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post #9 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 01:15 AM
John J
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Location: Aylesbury, , United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Make: Honda Goldwing
Model: GL1800A6
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Originally Posted by digr View Post
How was this done?
I had a cigarette lighter socket in the left hand pocket. I plugged an FM modulator into the cigarette socket and connected an aux lead between it and the Zumo base. Then find a radio frequency on the bike's radio that isn't being used by any radio station (which I programmed into one of radio memory buttons). Tune the FM modulator into that same frequency and that's it, the Zumo sound will come through the bike's speakers or headset as a radio station. I did thousands of miles with this set up and it never failed and gave great quality sound. Obviously you can listen to MP3 music through the Zumo in this way too.

Be sure to get an FM modulator with an aux input as the quality of the sound is so much better than connecting to the Zumo by bluetooth. I think from memory the FM modulator I bought was only about $5 so a really cheap option, looked a bit like the one in the attached picture and easily available on ebay etc.
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