In another thread I was asked to post pictures of my install of the Sierra handheld CB install kit. Rather than hijack that thread I decided to start a new one.
Here is the kit at Sierra's site:
I'm sorry I didn't get good pictures of the kit prior to installation, but here's a list of what you get in the kit:
Cobra HH38WXST handheld CB with weather band
Handlebar mounting kit
Power kit to connect to bike power
Power kit with cigarette lighter plug
IMC headset; choice of headsets. One is designed for helmetless/half helmet, one is designed to fit into an open face 3/4 helmet, and one is designed for a full face helmet.
I chose the helmetless/half helmet headset because the helmet I was wearing most of the time is kind of a half helmet. As it turned out, the helmet covers enough of my ears that no headset would work with it. I use my 3/4 helmet with the headset I got and it actually fits fine. The band designed to go around the back of the head fits below the bottom edge of the back of the helmet. It fits fine, but it's not mounted into the helmet. The headsets are available from IMC separately, so I may get a different one later.
I also got this splitter from Sierra:
I got an adapter from Cobra to connect the PL-259 cable to the BNC connector on the CB.
Here is where I mounted the splitter. I ran the AM/FM antenna cable through one of the pre-existing openings into the fairing and the CB cablebehind the wiring bracket up through thestock opening for the factory headset cable.
You can see here where I installed the mount provided to go on the handlebar. With everything else I like to have on the bars, it just wouldn't work. So, I put it where Honda would have put a factory CB:
The adapter that connects the headset harness to the CB uses a standard 1/8 stereo plug, as seen here:
I used a standard headphone extension cord to be able to put the CB in a separate place from the headset harness. You can see the coiled cable going into the fairing in the above picture.
Here is the wiring on the handlebar zip-tied into place:
The PTT switch comes with a bracket on a velcro strap towrap around the grip, but it interfered with with my hand on the grip. I removed the switch from the provided bracket andusedhigh strength velcro to attach it on top of theswitch housing:
I ran the power cable and headset connector out from under the edge of the left hand pocket and down to the radio:
Here is what the radio looks like all hooked up:
Once I got the antenna fixed (I didn't know it was broken until I tried to adjust the SWR) everything works wonderfully. I don't often have a need to change channels, so I don't need to reach those buttons. The volume and squelch can be reached easily. I'm very happy with the setup, but I think it may have been put together with a less expensive Midland handheld and getting the headset harness directly from IMC, but that wouldn't include the power connections and mounting bracket.