1999 GL1500 SE Intercom


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smokinmad
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1999 GL1500 SE Intercom

Postby smokinmad » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:37 am



Ok, it's been 25 yrs since I rode a Wing. Bought a 99 1500 SE, came with Nolan N90 helmets with J&M in them. Her wires were badly frayed and not making good connection. Priced new cables.....decided to Upgrade.... Keeping the helmets, but putting in New intercom guts. Looking at the N-Com B1 bluetooth.
What do you Wingers use? How is the B1 System?
Also, does she have to push a button to talk? We can't remember!
Would like to hear how you Upgraded your Stereo and intercom system.
Any help is Greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Smokinmad



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Alan_Hepburn
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Motorcycle: 1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

Re: 1999 GL1500 SE Intercom

Postby Alan_Hepburn » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:01 pm

We bought these units for my wife and I. They fit great in our full face helmets and provide excellent communications - we have no problem hearing each other at freeway speeds. The batteries last about 5 hours but if you have a USB charging port on your bike you can plug them in when you stop for lunch or whatever and you'll get a longer range. I haven't fully tested their range yet, but I know they work when she's sitting in the sidecar at the curb and I'm in our garage about 30 feet away, with a steel garage door between us.
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

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joeincalif
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Re: 1999 GL1500 SE Intercom

Postby joeincalif » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:05 pm

I have owned 7 Gold Wings and never had to up grade the audio system. I know a lot of people are going Bluetooth because they can get music and directions from their phone. I don't have a phone like that, and have no need for 1. Remember that those things have to be charged, CB's and the stock intercom and radio systems do not. I have a Nolan 102 flip face and love it, I use it with the Honda CB and stock intercom. But again, I'm kind of old fashion I guess.
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Re: 1999 GL1500 SE Intercom

Postby Mh434 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:18 pm

I've stuck with the Honda/J&M system. Having ridden with lots of others who've gone Bluetooth, etc., and seeing the issues many seem to have with pairing, battery charging, setup, etc., I'm glad I've stuck with the old system. Invariably, when riding with a large group, and we're all saddled up, sidestands up, & about to ride, there's always one who suddenly has trouble with their Bluetooth setup & has to fiddle with it for 10 or 15 minutes :roll: With the Honda setup, we just plug in & ride. That's it.

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Re: 1999 GL1500 SE Intercom

Postby smokinmad » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:57 pm

Thanks, For all the input guys, all good points taken. At my age, I feel like a kid with lack of knowledge. Oh Wait, they probably would be like, Umm, Duh dude, this is Simple....
Smokinmad :roll:




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