moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.


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moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby halcombrick » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:44 pm



i got me a dremel 4000 and with a very small amount of work i moved my stereo into the upper left fairing pocket and dam it turned out awesome! this might give somebody else some options that they didnt think they had, hope it helps,,rick
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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:55 pm

On my 82 I had the Clarion Model 1 radio but I wanted to have a cassette also, like the Clarion Model 2. So I put a cassette player in the pocket. You did an awesome job, keep it coming! That 82 you saw the pics of with the chrome vents & chrome lower covers was the one I am talking about. You had commented on it a while back.
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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby jenagle » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:18 am

Nice job! Just a thought... You might be able to take some velcro and the original cover and make it weather proof!

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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby halcombrick » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:50 pm

jenagle, thats what my next move is, to try and figure out a way to make a cover for it the velcro idea is very good thanks for the idea!
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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:12 pm

Maybe you can find the original GW cover. It was a leather piece the shape of the pocket and had snaps going all around it. It then just snapped in place. It wasn't water tight, but was darn close. With the ridge of the pocket and the way the leather cover attached, the sides all over lapped. If you pointed a hose at it I am sure it would get wet, but in 5 years mine never did and I can tell you it does rain in N.W. and that also includes washing the bike, too.

Just a second thought.
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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby ram11397 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:08 pm

How is it supported inside? does it work good? no skipping of CD when playing? just asking i did similar thing with mine but CD's skip any idea's would be appreciated.

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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:28 pm

halcombrick wrote:i got me a dremel 4000 and with a very small amount of work i moved my stereo into the upper left fairing pocket and dam it turned out awesome! this might give somebody else some options that they didnt think they had, hope it helps,,rick


I did the same thing only I put mine in the right side, and bought a clear marine cover to keep it dry and out of the elements.

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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby jenagle » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:50 pm

Stuart: Where did you get the marine cover, and how much? Looks like a real good install.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:11 pm

jenagle wrote:Stuart: Where did you get the marine cover, and how much? Looks like a real good install.
Thanks for sharing.
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I bought it from my favorite shopping place..EBAY lol. hang on and i'll get you the exact item number so you can look it up. brb.

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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:23 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:
jenagle wrote:Stuart: Where did you get the marine cover, and how much? Looks like a real good install.
Thanks for sharing.
John


I bought it from my favorite shopping place..EBAY lol. hang on and i'll get you the exact item number so you can look it up. brb.

stuart.


the item number was.......161371484938 and if you go onto eBay, type the numbers into the searchbox, it should bring up the item. if it don't, just type into the searchbox........."marine audio cover" and it will bring up a whole page of radio covers. it was $9.95 with free shipping. the eBay store is called THEWIRESZONE

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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:38 pm

the cover comes with everything you need to install it, the screws a single sided sticky pad that you place under the cover to make it water tight and a base plate. depending on what style of radio you have, IE: 2 shaft knobs which it comes for that type of radio, you might have to cut or break out the center pieces to make it one complete opening. my radio has the removable face plate, so I had to take out the section for the 2 shaft knobs.

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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby halcombrick » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:17 pm

Ram11397, i only cut out enough material to allow the stereo to barely fit, its very tight and vibration isnt an issue, i actually had to work really hard a couple of times to get t to slide into the sleeve i made out of the fairing pocket.
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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby ram11397 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:03 pm

ok thanks for information going to have to but some type of stuffing in mine make it tighter.

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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:50 pm

Rick,

Keep in mind on the stuffing that the unit will have some heat associated with it. Not much, but if it doesn't get air circulation it will get too hot for the components and maybe shorten the life of your unit. Some of the PC board components don't tolerate too much of an over temp range. Not really a fire danger, but none the less something to be aware of.
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Re: moved my stereo from handlebars to left pocket.

Postby ram11397 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:33 pm

good point, was thinking about it since last post make a bracket of some sort inside fairing pocket my be better as you said air circulation.

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