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bluetooth gps

Postby m2102 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:11 pm



I am looking at getting a gps that is Bluetooth only. it has no 3.5 plug in. I was looking at the gps package in the store here but I have my xm radio hooked up to my aux plug. what would my options be to get Bluetooth so I can hear the gps directions. my 1500 had an interface under the left pocket that every thing ran thru but don't think they are available any more. ideas? I should add that I have corded now and would like to keep it.



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Re: bluetooth gps

Postby PastoT » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:44 pm

If you are staying wired I would first find a different GPS that has the 3.5mm audio output or modify it adding an audio out jack (I had to do so with my Garmin NUVI). After getting a wired GPS output there are 2 options I've used. 1. Use the GPS Audio Input device (visit this Forum's Store) that injects GPS audio into the intercom audio. If you have more items to add later purchase a Mix-It box to combine your XM radio and other signals together and feed them to the AUX-IN on the bike. I have both in use and they work great. I also have a Scanner, Radar Detector and my Cell Phone's Audio out fed into the Mix-It.
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Re: bluetooth gps

Postby goldwings 4 ever » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:48 pm

I use the Garmin Zumo 660. It goes both ways, wired or Bluetooth and it's waterproof and glove friendly. It has a built in MP3 player and will do custom routes.

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Re: bluetooth gps

Postby m2102 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:55 pm

Thanks for the info. Gives me something to ponder

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Re: bluetooth gps

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:32 pm

Another option is to use something like this - a dedicated Bluetooth receiver:

http://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Receive ... ingdocs-20



You power this from a standard phone charger, and you plug the GPS Input into it. It then connects to the bluetooth output of your GPS, and feeds the GPS audio into the GPS Input, wirelessly.

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Re: bluetooth gps

Postby m2102 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:44 pm

That is an option. I did see somwhere, forgot where now, that plugs in under left pocket and can pair to it for bluetooth. Has leads to connect to wired sound system. Search continues.

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Re: bluetooth gps

Postby PastoT » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:39 pm

Yes the AUX IN is a wired connection that once installed runs into your left glove box. It connects to the 3 wire connector in the boot just below the left mirror. If your connecting the XM Radio to it then its already installed, it takes any 3.5mm audio source with a headphone jack. It isn't installed on most wings from the dealer, its generally found in the trunk for owner installation (wierd).

I have similar Blue tooth transmitter and receiver I plan to use in an upcoming mod on my wing. I also tapped into the headset wires to patch out an audio output from the bike to my UCLEAR/bluetooth transmitter. I'm only wired when I plan on using my CB a lot, else I'm wireless audio with an external CB mic.


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