Listening to the gl1800 radio thru Bluetooth


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Mr. Fix-it 1951
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Listening to the gl1800 radio thru Bluetooth

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Has anyone been able to pipe the onboard radio thru Bluetooth to wireless helmet speakers?


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Welcome to the forum.

There are a few ways. Most common is using J&M or SENA brand components. Search for either of these items and bluetooth and you will find a variety of experiences.
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This subject has been covered over and over. Buy a Sena unit for the helmet and a Sena Freewire and you are all set. Or look up what J&M has and you will be okay. I have cut the chord with the Sena 20s that bluetooths to my GPS and to the Freewire. My phone Bluetooths to the GPS. I can listen to everything audio on the bike (AM, FM, CD, CB GPS, MP3 and phone.
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I use de SENA SMH10,
and cardo works GREAT!
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Can you transmit with the CB using BT? I have an SMH10 and a Cardo G9 BT unit. I have tried it on the GL and find the volume lacking.
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My Goldwing does not have a CB, so I dont know, but my cardo can conect several other devices
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bstig60 wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:26 am Can you transmit with the CB using BT? I have an SMH10 and a Cardo G9 BT unit. I have tried it on the GL and find the volume lacking.
If you want Honda CB functionality, I believe you will need either a mic splitter or a SENA Freewire/SENA headset arrangement. You could also use a separate handheld type CB with the SENA SM10 plugged un to the mic and earphone jacks.
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Yes, as I stated above, If you have the Sena Freewire and Sena helmet setup, all audio including CB is functional. You don't need to think about splitters with this setup.


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