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    Quote Originally Posted by pauleknight View Post
    Emoto, thanks for the clarification, but I think you explained it right the first time.

    Wired = directions only
    BT = Directions and MP3

    thanks again.... you are the MAN!!!

    For a quick question, can I not just TAP into the wires for the wired audio out and wire to a female 3.5 mm? this way we would not have to purchase the $25 connector from BMW?

    Paul
    Ok,great.

    Yes, you absolutely could do that, if you want. Use whatever kind of jack you like best with your system, don't let my choice influence you; I used parts I had on hand. (except the repair plug which I bought)
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    Missing phone audio

    Quote Originally Posted by moamark View Post
    ...When a call comes in via iPhone/sena10 I see that I am getting a call and the caller # on the NavV screen...but when I try to accept the call it just goes quiet...I don't hear anything....and I don't think they hear me...???
    Hi,

    I just signed up on this forum because I saw your post. Until now, I thought I was the only one having the problem you describe. I have the K16GT, and am using the Sena SMH10, Nav V, and a Samsung Galaxy S4. I tried setting mine up different ways, but nothing seemed to fix the problem with the missing phone audio. Sometimes an incoming call works. Sometimes only the 1st call works, and subsequent calls have no audio after I answer. I have found that if I do a hard reset (press the power button for about 5 sec.) that it comes up working and I can use the phone. But after cycling bike power, which also cycles Nav power, it's broken again.

    Have you found a fix for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emoto View Post
    Ok,great.

    Yes, you absolutely could do that, if you want. Use whatever kind of jack you like best with your system, don't let my choice influence you; I used parts I had on hand. (except the repair plug which I bought)
    Emoto,

    Thanks a million for your help.

    I got the BMW cable and wired in a Radio Shack mono plug to my J&M and I think I am all set.

    I did not have a mono cable so I had to order one online that should be here in a few days, but I did test the output using a headset and it seems to work.

    One small question. It seems that when I power up the bike I need to press the mute button on and off to get the output thru the new jack/cable.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphomaniac View Post
    Hi,

    I just signed up on this forum because I saw your post. Until now, I thought I was the only one having the problem you describe. I have the K16GT, and am using the Sena SMH10, Nav V, and a Samsung Galaxy S4. I tried setting mine up different ways, but nothing seemed to fix the problem with the missing phone audio. Sometimes an incoming call works. Sometimes only the 1st call works, and subsequent calls have no audio after I answer. I have found that if I do a hard reset (press the power button for about 5 sec.) that it comes up working and I can use the phone. But after cycling bike power, which also cycles Nav power, it's broken again.

    Have you found a fix for this?
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    Loss of phone call audio: May be on to something

    I may have figured out the problem I was having with loss of phone call audio. Normally, immediately after I pair the Nav V and the phone, I get a popup on the phone that asks if I want to make my phone contacts available to the Nav. Until today, I would check the box that says "Don't ask me again", and then press "Yes". Well, tonight, after unpairing everything for about the 20th time and starting all over, I was having good success with phone calls working fine. Then, I looked at my phone, and the popup was there - maybe I just hadn't seen it earlier. So I answered it in the same manner as above, and the phone call audio went back to being broken. So, I thought maybe this transferring of the phone contacts database is related to the problem!

    So, unpair everything again, and pair it all up again. This time, the popup for the contacts shows up as soon as I pair the Nav and the phone, and this time, I check the box (Don't ask me again), but I select Cancel instead of Yes. And the entire phone call process has been working fine ever since.

    I have over 300 contacts in my database, and they are all in my GMail account, which is synced to my phone. So if the issue is really related to the contacts, perhaps it's the large number of them, or maybe it's because there is a field in the phone contacts that breaks something in the Nav. But all I know right now is that it works.

    The only downside now is that I can't lookup people within the Nav to call them - I have to know their phone number, which will mean looking it up on my phone. Also, if someone calls me, their name won't appear anymore - only their phone number.

    At least now I have something I can discuss with Garmin and ask if they know about it, and also see if there's a fix. If not, I will ask for a problem report to be filed and ask them to look into a resolution.

    Hope this helps someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauleknight View Post
    Emoto,

    Thanks a million for your help.

    I got the BMW cable and wired in a Radio Shack mono plug to my J&M and I think I am all set.

    I did not have a mono cable so I had to order one online that should be here in a few days, but I did test the output using a headset and it seems to work.

    One small question. It seems that when I power up the bike I need to press the mute button on and off to get the output thru the new jack/cable.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    Paul
    Glad it was helpful. I have not noticed this behavior. In my case, if I tell it to navigate a route or if I "find" a destination and tell it to take me there, the audio comes out the jack without need of me doing anything like muting or unmuting.
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    Last Ride Analyzer

    Not sure if this has been covered...Question about the 'My Motorcycle Last Ride Analyzer' info when NAV is disconnected, some of the info is self explanatory but not so with some of the 'Statistics' like:
    - Gear shifts ? I suppose that is how many shifts, i have about 1800 miles on the bike a little over 10,000 shifts. What is this info for?
    - Avg Throttle Position = 10% ?
    - front brakes = 2123 ? How many times applied? Mm wear?
    - rear brakes = 4002 ?

    Any idea what this info is used for?

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    Last Ride Analyze NOT on the RT-W

    I have used the Nav V on a 2014 GSW and there is more information available regarding "My Motorcycle".
    Much more, since that option does not even show on the RTW. In fact, it seems like the display on the Nav V, when connected to the RT, still thinks it is connected to the GS.

    Things like "Trip A" and "Trip B" show up, even though those options are not available on the RT. The information on the Nav V cannot be zeroed either.

    Any information on the RT's software that makes this connect incorrectly because I sure did like seeing the information that "My Motorcycle" displayed when it was connected to the GS?

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    Custom routes

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    I tend to use the automotive profile for everything. I find it more predictable. When I have tried the motorcycle profile, I don't like the routes it chooses.
    Having said that, I plan ALL of my tours and day rides as "routes" in BaseCamp with shaping points to put me onto the roads I want to be on, then push those routes to the GPS. You cannot rely on the GPS unit to pick good motorcycle roads. They are fine for "take me to the hotel at 123 main st." but that's about it.
    I have used Google Maps to route a trip, converted the route to GPX and then transferred it to my old Garmin Nuvi. When I tried to do that on the Nav V it didn't work. I was able to get the file on the Nav but it didn't do the route, only the start and end points. Has anyone used Google Maps to plan their routes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgin mary View Post
    I have used Google Maps to route a trip, converted the route to GPX and then transferred it to my old Garmin Nuvi. When I tried to do that on the Nav V it didn't work. I was able to get the file on the Nav but it didn't do the route, only the start and end points. Has anyone used Google Maps to plan their routes?

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    Hi Mary....I remember reading a few days ago on here where others were having the same problem. I think since Google Maps changed to "My Maps" there are a couple extra steps you have to take to convert the file. And the overall consensus was it is more of a hassle as opposed to using Basecamp. I have found some good info from this link http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....d-move-forward as I also originally only wanted to use Google Maps. I think I am going to phase away from that plan though.
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    I just wanted to say....while I am waiting for my RT to arrive, that this type of information is extremely helpful! And I want to thank everyone who has contributed. I'll be looking forward to Omega Man keeping this in the Best Of section
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    Pairing navigation with SENA bluetooth

    I have a 2014 R1200RT. I have paired my bike's audio system with my SENA and that works great. When I mount the BMW Navigator V I can hear the voice prompts, beeps, etc, but it sounds just a bit crackly. It does somewhat mute the radio when it gives me a prompt and that seems to work somewhere between okay and good. I tried pairing the Nav system with my SENA (as described in the 1200RT owners manual), but when I do that I can no longer hear any music from any of the bike's audio sources. (radio, satellite, aux and so on).

    I am beginning to think that since the Nav V is mounted and hardwired to the bike that the bluetooth becomes redundant and takes priority in the stack over any other BT source. I have searched the Garmin sites and online PDF for an answer to this and it doesn't seem to be addressed.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this? I will take the bike for a few short rides using the different pairing modes, but it looks like the system is going to be a little less than perfect.
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    YouTube on the Nav V mounted on a 2014 R1200GS:




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    Question Music question....

    For those of you that have used the Nav V with music....I currently have all my music in my Samsung Galaxy S5 which I could Bluetooth to whichever headset (Sena or Cardo) I end up getting. My question is for ease of use and to be able to use the Wonder Wheel...would you recommend I load my music onto the Nav 5 and listen to it thru there? Or should I Bluetooth stream it separately using my phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirBender View Post
    For those of you that have used the Nav V with music....I currently have all my music in my Samsung Galaxy S5 which I could Bluetooth to whichever headset (Sena or Cardo) I end up getting. My question is for ease of use and to be able to use the Wonder Wheel...would you recommend I load my music onto the Nav 5 and listen to it thru there? Or should I Bluetooth stream it separately using my phone?
    Good question. I have the same set up. I have been listening separately, phone to SENA.
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