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    Default Run power/mp3 cable from trunk to handlebars and mount phone?

    It was 73 degrees in Northern Va today, so I went for a ride. I'm tired of putting the phone in the trunk. (who's stupid idea was this?) I would like to run the cables from the trunk to the front, that way I don't have to modify anything other than buy some long cords. Has anyone done this? Is there videos somewhere?

    Run power/mp3 cable from trunk to handlebars and mount phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FINFAN3DP View Post
    It was 73 degrees in Northern Va today, so I went for a ride. I'm tired of putting the phone in the trunk. (who's stupid idea was this?) I would like to run the cables from the trunk to the front, that way I don't have to modify anything other than buy some long cords. Has anyone done this? Is there videos somewhere?

    Run power/mp3 cable from trunk to handlebars and mount phone?
    Has anyone done this? How hard is it? How did you do it?
    I ran the OEM cable ( for MP-3 etc. ) that was in the rear trunk to the right side of my glovebox ( RT , inside the box ) I removed the connector in the trunk and traced the cable back to the Radio on the right side just below the passenger seat I then CAREFULLY stripped out the cable using a sharp box cutter I was lucky in that I had enough cable with a little bit to Spare.... I now use this new connection for my Sirius XM, but it works with an MP-3 also .. I have pics in my Album . Mike

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    I understand the glove box gets way too hot. I have a 2018 and have been monitoring the last couple of months, and it does not seem too bad, but it is winter. Interesting to hear people's thoughts. You want to do exactly what I am considering.

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    I am in the same boat, I have the AUX cable and a 10ft AUX extension. Would like to do the same thing. I am thinking I will need to drill a small hole in the trunk so where to pass the cable through and then be able to hide it under the seat.

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    Make sure the cable is shielded! Engine electrical noise can cause problems if not.
    A few have done this. You buy the connectors and solder up the cable. I made a few for some folks in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClendons View Post
    I understand the glove box gets way too hot. I have a 2018 and have been monitoring the last couple of months, and it does not seem too bad, but it is winter. Interesting to hear people's thoughts. You want to do exactly what I am considering.
    …. I don't keep Chocolate in the glovebox ( of a 2014 RT ) , but I do store " StarTron " and a Butane lighter + my Sirius and sometimes an MP-3 ….never had an issue with any of them ...….. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by FINFAN3DP View Post
    It was 73 degrees in Northern Va today, so I went for a ride. I'm tired of putting the phone in the trunk. (who's stupid idea was this?) I would like to run the cables from the trunk to the front, that way I don't have to modify anything other than buy some long cords. Has anyone done this? Is there videos somewhere?

    Run power/mp3 cable from trunk to handlebars and mount phone?
    Has anyone done this? How hard is it? How did you do it?
    You're using it for music, right? If so the easiest, and probably most popular, solution is buy a used iPod, or maybe Apple phone, and leave it in the trunk permanently. You can control an iPod from the handlebar controls.

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    I ran a 6' shielded USB cable from the trunk ( powered by a $4 cig lighter plug in. Goes to the phone in an X-grip on the dash mount bar. Easy peasy and cheap.
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    Default Power @ handlebars & tunes

    Lamonster single powerport, lamonster iPhone ram mount, old iPhone 4 with tunes loaded, Bluetooth receiver also from lamonster....shows aux on the screen but control volume from bar and selections on the phone....also have an old iPod with tunes loaded...that shows on the screen and controlled from the bar....no drilling, holes extra wire etc.
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    Has anyone taken the mp3 & the power outlet from the back and just moved them to the front using the wiring that takes it to the back? I am thinking this might work, so long as the wiring isnt in some bigger harness.
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    I think that is what Mike (BlueKnight911) was describing that he did in an earlier post on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    I think that is what Mike (BlueKnight911) was describing that he did in an earlier post on this thread.
    He was talking about splicing wires.... i am wondering if it could be done without cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FINFAN3DP View Post
    He was talking about splicing wires.... i am wondering if it could be done without cutting.
    I think he was talking about carefully stripping the audio cables away from the rest of the wiring harness so that he could re-route them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FINFAN3DP View Post
    He was talking about splicing wires.... i am wondering if it could be done without cutting.
    … please RE-READ my post #2...… I never said anything about splicing wires ………….. I said I " carefully " stripped that part of the cable from the harness at the Radio ……… NO SPLICING INVOLVED …………….I also MOVED my DESS module without SPLICING any wires also ……. Mike

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    Lamonster sells a bluetooth adapter that connects to the two ports in the rear trunk. this allows you to keep your phone up front but play the music through your bike speakers via bluetooth. I just put it in last week and works great.

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    I removed the gauges from the dash and replaced one with a digital volt gauge and the other with a 12v outlet.Purchased a Victsing FM transmitter with Bluetooth from Amazon to plug into the 12v outlet added.The Victsing FM transmitter has a slot for a memory card full of music and has USB charging ports.Connects to the radio through whatever FM channel you desire.Your phone can also hook up to the Victsing transmitter through Bluetooth.Inexpensive and looks and works great.

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    Just curious... RT-S models have the 1/8" female jack zip tied to the gas tank on the right side. I put in an extension cable and brought it out under the handle bars. Very easy. I was wondering if the RT-LTD models use a different harness, or if they have the same jack with an extension going into the trunk? Maybe this has to do with what was mention about stripping away the audio cable, not sure. I was wondering if one could just unplug the audio connector and install another to run to the front. I to removed the gauges and installed powered USB on one side, and a cigarette lighter on the other (for my Garmin).

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