GPS to Intercom on GL1500


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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby nsjoe » Thu May 02, 2013 12:32 pm



Well sort of..... The unit piggy-backs into the intercom system so it creates a third party to the system - rider, passenger, and GPS. That way you can play whichever type of music you want and when the nice lady in the GPS needs to tell you to turn, the system mutes the music, you get your directions, and then the music comes back. The GPS plugs into the system with a 3.5mm audio plug, so your GPS needs to have a 3.5mm audio out jack. If not, you can modify it, but it is much easier if the unit has the jack. The audio plug (male) is part of the add on, not a part that came with the bike.

Hopefully that clears things up a bit.


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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Jim Wolf » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:50 pm

Hey fellow wingers, just to let ya'll know, I converted my Garmin 255 GPS to have an audio out jack. The GPS now has a tail. I ordered and received my GPSIN-GL15 today in the mail. Installed in about 10 min. tested and works oustanding. As someone else said, "best $60.00 bucks I ever spent". What a fantastic piece of equipment. My compliments to HOLLSCO GROUP.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Kactus59 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:10 am

I use my smartphone for my GPS. (HTC Droid Incredible) Google maps is an excellent mapping provider. I have a holder attached to the brake master for my phone (Kuryakyn Tech-Connect) and plug the end of the Gold Wing GPS Input into the ear jack. I keep my phone charged when riding with a 12 volt socket I installed into the locked pocket for security. Following proper directions concerning audio volume set up I am very pleased with the product. When the sun is shining on the phones screen I do not have to worry because the directions come through loud and clear to get me onto the right roads.I bought it the very first day I saw it advertised and it was sent to me within a few days and like the directions say- it takes longer to read the directions than to actually get it hooked up. Works just fine on my 1998 1500 Gold Wing SE. Great product!

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby PastoT » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:20 pm

I have the Hollosco, G to I unit and it works great for my scanner or CB audio as well. I hope to find out if I can hook two of them in series so my modified GPS will feed on the second G to I unit. I don't see a any reason it wouldn't, so after X-Mas I'm going to order a second unit and find out. My cell phone is a back up for my GPS and like mentioned before its GPS works fine if/when you have cell coverage once connected to your Aux Input. I had to use my cell in San Fransisco when the humidity from the fog took down my Nuvi for the night, it was the first time I had voice directions pumped to my helmet and the only way I was able to find my way back to the hostil at night. In near zero visibilty when you're utterly lost with out GPS - it ss a god send.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:09 pm

PastoT wrote:I have the Hollosco, G to I unit and it works great for my scanner or CB audio as well. I hope to find out if I can hook two of them in series so my modified GPS will feed on the second G to I unit. I don't see a any reason it wouldn't, so after X-Mas I'm going to order a second unit and find out. My cell phone is a back up for my GPS and like mentioned before its GPS works fine if/when you have cell coverage once connected to your Aux Input. I had to use my cell in San Fransisco when the humidity from the fog took down my Nuvi for the night, it was the first time I had voice directions pumped to my helmet and the only way I was able to find my way back to the hostil at night. In near zero visibilty when you're utterly lost with out GPS - it ss a god send.


I have no idea if this will work. It's possible, but you will need to have the outputs of the devices turned down, and the volumes on the GPS Inputs turned up. If both GPS inputs are set to low volume, it could put more load on the mic circuit and make it so quiet the intercom might not work anymore.

You could try putting a splitter on the 3.5mm input cable and plugging multiple devices in that way. Several people have done just that with success.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby PastoT » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:38 pm

That's good to know. With my scanner or hand help CB I barely crack the volume. I also have used an impedance cable to drop the output down to line level and that worked, its just less mess to keep the volume down and adjust the G to I unit during set-up. I suspect a simple Y connector is likely to feed signal back to the opposite source and cause trouble. I have a passive mixer on my Aux In line and it works "ok" but not great - that too is a project for this winter, maybe a powered mixer circuit.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:54 pm

PastoT wrote:That's good to know. With my scanner or hand help CB I barely crack the volume. I also have used an impedance cable to drop the output down to line level and that worked, its just less mess to keep the volume down and adjust the G to I unit during set-up. I suspect a simple Y connector is likely to feed signal back to the opposite source and cause trouble. I have a passive mixer on my Aux In line and it works "ok" but not great - that too is a project for this winter, maybe a powered mixer circuit.


The feed back is exactly why I haven't recommended this on the page - you are depending on the design of the finals of the other components involved, and you really have no idea of whether it will work or not. That said, I've heard from quite a few people who have done it successfully.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby finnrider » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:56 pm

In today's GW Docs newsletter WingAdmin asked for success stories about connecting GPS units to a Wing. I'll tell what I did on my '05 GL1800 even though I'm now in the process of selling it to help pay for the Spyder RT I just bought.

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet with Sygic GPS app. The GPS receiver in the tablet is very good. I don't know how it compares to dedicated GPS units since I've never owned one, but the receiver on this unit has always been able to set my location, even inside my house. When I stop to eat or get coffee I take the tablet with me and use it to check email. Its multi-purpose features add a lot of value over a regular GPS unit, for less money.

I ran a USB power cable through a seal from inside the right pocket and past the right dash vent to power the tablet.

The audio cable of the Hollsco GPS input unit fits perfectly into the audio out jack of the tablet. The only complication I encountered is the fact that the Wing intercom mics are always on. Wind noise would keep the audio from the radio or my iPod muted. I solved that by installing a Mic Mute interface unit. I set the input volume on the Hollsco unit to full up and then turned it down with the Wing intercom audio level setting. That way I had full volume from the GPS, the iPod, and the radio. I ride solo all the time so haven't needed to be concerned how all this affects the passenger intercom volumes.

Space under the left pocket was cramped, but I did get it all to fit. Sorry I don't have any pictures of the tablet mount on the bike, and I can't get any now since I've taken the mount off so I can use the cradle on my Spyder. I built a sheet metal cover behind and over the cradle which I mounted with sheet metal legs and screws directly to the dash over the right speaker. In hard rainstorms it kept the tablet quite dry with only some drops of rain getting on the screen.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:12 pm

I just recently sent a email to Garmin complaining about the lack of Audio output plugs on their latest GPS units, and they replied in part with this list of units that DO still have a head phone / external speaker out put on them. . . Maybe it will help some here.

The following automotive devices have a headphone jack/audio out socket for headphones or an earpiece:

Camper 760
dezl 760
nuvi 295W
nuvi 300 series
nuvi 600 series
nuvi 700 series
nuvi 705 series
nuvi 800 series
nuvi 805 series
nuvi 5000 series
StreetPilot 2820
StreetPilot 7200
StreetPilot 7500
RV 760
zumo 350
zumo 390
zumo 450
zumo 550
zumo 660
zumo 665
The headphone jack will either be located on the side of the device or on the mount and accommodates a 3.5mm size jack plug.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:35 pm

This is a complete list of all current production Garmin GPS units that have an audio output jack:

Camper 760
dezl 760
nuvi 295W
nuvi 300 series
nuvi 600 series
nuvi 700 series
nuvi 705 series
nuvi 800 series
nuvi 805 series
nuvi 5000 series
StreetPilot 2820
StreetPilot 7200
StreetPilot 7500
RV 760
zumo 350
zumo 390
zumo 450
zumo 550
zumo 660
zumo 665

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby hearseman » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:21 pm

I, too, have a TomTom 630 GPS, with the custom mount that I purchased on E-bay. Ran the charger wire and Intercom cables thru the faring from the left pocket to the device, and LOVE it! The GPS may be out of production, but TomTom still provides map updates, and it gets me where I need to go every time.
Two thumbs up for the Intercom interface - what a fantastic way to add GPS to an older bike.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:38 pm

This is such a well made unit that it survived a deer strike at 80kph that destroyed the front left of my fairing right where this unit was tucked in. Tested it out today and it is still functioning as it always did. Great product. 8-)
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:47 pm

RoadRogue wrote:This is such a well made unit that it survived a deer strike at 80kph that destroyed the front left of my fairing right where this unit was tucked in. Tested it out today and it is still functioning as it always did. Great product. 8-)


Oh no, your poor 1500! Are you ok?

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Mh434 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:59 am

RoadRogue wrote:This is such a well made unit that it survived a deer strike at 80kph that destroyed the front left of my fairing right where this unit was tucked in. Tested it out today and it is still functioning as it always did. Great product. 8-)
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:05 pm

Im fine, just like the GPS to intercom device. We are both well built from tough stuff, still walking and talking 8-)
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby redial » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:52 pm

Good to hear RoadRogue Todd, - is it like flying? Any landing you can walk away from is ok! You keep smiling, and get well soon.
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Coop19742 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:14 am

I use a Garmin Zumo 590LM and the GPS To Intercom works fine on my 2015 GL1800.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby cbredeme » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:36 am

I've used the agar in 660 and 665LM (with XM satellite radio, weather, and music) both with good results on my GL1800. Both have jacks and the 665 has Bluetooth. I just have audio plugged into the bike audio input and get the outputs thru the speakers.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby cal3san » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:30 pm

I have a TomTom Rider GPS which DOES NOT have any output jacks. But I made it work on my 1500 and now the 1800 using Scott's GPS Adapter.

Since the TTR is Bluetooth enabled I paired a Bluetooth Receiver with the adapter. A signal is sent from the TTR to the radio via the receiver and adapter. I get the auto-mute instead of having the radio cut off.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:56 am

We've had quite a few people do just this, using $10 bluetooth receiver, that can be powered via a USB adapter, which is then paired to the GPS. Our GPS Input is plugged into the bluetooth receiver. When the GPS sends audio via bluetooth, it is picked up by the receiver and fed to the GPS Input, which then feeds it into the intercom on the bike. It works quite well.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby rstoops1 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:43 am

I just purchased a used Garmin Nuvi 765T on ebay for $59.00. It looks a little shabby, but works great. Now I need to purchase the intercom device. Until do that I will just plug into the auxiliary system. It will work this way, I just can't listen to the radio.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby captdecker » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:32 am

The GL 1500 does not have an Aux input ,in less it as been added. You can use an adapter that uses the tape on the bike as an input. like this
GTMax MP3 Car Audio Tape Cassette Adapter
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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby Mh434 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:44 am

The Nuvi 765 has a built-in MP3 player, and a slot for an SD card. My 750 (same vintage & major features) has a card with 500 or so of my favorite tunes on it, plus some of the map updates. It's a nicely integrated MP3 player, at that - as a spoken direction starts, the unit mutes the music, and returns to normal volume as soon as the spoken direction concludes. I actually prefer the Garmin MP3 player to my Apple one, as it's more intuitive to use.

If you run into an issue with memory space when updating, when you connect it to your computer & view the GPS as a separate drive, you'll see hundreds of files you can delete (I don't really need to have all the turning directions spoken in Swahili, or Mandarin, or Lithuanian, for example), and this frees up an enormous amount of space for maps.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:59 pm

captdecker wrote:The GL 1500 does not have an Aux input ,in less it as been added. You can use an adapter that uses the tape on the bike as an input. like this
GTMax MP3 Car Audio Tape Cassette Adapter
by GTMax
$8.58


Of course, the ideal solution is to use the GPS Input device, as this is exactly what it is designed for.

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Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

Postby captdecker » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:17 pm

I used the Kennedy's sys , worked very well.




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