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BMR Shelf done

Well, I just finished installing the BMR shelf, waterproof radio and junk.... I put blue loctite on all the screws. The BMR products are nice. They want the stuff to look good (and it does). I got some Birthday $$ so I took the plunge and ordered everything I wanted





The black rectangle at the bottom left is the amplified antenna for the radio. The radio has a weather band with a a choice for alerts. The radio is a little heavier than I think it needs to be (it is advertised as "heavy duty") but only stiff bumps will cause it to move very slightly. Currently, I have to switch to AUX on the radio to hear the GPS and its music. I guess the next step will be to get some type of com system so the GPS will override the radio, and of course pipe in the audio for the radar detector that will go on the right arm...

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Message sent from my Radio Shack TRS-80 using a keyboard and electricity.
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You have a TRS-80??

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Nice install. I assume you can see over the Garmin? What sort of radar are you using? I just scored an Escort RedLine for the bike but with the Texas heat I've not been able to take any long trips.

To tie all the audio in to a single source, give the folks at Autocom a gander. Yes it's expensive but you'll get a well designed and reliable unit backed by reputable US dealers. I recommend their model SPA-1 if you travel solo. The direct link to Autocom is:

http://autocomdirect.com/

Here's a great company to buy the unit from. Their customer service and knowledge of the product is second to none:

http://www.rocketmoto.com/

Best of luck and ride safely.
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You have a TRS-80??


FINALLY ! someone who knows what they are
It's my answer to all the geek box people who have to put their emails, mesgs etc... were sent using their blackcherry pie or whatever the hell they say...

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Nice install. I assume you can see over the Garmin? What sort of radar are you using? I just scored an Escort RedLine for the bike but with the Texas heat I've not been able to take any long trips.

To tie all the audio in to a single source, give the folks at Autocom a gander. Yes it's expensive but you'll get a well designed and reliable unit backed by reputable US dealers. I recommend their model SPA-1 if you travel solo. The direct link to Autocom is:

http://autocomdirect.com/

Here's a great company to buy the unit from. Their customer service and knowledge of the product is second to none:

http://www.rocketmoto.com/

Best of luck and ride safely.

Yea, the pics are a little deceiving, the ZUMO is nowhere near being in the way. I ride with the seat on the taller setting also. I have an Escort Solo S2 that I ran hardwired on my other bike I need find the cord though. I found I have an Autocom Pro 7 sport in one of my boxes of stuff..will that work? A friend gave it to me quite a while back with 2 sets of earphones (one unused) and 2 mics,(though I only ride one-up).

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FINALLY ! someone who knows what they are
It's my answer to all the geek box people who have to put their emails, mesgs etc... were sent using their blackcherry pie or whatever the hell they say...


Very original, I like that!! I just turned 40, and when I was a kid my dad had a TRS-80 with a whopping 16K of memory. The only games they had were tic-tac-toe (the machine always went first so the best you could do was tie) and Android Nim.

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BMR makes great stuff for lots of $$$. Nice shelf. Your GPS is right where it belongs, up high, near line of sight so you don't kill yourself looking at it at speed.

How is reception on radio?

I like the BMR shelf, but cannot use it with my Aeroflow screen which I refuse to take off it is so good on highway.

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Very original, I like that!! I just turned 40, and when I was a kid my dad had a TRS-80 with a whopping 16K of memory. The only games they had were tic-tac-toe (the machine always went first so the best you could do was tie) and Android Nim.
When I had the TRS-80, we always referred to it as the trash -80. At one point, I had it hacked with 32K ( not M or G) of memory.I really don't think our computers of today are so much faster. Maybe it was just perception, and the computer had very little to process.
Now, does anybody remember the Sinclair?

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BMR makes great stuff for lots of $$$. Nice shelf. Your GPS is right where it belongs, up high, near line of sight so you don't kill yourself looking at it at speed.

How is reception on radio?

I like the BMR shelf, but cannot use it with my Aeroflow screen which I refuse to take off it is so good on highway.

Radio reception is excellent. The antenna is amplified (you have to run a small wire to 12v). I listened to it before and after the power was applied...huge difference.. The seek/scan actually works well.

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I found I have an Autocom Pro 7 sport in one of my boxes of stuff..will that work? A friend gave it to me quite a while back with 2 sets of earphones (one unused) and 2 mics,(though I only ride one-up).
My experience to date with Autocom is only with this current unit I bought. Don't know if the Pro 7 will work or not. I'm sure Bryan McGuire will gladly assist you. Give him a call at the first URL I provided above.

Oh, and I too got the humor of the Radio Shack TRS-80. Just never mentioned it. Gives me a chuckle each time I read it!
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