GPS to Intercom on GL1500


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GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Dpope » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:31 am



I just purchased the (GPSIN-GL15) GPS to intercom for my 1999 1500SE and the audio in the head set is very low on the GPS I have (Magelland 1430), unable to hear the instruction when riding with wind noise, with both the audio adjusted to the max on the GPS itself and the intercom unit. I have read other reviews where some riders were having great success. I wonder if anyone can recommend a good (reasonable priced) GPS that works with this unit from Hollsco Group.



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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:42 am

Im using a TomTom Go630, it fills my needs and hardly ever gets me lost.It works well with the gps to intercom unit sold here 8-)
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Dpope » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:22 pm

Thanks for your inputs, just got off the phone with goldwingdoc and have purchase a Nuvi 855LM, this was one that they recommended to work with there unit, should have the Nuvi in next week. Will give it a test and post the results.To all thanks.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:05 pm

I've been using the TomTom Go 730 for quite a few years, I have three of them! They definitely work great, and have an output jack. They're discontinued now, but they still appear on Amazon closeout for $69 from time to time.

The TomTom Go 940, and all TomTom Go x20, x30 and x40 (i.e. 720, 730, 740, etc.) have audio outputs.

Some others with audio output jacks:

Garmin nuvi 855
Garmin nuvi 650
Garmin nuvi 765T
Garmin Zumo 550
Garmin Zumo 665
(actually, quite a few of the Garmin nuvi's, Zumo's and Montanas have an audio output jack)

If you have purchased a unit, please post the make and model of your GPS, so others can know what to look for!

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby tricycle » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:37 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Im using a TomTom Go630, it fills my needs and hardly ever gets me lost.It works well with the gps to intercom unit sold here 8-)


This gps to intercom unit can be bought where? I hava a tomtom and love it but there is no external speaker plug. How does your connect?
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby nsjoe » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:21 am

Keep those GPS models coming boys. I'm looking for a new GPS for my bike and I'm having some trouble locating the ones with the 3.5mm audio out. I did find a decent deal on the Nuvi 855, but still looking. Thanks for the help.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby nsjoe » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:23 am

tricycle wrote:
RoadRogue wrote:Im using a TomTom Go630, it fills my needs and hardly ever gets me lost.It works well with the gps to intercom unit sold here 8-)


This gps to intercom unit can be bought where? I hava a tomtom and love it but there is no external speaker plug. How does your connect?


Your GPS has to have a 3.5mm audio out jack tri. Most of the new GPS models have bluetooth, so no audio out jack to plug into.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:36 am

tricycle wrote:
RoadRogue wrote:Im using a TomTom Go630, it fills my needs and hardly ever gets me lost.It works well with the gps to intercom unit sold here 8-)


This gps to intercom unit can be bought where? I hava a tomtom and love it but there is no external speaker plug. How does your connect?


You can buy it right here: GPS Audio Input Device.

My first TomTom had no external speaker plug either, so I took it apart and added one myself. That's obviously not going to be a great option for most people.

Bluetooth modules (and the controllers required to operate them) are not cheap - I would love to create a Bluetooth version of this device, but I suspect the price would push it up out of the range of what most people would be willing to pay.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby tricycle » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:26 pm

Dpope wrote:Thanks for your inputs, just got off the phone with goldwingdoc and have purchase a Nuvi 855LM, this was one that they recommended to work with there unit, should have the Nuvi in next week. Will give it a test and post the results.To all thanks.

Thinking about the same brand and model
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby phils » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:55 am

I have used several garmin units, both on my old 15and my 18 none had any problems, all where interfaced by my own solution rather than a bought one though.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby nsjoe » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:34 am

WingAdmin wrote:Bluetooth modules (and the controllers required to operate them) are not cheap - I would love to create a Bluetooth version of this device, but I suspect the price would push it up out of the range of what most people would be willing to pay.


It probably wouldn't be as out of range as the $600 that J&M is charging for their unit.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Phunnybone » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:15 am

It would be nice if someone made a hybrid headset. Bluetooth for newer electronics with a GW plug-in for the OEM stuff.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby saxnwings » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:41 am

Works great with my Zumo 660.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:59 am

I had someone just email me this:

There are about 2 models of Garmin that have an audio out port Garmin 760 and 750 I could not find any other GPS with audio outs!!

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby prandlesc » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:40 am

I bought my Goldwing GPS Input to use with my Escort 8500 radar detector (not that I am endorsing the use of radar detectors). Now I can hear the alerts through my headset and am not constantly glancing at the detector. The Escort 8500 has the 3.5mm headset jack.

I also found an inexpensive Bluetooth solution that may work with the newer GPS units without the 3.5mm jack. The Motorola HF820 is an interesting device that was designed as a hands free speakerphone solution for cars. It has a 3.5mm headset jack. I use my HF820 as an input to my Autocom system, and I also run the Goldwing's audio through the Autocom. I've paired my phone with the HF 820 Bluetooth and this allows me to take a call if I want to while riding. A little different application than GPS input, but I'm guessing that would work, too. You can find the HF820 on Amazon and eBay.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby tricycle » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:41 pm

nsjoe wrote:Keep those GPS models coming boys. I'm looking for a new GPS for my bike and I'm having some trouble locating the ones with the 3.5mm audio out. I did find a decent deal on the Nuvi 855, but still looking. Thanks for the help.

Is the 885 a 3.5 mm pin
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby tricycle » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:43 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I had someone just email me this:

There are about 2 models of Garmin that have an audio out port Garmin 760 and 750 I could not find any other GPS with audio outs!!

NUVI 885 has an output
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby frostypop » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:34 pm

i have a garmin zumo 550. the output for the plugs are the mounting bracket, not on the unit itself. i didn't read where anyone had mentioned that information. but i do not know how the tom tom is made. so i hope this helps. 8-)

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby tricycle » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:19 am

RoadRogue wrote:Im using a TomTom Go630, it fills my needs and hardly ever gets me lost.It works well with the gps to intercom unit sold here 8-)

The tomtom 720 works great on my 1800 trike
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Dpope » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:10 pm

OK everyone, I made a day ride this Saturday of about 300 miles using a Garmin 855 with audio jack output and it worked great, had no problems at all, did not try and see if it would mute the radio when it gave an audio command, Don't really care as long as I can hear it in my head set while riding down the road. I purchased the 855LM which is a standard 855 with Life time Maps updates for around $180.00, which I think is a fair price for what I got. So yes the audio kit for the 1500 works great with the right GPS and it's very easy to install, less than a hour for me to install it. Side note :I am using a Ram Mount that's fully encloses the GPS in and has access to the touch screen, if needed it is also lockable which may deter someone giving it the five finger discount from your bike.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby tricycle » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:15 pm

Dpope wrote:OK everyone, I made a day ride this Saturday of about 300 miles using a Garmin 855 with audio jack output and it worked great, had no problems at all, did not try and see if it would mute the radio when it gave an audio command, Don't really care as long as I can hear it in my head set while riding down the road. I purchased the 855LM which is a standard 855 with Life time Maps updates for around $180.00, which I think is a fair price for what I got. So yes the audio kit for the 1500 works great with the right GPS and it's very easy to install, less than a hour for me to install it. Side note :I am using a Ram Mount that's fully encloses the GPS in and has access to the touch screen, if needed it is also lockable which may deter someone giving it the five finger discount from your bike.


Thanks for the review on th 855
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby m2102 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:39 pm

they don't make them ant more but i bought a garmin street pilot c550 for 43$ on ebay.it works like new and has a 3.5 mm out audio. the interface i have has a plug in.2.5 mm female, that goes thru my head set. i have been having trouble finding the female end to plug in . also was told that could be hard to find one already made up.was also told that if i can't find one i could take a cord with the 3.5 mm on it,cut it and splice it in.unless the wires were same color coded as one to the other,don't no how comfortable i would be doing it.the c50 does work thru my blutooth phone but at hiway speeds can only hear the ding when a turn or the end location is coming up.my interface is a j&m cfrg-390c. if i could get a diagram of it and the color code for the male end i would considr it

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Dpope » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:38 pm

Check Radioing Shack I think would be your best bet on finding the adapter you are looking for. I purchase a 2.5mm male to 3.5mm female a while back and it is only 3 inches long but it fit the bill for what I needed. For splicing there should be only two wires and a shielding (braid) wire, you can ohm out the plug that is already wire to figure out where each wire goes on the other end, on the one I have the tip of plug is the sheided wire, mine has three section on each plug end. Hope this will help, Good luck.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby m2102 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:47 pm

i ried radio shak first and they couldn't help. i have pictures on here under gps to headset that i showed them and couldn't come up with anything.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:36 pm

2.5mm, 3.5mm and 1/4" plugs all work the same way:

Tip-Ring-Sleeve plug
Tip-Ring-Sleeve plug


In mono (TS) plugs, the sleeve (1) is ground, and the tip (3) is signal.

In stereo (TRS) plugs, the sleeve (1) is ground, the ring (2) is the right channel signal, and the tip (3) is the left channel signal.

There are also TRRS plugs that have four conductors, where one of them is used for microphone input (i.e. cell phone headphones).




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