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I have been putting in a lot of 400+mile rides lately and i was thinking that it would be nice to have a radio...so could i....

get a regular marine AM/FM radio (so it is aleady encased and waterproof) with a 12v connection so i can connect it to my battery. keep the radio and antenna in my tailbag with the antenna standing up for better reception (i live in a remote area so i will need an antenna). then run a wire to a waterproof marine speaker that i would mount to the handle bars, or some place else out of the way/up front where i can still hear it?? I would also get a radio with a remote so i can tune it and adjust the volume easily.

i am not much for electronics...unless it calls for destroying something (I knocked out power to half my school when i was in high school electronics...but that is another story!!)...so i think my first quetsion is would it work and is it worth trying? and next would radio get too hot in my bag without much air circulating around it??

sound like it would work? thanks
 

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I'm sure that you could do it, but I have never look around for the gear that you would need to do it. I saw a website once where another VFR rider had mounted GPS on the steering head, 12V outlet for cell phone, battery tender outlet for easy connection, and a Valentine 1 radar detector. I would think that mounting a radio wouldn't be too difficult. Find one that is weatherproof, tap into a switched 12V line for power and an always hot line for preset memory, run a ground, speakers and a small whip antenna on top of your hard bag and your're set. Just make sure to get your hands on a schematic of your bikes electrical to ensure you don't tap into the wrong wire or screw up something vital. Maybe post your VFR question to this site and see if they can give you some detailed advice.

Good luck,
Mike
 

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Yes, it can be done!!! I but a Cd Player with 2 marine speakers on a 1988 Honda Elite 80 scooter. I ran my own wires so I didnt have to screw up the wiring system.
 
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