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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-18-2014, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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I finally found an affordable way to install a headphone jack on my CCT. All of the threads on this end up suggesting bluetooth solutions (which all suck for music) or require me to liquidate my retirement account to buy the Victory CB kit and an adapter for the headset connection. I would never use a CB or comm. Other options required too much wiring skill or possible unrecoverable error. I needed easy.

I bought a 2 channel line output converter that taps into the speaker wire and provides RCA jacks, with noise filter and step down gain adjustment. This fits into the fairing very easily. Ebay - $8 shipped.

Then I ordered a Clarion CCAAUX female 3.5 mini jack to male RCA cable. This plugs into the LOC and has a nice mount with weatherproof cover that can be fit into the dash where ever you want it. $25 also on ebay.

Once hooked up turn the gain screws all the way counterclockwise. Then turn on the radio about halfway and starting with one channel adjust the gain screw to a safe headphone level (back off slightly when you first hear distortion), turn the other screw to the same level, and close up the fairing.

You can wire a toggle in to turn off/on the bike speakers, but it's easier to cut the bike speakers. I'll never use onboard speakers on a bike anyway. You can either use the front or rear speaker inputs and adjust your fader full front or back.

There are a couple of nice solutions from autocom (one with a speaker on/off toggle and one without) available from RocketMoto. These are nicer but $85-$130 and both require you to splice in your own 3.5mm mini jack. Very doable, but I went cheap. About $30 total.

I did not include photos as this is just to darned easy.

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That is an interesting install.

Since you have a CCT I think I would have just used the rear speaker channels. Fade the sound to the rear for headphones, to the front for regular speakers.

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One other option is to tie into the 5 pin harness for the gps. You can connect a 3.5mm stereo cable to the left and right audio inputs. This is what I did for my XM radio. I also have a waterproof mount on the handlebars for the XM or my iPhone to use as a gps.

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I have a xc, does anyone know where and how can i plug in a 3.5mm headphone jack into the radio so that i have access of the jack on the handle bars? I've seen the jack as a accessory so im thinking it plugs into the radio somehow. I couldn't find where. Any input would be great.

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Just a word of caution: Depending where you ride some states is illegal to ride/drive with headphones/earbuds

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One other option is to tie into the 5 pin harness for the gps. You can connect a 3.5mm stereo cable to the left and right audio inputs. This is what I did for my XM radio. I also have a waterproof mount on the handlebars for the XM or my iPhone to use as a gps.
That sound like something I would like to try (for XM)! Do you have any install instructions, or thread link?
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Since i use my android phone for gps. I want to try and stream music as well through the headphone jack.i thought there was unused wiring on the xc's because we don't have that jack in the lowers the xct uses. Xc has no lowers.i was looking for some guidence or a picture of which wire's to go after.

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Luvmyride and roadcouch,
In the fairing on the right side (as looking at bike from in front of it, you should find a 5 wire harness with a rubber plug covering the end. Wire colors are red, grey w/dark blue trace, dark blue w/dark green trace, black and dark blue w/pink trace. Red is switched power, black is ground, dark green trace is left +, dark w/pink trace is right + and grey w/db trace is your audio - . Just cut end off a 3.5 mm stereo cable and twist the wire shield for left and right together, then solder to audio - wire. Check for continuity from tip of plug and solder that wire to left +, solder remaining wire to right +. I then ran the cable up the handlebar to my waterproof gps/XM radio case to feed audio from phone or XM radio. The audio from this connection will preempt any other audio input since it is on the GPS input. I didn't take pics.

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Luvmyride and roadcouch,
In the fairing on the right side (as looking at bike from in front of it, you should find a 5 wire harness with a rubber plug covering the end. Wire colors are red, grey w/dark blue trace, dark blue w/dark green trace, black and dark blue w/pink trace. Red is switched power, black is ground, dark green trace is left +, dark w/pink trace is right + and grey w/db trace is your audio - . Just cut end off a 3.5 mm stereo cable and twist the wire shield for left and right together, then solder to audio - wire. Check for continuity from tip of plug and solder that wire to left +, solder remaining wire to right +. I then ran the cable up the handlebar to my waterproof gps/XM radio case to feed audio from phone or XM radio. The audio from this connection will preempt any other audio input since it is on the GPS input. I didn't take pics.
That's exactly what I want to do to stream audio off my phone. Thanks for the info!

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Thank you encmerk for the details. Im going to look into this.

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