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Post a picture view from the cockpit
« on: May 10, 2017, 03:42:59 am »
Post a picture of your cockpit set up. This is my set up for long trips. My choices you will see in the picture.



1. Ram X-Grip with bent tongs to hold my iPhone iphone 7 s plus/Lifeproof and WebGrip retainer. Lots of extra holding power
2. Gigantic 7 inch Garmin Nuvi 2757LM GPS in RAM aviation shade case on ram mount. Slightly modified with Dremmel to fit between the HELI ST Horizon bars. It's huge. I love it for the dual screen option and multi-screen info like altimeter, temp, phone link, etc. I simultaneously run iPhone apps like REVER, WAZE, MAPS.me and Googlemaps when available and run the Garmin as additional info that does not rely on internet.
3. Below left - heat gear controller hook up, led aux light switch with led.
4. Russell Day Long w dual heat - changed my whole outlook on long distance
5. Guulong Real Carbon tank protector - just for fun and the carbon factor.
6. Way out front - Cal-Sci Wind Screen XL Wide and Tall, vent hole covered because of the MadStad bracket vents air underneath.
7. Way down below - the best highway pegs: Ronnie's are tops in my opinion for a 6 footer with long legs. I love the springy feel after hours/days in the saddle.
8. To the left and right below the mirrors - my flame throwers. RIGID LED lights that cause people to flash their lights at me IN THE DAYTIME. They also get dogs and deer to STEP BACK at night. But I turn them off in traffic at night.
9. KAOKO Throttle Lock. One of my first farkles. I have another brand I like better on my C10 but only because they look nicer. They both work great. But I want a real cruise control... someday.

Many hours spent from this perspective. Lots of tweaking to get it right for me. What does YOURS look like?
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 03:50:02 am »
Nice set up. Those are not Ronnie's pegs, They are Buck Sport  :beerchug:

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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 10:14:25 am »
Here is my view. The never ending smile from Chester. Even in the cold rain, he still loves riding

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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 11:10:19 am »
I like your set up Nicole. You have really done it up first class. Looks like Chester is happy with it too. He knows rain riding is fun when you have the right attitude.
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 11:16:09 am »
Thanks Zarticus. I knew something was wrong when I was writing it... My apologies to Buck Sport Touring. These are awesome. Gotta remember... Buck Sport Touring, Buck Sport Touring,

Hey, where is your picture Zarticus?
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 04:11:25 pm »

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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 03:47:01 pm »

I prefer to keep my cockpit clean, unobstructed, and uncluttered. (My plastic Jeebus has not arrived yet, but my Ganesh is ready to stick on!)
In a true Luddite fashion I abhor the distractions of cell phones and GPS. I have never been more turned around than when following the guy with the latest gadgets...

What concerns me is what is that in my mirrors? LOL, JK, first rule of performance bike riding...what's in the rear view does not matter. Unless it's your wife rolling on the pavement after falling over...that concerned me.
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 04:01:23 pm »
That's a nice clean cockpit for sure. What bar ends are those? That's what I like about the COG. We have a motorcycle in the C14 that crosses boundaries. It comes out of the box ready to rumble. You can tweak it to perform for canyon carving or load up to tour. And some do a little of both. Some of you really have an eye for beauty and enhance the best parts . Others like me... well let's just say I tend to over accessorize. If I started over on another C14 today I would use more restraint. But I do love my toys when the day turns into night...
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 06:15:12 pm »
Not real sure of the brand, came on the bike and I have not gone through all of the stuff handed over yet. It operates like a Throttlemeister though.
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 10:30:36 am »
ZG, your setup looks like a fighter pilot. Silverconnierider, those Kuryakyn highway pegs look comfy. I'm thinking about some black ones for the pillion. Momma says she could use a little help back there on the long days...
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2017, 10:05:28 pm »
Nothing fancy on mine...phone using reservoir Ram mount w/X-Grip, other side is another reservoir Ram mount for GoPro. In the center is an older Garmin GPS on a TechMount. On longer routes I usually swap the phone and camera to get video for the road and dash.

Hidden are ASV clutch/brake levers and added dual USB port in the panel on the left to charge phone & GoPro camera.



Sample video of what the camera/dash look like on the right. https://youtu.be/WfxkBjUfWl0
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 06:07:09 pm »
it never ends  :beerchug:

The only way to ever make it end is to get rid of the bike... Otherwise yes, it will never end.  :truce:  ;D
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 08:23:56 pm »
Here's one from back in 09 on my old C14.





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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2017, 12:33:43 am »
Hey Cap what's that doodad with 3 led's on top of the display? That's a tight set up...
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 10:23:51 am »
Hey Cap what's that doodad with 3 led's on top of the display? That's a tight set up...

Probably a radar detector
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2017, 05:19:01 pm »
Here are a couple shots.
Phone mount for navigating
IPOD mount for entertainment
Bar risers for comfort
Camera for safety
Wind shield air foil for quiet
Poor mans cruise control resting the hands
Just a touch of the list I have added over the 4 years I have been riding this machine.
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2017, 05:39:53 pm »
Hey Cap what's that doodad with 3 led's on top of the display? That's a tight set up...


Yes that is a visual alert LED for the Adaptive Technologies Radar Detector. Works great with or without audio alert. Sorry for the long delayed response. I was at a COG rally the last few days.

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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2017, 05:07:24 pm »
Here are pics of my two C14s. In the left-side mirror of my 2012 (black), you can see me taking the shot. The other is a 2008 ABS model.

Both have Yaesu FTM-10SR dual-band amateur radio transceivers (sadly, discontinued) installed (I'm a licensed amateur). Also installed this setup on two Valkyries and will on a future adventure touring bike. The control heads are mounted to a Tech Mount ('12) or RAM Mount ('08) and the chassis are mounted under the right-side fairing cover. On each bike I used the CA-model bracket and charcoal canister mount to build a cradle for the chassis and an accompanying Fuze Block, which supplies accessory power to various added peripherals including the radios.

The PTT, up/down controls and mode/memory selection switches are from Highway Dirt Bikes and Electrical Connection; the switch mounts are from HDB and replace the OEM master cylinder brackets. The circuit which controls the radio itself was designed by me and is attached to the frame just atop the backbone spar near the steering head. Yaesu uses a differential signaling two-wire protocol for transceiver control functions and reverse-engineering it was...fun.

The CB unit is a J&M JMCB-2003. I tied the audio circuits together with a custom harness, then - after these pics were taken - with J&M Bluetooth dongles for cordless operation. Which has led to various levels of frustration due to interoperability issues. The Yaesu transceiver incorporates its own Bluetooth transceiver setup, which doesn't transmit mic audio to the rig when you're paired in A2DP mode.  ::)

Plans are to look into replacing the J&M stuff with Sena, or rolling my own. I'd like corded and cordless as same-time options.

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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2017, 02:47:06 am »
So, Baggerjohn is it fun to talk with your radio pals while you are cranking out the miles on the bike? I've never thought about that much, since I have a blue tooth linked phone smart phone,Spotify Music, GPS, multiple apps like weather radar, XM radio, Fox News, plus all the computer function display of the C14 to play with, time, temp , miles to empty, mpg, avg mpg, instant mpg, etc. Some days I just turn all that crap off and listen to Connie sing for a few hours...
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Re: Post a picture view from the cockpit
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2017, 03:13:58 pm »
Actually, it is - if you're in a large group, two way comms between lead and sweep riders is almost a necessity.

I ride with an assorted bunch. On any given weekend it might be with a GWRRA chapter, the local HOG contingent, the VRCC crew, COGgers - and many of the groups use CB for group chat. A lot of my riding buddies in the area are also licensed hams and we use the VHF or UHF allocations as an alternative to CB.

The Yaesu radio will receive VHF/UHF public service/public safety transmissions, NOAA weather radio, FRS/GMRS/MURS and the AM/FM broadcast bands in addition to transceiving on the 2M and 440MHz ham bands. I programmed a bunch of different frequencies in the memories and cloned the setup between all of my -10SRs.

One cool thing for summertime riding is the WX Radio Scan feature. You can set the unit up to silently monitor all 10 NOAA frequencies, all the while listening to the stereo or chatting with fellow riders. As soon as an emergency alert tone is broadcast (signifying a watch or warning), any other activity is preempted and the radio tunes to the broadcast.

I have a waterproof handheld version of that radio which I take on bicycle rides, especially if severe weather is forecast in and around the area. Both have saved my bacon more than a few times.
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