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    Weak Bluetooth
    on: Aug 06, 2020, 07.36 pm
    Aug 06, 2020, 07.36 pm
    I've seen several threads on the forum about Trophy bluetooth problems.  When I bought my 2015 Trophy I looked forward to having bluetooth built into the bike.  Unfortunately my Trophy bluetooth is pretty much useless when paired to my packtalk slim.  I had to cobble together bluetooth connections on my Goldwing and now it looks like I'll have to do the same on the Trophy.  At least the Goldwing had an aux output.  With the Trophy I'll have to first tap into the speaker outputs and then bluetooth from there.  I have many bluetooth transmitter/receiver dongles.  All of these have to be turned on and off manually.  I've tried a couple different usb plug in dongles that power on and off with usb power.  These provided weak audio. 
             My question:  Is there a good bluetooth transmitter dongle that will turn on and off with power?

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    Re: Weak Bluetooth
    Reply #1 on: Aug 06, 2020, 11.14 pm
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    How is it paired to the Trophy?  If it is paired as "headset", try pairing to the other bluetooth channel on the Trophy if you haven't already.  I've had two helmets paired up to the Trophy and it makes no difference which one you use.  If you have navigation wired into the Trophy through the OEM wiring harness it MAY make a difference in whether or not you get directions in the headset.  I don't have a gps wired into the Trophy audio so all the functions come through paired either way.  May not help, but worth a few minutes to try.  I don't have any bluetooth issues worth going to any extra effort AFIC, mines been pretty reliable.
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    Re: Weak Bluetooth
    Reply #2 on: Aug 06, 2020, 11.41 pm
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    I've tried both channels on the Trophy.  The packtalk is connected as a headset.   I have a Garmin hard wired into the bike but that should make no difference.  I've had times when the bluetooth will cut out once in awhile but lately it is not usable. 

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    Re: Weak Bluetooth
    Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2020, 12.27 am
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    Maybe member mmlanes could chime in.  He had an older Cardo and it worked like a charm with the Trophy.  When he decided to upgrade to a new Cardo he had serious issues getting it to work.  This was some time ago, so I don't know if he's resolved his issues or not, but there was a definite difference for him between the older and the new unit and the Trophy.  May be work a PM to see if he has any insight if no one else has a solution.  Sorry I couldn't help.
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    Re: Weak Bluetooth
    Reply #4 on: Aug 07, 2020, 01.23 am
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    Thanks anyway.  I've been through several threads and never saw a definitive solution for bluetooth connection.  Some guys moved the audio unit around, tilted forward, and said that helped.  Sometimes it seems to depend on which brand of headset is being used. 

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    Re: Weak Bluetooth
    Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2020, 07.42 am
    Aug 07, 2020, 07.42 am
    I've tried every available BT helmet setup there is in an effort to get mine to work, and it just doesn't. If I stand next to the bike and bend over so that the helmet is about a foot over the seat, it works perfect. Any farther away than that and no go.

    I gave up and I just don't use the bike's audio system at all, which makes me sad. It's a cool bit of tech that I can't use. Instead, I have my phone BT'd to my Garmin GPS, and in turn, the GPS BT'd to my head. In this way I have all of my phone functionality via the GPS (and it does a fine job of managing this), and I have the GPS itself.

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    Re: Weak Bluetooth
    Reply #6 on: Aug 07, 2020, 02.25 pm
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    I could probably get away with the gps and phone bluetooth but I want sirius radio.  I could even get that out of my garmin 665 but I don't like having to mess with the gps screen and menus to get things done.  I like the Trophy controls and info screen telling what's going on with Sirius and Ipod ect.   I experimented last night unpairing everything and starting over.  Bluetooth cuts in and out, is not usable.   

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    Re: Weak Bluetooth
    Reply #7 on: Aug 07, 2020, 03.19 pm
    Aug 07, 2020, 03.19 pm
    I don't use one now, but I did have a 665, and I did use the XM on it. I currently use XM via the phone app. Yes, it requires a data signal, but it has the virtue of actually working, which can't be said for the bike bt.

    If I still had my 665 I'd be using it for xm for sure. I miss that thing; it was better at every aspect of being a GPS v. the 395.
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