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post #1 of 4 Old 07-11-2013, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Tunes, and yes, it is ridiculous..

It all started over a month ago. I was at Office Depot buying printer paper and came across a closeout shelf. On the shelf was this neat little radio that did AM, FM, and weather bands. It was $25. A quick mobile google showed that it was generally a $60 radio so in the interest of preserving Tom's First Rule of Shopping* I bought it.



Originally I thought it would be a good camping radio for times when I didn't want to bring out shortwave rig, and the weather band was a real plus.

Then the voices in my head started talking.

I bought a RAM X-Grip, a short RAM extension, a handlebar ball, a 3' stereo extension cord, and a BlueTooth transmitter dongle.

The X-Grip seemed like the best way to hold onto the thing. The radio normally uses the headphone wires for an FM/WX antenna, thus the extension cable. Hopefully the Cheap Chinee BT Dongle would pair with my Sena OK.

The X-Grip mounted up on the handlebars OK with a short RAM extension and a handlebar mount ball.


The BT dongle is velcroed to the handguard.


The stereo extension is run out back and forth along the bars and works fine as an antenna.


In situ alongside the Zumo.


Seems to work really well and it's not too difficult to swap between the Zumo for mp3 and the radio for, uh, radio. It also works well while mowing the lawn stuffed in my pocket with a set of BT headphones. Oh, and it's good when I'm ironing and don't want to watch another episode of The Andy Griffith Show.

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Dude, you need to come spend a week at my house. By the time you left my KLR would be DAKAR ready and the ironing would be done.

In all seriousness, though, as a relatively spastic person, there is no way in hell I wouldn't crash my bike with all those THINGS to look at. Sad, but true.




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wow, those are some set of bark busters. what are they?
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