30 June 2009

I Have Tunes

I enjoy listening to my iPod while riding but it has always bothered me to ride with ear buds. I use Bose In-Ear Headphones and love them, the sound is outstanding. Unfortunately they don’t fit well under my full face helmet and when wearing a half I worry about losing the silicon tips (thank goodness for replacements).

That brings me to UNiQcycle Sounds. For the past few years UNiQcycle Sounds has generously donated a complete Classic Edition sound system to Mountain Shadow Riders for our Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. Last year Carolee had the winning bid for the sound system, she installed it on her motorcycle, I liked the way it looked and sounded. So I purchased one for myself, the Low-Profile Edition. Love it!

The only thing I don’t like is the dial volume control that came with the system, its small which makes it difficult to use while wearing riding gloves and the clip is flimsy. To solve that problem I found this Navigate from Griffin, I mounted it onto my handlebar clamp using a Velcro strap, which makes it easily removable. While riding I store my iPod in my windshield bag (another new accessory) and just run the cords to the controller plug in. When I get tired of listening to music I just push a button and then enjoy the sound of my pipes!

Bryan and I just made it home from a 2000+ mile road trip, once I get my bike cleaned I’ll post pictures of my set up and hopefully I’ll have pictures to share of our trip.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

4 comments:

  1. Wow 2000 miles!! I've been slowed down on learning to ride by a case of whiplash. Hopefully my neck will get well enough soon to start back.

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  2. I'm curious where you mounted the amp.

    Ride on,
    Torch

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  3. Hi Torch,
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I had to mount my amp in my saddlebag, I didn’t have room for it under my seat. I used industrial strength Velcro to hold it, I didn’t want to drill any holes into my bags. The Velcro also makes it easily to remove if I ever have to.

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  4. Hi Jovi,

    I've been sitting here for the longest time re-reading your first motorcycle riding posts. I've been having a difficult time riding this summer. It has helped me tremendously tonight to be able to re-read your first outings and adventures and the whole learning experience...even if it was two years ago for you. Looking forward to seeing photos and learning more about the most recent trip you and Bryan took. WOW! Now that must have been quite the adventure.

    Thinking of you and wanted to say hi!

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