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question for those of you with iphones. i have an iphone, i plan to get the arkon holder to mount to my bars, mostly to use as a gps, but would like to also connect to the radio. i have a cross country, not tour so no lowers. i would need to get the harness to connect, but the pics ive seen has the box inline. anyone else using their iphone with handlebar mount in this way?


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I use a Ram Mount on the bars, and an X-Grip to hold iPhone and or Garmin. Grabs good and holds great.
I connected a cigarette lighter type connection to the Battery tender plug that goes to the battery for power.

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question for those of you with iphones. i have an iphone, i plan to get the arkon holder to mount to my bars, mostly to use as a gps, but would like to also connect to the radio. i have a cross country, not tour so no lowers. i would need to get the harness to connect, but the pics ive seen has the box inline. anyone else using their iphone with handlebar mount in this way?


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Have you tried this already? The phone will get very hot. I use an old 3G as a GPS but I have a cover and I added a heat sink to keep it cool. With the sun beating down on it and running a GPS program it will probably shut down on you on warm days.

That is why I quit using my 4 as a GPS I was worried about damaging it due to the heat.

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question for those of you with iphones. i have an iphone, i plan to get the arkon holder to mount to my bars, mostly to use as a gps, but would like to also connect to the radio. i have a cross country, not tour so no lowers. i would need to get the harness to connect, but the pics ive seen has the box inline. anyone else using their iphone with handlebar mount in this way?


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I simply use an $8 bluetooth receiver from Ebay. It plugs into the Iphone plug in the saddlebag. It works about 30 feet away from the bike when I am walking around my yard with my phone in my pocket. Let me know if you have any questions

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so the radio picks up the bluetooth? i dont need anything else ?

and no i have not tried it yet with the bar mount, didnt even think of the heat , its usually not that hot here but definately something to think about


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defender bob. does that bluetooth plug into the phone or the adapter cable? i dont have the cable on my bike


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I have the dock boss Bluetooth adapter. It connects to the 30 pin iphone plug on the bike. You just pair your phone with it and it will stream music and gps directions at the same time. The problem I found with this setup is. Every time I turn the bike off. It looses the connection so every time I restart the bike. I have to go into the phone settings and reconnect the Bluetooth. It's not hard just annoying.

My new plan is to wire in a 3.5mm cable into the bike where the Vic GPS would connect. Then run it up to the handlebar so I can plug it into the phone. When I have the phone mounted. That way I can listen to my XM and have the gps instruction at the same time.

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Yes he is correct. It just plugs into the accessory in the saddlebag. You have to select the bluetooth source on your phone and make sure the bike radio is turned to AUX. The bike radio thinks an Iphone is plugged in.

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I am using two RAM mounts. One is for My Samsung which is on the left side using the RAM X grip, coming off the mirror mount. The other side I'm using the factory mount from the brake handle bracket, that one holds my ash tray....

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ok problem for me is i dont have the ipod / iphone wire harness in the bag or fairing mine is a 12 and didnt come with it, but i have an iphone so i wouldnt use the bluetooth.


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