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GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby nitefuzz » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:44 am



Been looking at numerous GPS input harness's that give audible through the intercom system, not sure which one to go with. Wanting one that just plugs into the existing wiring/harness. Any suggestions on which one to go with that anyone has had good experience with, also give brand, part/model number. Thanks



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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby baumedagn » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:46 am

Sierra Electronics has just what you're looking for. www.sierra-mc.com I've used this same unit and it works great. I could hear all the commands clearly, and it doesn't override your conversation like the factory installed GPS. The only issue I had was if it was not connected to my GPS, I would get a buzzing noise. I'm sure it was just picking up some random electronic interference that could have been solved with some type of gadgetry but I just kept it plugged in to the GPS.

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby Dusty Boots » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:35 am

Ive been using the one Scott here makes/sells for the past 3 yrs and it works great. Very easy to install as well, as it is plug n play. :ugeek:

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:04 am

This is what you are looking for - it's the one I designed, build and sell: Goldwing GPS Audio Input

Incidentally, the one that Sierra sells is also mine. :)

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby nitefuzz » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:51 pm

Thanks, WingAdmin,............ after I posted this I found the unit you are referring to here and ordered it.
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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby wingit11 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:52 am

My old Garmin Nuvi 755T is starting to cause some problems. May be time to replace it but I have not been able to find a new GPS with an audio out put jack. Seems like they are all going BlueTooth. My 755T has both the audio out put as well as an FM modulator and worked very well on the bike. Does anyone know of a current model GPS available with audio output? If not, is there a way to integrate a BlueTooth GPS into the intercom system? Without breaking the bank? She Who Must Be Obeyed is starting to whine about how much I want to put into both of my Wings this winter. She seems to think better spending it on clothes and groceries and such.

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby Dusty Boots » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:43 am

wingit11 wrote:My old Garmin Nuvi 755T is starting to cause some problems. May be time to replace it but I have not been able to find a new GPS with an audio out put jack. Seems like they are all going BlueTooth. My 755T has both the audio out put as well as an FM modulator and worked very well on the bike. Does anyone know of a current model GPS available with audio output? If not, is there a way to integrate a BlueTooth GPS into the intercom system? Without breaking the bank? She Who Must Be Obeyed is starting to whine about how much I want to put into both of my Wings this winter. She seems to think better spending it on clothes and groceries and such.



Finding newer model Garmins with an audio out jack is akin to finding Hens teeth, nowadays!! :roll:

I have a Nuvi 765T and love it for those 2 (as well as other) capabilities you mention. 8-) I was lucky enough to trade a slightly used Dunlop E3 rear tire I took off of my bike when I went Darkside for another 765T in excellent shape. It was a win/win situation for both of us

:idea: As far as I see it, you have two lower cost options. :idea:

:idea: 1) - Send your current model in to Garmin for repair. You should be able to get it refurbished/updated for roughly $100

:idea: 2) - Purchase a used one in good shape from eBay.


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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby wingit11 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:17 am

Finding newer model Garmins with an audio out jack is akin to finding Hens teeth, nowadays!! :roll:

I have a Nuvi 765T and love it for those 2 (as well as other) capabilities you mention. 8-) I was lucky enough to trade a slightly used Dunlop E3 rear tire I took off of my bike when I went Darkside for another 765T in excellent shape. It was a win/win situation for both of us

:idea: As far as I see it, you have two lower cost options. :idea:

:idea: 1) - Send your current model in to Garmin for repair. You should be able to get it refurbished/updated for roughly $100

:idea: 2) - Purchase a used one in good shape from eBay.

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Dusty........You are right about finding Hens teeth. Been looking. Of the 2 otions you mention, probably option 1 is the better as you never know what you are really getting when you buy a used one. I guess now would be the time to do it as it does not look like I will be going anywhere on the bike for a few months. Getting ready for another blast of Ol' Man Winter on Monday.


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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby Dusty Boots » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:45 am

Seeing as you live in Casnada, Garmin will direct you to send your Garmin product in to raytech.ca for servicing. ;)

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby erikwillke » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:14 pm

WingAdmin wrote:This is what you are looking for - it's the one I designed, build and sell: Goldwing GPS Audio Input

Incidentally, the one that Sierra sells is also mine. :)


Is there a way to integrate the microphone so one would be able to make calls? That would solve all of my problems at once. I'm on the road a lot so I would only be able to check my phone about every two hours or so as it is.

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby brschillinger » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:38 am

I am also interested in being able to use the helmet microphone to connect to the GPS. I recently purchased a Garmin Zumo 660LM, which has both a "line out" jack and a "microphone" jack in the supplied motorcycle mount. The 660 pairs with my cell phone and it would be great to have the option of answering and making calls without having to take the helmet off. While the Zumo has a built-in microphone, I suspect that trying to talk and have the built-in mic pick up without a lot of background noise will be less than ideal. I am planning on purchasing Wingadmin's device as it has gotten good reviews and is priced reasonably. It appears that the connection on that device uses pins 3,4 & 5 which are the ground, left & right headphone connections. Pins 1 & 2 show in the maintenance manual wiring diagrams as the microphone signal input and ground. Could you add a connection to the GPS mic input at that point?

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby coolhandsbob » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:49 am

I recently purchased on of these interfaces from a member of this Goldwing group and now I need some help. The Garmin Street Pilot I have doesnt ( didnt ) have a audio out plug so a friend of mine opened up the speaker case which is part of the cigerette power plug in and installed a female jack plug . It works fine when a external speaker is plugged into it . But when I try and do the interface to my 2000 GL1500 nothing comes thru the intercom . Have I done something wrong or does anyone have any suggestions .

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby Doug B. » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:45 am

Why don't I hear much about people using the GPS features on their smart phones? I just tried mine yesterday and it works great! I can run my tunes through the headset and can hear the phone if it should ring, then get off the road to check messages. I have only experimented the one time just yesterday, and it appears as though it is going to do everything I need it to do. I purchased a universal Ram Mount system which allows me the flexibility to adjust if and when I change my phone or perhaps use a different phone case. This might very well be the ticket!
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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:09 pm

erikwillke wrote:Is there a way to integrate the microphone so one would be able to make calls? That would solve all of my problems at once. I'm on the road a lot so I would only be able to check my phone about every two hours or so as it is.

Thanks


Not the way that is designed. I've got such a device designed on paper, but I've never gone as far as even prototyping it - it would be a big investment both in time and money, and I don't have a huge amount of either right now. :)

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:11 pm

coolhandsbob wrote:I recently purchased on of these interfaces from a member of this Goldwing group and now I need some help. The Garmin Street Pilot I have doesnt ( didnt ) have a audio out plug so a friend of mine opened up the speaker case which is part of the cigerette power plug in and installed a female jack plug . It works fine when a external speaker is plugged into it . But when I try and do the interface to my 2000 GL1500 nothing comes thru the intercom . Have I done something wrong or does anyone have any suggestions .


If you plug it into a different audio source - say a cell phone or iPod, etc., do you hear something on the intercom then?

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby erikwillke » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:31 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
erikwillke wrote:Is there a way to integrate the microphone so one would be able to make calls? That would solve all of my problems at once. I'm on the road a lot so I would only be able to check my phone about every two hours or so as it is.

Thanks


Not the way that is designed. I've got such a device designed on paper, but I've never gone as far as even prototyping it - it would be a big investment both in time and money, and I don't have a huge amount of either right now. :)


Thank you WA. Completely understand.
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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby coolhandsbob » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:40 am

Good Morning,
Thanks for getting back to me I
Hooked adapter back into bikes system tried both smart phone and ipod and got nothing on the intercom. Yet my intercom works helmet to helmet. Any suggestions

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:52 am

coolhandsbob wrote:Good Morning,
Thanks for getting back to me I
Hooked adapter back into bikes system tried both smart phone and ipod and got nothing on the intercom. Yet my intercom works helmet to helmet. Any suggestions


Just want to confirm - you said you got the GPS Input from a member - is it a GL1500 device? It will say on the label on the top if it is for the GL1500 or GL1800. If it's a GL1800 version, it won't function on your GL1500.

Also, I know it's a dumb question, but have you got the volume on the GPS Input turned up?

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby coolhandsbob » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:22 pm

I got it from guy selling the shift mod said he had it on his 1500. but never used it so decided to sell it and yes I had volume turned up

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Re: GPS hookup for helmet intercom

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:16 pm

coolhandsbob wrote:I got it from guy selling the shift mod said he had it on his 1500. but never used it so decided to sell it and yes I had volume turned up


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