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Baffled!

Postby shadow02 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:38 pm



Hi ho my fellow WingNutz, Shadow 02 has a situation that needs a clever resolve. 1988 Goldwing 1500 GL audio is our base of conversation. So here is what I would like to do: We have a five pin plug headset and we have a cell phone/GPS/ Sat radio etc. My question is how do I marry the two since the audio system in the Wing is from 1988. Bluetooth wasn’t exactly standard on radio’s back then. So, how, when the phone rings can I answer it through my five pin headset without having to pull over to the side of the road? Is this even possible? One question is, do they make a five pin bluetooth head set or should I go back to smoke'n drapes? The picture below is what I am considering but I don’t think it has bluetooth ability. I ride with a half helmet so all advise and suggestion’s welcome.
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Re: Baffled!

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:12 pm

One option would be something like this.

http://www.cellset.com/motorcycleitems.html
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Re: Baffled!

Postby shadow02 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:13 pm

Great, thanks for the start!
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NVSB4 wrote:One option would be something like this.

http://www.cellset.com/motorcycleitems.html

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Re: Baffled!

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:16 am

The Kennedy Cellset is pretty much the only option for this...but be ready to get the checkbook out, because it is NOT cheap.

I looked into designing something to do this, as a product - in fact, I did do the design, on paper, but after I had a workable design, I started figuring out what it was going to cost, component-wise and time-wise to build it, and it was just not financially feasible, so I abandoned it.

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Re: Baffled!

Postby shadow02 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:08 pm

Well WingAdmin, I think I may have to agree with you. I think I'm going to take the advice of the Wingnutz and settle for hooking up something to the AUX. Now let me ask you this if I may. Does the 5 pin headset interface with the radio along with the CB and intercom?

Biker Grandpa
WingAdmin wrote:The Kennedy Cellset is pretty much the only option for this...but be ready to get the checkbook out, because it is NOT cheap.

I looked into designing something to do this, as a product - in fact, I did do the design, on paper, but after I had a workable design, I started figuring out what it was going to cost, component-wise and time-wise to build it, and it was just not financially feasible, so I abandoned it.

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Re: Baffled!

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:20 am

shadow02 wrote:Well WingAdmin, I think I may have to agree with you. I think I'm going to take the advice of the Wingnutz and settle for hooking up something to the AUX. Now let me ask you this if I may. Does the 5 pin headset interface with the radio along with the CB and intercom?

Biker Grandpa


The 5 pin headset connector connects to the radio, CB and intercom. In actuality, the intercom is part of the radio, and the CB just connects to the radio to send/receive audio. The radio is the central control unit for everything, and the headset connects to it (via that 5 pin connector).

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Re: Baffled!

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:57 pm

five pin..........................
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HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Baffled!

Postby shadow02 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:12 pm

Thank you for all the information. Taking Big Bird on her maiden voyage end of the month and want to make sure she, and I are prepared.

Biker Grandpa

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shadow02 wrote:Well WingAdmin, I think I may have to agree with you. I think I'm going to take the advice of the Wingnutz and settle for hooking up something to the AUX. Now let me ask you this if I may. Does the 5 pin headset interface with the radio along with the CB and intercom?

Biker Grandpa


The 5 pin headset connector connects to the radio, CB and intercom. In actuality, the intercom is part of the radio, and the CB just connects to the radio to send/receive audio. The radio is the central control unit for everything, and the headset connects to it (via that 5 pin connector).

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Re: Baffled!

Postby shadow02 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:15 pm

While I'm on the subject of preparation, do you have any suggestions on how to do a fixed mount for a GPS? Thanks

shadow02 wrote:Thank you for all the information. Taking Big Bird on her maiden voyage end of the month and want to make sure she, and I are prepared.

Biker Grandpa

WingAdmin wrote:
shadow02 wrote:Well WingAdmin, I think I may have to agree with you. I think I'm going to take the advice of the Wingnutz and settle for hooking up something to the AUX. Now let me ask you this if I may. Does the 5 pin headset interface with the radio along with the CB and intercom?

Biker Grandpa


The 5 pin headset connector connects to the radio, CB and intercom. In actuality, the intercom is part of the radio, and the CB just connects to the radio to send/receive audio. The radio is the central control unit for everything, and the headset connects to it (via that 5 pin connector).

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Re: Baffled!

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:35 am

I originally tried just a suction cup mount to the windshield:

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This failed miserably, as the thing repeatedly fell off. I eventually designed my own mount. I took a 1/4" thick piece of ABS, heated it, and curved it to match the curve of the left speaker grille. I then took the GPS mount, cut the articulating ball off of it to make it flat, then bonded it to the ABS piece. Lastly I used some 3M VHB double-sided tape to stick the ABS plate to the speaker grille. The grille is about 1/2 covered, but lots of sound still comes out, and the GPS has been there for a few years now and has never budged. It works really well for me:

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