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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2011, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Zumo GPS Audio Output question

Hi All,
sorry, I am not sure if this is the right section for that question, but if not, please move it....

I do have the 2011 CVO with the preinstalled Road Tech on the handlebar. According to the manual, the "speaker" switch is said to control how the output of the Zumo is directed. So unless I misunderstood (or the translated manual is wrong) the Audio will be directed to the bike's speakers if the switch is in the position towards the rider (light in the switch comes on) and the radio muted for messages from the Zumo.
However, this just does not happen and I am trying to figure out how to test it without having to ride and waiting for active routing instructions?
As far as I remember, during my test ride I thought that the radio went on mute sometimes, but no voice from the GPS either, so I thought it's just set to low volume.... But now I start wondering if something is wrong or if I am just too dumb to find the right settings?

Anyone got any idea how this is supposed to work and/or how to validate the settings? Someone out with a CVO & Road Tech who could share?

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Edit - OK, just read in a couple of other sources and some are stating that there is a difference between the HD Road Tech edition and the native Garmin :???
Could not really imagine what that is but mine is a pure Garmin, not the HD one...

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The "native" Garmin does not have the software required to work with the HD radio. I thought the CVO came with the Road Tech version. I have a Zumo 660 on my RGU and while it is hard wired into the bike for power I have to use a jumper from either the GPS output jack or the one installled with the power supply kit to the aux input on the radio. This does not bother me since I don't listen to the radio very much anyway. I do get the directions and can listen to the mp3 player using a headset or the speakers.


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I have the HD RoadTech 550 and when you use the GPS audio , the HK radio has to be in aux position , you loose the radio/CD/WB functions , and you have to run the wire from the GPS to the aux outlet on the radio ..

I would think that the CVO uses the HD RoadTech , but really dont know for shure ..

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well, yes, the CVO by default comes with the Road Tech - but since I already had the Zumo 660 and was fully convinced that it is the same, I made a deal to leave the Road Tech behind upon trading in my Heritage (so the dealer could use the Garmin mount and sell with the RT).
As it looks like now, that might have been a bad idea then! Does anyone know if the firmware add-on is somewhere available for tweaking?
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well, yes, the CVO by default comes with the Road Tech - but since I already had the Zumo 660 and was fully convinced that it is the same, I made a deal to leave the Road Tech behind upon trading in my Heritage (so the dealer could use the Garmin mount and sell with the RT).
As it looks like now, that might have been a bad idea then! Does anyone know if the firmware add-on is somewhere available for tweaking?
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There is about $300 difference in the price between the Road Tec and the Garmin versions - as far as I know there is no firm or soft ware add on - available - must a HD contract thing with Garmin??


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The Road Tec and Garmin are the same except for color, and the installed POIs for the Harley dealers.


I think this is what you need if you want to use the radio and the Zumo at the same time.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US

I would go back to the dealer and ask some questions.... you might already have the interface module. It's not listed as an add on for the CVO.... that tells me, it's a stock item.


I loaded my Zumo with about 20 hours of MP3s and have it plugged into the AUX port on the radio. I rarely use the radio, except for weather once in a while.








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Sorry to correct PGR but here is the deal (sorry it took me so long to respnd but had to find a paper to be accurate) Garmin makes both the Road Tech (RT) and the Zumo. Harley required a special tone in theirs to work with thgeir boom audio system, so the zumo does not, will never have that tone. You can use a 3.5 wire (two male plus like for an ipod) plug one into the 3.5 female on the zumo/RT harness and the other into the radio aux port. when you put your radio into aux you will get the zumo now. If you have a 665 you will have xm abilities (xm radio, traffic, and weather).
Now for the stereo switch, in the forward position, you get audio, bike-to-bike, comm/intercom will come thru rider and passenger headsets, middle position-audio will be heard through the vehicle speakers, bike-to-bike comm/intercom will come thru rider and passenger headsets,back or down position-audio, bike to- bikecomm will be heard through the vehicle speakers, Intercom will come through the rider and passenger headsets.
The NIM (navigation interface module) is not what it is supose to be, they(Harley) are working on an updated version. If you want bluetooth check out the forum here for the HD Bomm- it works!
So plug your zumo into the aux port and put your radio on aux and you will get the nav through the radio, turn the speaker switch to the position that you want the sound to come through, and you are there. Remember that the Zumo 660 does have the ability for you to down load music onto a micro SD card and put that in the battery compartment so you have the music you want and you can play that and it will mute the music when navigation instructions are coming out, then go back to your music.
More questions, just holler! Don't forget to register your zumo with Garmin, operation software updates are free, mapping if you register within the first 90 days you will get a free map update, after the 90 days you can do a one time update for about 50 bucks or do the life time, allows up to 4 times a year for the life of the unit for 90 bucks.
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OK so not I'm confused...... if you still have to plug the GPS into the AUX port, what does the "tone" do? Is that to trigger the Navigation Interface Module?


If so, then the OP is out of luck, and will have to run his radio in AUX mode to hear the GPS. Not all bad....... MP3s mean you can listen to the kind of music you want and don't have to listen to commercials

I have 20 hours worth of MP3s on my 660 Road Tech.... and that is on the internal memory without adding a card.

There is a known issue with MP3s not being detected intermittently from a card. http://www.zumoforums.com/index.php?action=forum

I had that problem. But putting the MP3s in the internal memory solved it. 20 hours is a lot of tunes.








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PGR- Yeah it was to make the Road Tech work better with the Boom Audio system, but the NIM was to fix the bluetooth problem, but they didn't use the 2.5 jack in the harness set and still have a problem because of that. The tone was suppose to make the RT work directly with their system but you have to have a Road Tech unit for it to almost work. The thought was to not use the aux port but they didn't figure out the NIM yet, which is why they have an update or new version coming out. I have a NIM on my bike that I will gladly pull of and sell cheap if anyone wants one!
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The tone will stop aux,fm,cb, and give instructions over the selected output on the rocker switch.


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