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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: BMW GS Motorrad Fan on September 04, 2014, 08:07:45 am

Title: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: BMW GS Motorrad Fan on September 04, 2014, 08:07:45 am
Okay, so I purchased the BMW Navigator V GPS with my motorcycle - absolutely love it  :biggrin:

I bought the BMW System 6 EVO helmet.

Question, which bluetooth headset would you recommend to pair with my Navigator that will also work well with my helmet  ???

Look I know the BMW bluetooth headset is probably the best, but it's incredibly expensive!

 
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: corriej on September 04, 2014, 08:15:03 am
I would say the closest kit in size and functionality is the Sena SMH10R

http://www.gps4africa.co.za/sena-sets/570-sena-helmet-clamp-kit-for-earbuds-w-boom-microphone.html (http://www.gps4africa.co.za/sena-sets/570-sena-helmet-clamp-kit-for-earbuds-w-boom-microphone.html)

I had both. The Sena is a bit better than the BMW one but the BMW one fits the helmet better.

Corrie
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: BMW GS Motorrad Fan on September 04, 2014, 08:23:38 am
I would say the closest kit in size and functionality is the Sena SMH10R

http://www.gps4africa.co.za/sena-sets/570-sena-helmet-clamp-kit-for-earbuds-w-boom-microphone.html (http://www.gps4africa.co.za/sena-sets/570-sena-helmet-clamp-kit-for-earbuds-w-boom-microphone.html)

I had both. The Sena is a bit better than the BMW one but the BMW one fits the helmet better.

Corrie

Thanks Corrie, I'll have a look on GPS4Africa's website  :)
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Nox on September 04, 2014, 12:30:53 pm
SENA Headset. Depending on your budget you can buy the 5, 10 or 20 models.

I have the 10, as the 20 was not out when I bought mine, but love them.
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Draadwerk on September 04, 2014, 12:44:55 pm
Sena SMH 10 👍
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: BMW GS Motorrad Fan on September 05, 2014, 07:54:23 am
Sena SMH 10 👍

What would something like that go for Draadwerk?
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Lord Knormoer on September 05, 2014, 08:02:13 am
Sena SMH 10

What would something like that go for Draadwerk?

http://www.gps4africa.co.za/230-sena-sets (http://www.gps4africa.co.za/230-sena-sets)

That said, I do not connect the GPS to my headset. I find the constant voice prompts irritating and it interferes with my listening to music or my requirement for silence. In addition the setup also takes a bit more effort.

Just look at the screen every so often to see when to turn, that works for me :thumleft:

Focus on an audio unit that works with your phone, helmet and/or brace if you wear one.
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Draadwerk on September 05, 2014, 08:18:00 am
Sena SMH 10

What would something like that go for Draadwerk?

http://www.gps4africa.co.za/230-sena-sets (http://www.gps4africa.co.za/230-sena-sets)

That said, I do not connect the GPS to my headset. I find the constant voice prompts irritating and it interferes with my listening to music or my requirement for silence. In addition the setup also takes a bit more effort.

Just look at the screen every so often to see when to turn, that works for me :thumleft:

Focus on an audio unit that works with your phone, helmet and/or brace if you wear one.

Sit die voice prompts net af LKM - gaan met die wieletjie na die quick menu terwyl jy ry, en kies net die opsie om dit te "mute" - dis dieselfde menu waaronder die "go home" en "call home" en "waypoint" funksies is. Geen meer prompts nie.

Jy het baie meer voordele as jy GPS konnekteer aan die headset -

1. caller ID
2. direkte bel vanaf die menu
3. Musiek luister vanaf 'n memory card
4. Playlists on screen, en om musiek te search en te skip met die wieletjie

Ens...
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Lord Knormoer on September 05, 2014, 08:26:14 am
Sena SMH 10

What would something like that go for Draadwerk?

http://www.gps4africa.co.za/230-sena-sets (http://www.gps4africa.co.za/230-sena-sets)

That said, I do not connect the GPS to my headset. I find the constant voice prompts irritating and it interferes with my listening to music or my requirement for silence. In addition the setup also takes a bit more effort.

Just look at the screen every so often to see when to turn, that works for me :thumleft:

Focus on an audio unit that works with your phone, helmet and/or brace if you wear one.

Sit die voice prompts net af LKM - gaan met die wieletjie na die quick menu terwyl jy ry, en kies net die opsie om dit te "mute" - dis dieselfde menu waaronder die "go home" en "call home" en "waypoint" funksies is. Geen meer prompts nie.

Jy het baie meer voordele as jy GPS konnekteer aan die headset -

1. caller ID
2. direkte bel vanaf die menu
3. Musiek luister vanaf 'n memory card
4. Playlists on screen, en om musiek te search en te skip met die wieletjie

Ens...

Lekker debat vir 'n bier. Ek sien nie een van daai as werklike voordele nie.

1. Ek antwoord nie die foon op my fiets nie tensy dit my vrou/seun is en hulle het elk hul eie ringtones
2. Ek het 'speed dials' op my Sena vir noodgevalle; my vrou, my seun en Netcare 911.
3. My kaarte (3 mapsets) is op my memory kaart
4. Ek luister na my gunsteling playlist op my foon op shuffle en skip net vanaf die Sena as ek nie lus het vir een nie.

Ek luister egter net musiek as ek werk toe ry op Vrydae, wanneer ek toer verkies ek die stilte.
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Draadwerk on September 05, 2014, 09:11:25 am
Ek love dit weer om die 80's musiek in my ore te h as ek so cruise - goeie musiek, uitstekende bike, mooi paaie en wonderlike natuur - wat meer kan 'n man dan nou vra???  :laughing4:
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: TheBear on September 05, 2014, 10:02:11 am
Ek love dit weer om die 80's musiek in my ore te h as ek so cruise - goeie musiek, uitstekende bike, mooi paaie en wonderlike natuur - wat meer kan 'n man dan nou vra???  :laughing4:

Stilte.   :ricky:
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Draadwerk on September 05, 2014, 11:14:09 am
Ek het gepraat - niks verder om te s nodig nie !!!  :peepwall: :pot:
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Copernicus on September 05, 2014, 12:07:26 pm
I am not sure what the EVO helmet looks like now but I know that the BMW helmets have a wider plastic rim around the base which makes fitting the Sena awkward.  I have the flip-up BMW helmet and I took out the Dremel tool and cut the trim narrower.  It did not make any difference to the structural integrity or safety of the helmet.  However, the clamp sits behind the slide for the sun visor which makes the mic boom a tad too short and I had to use the wired boom.  It works perfectly.

Thus, to get back to the topic, I think the Sena products are at least on par (if not better) with the BMW comms.  I have the Sena 20S which gives more options ito functionality than most people would require in a lifetime.  The clamp is very sturdy (alloy) but you need to modify the (BMW) helmet for proper fitment.  It works very well without alterations on the Shoei system helmets.  Similar price and quality (if not better) as the BMW version.
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Draadwerk on September 05, 2014, 12:09:13 pm
Where did you attach rhe wired mic? Can you give us some pics please???
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Copernicus on September 05, 2014, 02:36:46 pm
Where did you attach rhe wired mic? Can you give us some pics please???

I will unclip the cheek padding and take a picture.  But you will have to wait a while  ;).

The wired boom comes with velcro tape which I stuck onto the polistyrene along the cheek.  The boom is now between the cheek pad and polystyrene cheek.  There are 2 red ring holes in the polystyrene where the padding attaches.  I stuck the velcro tape between the two rings but just behind them.  The space is a bit awkward because there is also the right speaker indentation right there, but it works well and is stable enough without need for further anchoring.  With the cheek pad clipped in place, everything is nicely held in place.
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Noneking on September 06, 2014, 01:06:57 pm
Baie happy met my Interphone. Koppel baie mooi netjies aan my BMW System 6 sowel as Arai TourX4
Title: Re: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: abnormaload on September 07, 2014, 06:20:22 pm
Sena SMH 10

What would something like that go for Draadwerk?

http://www.gps4africa.co.za/230-sena-sets (http://www.gps4africa.co.za/230-sena-sets)

That said, I do not connect the GPS to my headset. I find the constant voice prompts irritating and it interferes with my listening to music or my requirement for silence. In addition the setup also takes a bit more effort.

Just look at the screen every so often to see when to turn, that works for me :thumleft:

Focus on an audio unit that works with your phone, helmet and/or brace if you wear one.

Sit die voice prompts net af LKM - gaan met die wieletjie na die quick menu terwyl jy ry, en kies net die opsie om dit te "mute" - dis dieselfde menu waaronder die "go home" en "call home" en "waypoint" funksies is. Geen meer prompts nie.

Jy het baie meer voordele as jy GPS konnekteer aan die headset -

1. caller ID
2. direkte bel vanaf die menu
3. Musiek luister vanaf 'n memory card
4. Playlists on screen, en om musiek te search en te skip met die wieletjie

Ens...
Dude, hoe key jy musiek op memory card?
Title: Re: R1200GS LC - BMW Navigator V
Post by: Draadwerk on September 07, 2014, 06:31:08 pm
Plug die Navigator in, en gaan na Finder as jy Mac gebruik, of windows explorer. Soek jy memory kaart, en copy en paste of drag jou musiek net soontoe. MOET mp3 wees, anders werk hulle nie.

Maklik soos dit...