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GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby RoadRogue » Fri May 25, 2012 10:49 pm



I recently ordered the GPS input device from Wingadmin's Store . It arrived quickly . It took me longer to read the instructions than it did to install the kit. Very straight forward and east to do, It works like a charm, I now have that "sexy" voice nagging me to make left turns right in my helmet. The radio volume fades out when the GPS speaks and fades back in when "she" stops nagging.

This is a well made device that simply plugs into the existing wiring harness , there is no alternator whine or other electrical interference in the headset (probably because of the built in ground loop isolator) . If you want to uninstall it and move it to another bike , you simply unplug it and reinstall it on the other bike (1500 or 1800). Great design , I am glad I ordered it up. Thanks to you WingAdmin. 8-)


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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 29, 2012 11:45 am

Glad you like it! I should note that the 1500 version will not work with the 1800 and vice versa - the connectors will plug in, but you will not get a signal. In order to make a 1500 unit work on an 1800 (or vice versa) some pins in the connectors need to be swapped. If you (or anyone else) ever wants to do this, just contact me and I'll give you the details you'll need.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby furnacedoc » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:46 pm

Hello, i have a 97 GL1500se wirh intercoms, will your device connect my garmin street pilot 2730 and my droid phone to it? Not that i want to talk on my phone while riding but i would like to hear it ring and then return a call later.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:11 pm

furnacedoc wrote:Hello, i have a 97 GL1500se wirh intercoms, will your device connect my garmin street pilot 2730 and my droid phone to it? Not that i want to talk on my phone while riding but i would like to hear it ring and then return a call later.


Yes, you can do this. The StreetPilot 2730 has an audio out jack that the GPS Input can plug into directly.

You will need a splitter cable like this:

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This allows you to plug one of the male ends of the splitter into your GPS, and the other into your phone. The GPS input plugs into the female end of the splitter. You should then hear both the GPS and the phone ringing over your intercom.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby furnacedoc » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:16 am

Great where do I go to buy one of these

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:45 am

furnacedoc wrote:Great where do I go to buy one of these


Click on "Store" at the top of the page, it will take you there, to this page: Goldwing GPS Audio Input Device

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby spiderjack » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:42 pm

I ordered one of these last week to install on my GL1500, so that I could hear my GPS talk to me. I got it two days after I placed the order. It looks very professional, in some nice packaging. I set aside an evening to install it, but I needn't have bothered. The instructions are clear, with simple pictures, and following them it took me all of ten minutes to install. Anyone who knows which end of a screwdriver to use can do it.

It works perfectly! I hear my GPS talking loud and clear, and when it talks, it mutes the music in my helmet, just as if my wife was talking on the intercom. I love this thing!

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby David in the woods » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:27 am

So, I have an '06 Nav model with built in sexy nagger that I got tired of listening to. Had to turn her OFF. Can I still use this device to monitor/use my cell phone?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:30 pm

David in the woods wrote:So, I have an '06 Nav model with built in sexy nagger that I got tired of listening to. Had to turn her OFF. Can I still use this device to monitor/use my cell phone?


You could use it to hear any audio that is output by your cell phone (including phone calls), as long as your cell phone puts phone calls through the headphone jack. However, you can't use it to talk back to the cell phone - so you could hear GPS commands from the phone, alert noises, hear when it was ringing, whatever else you wanted to listen to from your cell phone, but could not make phone calls on it.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby David in the woods » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:55 pm

So, is that essentially what my aux jack would do, to patch in sound from phone or radar detector?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:09 pm

David in the woods wrote:So, is that essentially what my aux jack would do, to patch in sound from phone or radar detector?


It's not quite the same. The GPS input device injects the sound into the intercom as if it were another rider, so whenever there is sound (i.e. GPS speaking) it mutes any music that you may be listening to, just like the intercom does when you talk.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby furnacedoc » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:04 pm

Where do i find a splitter to use with the cable connection that I just got from the store which by the way works great

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:25 pm

furnacedoc wrote:Where do i find a splitter to use with the cable connection that I just got from the store which by the way works great


Are you talking about this splitter? http://www.amazon.com/SF-Cable-Female-S ... _ai_ps_t_1

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby furnacedoc » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:32 pm

Yes Thank you that is it. it is great to have a site like this to be able to ask questions and get answers so fast and accurate

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby Maverick » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:15 am

Will this device work on my '09 with a Garmin Zumo 450?
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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:40 am

Maverick wrote:Will this device work on my '09 with a Garmin Zumo 450?


Yes, the Zumo 450 has a 3.5mm headphone out jack, so this will work perfectly on your GL1800.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby Maverick » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:36 am

Thank you for the quick response and the answer I was hoping for, I'll be ordering one today.
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Gold Wing GPS Imput

Postby jdjones1956 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:02 pm

I ordered this thru this site on Sunday night. Figured it would take a week or so to get here but it arrived in today's mail (4 days including a Holiday). It would have gotten here sooner had it not been for the 4th of July Holiday. (Did I mention it was sent from Ohio and I'm in SC) Within 5 minutes of ordering I had received an email telling me the order was received and processed. Within 30 minutes of that I had a tracking number. Then Tuesday I received a thank you card in the mail. This company is on the ball. I knew from the moment I ordered it to the moment I received it where in the process of delivery it was. I really wasn't in the mood to install it today but after reading the directions and looking at it I decided to go ahead and see how the installation would go. As someone else said after purchasing one "it took longer to read the directions than it did installing it" wasn't kidding. I took less than 10 minutes to install. Simple plug and play. I'm going to Ky at the end of July with a group and wanted to make sure everything worked as advertised so of course I had to try it out. I have my cell service with Sprint and use the HTC EVO. After plugging everything in, I put in an address on the cell and hit send. After the directions loaded ( I had the radio on as well) the music ceased and the directions came across the helmet headset crystal clear. Ok, test 1 complete. Now the real test. I figured I ride to the gas station and top off so I put in the address of a friend of mine and off I went. Everything went off without a hitch, no bleed over from the alternator, music cut out when directions were given and came on afterwards. Even though you can't talk into the phone thru the mike you can hear the phone ring and in my case I heard the call as they were leaving a voice mail message. Had it been important I could have simply pulled over (I'll mention here that my son is in the US Air Force and currently on deployment in the Middle East) and called back but in this case it could wait until I got home. I've already notified some of my Gold Wing friends so expect some more orders. Bottom line, awesome item and worth every penny.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:58 pm

I'm really pleased to hear how happy you are with the device. I do try to get things shipped out as fast as possible, because I know personally I appreciate it when a company is speedy on shipping...and don't like it much when they aren't. :)

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby esolberg » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:55 pm

Bought one and can say it was received and installed just as advertised but the audio out of my Garmin Zumo 550 is so low I can barely hear it. Plugged in some ear buds to the 550 with the same results. All volume settings on the Zumo, both from the main screen and the Tools menu volume, are at max. Anyone else have this problem or know a solution?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby David in the woods » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:36 pm

esolberg wrote:Bought one and can say it was received and installed just as advertised but the audio out of my Garmin Zumo 550 is so low I can barely hear it. Plugged in some ear buds to the 550 with the same results. All volume settings on the Zumo, both from the main screen and the Tools menu volume, are at max. Anyone else have this problem or know a solution?


Do you have an aux. plug to your sound/intercom system?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby esolberg » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:42 pm

David in the woods wrote:
esolberg wrote:Bought one and can say it was received and installed just as advertised but the audio out of my Garmin Zumo 550 is so low I can barely hear it. Plugged in some ear buds to the 550 with the same results. All volume settings on the Zumo, both from the main screen and the Tools menu volume, are at max. Anyone else have this problem or know a solution?


Do you have an aux. plug to your sound/intercom system?


No. It is connected using the GPS to Goldwing input device sold on this site.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby Maverick » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:09 pm

You should be able to adjust your intercom volume up and hear it. I turn the knob all the way to the right on the small box and then adjusted my intercom and it works just fine.
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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby David in the woods » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:44 am

I wish my radar detector/jammer had an audio out jack.

While I'm wishing, I wish that Garmin and Honda would support decent updates for the built-in Navigation for my '06 Wing! I went all summer last year and into a fall trip with no updates and Garmin saying there was a glitch in the new product. I finally was able to get an update, for the usual $100, and it has 3 dates at different places, referring to 2011, 2010, & 2009. Additionally, there are two Honda shops that have moved in Arkansas about 3 years ago (Texarkana & Russellville) that still do not show up at the new sites (this could be Honda's non notification??). The fuel spots in our neighborhood have been there continually for 40-75 year, respectively, and do not show up as options.

For an extra $100, I got lifetime updates for the Garmin Nuvi on the dash of my Jeep, and they are real and current updates. I can see where businesses put their $'s into the most used/bought products, since they get more bang for their buck, but if they put out a product, and claim support and updates, it would be fair to really expect it.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! There, I feel a tad better already!

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:38 pm

esolberg wrote:Bought one and can say it was received and installed just as advertised but the audio out of my Garmin Zumo 550 is so low I can barely hear it. Plugged in some ear buds to the 550 with the same results. All volume settings on the Zumo, both from the main screen and the Tools menu volume, are at max. Anyone else have this problem or know a solution?


Do you have the volume on the input device turned up?




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