Bluetooth unit


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datorexpert
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Bluetooth unit

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Hi Guys!
I read about bluetooth units for Goldwing.
Assume this is to connect a mobile to the bike speakers?
Anyone know if they give great quality, CD-quality?
Which would you recommend?



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Found this on Amazon, ordered one to check it out...for the GL1800 with Aux connector...will give more detail once I receive and test...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y4 ... UTF8&psc=1



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I'm not quite sure I understand what you are wanting to do. If you just want to hook your phone up to listen to music (like an mp3 player) Then the J&M Digial music play may be what you want. It plugs into the CD wiring on the bike and you can BT you phone to the unit, Plug in a thumb drive or plug in an aux unit. I have one on my bike and really enjoy it. It works better then any CD play I've heard. The Con with this unit is you can't make phone calls or use Siri or Google Assistant.

If you want to make phone calls then a unit like the Sena Freewire may be what you want, The advantage of the freewire is you can make phone calls and talk on the CB (if you have one) But you will also have to have a BT headset as well. There are many different systems out there but these are the two I have installed on my Trike. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Wingpilot08, the only thing I seen close to that is sold by Electrical Connection. The one they sell is a plug and play and uses the 1/8 stereo plug that goes in the pocket and plugs into the 12 volts in the left front pocket. I use one that I got from Walmart and it use the 1/8 stereo plug. it also sends or receives Bluetooth. Kinda of a a neat little item to have. I add the pictures of it. I like the one you have posted so I get one on order and install it in the trike.

Steve
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Re: Bluetooth unit

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ka4yqi wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:46 am
Thanks Wingpilot08, the only thing I seen close to that is sold by Electrical Connection. The one they sell is a plug and play and uses the 1/8 stereo plug that goes in the pocket and plugs into the 12 volts in the left front pocket. I use one that I got from Walmart and it use the 1/8 stereo plug. it also sends or receives Bluetooth. Kinda of a a neat little item to have. I add the pictures of it. I like the one you have posted so I get one on order and install it in the trike.

Steve
I just received this unit yesterday and have not yet connected to the bike. It just needs connectivity to voltage (5-12VDC) and then connect to the AUX connector that is under the left pocket (that connects to the 1/8 stereo plug). I did connect the power to a 9v battery to ensure connectivity to my IPhone and it immediately was recognized and connected to the bluetooth. I will have this installed over the weekend and have it thoroughly tested. The nice thing about this unit is that when the bike is turned on, the BT automatically powers up, shut down the bike, BT is then off. No more switching on or off the device!

12:23pm got the left pocket opened and added the device....


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1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
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1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: Bluetooth unit

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Follow up:

Had this unit connected for a couple days now...took the bike out for a ride on Sunday (was in the upper 60's in Jan) and did not have any interference or whine coming thru the speakers. Drove the Wing to work this morning (about 27 miles) and the unit really sounded great! really happy with this BT device!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 63,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Re: Bluetooth unit

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Wingpilot08, Got mine finally the other day. Took 16 days, slow boat from china. Got it install and cant be happier. Music sounds a whole lots better when it what I want to hear. Thanks

Steve

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1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
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Re: Bluetooth unit

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ka4yqi wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:49 pm
Wingpilot08, Got mine finally the other day. Took 16 days, slow boat from china. Got it install and cant be happier. Music sounds a whole lots better when it what I want to hear. Thanks

Steve
Steve...glad to hear that this is good for you! Still happy with mine also!

Stephen


08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 63,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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