iPad mini compatibility for 1988 gl 1500


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iPad mini compatibility for 1988 gl 1500

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Has anyone tried to integrate an iPad mini into an old Goldwing? Since I can't find cassett tapes any longer, and I want to bring my "Bird" into the 21st century and I am seeking a little advise. An iPad has the ability with the apps available today, to do just about anything with the proper wiring, connections and installation. Imagine turning on your iPad and get complete diagnostics of your bike, GPS,music, bluetooth and whatever else you might enjoy? Just a thought, any assistance is welcome.


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I recently got an IPOD awesome btw with the cassete with the aux wire,,works very well next step would be send radio to sierra elc.
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Although our bikes were at the top of the heap for (bike) electronics when they were new I suspect all you are able to do is connect your Ipad to play music by doing the "aux in mod" detailed in the "how tos".
To be able to do anything more I believe you'd have to replace every bit of the electronics on the bike with new components with todays technology.
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shadow02 wrote:Has anyone tried to integrate an iPad mini into an old Goldwing? Since I can't find cassett tapes any longer, and I want to bring my "Bird" into the 21st century and I am seeking a little advise. An iPad has the ability with the apps available today, to do just about anything with the proper wiring, connections and installation. Imagine turning on your iPad and get complete diagnostics of your bike, GPS,music, bluetooth and whatever else you might enjoy? Just a thought, any assistance is welcome.
Welcome to the forum shadow02

Hooking the ipad mini to read diagnostics on any vehicle will require an output harness which Honda didn't build in. Depending on your electronic ability to create your own you might be able to do so. Even on the brand new 1800s Honda has been lacking stepping into the 21st century.

There are articles on adding an input to the 1500 radio for listening to any earbud output through the speakers or headsets. There are posts on using a wired antenna modulator to get the same results.
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For do it yourself
GL1500 radio modification for external input
http://www.sheriart.net/honda/

or as said above Sierra Electronic offers the modification service for a modest fee.
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These modulators have a switch to eliminate any bleed of fm stations interference with what you want to listen to and give you good sound quality. 21st Century, No.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0001KO7U ... ingdocs-20
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There are posts on removing the gl1500 radio and putting(requires shelter modification) in a currently available radio that offers bluetooth, USB inputs, video etc(here and on goldwingfacts.com).
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Thanks for all the fantastic and creative advice. Will keep everyone posted on the project.
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For just adding audio (from an iPod, iPad, iPhone, MP3, GPS, etc.) the iSimple is31 works perfectly. Zero bleed from FM stations, clear music, GPS voice, etc. All crystal clear over both speakers and intercom, and auto-mute functions etc. all work as normal.

I got mine from Amazon. $25 to $30 for the kit, installation takes around 1/2 hour.


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