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audio plug

Postby BOSNBOB » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:39 pm

Okay guys I have a question about the two audio plug that are on the 1500. One is for the passenger headset and one for the driver headset. I can not for the life of me how they fit into that holder they are suppose to fit in. It barely goes in no matter which way I install it. Can some give me a hint.

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Re: audio plug

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:09 pm

Mine have the opposite problem. They fit in so loosely, that they barely stay in place.

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Re: audio plug

Postby Charlie1Horse » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:09 pm

While sitting on your bike with the headset plugged in to the 5 pin connector the natural way the plug hangs is the way it fastens into the holder. Just press it in with the end of the connector about 1/8 inch in from the end of the holder. If your bike has been subjected to an extreme amount of sun and weather the holder could be ruined to the point that the connector will not stay in place. That was the case with mine and I had to replace them. I found new ones on ebay pretty cheap and removed the old ones and cleaned off the adhesive to replace. Wait till the bike is warmed well from the sun, clean the surface with alcohol and peel and stick the new ones.

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Re: audio plug

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:52 am

There are also different kinds of cord clips to consider.
Cyclemax has rubber ones and chrome plastic ones available.
The rubber are going to be more flexible and easier to have the cord go in and out of.
The plastic, being more rigid will be harder to get the cord in, but will keep it better secure.
One thing to note and check on your bike, one end of the clip is wider than the other. That end should be at the end of the connector.
It's possible that the PO had installed them backwards.

I also think that both have the option to add an additional small bolt to help hold securely. I've always done this to keep it from popping off from repeated connector insert and removal when the tape gets old.
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Re: audio plug

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:41 am

I had to replace the fairing holder as it did get "weak" and would not grip the plug. I chose the factory stock. As Charlie1Horse stated, if you are replacing one, clean off the old adhesive thoroughly before applying the new one.

Fairing Holder
Fairing Holder

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