Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player


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Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:08 am



I have a 97 SE cb/radio/intercom/cassette player. I 'd like to add a plug so I can plug in any MP3 player and listen to my music but have it mute when CB or intercom is used and increase volume as speed increases..basically all the functions of the radio and intercom as with the stock system. So is that possible for an electrically challenged wrencher???


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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:12 am

For an electrically challenged wrencher - probably not.

I think Sierra Electronics can do that though. Means sending your radio to them.
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:23 am

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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby bjatwood » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:48 am

I use a simple cassette adapter I bought at Menards. The kind with the cord on the cassette. Just plugs into the iPod and I'm good to go! Cheap and simple....and best of all easy to do :lol:

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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:24 am

Thanks I think I have one of those aroudn someplace..
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:30 am

When I bought my Goldwing I wired in a 12V plug into each fairing pocket. In the lockable one I connected one of these:



It holds an SD card or a USB stick and transmits through your radio. YOu can also connect an iPod to it. This is the fourth season using this and it works wonderfully. I have had no issues with it other than me getting tired of the music.

These can be had on eBay shipped for $1. Saves wear and tear on my iPod and if it breaks or goes missing I bought a spare.


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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:44 am

cbx4evr wrote:When I bought my Goldwing I wired in a 12V plug into each fairing pocket. In the lockable one I connected one of these:



It holds an SD card or a USB stick and transmits through your radio. YOu can also connect an iPod to it. This is the fourth season using this and it works wonderfully. I have had no issues with it other than me getting tired of the music.

These can be had on eBay shipped for $1. Saves wear and tear on my iPod and if it breaks or goes missing I bought a spare.


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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:26 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:who makes it and where to get one


As he mentioned, on eBay for $1: CAR FM TRANSMITTER FOR MP3 PLAYER

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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:27 pm

Do an eBay search for: mp3 fm transmitter

Then you'll get the $1 units. Buy a couple so you have a spare. Once your buds see them they will want one too. I gave quite a few away.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... ransmitter
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby robb » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:56 pm

Just got 2 this week from ebay and they work great on both bikes.

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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:54 pm

looks like a solution to me too!!!
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:46 pm

Also the .99 one has $5 shipping; you can get one for $3.55 at a buy it now further down the page..and shipping can be free or .79..just a little cheaper for the same product.
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:42 pm

OK I got the device but I can't get it to work. I plugged the thing into the lighter socket, and turned the bike on, tuned my radio to an open station FM 101.6, then "tuned" the device to 101.6, plugged in the mini cord proved into the side of the thing and into my MP3 player's headphone jack..started up my MP3 player and nothing! AM I doing something wrong??? BY the way the device came with no instructions. Note I did not use the remote pad at all haven't even pulled the plastic battery saver out yet.

Note the MP3 player works with it's own headphones so it's putting out sound and the radio works too, if I changed the station whether the device is still plugged in to the lighter socket or not I get my normal radio stations.

Any suggestions???
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:49 pm

RBGERSON wrote:OK I got the device but I can't get it to work. I plugged the thing into the lighter socket, and turned the bike on, tuned my radio to an open station FM 101.6, then "tuned" the device to 101.6, plugged in the mini cord proved into the side of the thing and into my MP3 player's headphone jack..started up my MP3 player and nothing! AM I doing something wrong??? BY the way the device came with no instructions. Note I did not use the remote pad at all haven't even pulled the plastic battery saver out yet.

Note the MP3 player works with it's own headphones so it's putting out sound and the radio works too, if I changed the station whether the device is still plugged in to the lighter socket or not I get my normal radio stations.

Any suggestions???


Try tuning it to a lower station in the 87 range and see if that works. To be honest I haven't used mine with an iPod or other MP3 player. I use an SD card which doesn't take up any room and only costs a few bucks.

As for the remote - don't bother. It isn't powerful enough to transmit to the unit if it's in a fairing pocket.
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:52 pm

OK I'll try that and report back..
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:58 pm

OK that worked I got it to play from my MP3 player but I had to turn the volume all the way up on the player and the bike's radio and it still wasn't very loud..may work OK with helmet and earphones but not on the fairing speakers the max volume is way to low.
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:02 pm

Out of curiosity I took my iPod out to the garage and hooked it up to the modulator and it worked perfectly.

When you say MP3 player are you talking about an iPod?

I did notice that the plugs on each end of the connecting cable are different so maybe that is an issue if you have the cable reversed.

Can you put up a picture of the unit you have?
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:04 pm

RBGERSON wrote:OK that worked I got it to play from my MP3 player but I had to turn the volume all the way up on the player and the bike's radio and it still wasn't very loud..may work OK with helmet and earphones but not on the fairing speakers the max volume is way to low.


Hmmm. That's odd. Mine will blast the speakers out of the dash. You may have to adjust the volume of your MP3 files using iTunes.
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:53 am

Well it could be my MP3 player..it's a $12 knock off. Works fine on it's own and I can turn up the volume on it's headset and it's too loud to put in my ears. I'll try reversing the cord ends but the ones in my kit look exactly the same..mini plugs.

Not an Ipod a true generic MP3 player.

Note I just pushed the plug in the all the way..before it was not quite all the way in..and I used a fair amount of force to get it to pop in all the way ..maybe that will fix it..I'll let you know.
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Re: Adding a simple plug so I can plug my MP3 player

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:16 pm

Nope didn't help..works but not real loud. Maybe I'll load up a flash drive and plug into the USB port and see if that adds any volume.


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