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Garmin rider 2

Postby spedygoldwing » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:01 pm



I have a Garmin rider 2 and a gl 1800. As the Garmin has no output jack is there any way I can connect this to the bike intercoms system. It works thro the cardo system but this means wearing the cardo on my helmet and the passenger can't hear the instructions.



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Re: Garmin rider 2

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:02 am

spedygoldwing wrote:I have a Garmin rider 2 and a gl 1800. As the Garmin has no output jack is there any way I can connect this to the bike intercoms system. It works thro the cardo system but this means wearing the cardo on my helmet and the passenger can't hear the instructions.


Not any easy way, no. I had an older TomTom One on my GL1100 that didn't have an output jack; I took it apart and wired one in.

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Re: Garmin rider 2

Postby cal3san » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:09 pm

Keeping on the subject of adapting TomTom Riders to Gold Wings; I have a 2013 Rider GPS on my 1500 trike with a cassette player. I am not in the market for a Bluetooth helmet at this time.

Is there some type of Bluetooth adapter I can attach to the cassette adapter I use to play my external MP3? Obviously my goal is to listen to directions through the built-in audio of the 1500.
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Re: Garmin rider 2

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:56 pm

cal3san wrote:Keeping on the subject of adapting TomTom Riders to Gold Wings; I have a 2013 Rider GPS on my 1500 trike with a cassette player. I am not in the market for a Bluetooth helmet at this time.

Is there some type of Bluetooth adapter I can attach to the cassette adapter I use to play my external MP3? Obviously my goal is to listen to directions through the built-in audio of the 1500.


If the GPS outputs its MP3 signal over Bluetooth (as well as its spoken directions), then yes, you could use a Bluetooth receiver and run it into your cassette adapter. Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-BlueGate ... ingdocs-20

(Not endorsing that product, just it was the first one I found on Amazon when I typed "a2dp bluetooth receiver"

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Re: Garmin rider 2

Postby cal3san » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:32 pm

TomTom Discussion Forum says Rider supports BT 2.0 with Headset Profile and Handsfree Profile but no support A2DP on any Riders. Would this make a difference with above product?

And, pulled out the Sentry lately? Took my MMC out to Nebraska last summer and over to Arkansas a couple weeks ago. Had same problem at every stop --- everyone wanted a "tour" of the MMC. :-)
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Re: Garmin rider 2

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:50 pm

cal3san wrote:TomTom Discussion Forum says Rider supports BT 2.0 with Headset Profile and Handsfree Profile but no support A2DP on any Riders. Would this make a difference with above product?

And, pulled out the Sentry lately? Took my MMC out to Nebraska last summer and over to Arkansas a couple weeks ago. Had same problem at every stop --- everyone wanted a "tour" of the MMC. :-)


A2DP is not necessary - it has to do with control of the MP3 player. I used that search term because it is unique, and any unit that supports A2DP is pretty much guaranteed to have a new enough Bluetooth stack to work well with most current devices.

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Re: Garmin rider 2

Postby cal3san » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:51 am

The recommended bluetooth audio receiver works like a charm. Thanks for the assist.

After charging the unit for 2 hours (good for 12 hours per instructions) t took me all of 5 minutes to hook the receiver to my cassette adapter then pair it to the Bluetooth of my TomTom Rider GPS on the 1500.

I do have to go into the GPS Bluetooth settings to lower the volume.


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