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    Valentine One/Motorrad Nav. IV Bluetooth

    I'm sure this has been asked and answered, but a Google search didn't find any new or helpful information.

    I just bought a 2012 R1200GSA, and the BMW incentive for June, July and August is a free Nav. IV. I don't know a whole lot about it, but from what I have been told and read it does support stereo Bluetooth. I have a Valentine One that I would love to connect to my helmet via Bluetooth along with the Nav. IV, and I'd like to also connect my iPhone. I have a J&M Bluetooth headset installed in my helmet. Here is a drawing of what I am envisioning.



    Does anyone have any idea how I can do this?

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    An interesting approach- be interested to hear what you think of it after you get it working and use it for a while.

    There is an alternative based on light rather han sound- the "repeater" available from Legal Speeding that puts a red LED in the corner of your vision that flashes when radar is detected. Only drawback to the design is that it is battery powered (2025 coin cells) and needs a tool to do a battery change. Life expectancy of batteries is several days of all day use but can get killed quickly if left switched on overnight. Replacemnt batts are about $1.25 if bought in quanity from mailorder places.

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    You'll need a bluetooth dongle. The V1 will plug into it and it will convert it to a bluetooth transceiver. Try Kennedy Electronics on line, they normally carry them.
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    http://jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=40

    you can continue to be corded and they have the option of adding radar including the mount for the right handlebar. i went with this option along with a legal speeding radar box. http://www.legalspeeding.com/products.htm#radarbox

    it all works perfectly and i do not have to worry with charging any blue tooth wireless gadgets, just get on, plug in and ride on.
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    I use one of these dongles that works very well. Link
    The one problem you may have is that this is a stereo dongle and your Valentine output may be mono.
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    Previous similar question by me led to Senna SR10 for sending radar detector as bluetooth.

    http://senabluetooth.com/products/sr..._menu=overview
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    The Sena SR10 is a better solution (more money), but it does allow for more connections and you don't get the signal delay from using just a dongle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovineguy View Post
    I'm sure this has been asked and answered, but a Google search didn't find any new or helpful information.

    I just bought a 2012 R1200GSA, and the BMW incentive for June, July and August is a free Nav. IV. I don't know a whole lot about it, but from what I have been told and read it does support stereo Bluetooth. I have a Valentine One that I would love to connect to my helmet via Bluetooth along with the Nav. IV, and I'd like to also connect my iPhone. I have a J&M Bluetooth headset installed in my helmet. Here is a drawing of what I am envisioning.



    Does anyone have any idea how I can do this?
    http://www.senabluetooth.com/product..._menu=overview

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    Here's another attempt at what I would like...

    But again, not perfect.

    The Escort Passport IQ is a combo GPS navigation device and radar detector.

    http://www.escortradar.com/iq/

    I wrote Escort to ask if they could develop a m/c specific version:

    a) shockproof
    b) waterproof
    c) bluetooth
    d) m/c mount
    e) a good OS that could manage the various bluetooth devices (phone, ipod, etc..)

    and possibly even XM like the 665...

    Would anyone else like everything bundled in one simple package?

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