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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2009, 8:21 am Thread Starter
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Nav/Com on my GT

Success with the BMW Nav IV on my GT.

Weekend test using the Autocom Super Pro Auto, a 2217 stereo module, a 3GS iPhone, and an iPod.

It all worked well. The NAV IV paired with both my phone and the Autocom. The NAV IV allowed my address book to come up on the screen. Touch screen allowed easy scroll through the numbers. When the call was completed the iPhone goes quiet and the music comes back on. You can decide to receive a call or not. And you can easily place an outgoing call.

Phone conversations were completely understandable. My max test speed was 80mph.

The system is awesome. Too bad the snow is coming. I'll have install pictures soon.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2009, 6:41 pm
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Thanks for the positive report. I'd like to do something similar but I've been through this so many times in the last 20 years that it seems like all the planets have to line up and something still doesn't work.
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Images of install

Here are some shots of the install.

Note the switches to manually kill the intercom or radar detect.

Fuzeblock is enabled by the GPS socket under the yoke. Power for aux powerlet, tankbag, intercom, radar unit.

Autocom is stuffed under rear seat.
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Thanks for sharing the pic's, very clean install, where did you get your swtiches?

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OK, but why do you need switches to manually turn off radar detect and autocom when both of these draw so little current and you would want them on most of the time you are riding? Thanks for sharing, nice photography.

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I for one like to fire up my GPS let it acquire the sats and maybe load routes or find places to eat with out starting the bike up or even finish listening to a old time radio show on XM before I get off which may be 15 to 20 minutes

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Switches

Switches are from www.cyclenutz.com.


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Thanks for sharing the pic's, very clean install, where did you get your swtiches?

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Why switches?

1. The officer is behind you and you don't want to advertise your detector with flashing red lights.
2. You're someplace with multiple radars that are just annoying and you want to shut it off but keep the tunes coming.
3. Your playing your tunes and a buddy comes along to ask a question. Rather than killing you music you can just flick it off.

They are on must of the time - they are off once in a while and it's worth it.


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OK, but why do you need switches to manually turn off radar detect and autocom when both of these draw so little current and you would want them on most of the time you are riding? Thanks for sharing, nice photography.

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OK, I get it.

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Wouldn't the nav system sort of keep you from seeing, you know, the entire instrument panel??
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