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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by Modersical » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:03 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?
It would seem, in your problem solving approach, of hooking your ear buds directly to your Zumo, and not getting much volume (meaning there is nothing hooked through bike and new GPS Input Device), then there is likely a problem with the Zumo or ear buds.

Is there some other device you could hook to the input device, to see if it would send sounds through your system? It could be anything . . . MP3, iPod, whatever has the mini plug, and otherwise puts out reliable sound.



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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by ScottyKs » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:57 pm

I surely must be the only dunce on this board unable to locate a red connector inside a compartment.......
I have a 2004 1800 Goldwing and I removed the left hand tray.
The ONLY red connector I can locate has only 2 wires and runs to my power port located inside the tray.
I can not see any other red connector towards the front of the bike.
When I try to follow the headset cord down into the hole, it goes back towards the gas tank and is fitted tight to something, there is no give in it and I can not see any red connectors that direction using either a mirror or a camera.
There is a 4 port connector that runs to some kind of black box, but I can not see any 6 port connector anywhere.
Should the cords be pulled so tight that they feel like they are glued to the bottom of the hole?
I am perplexed as to what to do.....
Can some of you people tell me just where you found the red connector?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by Maverick » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:15 pm

Best I can tell you is, you have to get to the end of your headset cord and then you will see the Red connector. You may have to move some wires around in the left pocket to find, but it is there.
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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by ScottyKs » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:38 pm

Thanks Maverick, that is encouraging as far as I was on the right track. I am wondering if a prior owner had some of the covers off and when they replaced them, the cover is pinching the wiring harness somehow. I can see the headset cord go rearward and downward, but the harness is somehow held in place very tightly.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by Maverick » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:27 pm

You may have to loosen up some more plastic to get to the end of the cord, keep digging around, you will eventually get to it.
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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:41 pm

I have seen that before actually, one of the GL1800's in the shop at Cyclemax. The driver's headset pigtail had been shoved down to the front of the pocket area, and I thought I had come across something new. It also had no "give" like you describe. I pulled it apart to have a look, and discovered that the connector had simply been shoved down there and was caught on some other wiring harness. Once freed, it was easily moved back into the pocket area.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by ScottyKs » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:26 am

Thanks people, through your encouragement I was able to locate the connector.
Actually after I removed the left control panel (where the headlight adjustment and other switches are) it explosed a large area for me to see into.
There was a boot wedged tightly deep down in the pocket and to my surprise it contained the red connector, so anyway thanks again for the advice.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by bill charlton » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:48 pm

Is tthere a cable available to convert the tomtom gps from a mini usb port to a 3.5mm port so that I can use the Goldwing input device on my tomtom 1400 gps?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by ScottyKs » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:22 pm

Radio Shack has those connections......

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:24 am

bill charlton wrote:Is tthere a cable available to convert the tomtom gps from a mini usb port to a 3.5mm port so that I can use the Goldwing input device on my tomtom 1400 gps?
I don't know if there is such a thing for that model TomTom, as I'm not familiar with it. The user manual for it might be a better place to look.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by oldnco » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:49 pm

Bill, Have the same problem with my TomTom 550XXL. It also only has the mini-usb port that works well for charging-but not 3.5. Really wanted to integrate this. Guess I will go to Radio Shack and see what they might suggest.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by mervk » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:13 am

Hi. I ordered one of these for my 1500 yesterday, and have been looking for a reasonably priced GPS to use it with. Everything I've looked at so far has blue tooth and no output connector for the jack to plug into. Have had a couple of Garmin car units fail through vibration, so am looking for something that is solidly built, but doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Anyone suggest a brand I can investigate?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by doxbike » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:55 am

Will this allow my satellite radio (currently accessing the system via the tape deck) to directly access the system, along with my zumo 450?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:23 am

mervk wrote:Hi. I ordered one of these for my 1500 yesterday, and have been looking for a reasonably priced GPS to use it with. Everything I've looked at so far has blue tooth and no output connector for the jack to plug into. Have had a couple of Garmin car units fail through vibration, so am looking for something that is solidly built, but doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Anyone suggest a brand I can investigate?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:25 am

doxbike wrote:Will this allow my satellite radio (currently accessing the system via the tape deck) to directly access the system, along with my zumo 450?
Technically, it will play any audio that you plug it into. You can plug it into a phone, GPS, radar detector, whatever. However, you have to keep in mind that it is injecting the audio into the INTERCOM, which is mono, not stereo. If you can live with listening to your satellite radio in mono through your intercom, then yes, it will do this. We have a couple users who have bought "Y" adapters to plug both their GPS and their radar detector into it, so that they can hear both.

I suspect you will want to keep using the tape deck interface (or get an aux input mod done to your radio) for your satellite radio, and have the Zumo use the GPS Input for announcements. That means that when the GPS speaks, it will mute the music so that you can hear it.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by saxnwings » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:39 am

I recently ordered and received the GPS inout device and it works great. The installation however took more than 10 minutes as the connection block for the cable on my 2004 GL1800 was located under the gas tank housing and required the removal of the dash cover and left side panel so that I could reach it. Despite this inconvenience the installation was easy and I don't miss anymore turns.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:12 am

saxnwings wrote:I recently ordered and received the GPS inout device and it works great. The installation however took more than 10 minutes as the connection block for the cable on my 2004 GL1800 was located under the gas tank housing and required the removal of the dash cover and left side panel so that I could reach it. Despite this inconvenience the installation was easy and I don't miss anymore turns.
We've had two people report this on their GL1800's now - one was a 2004, and the other was a 2001. Everyone else has found it in under the left pocket where it's supposed to be (and where the service manual has it). Does it look like it was moved there by a previous owner? Or does it look like it was there from the factory?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by gregcoffin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:18 pm

I have a 2720 Garmin and a 1800 goldwing
. Will the input device work with this model?

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:39 pm

gregcoffin wrote:I have a 2720 Garmin and a 1800 goldwing
. Will the input device work with this model?
I went to the Garmin site and downloaded the owners manual for the 2720, and it doesn't look like it has an audio output.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by saxnwings » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:47 pm

The connector would appear to be located there by Honda as the cable is too short to reach the area under the left hand pocket.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by Hallct » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:55 pm

Got mine a couple weeks ago, and installed, its great. Had a buddy order one after he saw mine and he just installed his.
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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by snackpak » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:11 am

Does the input device only sends out in intercom or does it send it through the speakers also. Because I ride with speakers 99% of the time. Thanks

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:14 am

snackpak wrote:Does the input device only sends out in intercom or does it send it through the speakers also. Because I ride with speakers 99% of the time. Thanks
It connects to the intercom only - so you must have a headset in order for it to function with this device.

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by stevelasvegas » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:59 pm

I have my Escort radar detector connected to the audio input device. I have the volume of the input device turned mostly down to a very low level. If, while I am receiving a radar alert, I key the CB to transmit, I get a very loud squeal; like feedback, very, very loud. I know. Don't key the CB while receiving a radar alert. But what if I am transmitting on the CB and I get a radar alert?
Bottom line: Any suggestions to correct this?
Thanks

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Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:46 pm

stevelasvegas wrote:I have my Escort radar detector connected to the audio input device. I have the volume of the input device turned mostly down to a very low level. If, while I am receiving a radar alert, I key the CB to transmit, I get a very loud squeal; like feedback, very, very loud. I know. Don't key the CB while receiving a radar alert. But what if I am transmitting on the CB and I get a radar alert?
Bottom line: Any suggestions to correct this?
Thanks
This problem is due to a shielding deficiency in the radar detector. RF from the CB antenna penetrates the CB due to bad shielding or filtering design, induces a signal in the radar detector, which is fed back into the intercom, where it is transmitted through the CB, back to the radar detector, and so on, creating a feedback loop that you hear as a loud screech.

A lot of times the power cord for the unit is the culprit; it can act as an antenna, feeding RF into the unit. Try shortening or moving the power cord. You can also get a ferrite choke like this one from Radio Shack:


Wind the power wire for the radar detector through it several times, as close to the radar detector as possible:


If the choke and the power relocation doesn't have any effect, you may be out of luck - you can try shielding the radar detector with foil that is grounded to the bike, but you run the risk of attenuating the radar signal it is designed to pick up, which kind of defeats the purpose of having one in the first place.

You can try a different radar detector - preferably one with a metal casing rather than plastic, to ensure it has adequate shielding.



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