intercom system for 2005 gl1800


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intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby rickboardman » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:09 pm



the bike looks to me like all I need is the equipment to plug in i dont think it came with a plug for the passanger? it has all the switches also are you able to hear the radio through the intercome system ? or is there a better way to talk to the passanger and hear the radio.. Thanks Maverick



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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby lhelber » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:23 pm

I believe the intercom is standard with all 1500 and 1800. There is a chance the passenger plug is tucked away under the seat. There are several manufactures that make headsets that work with GW sound systems. J&M Corp is probably the most common. The Honda 5 pin DIN plug is very common and all you should have to do is plug it in. You will be able to hear your sound system and CB radio (if installed) though the headset. The mikes are always open so there is no push to talk button. You will sometimes will hear a lot of wind noise through the intercom. You can also set it up so your music will mute when either you or the passenger talks.

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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby rickboardman » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:33 pm

thanks for the quick response, would you happen to know how to contact J&M corp and a guess at $$ Thanks again

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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby themainviking » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:51 pm

You can get headsets (J&M or other) at just about every vendor for Goldwings. Cyclemax is one, Wingstuff another. You can find the stuff at ebay. To learn how to use the headsets to listen to and communicate with all at the same time, you should get an owners manual if you do not have one yet. You do need to turn on each separate item to join it into the loop. J&M can be contacted here:

http://www.jmcorp.com/index.htm
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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby Wingrider44 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:53 pm

It is my humble opinion that you should rethink spending any cash on developing the intercom system of the Gold Wing. Check out Scala Rider or Sena instead and go wireless. The intercom between you and your passenger will be nearly wind noise free even at highway speeds. If you go with a Blue Tooth transmitter such as the Sena SM10 and the cord to plug into the Wing's 5 pin output, you can listen to all the output from the Wing entertainment system, plus whatever you wire into the AUX input.

Yes, you will spend a few more dollars but the satisfaction both you and your passenger will receive more than makes up for the few bucks spent. No wires connected to the bike. No wind noise to drive you nuts. Great stereo sound. Check it out.

We are on the third year of our Scala Rider G4 and it has been absolutely fantastic. I hear good things about the Sena system too.
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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby mbuesing » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:10 pm

We use the Sena SM5 and love it.
Blue tooth to the phone and we each have our own music, calling and if you use an assistant you can even receive and reply to text messages all hands free. I also set up a mount for my phone to use navigation.
(Added advantage: open or closed mike. quick tap and, no wife.) :twisted:
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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby lhelber » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:59 am

The problems I have with those Bluetooth systems is they don't work with the CB and I can ride longer than the battery lasts. I think some of them you can recharge while you are riding but no CB is a deal breaker for me.

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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby jinx » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:30 am

Check out th sena smh10. Some one on their forum came out with a mod that allows you to connect a second sema smh10 to the bikes system. It allows you to use the CB with the Sena headset.

If you are like me you will get tired of being hardwired to the bike after you break a few cables. If you ride as you imply long days of riding you will find it nicer to get off the bike to get gas and not have to remember to unplug.

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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby rickboardman » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:39 am

Thanks to All for the info...

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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby lhelber » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:58 pm

Personally the cord doesn't bother me. Don't get me wrong, it would be great to have a cordless option. I have found my current cord is long enough for me to fuel without taking my helmet off or getting tied up in the cord. Often when doing an IBA type of riding I usually don't even dismount the bike while fueling. When I do dismount I swing my leg over, take my helmet off and set it in the seat and don't even disconnect the cord.

Because I don't see an inconvenience from the cord. I find the cost of converting to a wireless system; high cost - low benefit. I just recently shopped for new new headset and discussed the different options with several dealers and they all said the same thing that fidelity and performance is still better with a wired system and the wireless is better only for those who just want to cut the cord. I know some people like not having a cord and / or like Bluetooth bike to bike communications. If that is your preference enjoy it. For me, it is not ready for prime time yet. For someone just starting out wondering where to spend his money he may be happy starting out with a $80 headset maybe more attractive than the $300+ option of wireless.

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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby theback80 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:18 pm

+1 with lhelber
Also I've heard that the batteries have a 6-8 hour duration which isn't long enough for road trips. And I know I'd forget to plug it in at night. It would suck to wake up in the morning ready for a day in the saddle only to find out I wouldn't be able to talk to the wife all day...

Wait a minute. I'm starting to see the benefit of bluetooth!

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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby themainviking » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:56 pm

theback80 wrote:+1 with lhelber
Also I've heard that the batteries have a 6-8 hour duration which isn't long enough for road trips. And I know I'd forget to plug it in at night. It would suck to wake up in the morning ready for a day in the saddle only to find out I wouldn't be able to talk to the wife all day...

Wait a minute. I'm starting to see the benefit of bluetooth!


Yep, when you put it that way, I also see a great benefit. Perhaps it is time to go bluetooth.
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Re: intercom system for 2005 gl1800

Postby Steve F » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:36 pm

themainviking wrote:
theback80 wrote:+1 with lhelber
Also I've heard that the batteries have a 6-8 hour duration which isn't long enough for road trips. And I know I'd forget to plug it in at night. It would suck to wake up in the morning ready for a day in the saddle only to find out I wouldn't be able to talk to the wife all day...

Wait a minute. I'm starting to see the benefit of bluetooth!


Yep, when you put it that way, I also see a great benefit. Perhaps it is time to go bluetooth.

Just install a "MIC-MUTES" and don't tell her about it, and suggest that the intercom is on the blink and you'll have to "look into it" when you get a chance. :lol:


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