adapter and mounted under the lip of the Rifle base. I will also use the V1 Remote Audio Adapter and run the audio  into the Autocomm system so I can hear it. It sounds so loud sitting there alone. But add some ear plugs and a helmet. 35 city traffic and I can hardly hear it. 60-70 on the freeway and I cannot hear it at all. Using the Autocomm works though since I probably will not bother and only ride with it on trips. Here I use the Autocomm anyways.    For Mounting I got a 2.5" diameter base, a 2" extension arm, and a 3x4 mounting plate. All for 1" balls RAM Mounts. I also scored up some black 3M Dual Lock. I have a 1" by 3 foot strip.     The original goal was to mount the 2.5" dia base onto the dash wity the Dual Lock so that it would be removable. When not in use I would only have the small patch of 3M Dual Lock on the dash. -- I covered the whole 2.5" base and stuck it down there. THAT STUFF IS STRONG. Now I cannot get it off. Maybe with a prybar or something. To jut give it a nice strong tug. It aint happening. So for now I just left it on there.    On the V1 I used 2 small pieces of 3m Dual Lock and a velcro strap for backup. I also have a way of securing the power wire to the Rifle. So it can be a tether if an emergency happened.    While I was at it I rewired the GPS power. When I got the Quest 2 it came with a suction cup mount with the cig lighter adapter with the speaker in it. I have been using it with the suction cup mount and its been working great. For power I plugged it into the accessory socket on the dash.     So today I removed the 12V adapter part off the end of the speaker housing part and soldered in a 12" wire with a RJ11 jack on it. Plugs right into the V1 Direct Wire Adapter. They both do. So now I run them both from there and leave the accessory socket open.    One last thing I did was get some cable mounting clamp things from Home Depot. I mounted them to the screws for the Rifle shield. 2 on each side. This gives me 4 quick and easy tie wrap locations for tying off the power cables for emergencies.    Here is the empty dash with the ram base still stuck on there.  http://home.comcast.net/~slybones/Concours/images/IMGP4404.JPG    Here is one with the V1 and the GPS side by side  http://home.comcast.net/~slybones/Concours/images/IMGP4413.JPG    The cable mounting thingies.  http://home.comcast.net/~slybones/Concours/images/IMGP4406.JPG    2003 Concours, 58K  COG #6953  IBA 28004  http://home.comcast.net/~slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm    
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2003 Concours, 121K
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