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intercom system gl 1500

Postby Maddogg » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:51 am



Does anyone know how many pins on the gl 1500 intercom hookup? The cords on my bike have 8 pins both driver and passenger, but all the headset devices keep saying for the goldwing 5 pin system. I have not checked where the cords plug in to the system, only the ones that plug into the headsets. :shock:



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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:36 am

Fairly sure the J&M systems have a 8 pin version but the 1500 stock is 5 pin on the plugs on the bike.
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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:32 am

On my 88 the bike has a 5 pin plug...just like the old computer keyboard type....
Speaker +
Speaker -
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Mic low
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The mic is a "dynamic" mic element not a electric mic.

can you photo yours and post it.?
I wonder if your's is a different system than mine....

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:19 pm

Also....is it possible that in the 8 pin connector there may also be PTT and Ch up/dn for the CB.?
This would account for the 3 extra contacts.. :?: :?:

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:38 pm

All Goldwing connectors are a 5-pin DIN plug. Some J&M adapter lower cords adapt the 5-pin Goldwing plug to an 8-pin proprietary J&M plug, perhaps that's what you're looking at?

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Maddogg » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:30 pm

the cords that plug into the intercom system on the bike are i believe 5 pin. the other end of those cords, both driver and passenger, are 8 pin connectors. the shape of the plug, the part that goes into the headset, is almost triangular in shape with the top part of the triangle cut off. I don't know if I have to match up to the 8 pin when I find a head set of change all the cords to 5 pin and keep it universal. Thanks. Bill

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Maddogg » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:40 pm

I dont know how to upload a picture to this forum either by computer of smart phone.

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Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:52 pm

Maddogg wrote:I dont know how to upload a picture to this forum either by computer of smart phone.


See: Adding pictures to your message

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:54 pm

Maddogg wrote:the cords that plug into the intercom system on the bike are i believe 5 pin. the other end of those cords, both driver and passenger, are 8 pin connectors. the shape of the plug, the part that goes into the headset, is almost triangular in shape with the top part of the triangle cut off. I don't know if I have to match up to the 8 pin when I find a head set of change all the cords to 5 pin and keep it universal. Thanks. Bill


Sounds to me like you're describing the J&M lower cord. It plugs into this, which plugs into the helmet:

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Maddogg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:21 am

Here is a pic of the cord that comes from the factory 5 pin set up that plugs into my helmet.
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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:20 pm

That is a J&M Z-series plug, proprietary to their headsets.

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Maddogg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:07 pm

Thanks WingAdmin. So that means I have to buy a J&M set to mate up, or replace the cords from the bike to the helmets.

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Maddogg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:49 pm

Does anyone know where I can get the headsets that plug into that connector? I am seeing all round ones online but mine has a half moon shape. Do they make an adaptor from half moon to round? Thanks.

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Maddogg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:04 pm

Or will my half moon ones plug into the round ones? Thanks.

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:41 pm

I think this is the one you're looking for:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/j_m_8_p ... cord/93212


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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Maddogg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:09 pm

Holy cow. $36 for a cord. Must be gold plated inside. $72 to adapt over to my wing for 2 helmets. . I would be better off replacing the original cords that plug into my Intercom system. I think I can buy the whole headset online for about $70. Sorry about all the crying, I just hate when manufacturers try and take advantage of customers. That cord is probably made in Tawain and costs them about $3. Thanks for the information WingAdmin. I appeciate it. :twisted:

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:52 pm

Maddogg wrote:Holy cow. $36 for a cord. Must be gold plated inside. $72 to adapt over to my wing for 2 helmets. . I would be better off replacing the original cords that plug into my Intercom system. I think I can buy the whole headset online for about $70. Sorry about all the crying, I just hate when manufacturers try and take advantage of customers. That cord is probably made in Tawain and costs them about $3. Thanks for the information WingAdmin. I appeciate it. :twisted:


Yeah, the J&M stuff is definitely not cheap. And they use proprietary connectors, so you can't go anywhere else.

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Wayne » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:13 am

All J&M Performance and Elite series headsets have 8 pins at the helmet connection and use an upper cord with 8 pins on both ends. The matching lower cord has 8 pins at the upper end and the lower end can have a 5 ,6, or 7 pin configuration that will match the bikes audio connection. Both of these series of headsets have what J&M calls a Dual Mode mic which can be either a dynamic or condenser mic. All Honda and most older pre 98 systems used a dynamic mic while newer H/D, Can Am, Victory, J&M, BMW, Kawasaki, Yamaha, all use a condenser mic with different configurations at the bikes connection. All of the cords for these headsets have either a grey or white band with letters to indicate which series cord that is used, Z, or P.
As far as price goes the Z series, expensive, can be replaced by the P series by purchasing both an upper and lower cord which together cost less than the lower Z cord.

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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby redial » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:02 pm

I will ask the obvious question. Are the Z and P interchangeable?
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Re: intercom system gl 1500

Postby Wayne » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:54 am

You can use either Z or P but must have matching upper and lower cords for either. I point this out when ever someone needs just the lower Z cord $64, and replacement P set, upper and lower, is only $48




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