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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-11-2016, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Sena Freewire

Ok guy I bit the bullet and bought the Sena freewire..Easy straight forward install after removing the Fairing,But If you don't have the 7 pin communication port, "AKA like the Ultra"...you have to purchase the harness from Harley....Almost $300 for both...Yikes, "I know !!!"..After removal of the fairing the harness connector is directly in front (behind the Boom Audio)..I opted to coil the 2 foot harness and put it under the radio...Plug in the supplied Sena adapter into the 7 pin connector...By removing the left Speaker enclosure you can run the Sena adapter harness around the back side..I drilled a hole in the back of the left faring compartment and ran the harness into the storage compartment..This is were I installed the Sena Freewire unit,with the double sided tape and supplied bracket. I got lazy at this point and ran the power cord to the 12 volt outlet next too the storage compartment...The cord easily routed between the front and rear half of the fairing..and reaching into the rear of the left storage compartment plugging into the Sena Freewire unit...Like I said I was running out of time... I'm eventually going to hard wire the 12 volt adapter into the back side of the 12 volt power port..what stopped me at this point was the lack of proper tools (All the needed tools were at work in my tool box)...I had disassembled the Plug end of the the power adapter and found it has a small board probably to drop down the voltage from 12 volts to what ever is required....Ok this is getting kinda long....after reassembly of the fairing..I paired the Freewire to a LG headset...I was able to pair it easily..After setting the output to Headset in the Menu screen of the Boom I was able too hear the Audio from the source,But I could not use the voice prompts and while making a call my voice could not be heard...I have a Sena 20s I will test sometime this weekend...I will update my findings in the next few day...
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Can the passenger and rider both pair to the free wire? I am sure the intercom wouldn't work

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I thought it could also be installed 100% wirelessly with Bluetooth for us with the Specials (no plug). If that is not the case, then its not going on my bike.
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If you have a Special like I do You have to buy the 7 pin Harness from Harley...(Music and communication kit..69200865) $69.95...If you have a Ultra or anything else with the 7 pin installed you will most likely buy another harness...Because the termination point of the plug is at the Console this makes the ideal location unrealistic for installation of the Freewire.
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Can the passenger and rider both pair to the free wire? I am sure the intercom wouldn't work

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No you need 2 Freewire's
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Ok guy I bit the bullet and bought the Sena freewire..Easy straight forward install after removing the Fairing,But If you don't have the 7 pin communication port, "AKA like the Ultra"...you have to purchase the harness from Harley....Almost $300 for both...Yikes, "I know !!!"..After removal of the fairing the harness connector is directly in front (behind the Boom Audio)..I opted to coil the 2 foot harness and put it under the radio...Plug in the supplied Sena adapter into the 7 pin connector...By removing the left Speaker enclosure you can run the Sena adapter harness around the back side..I drilled a hole in the back of the left faring compartment and ran the harness into the storage compartment..This is were I installed the Sena Freewire unit,with the double sided tape and supplied bracket. I got lazy at this point and ran the power cord to the 12 volt outlet next too the storage compartment...The cord easily routed between the front and rear half of the fairing..and reaching into the rear of the left storage compartment plugging into the Sena Freewire unit...Like I said I was running out of time... I'm eventually going to hard wire the 12 volt adapter into the back side of the 12 volt power port..what stopped me at this point was the lack of proper tools (All the needed tools were at work in my tool box)...I had disassembled the Plug end of the the power adapter and found it has a small board probably to drop down the voltage from 12 volts to what ever is required....Ok this is getting kinda long....after reassembly of the fairing..I paired the Freewire to a LG headset...I was able to pair it easily..After setting the output to Headset in the Menu screen of the Boom I was able too hear the Audio from the source,But I could not use the voice prompts and while making a call my voice could not be heard...I have a Sena 20s I will test sometime this weekend...I will update my findings in the next few day...
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Hi Mike. Any word on how the freewire worked? I'm ready to put one on my wish list to Santa.
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No you need 2 Freewire's
If you are using Sena headsets, there is no reason for another Freewire for the passenger to listen to music or turn by turn gps. Freewire will talk to rider, then the rider Sena will transmit to the passenger.

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Hi Mike. Any word on how the freewire worked? I'm ready to put one on my wish list to Santa.
So this weekend I finally had enough time too play around with the Freewire and Sena 20s...As stated in my previous post I was able to pair the Freewire to my LG headset..But found the voice commands did not work...Charged the Sena 20s and pairing was a breeze..I found all the functions working..Voice commands to Navagation is the one thing I was concerned with..As we all know the handle bar controls Suck trying to input a address..I also paired my IPhone to the Boom Infotainment system and plugged in my Ipod touch to the USB port..Im able to toggle between the two both working as designed...When you make a call Make sure you bring up your phone first or the voice prompts will not work...In conclusion I found the Freewire works as designed..And I have no buyers remorse..

One other question was asked about needing another Freewire for a second Sena 20s..My original answer was you need two,But thinking about it later I think two 20s headsets can be used to share one source..Something else I need to try..


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So this weekend I finally had enough time too play around with the Freewire and Sena 20s...As stated in my previous post I was able to pair the Freewire to my LG headset..But found the voice commands did not work...Charged the Sena 20s and pairing was a breeze..I found all the functions working..Voice commands to Navagation is the one thing I was concerned with..As we all know the handle bar controls Suck trying to input a address..I also paired my IPhone to the Boom Infotainment system and plugged in my Ipod touch to the USB port..Im able to toggle between the two both working as designed...When you make a call Make sure you bring up your phone first or the voice prompts will not work...In conclusion I found the Freewire works as designed..And I have no buyers remorse..

One other question was asked about needing another Freewire for a second Sena 20s..My original answer was you need two,But thinking about it later I think two 20s headsets can be used to share one source..Something else I need to try..


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Great write-up. Thanks Mike.
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Thank you for taking the time for the write up. I was pissed by the lack of wireless capabilities, when I got my bike back in 14. But now after 2 yrs, I find myself doing the inputs by the handlebar controls and the screen shows who is calling. I think I can live without a wireless setup now.........LOL.
Besides I have a Sena SMH 10 headset and I would have to upgrade headsets, buy a Freewire, buy a 7 pin connection cable......funny how your priorities change
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