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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 2007, 1:37 pm Thread Starter
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Autocom Intercom

Ive just bought an "Autocom" intercom system, can anyone advise the best place to fit the control unit on a 2002 K1200rs and where can I pick up a fused live feed to power it? (have abs model so need to be careful)
Purchased it at the NEC Bike Show. Its quite a good show this year, the Beemer stand was very good and Charlie Borman was there (25th Nov) signing the new book. Is it me are are the new BM models not as comfy?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 2007, 4:01 pm
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When I owned a 2002KRS, I mounted the autocom under the seat and grabbed power from a switched lead, I think from the tail light as it was convenient and switched off with the key.

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I put my Autocom behind the right side panel under the seat. I did have it in the tool tray under the seat but I was getting whine from the alternator there. As far as the power is concerned I ended up tapping it from the license plate light.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2007, 1:50 am
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Just bought and installed an Autocom unit this week. I put it under the seat in the tail of my K1200R, which I know doesn't help you much, but the power take off point might. I ended up taking the power straight from the battery with an in-line fuse on the positive lead.

Problem solved!

Honestly though, that was the easiest part. Installing the parts in the helmets was much more difficult. It all works great though! Got the radar detector plugged in (not the phone or mp3 player thanks) and we're all ready to go on our South-Island trip over Christmas.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2007, 1:20 pm
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I posted a couple of photos of my Autocom unit mounted behind the seat catch..

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2007, 8:13 pm
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Autocom Intercom

I also have an Autocom unit I installed on my 2004 K1200GT. I have it installed in the tool tray, but I am planning on moving it as I get a wine from the alternator. I installed a fuse box for all of my accessories - this I also have in the tool tray for ease of access.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2007, 9:47 pm
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If you remove the shed cannister (shhhh), an Autocom can go in beside and to the left of the battery vertically. For some reason, installing them vertcally reduces electrical interference.

I powered mine semi-directly from the battery, so I could continue to speak to my passenger after I stop the motor (I'm sorry I scared you dear). Unfortunately three days of sitting with the Autocom connected this way kills the battery, so I installed a switch.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2007, 10:59 pm
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 2007, 7:20 am
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I put mine in a wired tank bag. I wired an extra aux plug into the fairing left of the dash and just plug the bag into that. The bag also carries the mp3 player, and the autocom is easy to get to if I want to adjust or plug something else in.
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