Sena Freewire/Bring full functionality of all goldwing onboard electronics to your bluetooth headset


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Sena Freewire/Bring full functionality of all goldwing onboard electronics to your bluetooth headset

Post by thunderwing » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:39 pm



http://www.sena.com/product/freewire/#overview



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Looks like this takes what J&M was doing to the next level.

Interesting to see a review on this by somebody on this site.
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Re: Sena Freewire/Bring full functionality of all goldwing onboard electronics to your bluetooth headset

Post by johnnyco » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:09 pm

I added Freewire Goldwing version to my 2003 Goldwing and have Sena 30K headsets. Have all bluetooth communications, CB, radio and intercom plus phone. Also the Sena will 'Mesh' with other Sena headsets for group riding. No more being connected to wires. Sena has videos how to and is easy to set up. Love it.

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Re: Sena Freewire/Bring full functionality of all goldwing onboard electronics to your bluetooth headset

Post by keithg64 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:55 pm

I love my sena 20s with the sena sm10. I dont use the cb.
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Re: Sena Freewire/Bring full functionality of all goldwing onboard electronics to your bluetooth headset

Post by Sempai » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:53 am

I like the Freewire save for one serious flaw. Seems silly to me that (on my F6B) I had two mounting options:
Mount inside the glovebox where I could plug into the 12v outlet for power, then somehow run the interface cord out of the box to plug into the headset connector...
...or mount it outside the box to easily access the headset connector and then somehow run the power plug back into the box.
Either option requires wiring from inside the box to outside the box in one way or another. External mounting will likely yield a copious amount of the interface cord to stow in such a way that doesn’t look gaudy and either option still requires running wires somehow from inside to outside the box.
I had an epic epiphany on how to deal with this:
I mounted the Freewire inside the box.
I dissected the Freewire’s patchcord and identified which wires go to which pins in the Goldwing’s headset connector.
I cut the patchcord to a more manageable length and cut the power plug off the power wires.
I then passed the ends of both the power wires and the patchcord through two strategically drilled holes in the glove box.
Next I soldered the power wires to the 12v power port’s wires and likewise the patchcord to the corresponding wires to the Goldwing headset cord (not the bike’s harness for either of these connection points.)
Reinstalled the box, having reconnected the power socket and the headset cord, the Freewire has power with accessory or ignition, and the 12v socket remains empty and useable to power another accessory, AND, the headset control works as if I’d simply plugged the unit into the external connector while the connector itself has nothing plugged into it.
All of the wires are completely out of sight.


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