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USB Port?

Do I have a USB Port on my FLTRU103 that I don't know about?

The day I bought my bike, the Dealership gave me a Flash Drive (USB) that has a series of Catalogs on it, but it ALSO has a bunch of MP3 songs on it as well.

I have one of those USB Ports that can be put into the Cigarette Lighter.........can I put the Flash Drive in there and will the radio think it an Aux read???

How can I play the tunes from the Flash Drive, thru my stereo on the bike?

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I have one of those USB Ports that can be put into the Cigarette Lighter.........can I put the Flash Drive in there and will the radio think it an Aux read???

How can I play the tunes from the Flash Drive, thru my stereo on the bike?
A USB port that plugs into the power outlet can only be used for charging.

If you have bluetooth on the stereo system, you can play MP3 from your phone. You can also use an auxiliary plug to connect the phone, if the stereo has one. The third option is to use a FM transmitter that plugs into the phone.

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Download music to computer> Put music on MP3>use cord to connect MP3 to aux. port>Switch stereo to Aux.....



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What year is your bike? on the Rushmore models there is a USB plug in to use a ipod or a thumb drive for music. Those are only on 2014 and newer bikes.
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If you want to get the maximum out of these accessorized land yachts, you better read the owners manual. Most don't of course so miss half the things they could be seeing, doing, or hearing. You may or may not find someone that can lead you by the nose. It's up to the owner or go back to the dealer where you left most of your money and get them to show you what to do. It's the least they can do.

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I used my owners manual to figure out how to set the clock. Learned a lot of other things while looking.

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I used my owners manual to figure out how to set the clock. Learned a lot of other things while looking.
I just pushed buttons until I figured it out.


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I just pushed buttons until I figured it out.
You would never get there with my bike. Some things require pushing 2 buttons at the same time. Which 2 can be tricky. And/or holding 2 for a certain amount of time. My owners manual has so many dog eared pages now it isn't funny. But I can find things pretty quick now. No way can I remember the darn puzzle pieces.

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Ward Cleaver is the only guy I know who allocates an hour each evening to reading the owner's manuals on his motorcycle and dishwasher, and ...
Ward Cleaver is a pretty smart fellow. He can spend maybe 20 minutes looking over his Owner's Manual and familiarizing himself on where to find answers, if he needs them. After that he'll have a fairly good idea of what sort of information the manual provides, and he'll know if he needs to refer to it, or go seek other help.

Wade Cleaver, on the other hand, will chuck his manual in a drawer. He'll smirk at those who take the time to read it, and scoff at those who follow it's instructions. After all, he's so much more intelligent then the people that designed his bike, and reading Owner's Manuals is just such a waste of time for a person of his advanced education and experience.

After that, Wade will spend hours looking for answers on-line. He'll look at You Tube videos, browse through several forums, post questions, wait for replies, talk to friends that have the same kind of bike, and so on.

Ward will look at the answers he already has in his own saddlebag and go for a ride.
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Ward Cleaver is a pretty smart fellow. He can spend maybe 20 minutes looking over his Owner's Manual and familiarizing himself on where to find answers, if he needs them. After that he'll have a fairly good idea of what sort of information the manual provides, and he'll know if he needs to refer to it, or go seek other help.

Wade Cleaver, on the other hand, will chuck his manual in a drawer. He'll smirk at those who take the time to read it, and scoff at those who follow it's instructions. After all, he's so much more intelligent then the people that designed his bike, and reading Owner's Manuals is just such a waste of time for a person of his advanced education and experience.

After that, Wade will spend hours looking for answers on-line. He'll look at You Tube videos, browse through several forums, post questions, wait for replies, talk to friends that have the same kind of bike, and so on.

Ward will look at the answers he already has in his own saddlebag and go for a ride.
Yep, that takes care of that!
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That's true! I'd much rather get information from PEOPLE than from a manual, paper OR online!

You don't have to flip through 180 people to get a simple answer, and the Internet makes finding the person who HAS that answer even easier.

People add perspective. e.g., Almost everyone on the Concours websites agrees the factory recommended 15K valve adjustment interval is unnecessarily short, and 25K is more reasonable.

People add details that aren't in the manual. Nowhere in the Canyon Cages (highway bars) installation sheet is the trick of cutting the bracket for the fins, a "cheat" that reduces install time by hours, and makes future maintenance a lot easier.

Now, as for setting the clock, or whether to check the oil level on the kickstand or on the center stand, yeah, ---> manual.

So did Soupy ever find the USB connector?

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You would never get there with my bike. Some things require pushing 2 buttons at the same time. Which 2 can be tricky. And/or holding 2 for a certain amount of time. ....
I take it as a challenge; who is smarter, this damn digital dash or me.

Right now I'm 3 out of 5. Twice I had to break out the manual.

I've quit trying to do it at red lights. Proof I'm getting smarter?

The Connie ups the game by giving NO CLUE which of the six primary screens will take you to the SETTINGS page. Hint: It's the battery voltage display.

What I really wish it had a setting that would constantly rotate through all the screens. Right now I leave it on TPMS all the time; the only info that can kill/save me, unlike knowing battery voltage or instantaneous MPG.

Hmm, I wonder if it does and I just haven't read the manual.

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On mine there is a way to get what you think is critical on half the screen. But one of those hoops you have to jump thru to get there. You can get there if you are lucky and not have to break out the owners manual. Which just confuses things.

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That's true! I'd much rather get information from PEOPLE than from a manual, paper OR online!

You don't have to flip through 180 people to get a simple answer, and the Internet makes finding the person who HAS that answer even easier.

People add perspective. e.g., Almost everyone on the Concours websites agrees the factory recommended 15K valve adjustment interval is unnecessarily short, and 25K is more reasonable.

People add details that aren't in the manual. Nowhere in the Canyon Cages (highway bars) installation sheet is the trick of cutting the bracket for the fins, a "cheat" that reduces install time by hours, and makes future maintenance a lot easier.

Now, as for setting the clock, or whether to check the oil level on the kickstand or on the center stand, yeah, ---> manual.

So did Soupy ever find the USB connector?
I agree with a lot of your sentiment here.

But it all depends on what I want to know, how much information is available, and where it is. If the answer is already right there at my finger tips I'd rather spend 10 minutes to get a solid answer then go for a ride.
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I wish we had more families like Ward Cleaver's!

I really miss my 2012 Goldwing for many reasons but especially the USB input to the 550 Watt Stereo surround sound system! Just as an example, I have one very small 4 GB Flash Drive with around 500 songs on it---now that's entertainment.

The Goldwing has such a powerful amplifier built into the entertainment system that even at extended highway speeds, even in bad winds, I rarely had the volume over 1/2, even with a full face helmet.

My Past BMW K1200 LTC also had a wonderful stereo system, sans the USB port (year 2000) but it had an 8 disk CD player and an amplified system that also would run at 1/2 volume.

I'm a little concerned that your bike only has a 'Charging USB port," and it may ruin a 'non-charging' Flashdrive or minimally delete the data on the drive!

The dealer probably gave you the flash/ thumb drive to use in your computer at home.

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Just as an example, I have one very small 4 GB Flash Drive with around 500 songs on it---now that's entertainment.
You're aware you can easily migrate those to a cheap .mp3 player or your cellphone and play them into a lesser stereo via the AUX jack, right? (Or via Bluetooth from your phone or a fancier .mp3 player...)

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