The location of the audio controller will vary due to the available space depending on the size and compartments of your bike. Some choices are under a fairing, in a glove box or tool kit compartment, under the seat, etc. The Gold Wing has a compartment in the trunk that does nicely.
The system can also be installed in a tank bag designed for electronics. This is a good solution for riders that have multiple bikes and want one system to use with any of them. If you have a creative spot for yours, let us know (and send us a picture).
No. The sophisticated electronics in the MC-200 only use 300 milliamps at 12V which is equivalent to a GPS unit.
RKA Motorcycle Luggage makes an In-Charge® tank bag in various sizes for installing electronic devices inside. The bag is designed to contain and route the cables within and out to where you need them to connect. A top mounting bracket is included for the items you want to be most visible.
You will need an SAE wire connected to the bike’s power, then set the bag on the bike and connect the cable to operate the system. (Note: the SAE wire is supplied with the RKA In-Charge tank bag. It is also available at many auto parts stores).
**Please use only the provided screws so as not to damage the display.
You will need a bike specific lower mount to attach the display to your handlebars. They are readily available from Ram Mounts and other sources.
That is difficult to answer as there are so many variables (particular bike, ability, etc.). We suggest that unless you are comfortable and experienced getting “under the fairing” of your bike, you may want to have your dealer install the system.
If you or your dealer has had previous experience installing Autocom systems in the past, you have a general guideline for the approximate time.
If you are using the phone as a music source only (like an iPod) you can connect it to any audio port with a 3.5m audio cable. To use the phone functions and voice commands, you need to connect the phone to the Aux 1 port using the cable provided for it with the MC-200 system.
If you have a Garmin® 600 series GPS unit and want to use the phone functions through a wired connection to it, contact MotoChello to obtain a GPS phone cable at N/C.
You must first set up the VOX and intercom so you can hear yourself for the phone voice commands and two-way radio to work correctly
Not all chargers are alike, and after testing many of them, we’ve found the best results from the Battery Tender 081-0158 which had lower noise issues than any other we tested.
Where connections are made that will not be easily accessible, we strongly recommend using the shrink tubing (supplied) to prevent accidental “tugs” from pulling or jostling while riding.
To use, put the shrink tubing over the end of one cable, connect the cable extension (inside the tubing) and use a heat source (like a hair dryer) to shrink the tubing over the connection. This will keep it secure.
No. The Mc-200 can be used on a Honda Gold Wing without the need to remove the installed audio on the Wing. You can also use your Gold Wing audio system as a source input for the MC-200 (and have access to the CB radio as well) by adding a MotoChello Gold Wing Stereo interface adapter.
Just connect the Interface Adapter to your Wings intercom wiring, then plug the attached cable into an MC-200 Aux port and turn off the Wings intercom. The built in MC-200 intercom has advanced wind filtering and voice activated microphones that turn off when not in use for a more pleasant ride with greatly reduced wind noise