does any one use blue tooth?


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does any one use blue tooth?

Postby txgambler » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:30 pm



I have a 1989 1500, most people tell me to go bluetooth? Which one will work with my wing and how hard to install and what kind of stand do I need to hold my phone.

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:45 pm

I use a Samsung stereo Bluetooth with ear buds synced to my IPhone for music on a long trip by myself.
When riding a long trip 2 up,I use the bikes system,hard wired but adapted with ear buds instead of the little speakers.
By myself in town it's just the bikes speakers and a cassette adaptor to the IPhone.

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby txgambler » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:41 am

Sorry I new to this where did you mount the phone? any pictures?

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:19 am

Actually I don't even mount the phone.There's plenty of guys that do bit I find it distracting trying to tap the screen on a winding road.I set mine for music and drop it in the soft pocket

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:53 am

I received an email from EdSets yesterday that included this info:

In 2013, we want to release two or three new products, and we want your help to understand what your priorities are among our planned products, as well as what products that may not exist, that you feel would make a difference in your enjoyment of motorcycling with communications and music.

1. A new Bluetooth cell phone interface for Goldwings makes it fool-proof easy to use your cell phone with the Wing system, but with a first-ever bonus: more power and fidelity to the helmet! Once paired with your phone, it mixes the cell phone audio mic/speaker stream with the normal multi-function stream of the factory Goldwing ystem. It includes separate volume controls for the bike and the cell audio streams. This system works more naturally than all other systems that have been developed before, and does not re-route any of the factory audio through the intercom. Since we mix the two audio streams at a small voltage, that means we get to to re-amplify the sound going to the headset, and we've designed it to produce much more power and to provide far higher fidelity than the standard Goldwing system while maintaining all the normal features, including cell phone calls. This cell interface will render all others obsolete. Testing is complete, we just need to gauge the demand for it before commiting to production.
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:18 pm

I use the Scala Rider bluetooth head sets for bike to bike communications , My I-phone is linked to my headset. I can recieve calls simply by saying hello or reject a call by staying silent. To make a call while riding I press one button on the side of the helmet and say the name of who I want to call. The other person doesnt even know Im out riding around at the time of the call.

As for the holder for the phone I use something like one of these (see link below), It plugs into the cig lighter and the phone for charging, any music that the phone plays is sent out over the built in FM transmitter to be picked up by any FM radio withing a couple hundred yards. Very handy and costs less than $20. 8-)

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby wingpilot08 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:12 am

I also use the Scala Cardo system on the Wing. Got tired of having the wired setup and liked the ability to answer calls if needed. I also have an FM Xmitter to allow the use of my music on the iPHONE or pandora thru the bike's radio. Been using the bluetooth for about 3 years now. Haven't used it for bike to bike communication..just between myself and my betterhalf. I alos bought a two-ended charger for teh Scala system so when we stop, I can recharge the batteries of the BT system. Works Great!
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:14 pm

Im using the ScalaRider G4 system, for bike to bike it is good for 1 mile connections, or as far as I could see the other bike ahead of me. Battery life was good for all day rides , and even half the next day when I forgot to recharge it over night. 8-)
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby KennyPete » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:28 pm

I have been using a 6-rider Bluetooth interphone on a GL-1500 for about 3 years. The units I decided on were 2 complete helmet setups Incl. headset and mics and all mounting hardware. The units both pair with 6 BT sources (Cell phone, Ipods, GPS, or other riders that use ANY BT system). Range is limited to about 2000 meters (I Know, ...short range ).
The beauty is the whole 2 helmet system comes at less than $150.00.
I tried 2 different $300.00 + systems and found these to be of comparable quality. Battery charge is good for about 8 hrs continuous audio stream or about 4 days standby (from my experience). My butt can't go that long anyway so it works fine for me and the "boss" behind.
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby urbanmadness » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:08 pm

I'm currently evaluating an iSimple Trnzit. So far I like it, but I think I need to move it as I have a lot of bluetooth drop outs. I installed it under the seat, I'm thinking it will work better if I move it to inside the fairing.

So far, (other then the drop outs), I really like it. I didn't want or need the ability to answer and place phone calls. As a rule, I ignore phone calls when I'm on the bike. When I ride, the last thing I want to do is be on the phone (I do that 10 hours a day at work). And riding is one of the ways I "disconnect and recharge". What I wanted it for, mostly (besides Pandora), is being able to run GPS turn by turn. I don't have a pillion, so intercom is not a priority. If I ever do need it, the bike's still works perfectly with the added benefit of pillion torture with my musical tastes.

The tranzit, just plugs into the antenna on the stock stereo and a switched, 12volt source. Tune the Stereo to the station you've selected, pair your bluetooth device and you are good to go. I still have my handle bar controls, and I still have the comms system and I can pipe it into the helmet if I desire. So for me, it's the almost perfect solution. It's clean, simple and just works. You don't even need to use the on/off switch that comes with the kit. So far, the only thing I have noticed (other then the drop outs, I'll report back if/when I resolve that), is FM reception is reduced slightly. I may try putting in the switch and see if that resolves the reduced reception. Reception is generally good, but there are two stations I listen to that seem to have disappeared, but they were not very strong signals to begin with and if I ever do want to listen to those stations, I could always just bring up iHeart radio on my phone. Unlimited data is nice sometimes.

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby Dutch_Hans » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:58 pm

Hi, i use Bluetooth the easy way, there is a Bluetooth adaper which works in the cassette player...its the shape of a casette. I can connect to my phone for music, navigation etc..and have it all over the speakers. Im from germany and i bought this device: http://m.pearl.de/item/5058313439335f30


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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby spiralout » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:52 pm

urbanmadness wrote:I'm currently evaluating an iSimple Trnzit. So far I like it, but I think I need to move it as I have a lot of bluetooth drop outs. I installed it under the seat, I'm thinking it will work better if I move it to inside the fairing.

So far, (other then the drop outs), I really like it. I didn't want or need the ability to answer and place phone calls. As a rule, I ignore phone calls when I'm on the bike. When I ride, the last thing I want to do is be on the phone (I do that 10 hours a day at work). And riding is one of the ways I "disconnect and recharge". What I wanted it for, mostly (besides Pandora), is being able to run GPS turn by turn. I don't have a pillion, so intercom is not a priority. If I ever do need it, the bike's still works perfectly with the added benefit of pillion torture with my musical tastes.

The tranzit, just plugs into the antenna on the stock stereo and a switched, 12volt source. Tune the Stereo to the station you've selected, pair your bluetooth device and you are good to go. I still have my handle bar controls, and I still have the comms system and I can pipe it into the helmet if I desire. So for me, it's the almost perfect solution. It's clean, simple and just works. You don't even need to use the on/off switch that comes with the kit. So far, the only thing I have noticed (other then the drop outs, I'll report back if/when I resolve that), is FM reception is reduced slightly. I may try putting in the switch and see if that resolves the reduced reception. Reception is generally good, but there are two stations I listen to that seem to have disappeared, but they were not very strong signals to begin with and if I ever do want to listen to those stations, I could always just bring up iHeart radio on my phone. Unlimited data is nice sometimes.

I've never used the tranzit but I've read good things about it and when I decide to go bluetooth, that's the one I'm planning on using. A far as the dropouts, I wouldn't think being under the seat would cause it. When I pair my phone to either of my BT speakers or tablet, they'll stay connected all the way across the house, through 4 walls, and stream just fine. I'd suggest trying a different phone with it to determine whether the close range dropouts are from your phone or the modulator itself.

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby flogger » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:31 pm

I prefer the sound quality and power from wired connections first and FM transmitters second over Blutooth... But I am merely talking about music/musical applications... just depends on what you are looking for...
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby GlimWas » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:56 am

I would like to see the option of bluetooth integrated in the GW's system too. I like the intercom of the bike, it doesn't need recharging, it just works. But i would like to see some possibillities for hearing my TT Rider 400 trough BT......... I have bought a BT receiver from Ebay
wich i'm going to use this year trough the aux input of the radio, but i'm not entirely certain it's going to work. I'll report back later once i've used it.
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby Happytrails » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:34 pm

Your right Honda really should be putting bluetooth on the 1800s by now but thats another subject.

Sena SMH10 here for just over a year now. Sena rocks and Cardo is probably excellent as well. It starts getting more complicated and expensive if you decide you want to hear the bikes audio system over your headset. Or you might decide its enough to listen to music from your phone and have the ability to answer calls as well. Or you may want a gps to bluetooth to your headset as well. :D :D
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby Charlie1Horse » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:20 pm

The guys I ride with all love their CB radios and I cannot sell them on BT so I have one helmet with Cardo/Scala Rider for most days and another identical helmet with hardwired headset (my Wednesday helmet) so I can communicate with them. I like the Cardo/Scala system but, for the dual setup it cost about $500.00. I did find it new on ebay for $300.00 and it works really good but, there is no accommodation for CB radio. One of the guys I ride with has a Sena system that has an interface module that links with his onboard CB. I am considering The Sena because one of the new ones (can't remember the model) has a helmet camera which records a continual loop of video. When you have an incident you need to record just the press of a button saves a little of the past recording and some of the future event. I think it totals about 90 seconds. Really handy in an accident situation. Gotta do some more research before deciding.
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby zandersn » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:59 pm

Is there a Bluetooth device you can add to the factory installed intercom on a 1998 GL1500SE that will allow you to continue to use the bikes audio system, intercom system, CB radio and allow you to integrate your cell phone to where you can make/receive calls and stream the audio from your phone's MP3/GPS?

If there isn't a device that is plug and play, has anyone had any luck with hard wiring a Bluetooth headset into the intercom system that will allow you to make/receive calls and stream the audio from your phone's MP3/GPS?

Any help or ideas would be appreciative.

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby Happytrails » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:49 pm

zandersn wrote:Is there a Bluetooth device you can add to the factory installed intercom on a 1998 GL1500SE that will allow you to continue to use the bikes audio system, intercom system, CB radio and allow you to integrate your cell phone to where you can make/receive calls and stream the audio from your phone's MP3/GPS?

If there isn't a device that is plug and play, has anyone had any luck with hard wiring a Bluetooth headset into the intercom system that will allow you to make/receive calls and stream the audio from your phone's MP3/GPS?

Any help or ideas would be appreciative.


I ended up adding a Sena SM-10 that will do nearly all that except you can't transmit CB. But Sena is supposed to come out with "livewire" that they say will allow all of that and its supposed to be out this month I thought. It will cost more than an SM-10 and I think there are additional features. Sounds very good but its also more expensive than the SM-10.
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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby Santanilson » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:57 am

I use Bluetooth with an LG headset and my IPhone for music and phone calls while I ride. I also do not have music on my phone so I listen to internet music like Pandora which works quite nicely so long as I have cell service. When I don't have cell service then I go to FM stations through the system on my wing. Also, I do not mount my phone to my bike as there are enough distractions on the road, so it is in a pocket or on my belt.

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Re: does any one use blue tooth?

Postby wingdings » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:08 pm

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