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what and how for intercom on GT

I was wondering what intercom and music systems you all have installed on your GT. I have decided that it is time to get one, and having never owned one before, I am not sure where to go with it all. So some questions...

1) What model did you get?
2) How did you wire it with the CAN-BUS?
3) Where did you put the control box?

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For those of us who can't read and translate Spanish, here is the site run through Google's site translator

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I was wondering what intercom and music systems you all have installed on your GT. I have decided that it is time to get one, and having never owned one before, I am not sure where to go with it all. So some questions...

1) What model did you get?
2) How did you wire it with the CAN-BUS?
3) Where did you put the control box?

Thanks,
Brian
1. Autocom ProAVI
2. I have a Centech AP-1 fuse box placed on top of the battery that powers my Autocom. The AP-1 is powered from the battery with a fused MOSFET relay coming from the parking lamp
3. The ProAVI control box is in the place where a toolkit would go if BMW wasn't "cutting costs".

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OK man, explain this MOSFET relay thang. I did a google search and blew a fuse.

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I may be a software engineer, but DC wiring is something I have never been able to get.

1) What is a MOSFET relay?
2) Why did you use it?

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It's a solid state relay to allow the circuit to flow in only one direction. Since we're talking CANBUS, I thought it be better safe than sorry.

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It's a solid state relay to allow the circuit to flow in only one direction. Since we're talking CANBUS, I thought it be better safe than sorry.
Eljeffe, would you be willing to post some more info on your MOSFET relay, such as the specs and where you purchased it?

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Cool installation how too, which is the most important part of happy farkling. We did Autocom's in the early days when bike to bike was a problem, which was subsequently fixed, but that put me in search of other alternatives. We have done everything but the Baehr, as much as I throw away $$ on bikes, I haven't been able to justify that one yet.

Personally, I've been using a Stracom for almost four years and helped buddies with others. Spacewife and I talk bike to bike at 80 plus next to semi's and I answer phone in third gear wound out at 80+ with no problems. Also wired up one special system with a PTT voice recorder that did 20K miles in good and bad weather and in the dirt up to Inuvik for a friend with no failures.

IMHO, they are all pretty good now (except for some of the offbeat few). When I help folks out, it's generally a problem with the way the mic and speakers are installed in the helmet, a power/ground loop problem with alternator noise entering into the equation from somewhere like an iPod or Sat radio with a cheapo DC converter or VOX BS with things not adjusted right.

I'm holding out now for a REAL implementation of a stereo bluetooth system. I know that both Starcom and Autocom are slugging it out in the UK to come out with something cool. Chatterbox tried to roll something out and retracted it (never had much luck with their stuff), but I'm hungry for a new challenge and waiting eagerly for the next big round of product releases. Bluetooth to the helmet, with integration to a cell phone and any other bluetooth device is going to be the next neat thing worth paying for.

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I'm holding out now for a REAL implementation of a stereo bluetooth system. I know that both Starcom and Autocom are slugging it out in the UK to come out with something cool. Chatterbox tried to roll something out and retracted it (never had much luck with their stuff), but I'm hungry for a new challenge and waiting eagerly for the next big round of product releases. Bluetooth to the helmet, with integration to a cell phone and any other bluetooth device is going to be the next neat thing worth paying for.
It looks like the BMW System V helmet is what you are looking for. Too bad they are not imported to the US.

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