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    Speaker wiring - where's a good place to tap in?
    on: May 31, 2018, 03.50 pm
    May 31, 2018, 03.50 pm
    I'm thinking about tapping into the speaker wires and running a direct input to the Autocom, rather than the BT input I use now. (It'd be nice to adjust the volume while riding...) I know I can use a replacement speaker harness at each speaker, but I'm wondering if there's a spot closer to the stereo that'd be easy to get a Posi-Tap into... I'd hate to run wire from the very front all the way under the back seat if I can avoid it - my riding season up here is short enough without unnecessarily disassembling the entire bike for no reason :-)

    Barring that, anyone have a spare set of speaker leads they want to get rid of?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Speaker wiring - where's a good place to tap in?
    Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 08.45 pm
    May 31, 2018, 08.45 pm
    Hi thogland,

    The "Radio" ( Audio Unit ) is located underneath the stowage box underneath the rear seat,
    and you should be able to tap into the Speaker wires there !  :152:

    It's just 4 ( Torx ) screws to remove, and the stowage box lifts right out.



    You will then see a Multi-Plug connector in the top of the Audio Unit, along with the Antenna Cable.



    Depress the latch on the forward side of of the Multi-Plug, and pull the plug out of the Audio Unit.
    ( The antenna cable simply pulls out - no latch, but pull it by its body, not the cable - to avoid damage ! )

    The Speaker wires are coloured as follows :

    Front Left Speaker = Blue ( Pin 10 ), and
    Front Left Speaker = Blue with Red stripe ( Pin 18 )

    Front Right Speaker = Yellow ( Pin 1 ), and
    Front Right Speaker = Yellow with Red stripe ( Pin 2 )

    The wiring harness from the Audio Unit exits through a hole in the left side of the housing
    behind the left Side Cover, protected by a large rubber grommet, which is easily pulled out.
    The wiring in each side of the Grommet is taped onto the grommet but this can be carefully
    removed and new wires passed through it before re-taping the joints !



    ( I already had these Photo's from another project I'm working on,
     which I hope to be able to share with Forum Members soon  :007: )

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Speaker wiring - where's a good place to tap in?
    Reply #2 on: Jun 01, 2018, 05.37 am
    Jun 01, 2018, 05.37 am
    Wow - perfect! Even looks like the wires are large enough to tap into without destroying them - 18ga maybe? And any idea if the stripes are positive or negative? (I don't think it matters much, though...)

    I'm starting to think there's nothing about these bikes you don't know, Coconut  :020:

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    Re: Speaker wiring - where's a good place to tap in?
    Reply #3 on: Jun 01, 2018, 07.50 am
    Jun 01, 2018, 07.50 am
    Oh there's LOTS I don't know !

    Like I don't KNOW whuch of the Speaker wores is Positive or Negative,
    BUT as a General Rule, on Speaker wiring, the wires with the stripe will be Negative,
    and the plain wires will be positive.

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Speaker wiring - where's a good place to tap in?
    Reply #4 on: Jun 01, 2018, 04.38 pm
    Jun 01, 2018, 04.38 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Oh there's LOTS I don't know !

    Like I don't KNOW whuch of the Speaker wores is Positive or Negative,


    And you don't know how to spell "whores"  :745:
    cecilt

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    Re: Speaker wiring - where's a good place to tap in?
    Reply #5 on: Jun 01, 2018, 06.00 pm
    Jun 01, 2018, 06.00 pm
    That's what happens when rushing to try and help someone,
    when using a "Smart" Phone to access "the Internet" !   :138:

    ... so I'll take the 5th Ammendment, and blame the Ophine Spill Chucker  :156:

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    Re: Speaker wiring - where's a good place to tap in?
    Reply #6 on: Jun 16, 2018, 07.34 pm
    Jun 16, 2018, 07.34 pm
    So, today was my day for this. Pulled the bin out, pulled the three connectors, and the wires and grommet come right out, leaving just enough room to unwrap the tape and tap the speaker wires. Simple.

    Now to dig back through here to find the pictures of the speaker leads, to see if those connectors are friction-only or clipped in. Going to disconnect the existing speakers at the tubes - no need to let them run. Was hoping you could pull them without pulling the lower panels off, but it's just a tiny bit too tight to get any leverage (and to see if there's a plastic clip involved).

    Oh well - I have volume control now, so life is better   :046: