Bluetoothing a GL1800


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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by jbowen52 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:50 pm



It is the standard 3 connector type plug in that left compartment. Don't know what to tell you but, I could carry on a conversation on the phone with it plugged in using my helmet mic and earphones and the phone closed in the left compartment. Again, until I try it on the road, I'm reserving judgement on the success of this system.



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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by BKTLST » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:06 am

I'm using a pigtail 5-pin DIN to 3.5mm plug, connected to the AUX cable in the left fairing glove box, and connected this to the AUX INPUT of the SENA SM10 Bluetooth Stereo Streaming Unit, (that I mounted to the LH Glovebox door). This connects via Bluetooth, to BOTH MY, and my passenger SENA 20S Bluetooth headsets. We have full GW Audio and Navigation from the On-board systems, (minus intercom, but the 20S is already factory-paired for IC, and can connect to an additional 8 other intercoms up to 1.5 miles away. Our headsets also pair to our individual iPhones, so we EACH can make separate calls, listen to our own music, AND utilize the GPS Navigation on our iPhone if necessary.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Merlinqc » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:23 am

My brother has the Sena 20S in his helmets and installed the Sierra Adapter Harness for Sena SMH10 to Honda Goldwing GL-1800 and added in the left side pocket a Sena SMH10 module to the adapter. It gives him access to everything the Goldwing has to offer including the CB with the exception of the intercom with his passenger, it creates some king of feedback but again, he uses the Sena for that purpose so no loss there I'm told. He can pair with something like 8 other Sena devices and I believe 1 from another manufacturer like the Scala with his Sena 20S. I already am all wired up on my Wing but if or when it starts failing, I might convert to the Bluetooth functionality with this system. My friend was equipped with the Scala G9 but could not use the functionality of his wing until he went and got the Sierra Adapter Harness for Cardo Scala Rider G9x to Honda Goldwing GL-1800, he also had to add an extra G9 module to the adapter and he can now use everything his wing has to offer with the same limitation regarding the intercom and pair with his devices through his G9. No more cord between the riders and the Wing... Hope this helps!

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Wayne » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:13 pm

With the B/T units they have an intercom that is VOX operated which is much better than the Honda's on all the time intercom.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by BKTLST » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:36 pm

@Wayne....The SENA 20S can be programmed (via PC/USB Cable hookup), to turn VOX On or Off. VERY Versatile system, although "Pricey" at almost $500 for a "Dual Set"

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Merlinqc » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:30 pm

The general idea about the comments I made was that it is possible to have a BT system that works with the GW, you can get all the features that BT offers with it's versatility combined with what the GW offers without a cord, of course their is a price to all that but with the Sierra adapter harness it is possible and the communication with the passenger is done via the BT devices instead of the intercom from the GW.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by jbro08 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:55 pm

I'm completely wireless on my 08 Wing using my SMH10 dual system, one for me and one for my wife. She likes her own music and listens to that from her phone and I have the choice of my own music on my phone as well as making or taking calls, or I can listen to the bike's radio or weather band or nav when needed, or I can listen to my Garmin 665 for directions or the XM Sat radio from the 665. I am also completely wireless to my BikeMP3 CB as well using a Sierra Electronics harness connected to another SMH10 mounted in my left cubby. In this setup I also have a Bluetooth transmitter hooked up to the bike's communications to make that link to my SMH10. If you have a OEM CB unit, the harness from Sierra Electronics should also work for you as well. At first I had a lot of feedback with the BikeMP3 Evolution unit and needed to use several ferrous cores and noise filters to solve that issue. So the answer is absolutely yes you can be completely wireless on the your Wing if you want to spend the money :).... ride safe and ride with pride (RWP)

PS: I got the Wing used and it had a J&M Bluetooth unit and MP3 player in the trunk, I ended up taking all that out.
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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by CruiseControl » Sun May 29, 2016 8:27 am

Some great solutions posted here. Seems the best solution is to mount one of the Sena's on the bike to transmit/receive to/from a Sena on a helmet(s). I actually considered that but couldn't work out the electronics. Apparently Steve Schmidt worked it out and Sierra Electronics sells the solution which, may I add, includes no proprietary technology... it just uses the standard Sena options.

I tried, and do use, the AKE Honda-HC2, a BT that connects to the 5-pin on the bike. Full stereo audio from the bike and CB support if I press a button on the device to switch between stereo and duplex (mono) mode. It supports Sena headsets, but not Cardo. I also have the J&M unit that allows me to add in a radar detector (and phone if I choose not to use the second channel on my Sena for the phone). But don't buy the J&M Valentine 1 connector... it doesn't support mute. Instead buy the V1 remote unit and use one of the J&M inputs for radar audio.

The thing I haven't figured out is how to get the HC2 to work properly with the bike's intercom. My rider isn't on the bike much so didn't want to invest in the second Sena SMH10 for her. And I haven't bothered to work out the feedback problem.

Despite it's quirks, I'm satisfied with the HC2 solution. But if I was starting now, I think I would go with Schmidt's solution that uses the Sena technology.

FWIW, if you have multiple bikes, I think BT is the way to go. On my Wing I want the built-in audio. On my other bikes I can still connect to my phone for music and a rare phone call. I recommend Sena SMH10. And the Sena's do bike-to-bike much better than CB or PRS with really good range.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by DonP. » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:46 am

I'm also using a pigtail 5-pin DIN to 3.5mm plug, connected to the AUX cable in the left fairing glove box, and connected this to the AUX INPUT of the SENA SM10 Bluetooth Stereo Streaming Unit, (that I mounted inside the LH Glove box). This connects via Bluetooth to our SENA 20S Bluetooth headsets. We have full GW Audio and Navigation from the On-board systems. I also have my IPod Nano in the left box and a USB stick connected in the trunk and it all is controlled thru the Goldwing's audio system. All I have to do is turn on the Sena unit in the left box and it connects automatically to our Sena 20S headsets. I did pick up some alternator whine (typically from the Honda cigarette type power plug in the left box) so I installed a USB filter for the SM10 Bluetooth streaming unit. It did the job! I have plenty of volume control with the headsets and the Goldwing audio system. :D

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Rwilkerson » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:32 pm

The cost is over my Social Security check for all he listed. I was interested on the review of Edsets Bluestreak has anyone installed one?


http://www.edsets.com/bluestreak.php

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by jinx » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:16 am

Rwilkerson are you looking looking for two way connectivity or as I do just hear the GL's audio in your headset ? I have no need for the CB.
I use the Syllable E3 dual transmitter on ebay for $10.00. It will work for about ten hours on its internal battery . If you want to wire it to the bikes power that takes a little more work .
This works great with my Sena headsets and can transmit to both the rider and passenger at the same time.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Rwilkerson » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:08 am

jinx wrote:Rwilkerson are you looking looking for two way connectivity or as I do just hear the GL's audio in your headset ? I have no need for the CB.
I use the Syllable E3 dual transmitter on ebay for $10.00. It will work for about ten hours on its internal battery . If you want to wire it to the bikes power that takes a little more work .
This works great with my Sena headsets and can transmit to both the rider and passenger at the same time.
This still requires me to purchase the Sena headsets, I have the wired in headsets and are working just fine for my needs. The bluestreak boast it will make not only the mp3 on the phone,use Google Nav functions on the phone but allows you to receive and make calls using the factory audio. I do not use and extra nav but google nav on the phone but wanted the connectability of the cell phone.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by BKTLST » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:25 pm

I use the SENA 20S headset for rider and passenger, and BT Connect to a SENA SM10 Dual BT Audio Streaming unit attached to the left storage pocket door on my GL1800. Using a 5-pin to 3.5mm male adaptor cable from the SM10, to the Audio cable from the Goldwing, I can listen to the On-board Stereo Audio and Navigation system, I can pair with my iPhone, (and so can my passenger to her own phone), have rider-passenger intercom, and bike-to-bike intercom capability as well. Not inexpensive, but absolutely headache free!

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Rwilkerson » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:47 pm

I have been looking at this but still have no release date, looks interesting need more before purchase.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Rwilkerson » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:49 pm

BKTLST wrote:I use the SENA 20S headset for rider and passenger, and BT Connect to a SENA SM10 Dual BT Audio Streaming unit attached to the left storage pocket door on my GL1800. Using a 5-pin to 3.5mm male adaptor cable from the SM10, to the Audio cable from the Goldwing, I can listen to the On-board Stereo Audio and Navigation system, I can pair with my iPhone, (and so can my passenger to her own phone), have rider-passenger intercom, and bike-to-bike intercom capability as well. Not inexpensive, but absolutely headache free!
Thanks for that, will it proved you mp3 from your phone?

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by BKTLST » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:06 am

Not sure, haven't tried. But I can't see why it wouldn't. I have SIRIUS XM radio on my Wing, and listen to that through my SM10, so does my passenger. She can pair her 20S headset separately with her own iPhone, and listen to her music by herself, if she chooses. Further, the SENA 20S BT Headset, also has its own built-in FM Radio capability

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by jinx » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:26 am

Just a suggestion but has anyone tried modifying a phones wired headset to plug into the wings headset plug ? Don't have a newer smart phone, still using a flip phone which is fine for my needs , so don't know if they have headset jacks anymore.

Also there are other bluetooth headsets much cheaper than the Sena 20s if money is an issue.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by jinx » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:39 am

Just found this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-V6-1200M-BT-M ... 2047251664

Maybe this fits your budget.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Rwilkerson » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:02 am

jinx wrote:Just a suggestion but has anyone tried modifying a phones wired headset to plug into the wings headset plug ? Don't have a newer smart phone, still using a flip phone which is fine for my needs , so don't know if they have headset jacks anymore.

Also there are other bluetooth headsets much cheaper than the Sena 20s if money is an issue.
I purchased a 3.5 jack with a plug matching the audio jack in the left pocket, works great for the mp3 but will not work for calls. Thus the bluetooth.
I have purchased some older scala rider sets might work with call but would not work with mp3. A little sceptical of the China based sets but are most likely made in the same factory as Sena but with cheaper parts. The saying you get what you pay for might apply here'

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by liflyboy » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:58 pm

Will the Sena Freewire sync with my N-Com bluetooth headset? Seems to me, bluetooth is bluetooth and it should work, but Sena says they won't guarantee that it will. Anybody have any experience?

I like the Freewire Idea, but I'm not anxious to replace my Nolan Helmet and bluetooth. Expensive upgrade!

Failing that, anybody know where I can pick up a cheap Goldwing (2006) headset.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by Rwilkerson » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:23 pm

I just converted to Freewire bluetooth headset . I removed the old a J&M wired single if you want it have no idea what its worth shoot me a number.

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by liflyboy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:30 am

I sent you a private message with my email address yesterday.

Richie

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by KenL99 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:03 pm

Thanks for doing all the legwork..

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Re: Bluetoothing a GL1800

Post by thrasherg » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:12 pm

The Senna Freewire seems to be the best solution, but I am not ready to pay $250 for a unit.. With the Sena headsets and the Freewire I would be at almost $1000 just to use a bluetooth intercomm system on my bike!! That's just to expensive for me.
I purchased a couple of BT bluetooth motorcycle intercomm systems from GearBest for $27 each so $54 total for the wife and I, and am trying to find the equivalent of a Freewire but for less than $50!! I am just cheap!! :D The intercoms work well and pair with my phone, but I want to link it into the wing system so I can use the GPS, CB, etc..

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