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Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Rob H » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:29 am



Hi everyone

Some of you are aware that I have purchased a 2000 SE in Austin and will be over in the States at the end of May to take delivery and do a month long trip before shipping back to the UK.

I have spoke to the dealer and they tell me that the headset is not with the bike.

I would like some advice please. I assume I will need 2 and as 1 wish to order it now could anyone advise what I need and where to get it.

I assume this will allow full functionality of all communications either to GPS, telephone and my gorgeous wife on the pillion seat/armchair. :P
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

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This is it!

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:45 am

Headsets are mounted in the helmets, the cabling should be on the bike. What kind of helmets do you have??

Places to purchase from are:

http://www.edsets.com

http://www.jmcorp.com/index.htm
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Rob H » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:59 am

Helmet is a shark Evo 5.
Cables are not with the bike so I will need that and the bits that fit in the helmet.

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:51 am

All you should need is the connecting cable that fits between the helmet and the connector that should be on the bike.

Check the links I referenced. Either one of those will be able to get you what you need. From personal experience Edsets is very good with responding to customer questions by email. I'm assuming you want to install this yourself at home before you head to the USA.
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Rob H » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:00 am

Thanks for the reply and the links! Had a quick look and I am leaning towards the Edset. I may order it on line and ask them to deliver to the dealer where the bike is and fit them once I arrive. I am going to do some work on the bike before I set off anyway and where I live at the moment they are a bit funny about radio equipment so may be best to wait.

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:29 am

You might want to have a look/talk with the people at Sierra MC - they specialize in headsets and motorcycle audio, and can advise you very well. That said, don't expect you to have GPS and telephone integration in your headset, that's not within the capability of the GL1500, at least not without add-on equipment. You'll be able to talk to your lovely wife, listen to the radio, and talk on the CB. If you have a GPS with an audio out port, you can install a GPS Input Device in about ten or fifteen minutes that will let you hear your GPS over your headsets as well.

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:45 pm

Another option is to send the helmets over and have them installed for you. I recall that Edsets would do that, don't know about the other vendors. They can then ship the helmets to the dealership so they are ready to go when you arrive. What kind of work are you needing to do before you set off?
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Rob H » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:01 pm

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Happytrails » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:34 pm

So bluetooth is not even a consideration?
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby ka4yqi » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:08 pm

Yes Rob, you might want to look into the bluetooth units. I use a Sena smh-10 here for the phone and the pillion seat ( yes, Lovely looking young lady.) They are others out there, I just using the sena for bike to bike and etc. Have fun and maybe we see yall around.

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Rob H » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:03 pm

Does anyone have a Bluetooth set up that they are currently using?

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Happytrails » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:34 pm

Sena SMH-10's here and happy with them. Have it paired with android phone but hoping to connect them to my gps and wing.
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby bstig60 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:58 am

Yes, I use bluetooth and it interfaces with my GPS and my IPhone. You can also have intercom up to a few hundred feet. It does not interface with the 1500 com system.
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby harvey01 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:24 am

Robh,

Welcome a little early to your tour of the USA and congratulations on making this trip. I would urge you to follow WingAdmin's suggestion to get in touch with Sierra Electronics to get professional guidance on what you need for the commo system to meet your needs. I know that they deal in J&M products, as well as the Sena Bluetooth equipment. I am assuming you want to use the bikes am/fm radio, CB, and intercom. Whatever else you want you need to explain this to Sierra and they will help you decide what to buy. I am not sure they carry the Edsets if that is you final choice. But they can guide you.

Some additional thoughts, I have used the wired system for years with no problems, but then I have learned to get on and off the bike without pulling the cord along with me. The newer J&M has an easy disconnect/connect right at an easy level to reach. One suggestion if you go J&M, go top of the line, it works better than their cheaper stuff. Bluetooth is great but since I don't want my phone attached or available when I ride, I really don't need it. Actually I do have the connection with my Garmin Zumo 660 but have not paired the stuff together.

I am sure that Sierra can ship your products anywhere you want to a specific dealer. I am not sure I would want any dealer installing a headset in my helmet unless he happens to be a dealer for that type of commo gear---most are not qualified or trained. I have done several helmet installs in motel rooms so it is not difficult. Follow the directions.

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Rob H » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:26 am

harvey01 wrote:Robh,

Welcome a little early to your tour of the USA and congratulations on making this trip. I would urge you to follow WingAdmin's suggestion to get in touch with Sierra Electronics to get professional guidance on what you need for the commo system to meet your needs. I know that they deal in J&M products, as well as the Sena Bluetooth equipment. I am assuming you want to use the bikes am/fm radio, CB, and intercom. Whatever else you want you need to explain this to Sierra and they will help you decide what to buy. I am not sure they carry the Edsets if that is you final choice. But they can guide you.

Some additional thoughts, I have used the wired system for years with no problems, but then I have learned to get on and off the bike without pulling the cord along with me. The newer J&M has an easy disconnect/connect right at an easy level to reach. One suggestion if you go J&M, go top of the line, it works better than their cheaper stuff. Bluetooth is great but since I don't want my phone attached or available when I ride, I really don't need it. Actually I do have the connection with my Garmin Zumo 660 but have not paired the stuff together.

I am sure that Sierra can ship your products anywhere you want to a specific dealer. I am not sure I would want any dealer installing a headset in my helmet unless he happens to be a dealer for that type of commo gear---most are not qualified or trained. I have done several helmet installs in motel rooms so it is not difficult. Follow the directions.

If there is anything I can do to help you with your tour contact me through a private message on this site.


Hi Harvey

I am leaning towards a conventional system and maybe just getting an interface that Wing Admin suggested for the GPS.
I really do not need the phone to work, I hope to switch it off and chuck it in the rear luggage box for a month :P
I have had a look at the EdSet systems and they look like they could do the job. Problem I have is that I have no experience with what's available or the performance of any of the equipment.
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:02 pm

I agree with Harvey - I have owned both the J&M conventional headsets as well as their top-of-the-line "Elite" headsets (which is what is now in my helmet). Not only are the microphones on the Elite far superior (and much smaller), but the speakers themselves are of a far higher quality - better for listening to music, and easier to understand intercom and CB speech.

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Rob H » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:31 am

WingAdmin wrote:I agree with Harvey - I have owned both the J&M conventional headsets as well as their top-of-the-line "Elite" headsets (which is what is now in my helmet). Not only are the microphones on the Elite far superior (and much smaller), but the speakers themselves are of a far higher quality - better for listening to music, and easier to understand intercom and CB speech.


Had a look at the site and it makes reference to you needing to buy an additional cord/wire 5 pin(with or without boot). I assume I would need 2 of these.

Thanks
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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:55 am

Rob H wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I agree with Harvey - I have owned both the J&M conventional headsets as well as their top-of-the-line "Elite" headsets (which is what is now in my helmet). Not only are the microphones on the Elite far superior (and much smaller), but the speakers themselves are of a far higher quality - better for listening to music, and easier to understand intercom and CB speech.


Had a look at the site and it makes reference to you needing to buy an additional cord/wire 5 pin(with or without boot). I assume I would need 2 of these.

Thanks
Rob


Correct. The Elite headsets have a short 6-inch (or so) pigtail that terminate in J&M's proprietary connector. They then sell (separate) lower cords that connect the headset to various different types of motorcycles. You'd obviously buy a set of Goldwing lower cords (all Goldwings use the same lower cords).

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Re: Headset goldwing 1500

Postby Rob H » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:23 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Rob H wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I agree with Harvey - I have owned both the J&M conventional headsets as well as their top-of-the-line "Elite" headsets (which is what is now in my helmet). Not only are the microphones on the Elite far superior (and much smaller), but the speakers themselves are of a far higher quality - better for listening to music, and easier to understand intercom and CB speech.


Had a look at the site and it makes reference to you needing to buy an additional cord/wire 5 pin(with or without boot). I assume I would need 2 of these.

Thanks
Rob


Correct. The Elite headsets have a short 6-inch (or so) pigtail that terminate in J&M's proprietary connector. They then sell (separate) lower cords that connect the headset to various different types of motorcycles. You'd obviously buy a set of Goldwing lower cords (all Goldwings use the same lower cords).


Fabulous! I will order the kit then, just hope when I get there it all works! :P :P :P




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