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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Are these accessories possible?

Hello again!

I recently took a long ride to Nashville on my bike with a few friends- me, a Honda shadow, and 2 Harleys...

Well one of them was an 88 Dyna with some sweet after market electronics on it which I'm wondering if I can mount on my bike! The first is a cigarette lighter adapter. Not for the lighter, but for a phone charger so I don't have to worry about battery life on longer rides. I had to conserve my phone usage on the trip because I didn't have this option, but my buddy on his Harley had no problems. The second is a set of speakers and a mount for an iPod. Now these kinda go hand in hand for me because my phone IS my MP3 player, so I'm curious if this is something the charging/electric system on the 750 can handle.

Any thoughts, suggestions, or feedback?

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JC whitney has both on their www site. The mp3 player speakers are pricey, over $400 I think.

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I have no doubt!

I've got my eye on a few options, but I just wonder if the bike can handle it before I go spending the money!

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Ear Shave
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Coastered
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12" ape hangers

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Paint Job- should I do it myself?
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very low current draw if you plug it in and keep it charged, it should pose no problems. Most chargers are fused @2-5 amps.

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I hard wired a cig lighter outlet to my battery and ran a gps of it for two years almost every day. Never had a problem with it.

Dont know bout the speakers, dont seem like it would be much different though.

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You could rig up some small 12v computer speakers or get some with a sub and bump down the road...

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Dry Splines Lubed
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i purched a phone and ipod charger that runs on 2 AA batts and after 10 hrs of riding the batts are dead but both devices are fully charged and used for the intire trip ... i want to wire a couple cig lighters on mine and as soon as i get my intank glove box designed it will be all included ...



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I have both on my bike now.I bought a 200w amp & 2 handlebar speakers and 2 tweeters off ebay for $50 + shipping.I can plug in my MP3 or a small AM raido so I can listen to talk raido.Sounds great up untill 65 +.If you wear a full face just buy some helmet speakers {Ebay}You can buy a duel waterproof cig lighter @ Wally world or O'riley's .
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been running exactly what you propose with out issue
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The bike has about 70w of available power...I should add that if you think you are going to get near that figure add a voltmeter to keep an eye on things.

GPS, radar, phone chargers all use very little power, likely less than 5w.

Now an amplifier and speakers can use quite a bit more. Biggest sucker of power is heated gear, which can go from 35w to near 100w if running gloves, and a jacket liner.

Just about anything electrical should have how much power it uses written down somewhere.

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