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Replacement iPod cable from Boom Audio iPod interface kit

Does anyone know where I can purchase a Replacement iPod cable from Boom Audio iPod interface kit? The round interface coupling is very fragile and I've damaged it from normal usage, so now the hand function commands don't reach the iPod.

I'm using the saddlebag tether mount, so occasional removal of the bags requires separating the cables. I'd like to have a few of these cables on hand, and not have to buy a complete interface module kit every time the cable breaks. If anyone knows of a source I'd greatly appreciate it..


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I found Harley Davidson part number 72651-11. Only $130. Given the poor quality and the fact that the cable probably costs like $5 to produce, I'm hoping there's a lower priced cable or better quality option at the ridiculous price.

I have a message out to the seller with the hope that I can get a free replacement, or at least discounted cable.


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Could you go to a custom cable company like Black Box or Cables To Go or someone like that to get it made instead of the HD?


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I might have to ask C2G about making the cable, but with a lightning connector instead of the 30-pin. It seems ridiculous to have to use an adapter to connect with a later model iPod/iPhone when Apple doesn't use the 30-pin connector any longer.


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Could you go to a custom cable company like Black Box or Cables To Go or someone like that to get it made instead of the HD?


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The problem is there is nothing standard about the bush league Boom Audio round interface coupling that broke. It's not like you can just order a handful of those silly Boom terminators. $trategically de$igned I am sure...


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I might have to ask C2G about making the cable, but with a lightning connector instead of the 30-pin. It seems ridiculous to have to use an adapter to connect with a later model iPod/iPhone when Apple doesn't use the 30-pin connector any longer.

You're probably better off just getting the stupid convertor cable so you can support either interface, giving you more options for music source (all generations iPhone, iPod, iPod Classic, iPad, iTouch etc.). Remember the convertor cable also comes in handy to charge all those devices too. Unless you are 100% committed to the Lightening interface (great bargains on used iPod Classics with old interface), I'd get the convertor cable.


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You're probably better off just getting the stupid convertor cable so you can support either interface, giving you more options for music source (all generations iPhone, iPod, iPod Classic, iPad, iTouch etc.). Remember the convertor cable also comes in handy to charge all those devices too. Unless you are 100% committed to the Lightening interface (great bargains on used iPod Classics with old interface), I'd get the convertor cable.


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And there's the problem: you're not supposed to use a hard drive based iPod with the interface. The hard drive models will lock up during use, due to vibration. I found this out using my iPod Classic with the auxiliary input on the front of the HK, and the documentation that comes with the interface states the same thing, as does the HK itself when you first plug in your iPod Classic or your iPhone, because the interface doesn't always immediately recognize the iPhone as flash-based when you plug it in.


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And there's the problem: you're not supposed to use a hard drive based iPod with the interface. The hard drive models will lock up during use, due to vibration. I found this out using my iPod Classic with the auxiliary input on the front of the HK, and the documentation that comes with the interface states the same thing, as does the HK itself when you first plug in your iPod Classic or your iPhone, because the interface doesn't always immediately recognize the iPhone as flash-based when you plug it in.
No, this is NOT the problem at all. The same inability to communicate with the iPod is present with all of the iPods I own and my iPhone 5c as well. A few of my iPods are not hard drive based. Its definitely the round connector on the Boom chord (part number 72651-11 I described above).

Regarding hard drive based iPods, all they need is dampening from the vibrations of the ride. I've known this since I started using the iPod Classic in my car 3 years ago. Harley/Boom doesn't provide a solution, and can't guarantee that people will figure out a dampening solution, so they put the disclaimer or anti-recommendation in there so they don't have to support it.

The solution I've used on the motorcycle since last June was simply to put the iPod in an unused motorcycle glove before storing it in the fairing to dampen any jolts from the ride. Works great, and it virtually never loses connection, unless the jolt is very severe like a pot hole. I would expect the saddlebag iPod tether solution to dampen even better than the glove because it is suspended in air by the pocket in the tether that hangs loosely from the saddlebag lid.

The whole setup was working fine until I had to disconnect the cable, and found it wouldn't come apart, and was stuck together. As a result of struggling with it, I must have damaged it resulting in the inability to control the iPod from the head-unit/handle bars. It's the achilles heal in the whole saddlebag setup if those connectors break all the time.

The seller did not respond to my inquiry for a replacement cable. I found a new old stock cable on eBay for $90. If this doesn't work out, I might have to go back to storing in the fairing, and add a lock so I can just leave it in there.


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