AUX HOOKUP


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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by peltonjohn » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:16 am



I recently picked up a cassette adapter that receives the Bluetooth signal from my phone. It's got an internal, rechargeable battery and essentially makes a useless cassette player (I no longer posses a single cassette tape) into a Bluetooth receiver. It was $27 online plus shipping. I'm also getting a dual USB port with a handlebar clamp that I'll set up so I can charge the phone and the adapter on longer rides.



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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:15 am

I don't have a cassette player on this new $20 radio but I know there are TONS of folks, riding around, that still have them. Its good to see that they'll now be able to get some use out of them. Nice upgrade to an essentially "useless" technology today. Do you happen to have the brand/model, cost, and where to purchase info for those who might want the same setup?

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by peltonjohn » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:09 pm

Amazon.com, $25. There are several brands, but they all look similar.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by Corkster52 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:58 am

peltonjohn » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:16 am

I recently picked up a cassette adapter that receives the Bluetooth signal from my phone. It's got an internal, rechargeable battery and essentially makes a useless cassette player (I no longer posses a single cassette tape) into a Bluetooth receiver. It was $27 online plus shipping.
I am curious about which particular one you chose too?

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by peltonjohn » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:13 pm

I picked the DigitNow! M102, but I can't say whether or not that's the best choice.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:35 am

Getting closer to final installation. It looks like this will work out great!
Center shelter off the bike, and "cover" removed.


Radio head mounted on center shelter "cover" and ready to assemble. Color is "off" due to setting sun. Color is exact match in real life



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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:39 pm

The weather dipped into the 40's here and wet roadways prompted me to "shelter" the beast and finalize the radio installation. For a $20 radio, this setup is perfect for my needs. All the apps (Navi/mileage/iTunes) are great and the radio is above average.






The Navi program caused a ton of glare, but its perfect in person.
The iPhone is rock-solid and held in place by a strong magnet under the center shelter to keep it from sliding/falling off. iTunes through the radio has lower volume than the radio but well within my expectations. Since the iPhone charges while the bike is running, I won't have to worry about a low battery while going through these mountain passes around here.



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