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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:



http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SIE%2DCOBRA%2DIMCKIT





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:



http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SIE%2DCP%2D27



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.
 

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very clean setup. might get one of those if i can convince some of my friends to buy one too. cuz what would i want a cb if i have no1 else to talk to haahaa...
 

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William, sometimes when riding solo I use it to talk to the voices....
 

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Bike...and Dennis wrote:
Thanks for the pics Gary.

Looks complete. Did it take a long time to do?
It took me probably about 3 hours. Many more hours tracking down why it didn't work with the stock antenna. Turned out that the connection for the cable inside the antenna base was broken. For a while I just used the little rubber antenna that comes with the CB. It works OK for short distances under a mile or so.



I forgot to add that the AM/FM cable coming off the splitter is fairly short, it reaches from the splitter to just under the left pocket in the fairing. I got an antenna extension cable, either 18 or 24 inches, to reach up to the aftermarket radio I have. I got the extension at Fry's Electronics, they had a better selection than any of the auto parts places around here.
 

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I ordered a cb kit from Kennedy Technologies that allowed me to use a handheld cb that I already had. The installation took less than an hour and once I got it fine tuned seems to work really well. All for about $200
They also have kits that allow you to intergrate your cell phone into your intercom system.

http://www.cellset.com/Motorcycleitems.html
 
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