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post #1 of 17 Old 05-05-2007, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Autocom Install Help

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I just got my autocom kit and I was wondering if anyone had seen a photo install for the strom anywhere. I've searched on several forums and google with no luck. The part I'm having trouble with right off the bat is where to attach the positive power cable. I know the tail light wire coming out of the fuse box, but I don't see it, even using a wiring diagram.

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-05-2007, 10:52 PM
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The tail light wire is the brown wire encased in the sheath on the left side of the under seat tray. Any gray wire in the tail section will also work as the brown wire turns gray on the back side of the connector.

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Thank you! Can I get to the wire with the side panel on? I just put my caribou rack on and getting the panel off is going to be slightly painful, but not the worst thing ever.
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Yes. Just carefully cut the sheath to access the wires inside.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Just a tip...

When you route your cables make sure to run the power cable a different route than the communications cable. I ran mine together at first (Starcom Advanced) and had interference (feedback) in the form of variable whine. Seperate the cables so they run a different path and all is nice and the noise is gone. I wish I had done that the first time so I thought I would mention it.

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Thanks guys, that was a huge help. I cant tell you how much time, effort, stress, and money forums have saved me over the years, thanks to guys like you!
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off topic but a question I have, as I am now deciding which system I want

why AutoCom over Starcom or MotoCom



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Autocom seemed to be hailed universally as the one to get due to the fact that it works exactly as advertised and is very well engineered. Some of the cheaper options apparently are real headaches.
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Autocom seemed to be hailed universally as the one to get due to the fact that it works exactly as advertised and is very well engineered. Some of the cheaper options apparently are real headaches.
that's what I have heard from the long distance riding community also, but before starcom or motocom came to the market

starcom is about the same price, motocom is less

mt biggest question is sound quality at 75-80 mph highway speed

not concerned so much about when I'm floggin it in twisties except hearing my rader detector



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Autocom claims no problems up to 180 mph
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