Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A


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Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby alwims » Fri May 23, 2014 11:43 am



Where can I get info on how to modify this to work with my '87 Aspencade GL1200A? I've searched and can't find anything although the ad says it's possible to do. It says to contact us, but who is 'us' and how do I contact them? Thanks



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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby redial » Fri May 23, 2014 8:42 pm

It says to contact us, but who is 'us' and how do I contact them? Thanks


To get to Hollsco try this:
http://hollsco.com/index.asp

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 27, 2014 8:43 am

Or just talk to me, because for this unit I am the "us" in question. :)

The 1100 and 1200 are electrically compatible, so it's just a matter of changing the connectors. The hold-up has been finding of supplier of quality 5-pin DIN connectors at a reasonable price that can be easily integrated into the design.

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby alwims » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:30 am

Please, I need info on what I need to do to convert what you sell now to make it work on my '87 GL1200A. I'm getting desperate as I'm going on a trip soon and really need to be able to hear my GPS in my helmet.

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:51 am

alwims wrote:Please, I need info on what I need to do to convert what you sell now to make it work on my '87 GL1200A. I'm getting desperate as I'm going on a trip soon and really need to be able to hear my GPS in my helmet.


It will take a bit of work. Pictured below is the headset connector (motorcycle end), showing which pin has which function. Note that the wire colors are for the GL1800, so your GL1200 will have different wire colors. I don't know what they are on the GL1200, you'll have to tone them out to figure out which one to use.

If you purchase a GL1800 version GPS Input, you will need to:

1. Cut away the 6-pin harnesses that come with the GPS Input
2. Cut away one set of black and white wires that come out of the GPS Input
3. Connect the other set of black and white wires to your DIN plug wire: Black is microphone ground (shield), white is microphone signal (MIC +).

This will inject the GPS audio signal into your intercom and get you up and working.

GL1800 Headset connector
GL1800 Headset connector

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby alwims » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:39 pm

Ordering as soon as I finish typing this. I'm a little confused, your picture shows 5 pins and I thought the 1800's were 6 pins

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:45 pm

alwims wrote:Ordering as soon as I finish typing this. I'm a little confused, your picture shows 5 pins and I thought the 1800's were 6 pins


No, all Goldwing headset connectors are 5-pin DIN.

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby alwims » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:54 pm

Doing this won't interfere with my CB mic will it.

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:08 pm

alwims wrote:Doing this won't interfere with my CB mic will it.


No, it won't bother it at all. The only thing you will notice is that if you are transmitting on the CB, and the GPS starts talking, you will end up broadcasting what the GPS is saying.

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby alwims » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:09 pm

Oookay, that would be interesting. lol Hey, thanks so much for all your help.

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby alwims » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:02 pm

Received the unit today but it's too hot, 100 degrees, to install today so I'm doing it in the morning. I'll let you know how it works.

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby alwims » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:06 am

alwims wrote:Received the unit today but it's too hot, 100 degrees, to install today so I'm doing it in the morning. I'll let you know how it works.

Something has come up. Have to wait till tomorrow to install it. Dangit. :evil:

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Re: Hollsco Goldwing GPS Input For '87 GL1200A

Postby alwims » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:59 am

Installed it this morning and it works like a charm. It was a little tedious working with the small wires, bending over the bike, but I got her done. Also had to get the dremel tool out and do a little plastic modification as getting to the end of the DIN wire would have been a pain in the butt to pull it through a hole so I spliced into the middle of the cable and cut a U in the plastic under the left pocket, sealed it with black silicone and you can't tell it wasn't factory done. It shortened the DIN cables usable length by about 6", but that was about how much too much was sticking out of the factory hole anyway. After I was done, I remembered I should have took pictures, but I didn't. If anyone hooking up to a 1200 needs help, I would be glad to advise you. BTW on the 1200, you solder the white wire coming from the Hollsco unit to the yellow wire inside the yellow outside covering. Solder the Black to the shielding copper wire. After you have the yellow cover stripped away, cut both the shielding and the small yellow wire in two. Strip the small yellow wire and solder the white wire to the yellow. Twist the copper shield wire and solder it to the Black wire. Be sure to have already put shrink tubing on the wires before you solder them. Don't ask me why I added that. lol Do the same to the other end. Make sure when you tape it up that the shielding wire is isolated from the other shielding wires in the bundle.




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