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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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My ride is a 99 RG w/ original radio and i am considering a mild upgrade to the sound system.But my riding partner says we need to get a comm setup.This would cut down on the roadside map stops and generally make other traveling decisions easier to communicate. My problem is this--I already have a Garmin GPS (installed w/ iron aces mount) and an XM unit (not installed) none of which are bluetooth. After countless hours on this site and others researching possible solutions I felt I had reached a workable solution that would not make my fairing look like a semi's dashboard! Harleys RoadTech665 seems to best fit my needs and can be transferred to my next bike later on. Navigation,XM radio,bluetooth and can be integrated into the existing sound system.Then just add whatever comm sets we decide on(SENA SMH-10 ?) and WOOHOO!!! good to go. One little problem,the RoadTech will not intergate w/ bikes before 2006! Then in a conversation w/ a couple of other riders today, someone suggested the bluetooth receivers that plug into the aux jack on the stereo may solve my dilemma. Is it possible? Any guidance would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:05 AM
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All you need to do is run a short 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Male cable from the audio output of the GPS to the AUX input on the front of the radio. Put the radio in AUX mode and you can listen to the XM, MP3, Turn Prompts and weather alerts from the GPS.

You can find this cable at Radio Shack. The cables is 3' long.

When they say the GPS is not for pre o6 model year bikes they are talking about the Navigation Interface Module (NIM).

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The stereo and speakers is a 4 ohm system so that may be the reason why the 665 won't integrate. You may have to upgrade your sound system including speakers to a 2 ohm set up to get things to integrate. Upgrading the sound system to a 2 ohm system should give you a lot better sound at riding speeds as well.


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The resistance of your speakers has nothing to do with the GPS.

The GPS will work with a 1999 bike with factory radio. All you have to do is connect the audio output from the GPS to the Auxiliary input on the front of the radio, put your radio in AUX mode and you are set to go. It will play through your bikes speakers.

If you want to go Bluetooth then buy a Bluetooth helmet like the Sena and pair it to the GPS.

You can not pair the radio with a Bluetooth helmet.

You might be talking about the Harley Navigation Interface Module when you say the GPS is not compatible with pre 2006 bikes. This is because the (NIM) only works with the Harmon Kardon Radio which is on the post 2005 bikes.

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PILOT, thanks for the input. You confirmed what I was told about the NIM and the older sound system. I had not considered the cord between both devices,but will try that when the time comes.Already ordered Sena SMH comm set and next is to wait until the local HD dealers have some deals in place so that I dont have to pay full price for the RoadTech. One of them has an annual blowout sale in early Feb, so I may have to wait till then. This is one of the great things about this site,all the willing help. All of the advice I've taken advantage of before now has saved me $$$. Just that much more that can be spent on more mods!!!
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I will call tomorrow. Again thanks.
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