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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Wanting to add Bluetooth

I visited a dealer near here today and asked about adding Bluetooth to the Goldwing. They said you could add Bluetooth to the bike and have it integrated into the bikes system so that you could send/receive/answer calls as well as play music. However, they could not remember the name of the company that made the product. Anyone heard of this?

I know it's probably not a big deal to most folks, but I've gotten used to that built in ability on my current bike and really like it. I'm not real keen on mounting the blue tooth on my helmet and spending hours with that thing radiating next to my head, and I don't want to rely on running the bluetooth from a battery anyway, so I don't want to use the Scala Rider Sena type of product.

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The video quality is not great but this guy shows how to do it. Pretty cheap and easy too.

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I'd like to get a Bluetooth setup for my 2012 with Nav. I understand that you can get an adapter for the GW 5 pin connector that will allow a Bluetooth transmitter to work. I think the adapter is called a 5 Pin Din to 3.5mm headset adapter. Then you would need Bluetooth speakers or ear buds. Should be a lot easier on the newer GW than on the older one in the video.

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I had my wing wired so I can play music off my phone ..I hear the phone ring...so I pull over and answer it..lol I already have hard wire intercom and a CB I don't use..
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My 2012 has the USB connection in the trunk, so I can hook my IPhone there and play it through the speakers easily. Now if I can figure out the best setup to get the sound wirelessly to helmet speakers, I'll be set.
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I use the Sena systems. They have Bluetooth headsets and 2 different Bluetooth interfaces that can be connected to the wing's intercom connection, one interface is for use with two way radios, the other without.

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I visited a dealer near here today and asked about adding Bluetooth to the Goldwing. They said you could add Bluetooth to the bike and have it integrated into the bikes system so that you could send/receive/answer calls as well as play music. However, they could not remember the name of the company that made the product. Anyone heard of this?

I know it's probably not a big deal to most folks, but I've gotten used to that built in ability on my current bike and really like it. I'm not real keen on mounting the blue tooth on my helmet and spending hours with that thing radiating next to my head, and I don't want to rely on running the bluetooth from a battery anyway, so I don't want to use the Scala Rider Sena type of product.
The whole purpose of folks going Bluetooth is to shed the wires tying them to the bike. If you don't run a battery operated device then you must wire it,, unless you are privy to some other alternative power source. The battery operated Sena units are good for 12-18 hours depending on how you use it

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The whole purpose of folks going Bluetooth is to shed the wires tying them to the bike. If you don't run a battery operated device then you must wire it,, unless you are privy to some other alternative power source. The battery operated Sena units are good for 12-18 hours depending on how you use it
Not exactly correct here. On another manufacturers bike, you plug your phone into the USB interface, which keeps the phone charged (not necessary if you just want to run the phone battery down). You turn on the bluetooth on the phone and pair it with the bluetooth on the radio. You then plug my helmet speakers into the intercom port. This allows you to hear the phone ring, see who's calling, answer the phone, use the intercom, and the CB.

I'm sure there is a way to do the exact same thing on the Goldwing. That's what I'm after. I'm sure it can be done, I just haven't figured it out yet.

I know it's not a big deal for a lot of folks, but I have issues at home that require me to be as accessible as possible.
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I'm sure there is a way to do the exact same thing on the Goldwing. That's what I'm after. I'm sure it can be done, I just haven't figured it out yet.
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Hi Bob. Could you post the info as I'd like to do it as well for my 2012 GW....Thx

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