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This is kind of silly and the solution should be simple...

When riding 2-up on my '06 GL1800, my passenger's helmet cable hangs down and rubs on the saddle bag making some ugly marks on the paint. There doesn't seem to be a way to clip the whole thing back into the retainer on the side of the bike when the cable is attached (like you can with the operator's connection)... or am I missing something?

Other than making some kind of 'bungee cord hanger' to keep the cable off the paint, I was wondering what others do to solve this problem?? Tried to google a solution, but keep coming up empty...
 

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This is kind of silly and the solution should be simple...

When riding 2-up on my '06 GL1800, my passenger's helmet cable hangs down and rubs on the saddle bag making some ugly marks on the paint. There doesn't seem to be a way to clip the whole thing back into the retainer on the side of the bike when the cable is attached (like you can with the operator's connection)... or am I missing something?

Other than making some kind of 'bungee cord hanger' to keep the cable off the paint, I was wondering what others do to solve this problem?? Tried to google a solution, but keep coming up empty...
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Here's a cheap suggestion. Get one of those velcro tie straps like they use for computer wires and fasten it to the grab handle. I haven't tried it but think it might reach.
 

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I fastened mine to the seat handle with zip ties. Works great for keeping it off the paint as well as keeping it from slipping out of the holder when not in use.
 

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Clip, zip, and velcro!

I fastened mine to the seat handle with zip ties. Works great for keeping it off the paint as well as keeping it from slipping out of the holder when not in use.
Thanks guys... any of these should work.

What got me thinking of yet another 'chrome accessory' is the photo on page 63 of the August issue of Wing World... a '05 Trike (Champion conversion). Hard to make out what exactly it IS, but it looks "shiney" and the passenger audio cable is plugged in and clipped in to where the retainer is...
 

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Hardley ever ride two up, but I moved mine to run along the side and behind the seat, it comes out the top rear of the seat and never get the paint anymore at all, also us eht eid badbe ideat to pin the lower half to the antenea when they get off the bike.....
 

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We have both the audio cable and Gerbings hookups at the same location. When my wife gets off she tucks the cables into the seat where it meets the backrest. They stay there just fine when I'm riding single.

We had marking from her audio cable when riding. Her's is long enough that it rubs on the saddlebag when in use. I put some plastic film (Clear Bra type material) on the saddle bag to protect the finish.
 

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I ran the rear cord down the slot for my backrest.
Just unpin the wires in the connector under the seat, tape cable to coat hanger wire and run cable down hole and repin connectors.
Plug in and your ready to go.
Easy to plugin and unplug.
 

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What got me thinking of yet another 'chrome accessory' is the photo on page 63 of the August issue of Wing World... a '05 Trike (Champion conversion). Hard to make out what exactly it IS, but it looks "shiney" and the passenger audio cable is plugged in and clipped in to where the retainer is...
What you appear to be describing is a chrome replacement for a retainer that your bike should already have. Honda uses a black rubber retainer that attaches just below the speaker pod. Is yours missing? That sure would explain why the cord is dragging on the saddlebag.
 

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Honda uses a black rubber retainer that attaches just below the speaker pod. Is yours missing? That sure would explain why the cord is dragging on the saddlebag.
That's his problem Larry... the stock Honda rubber retainer on the back of the bike for the passenger has a CLOSED top. As such, you can't put the connector back into the retainer after you connect the helmet lower cord to it! Stupid design.

The rider's rubber retainer on the left front fairing is OPEN on the end, so that you CAN put the connector back in the retainer after you connect the helmet cord.

EASY SOLUTION: Buy one of the Front retainers and put in on the Back in place of the stock one with the closed top! That's what I did. Cheap and works just like the front when you make the swap. Connector and cable are secured to the side of the trunk and don't fly around and scratch stuff.

Now, as to WHY Honda decided to put a closed top on the passenger's cord retainer on the trunk, who knows? I think they did it so that rain would be less likely to get into the connector since it was pointing directly upward. However, that makes littlte sense to me since all you have to do is put the captive top cover back on the connector and its pretty rain proof.

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XActo knife to the top of the pax holder?
 

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Bob, thanks for jogging my memory. It's been so long since my bike was new that I forgot I had modified mine. I took an exacto knife and opened mine up. I always planned on getting one of the Showchrome retainers, but just never did.

I wonder how many other things I have improved on this bike over the years and totally forgotten about.
 

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The best solution I have seen for that issue, is where a customers cable sticking out past the seat was long enough to wrap around the top of the rear part of the side grip. It wrapped over and around the top, then as is faced up, sat between the cable and the seat. When not in use, it laid over itself wanting to lay ontop of the compartment. Does that make sense?
 

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I ran the rear cord down the slot for my backrest.
Just unpin the wires in the connector under the seat, tape cable to coat hanger wire and run cable down hole and repin connectors.
Plug in and your ready to go.
Easy to plugin and unplug.
I did ours this way also. Works great! Going to put heated gear connector here as well.
 

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You want a very simple solution....just put a loop in the cord to make it shorter. Problem fixed.
 
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