Bluetoothing a GL1800


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6sigmaford
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Motorcycle: 2016 GL1800 Audio Comfort - Silver Matte

Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by 6sigmaford » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:19 pm



Thanks for all the information. Seems like a lot of different ways to skin this cat. I am torn between going hard wired or bluetooth. My previous Midway bluetooth was just shy of abysmal. I mean it worked, just not reliably or well when it did work.

For the money BT seems to be the way to go. But, hardwired is rock steady - or at least that is what was shared with me.

When you shake out the money for a paired set of BT or hardwired it seems moot. Any thoughts from those wiser than myself?

I just picked up a 2016 Audio Comfort (my VTX 1800 wasn't the bike for any real touring) - marked down a goods ways from retail.


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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by raven41951 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:02 am

If you want to avoid all the testing and aggravation, one word: Freewire

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Rwilkerson » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:07 am

The freewire does exactly what it is built to do. matched with a quiet ride helmet and Sena S20 you use your phone, intercom, audio and CB on the bike (I use the phone for nav) gives turn by turn, will pair with other riders using a different system. If you were to go out and buy a top end helmet you will spend about the same as the Quiet Ride and Sena with freewire. I find this to be the best combo. Your ears with thank you for it " as well as you helmet speakers" as you listen at normal volume levels.

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