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Smartphone question

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I need some advice from you folks who use headsets and smartphones. I have a J and M headset in my modular that I dont use very often. My question is: while the headset is plugged in to the bike can you plug your smartphone into the 3.5mm plug in the pocket and hear the map directions? I'm taking a long trip in a few weeks and i will probably need some driving directions. The other option I guess is bluetooth headset what would be the recommendations?


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I do not know of anyone that has plugged their 3.5 mm plug for the aux into a phone and was able to hear anything.

You need a Hollsco Gold Wing Audio Input device.
/Store/Goldwing ... -Input.asp
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Thanks. I forgot that he was selling those, I ordered 1. Should work fine.
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Did you try it. I don't see any reason why it won't work. But, you have to turn on the AUX/audio controls on the bike. That 3.5 plug is for that reason to hear anything AUX.
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I did try it, you can barely hear the map thru the speakers. The music comes thru the phone into the system fine but the map doesnt. I haven't tried it thru the helmet headset. I ordered the GPS input anyway. It didn't make sense to me either why the music comes thru the speakers fine but not the map function. It works fine in the car when its plugged into the stereo.
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MikeB wrote: Sun May 12, 2019 6:37 pm I do not know of anyone that has plugged their 3.5 mm plug for the aux into a phone and was able to hear anything.

You need a Hollsco Gold Wing Audio Input device.
/Store/Goldwing ... -Input.asp
Do it all the time...play thru the speakers. Apple iPhone! Have to be in Aux and make sure that the volume on the phone is up all the way and also turned up in the map/GPS app being used!
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Now that phones have per-app volume settings, you potentially have to adjust the volume of each app. It's a good feature, but it adds complexity for those who would rather not have the choice.
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That's interesting, I had no idea apps have an independent volume control. I looked at my phone, its a Galaxy J prime and sure enough there is a separate volume control for the other functions..
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wingpilot08 wrote: Mon May 13, 2019 7:17 am
MikeB wrote: Sun May 12, 2019 6:37 pm I do not know of anyone that has plugged their 3.5 mm plug for the aux into a phone and was able to hear anything.

You need a Hollsco Gold Wing Audio Input device.
/Store/Goldwing ... -Input.asp
Do it all the time...play thru the speakers. Apple iPhone! Have to be in Aux and make sure that the volume on the phone is up all the way and also turned up in the map/GPS app being used!
I stand corrected. For some odd reason I was correlating the use of the 3.5 mm plug with the phone as a communication device rather than a listening device. I don't have any music on my phone so I never even think of using it that way.
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I set the volume level up on the apps side and now I can hear the map lady easily. Didn't realize there was more than 1 volume control. Learn something every day...
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I ride a 2006 with navi. I plug my smartphone into the aux jack, turn the volume on the phone to max and then adjust the volume for the onboard navi to 50% higher than the aux volume. This allows me to listen to the music from my smartphone thru the onboard speakers and when the navi gives me a direction change, the navi volume thru the speakers is louder than the music volume.. Works great...
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So I have a Galaxy note 9, will the plug in on my 06 1800 be able to work on that phone, and what does it do? Play music, if so how, does it charge the phone, sorry I'm very green with the electronic stuff!!

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Yes, you can plug your phone into the male plug that is in the left pocket in the fairing, turn your sound system to AUX and the music on your phone will play thru the bike speakers. You can also charge your phone at the same time using the power plug also located in the left pocket.
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Henry 34653, yes it works but the phone is so large that you must remove rubber cover on power plug in to make it barely fit. I don't think I could charge it and close the cover at the same time. Well I learned something on a rainy cold no ride day here in MN! Thanks!

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Well you can pick up a small mp3 player at walmart for about $10, copy your music to the player and then put the player in the fairing pocket.. Most mp3 players give you about 8 hours of play time before you need a recharge. You can then keep your phone in the right fairing pocket or trunk...


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