I got my first Vespa about a year ago and have loved tooling around New York on it. From day one though I wanted to be able to listen to my iPod as I zip around but the idea of riding with headphones on in all that trafiic seems crazy. When I read on a Vespa forum that there is a secret compartment behind the two knee pads that are above the glove box I saw the opportunity to do a really cool mod to my scooter.
Here is how I did it.
I have to preface this tutorial with the fact that I have access to a 3D printer for some of the parts I made. If you like I can provide 3D files but I cannot make more parts for your projects.
Step 1: What I got to Start
I started with an iHome IH13 portable ipod speaker system and a Kensington mp3 car holder.
I took the IH13 totally apart to extract
5way controller board
5way controller rubber cover
2 controller boards
and the iPod connector
Then I took the Kensington car mount and removed the MP3 player clamp off of the bendable arm by removing one small screw.