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    Solution (ar at least help) for poor bluetooth signal
    on: Feb 05, 2017, 04.50 pm
    Feb 05, 2017, 04.50 pm
    I've had my TTSE for almost 2 years.  The only thing I don't like about it is the weak bluetooth signal that causes the sound from the radio to often cut off and on.  For me this happens a lot in traffic where I assume there's a lot of electronic disturbance.  I use XM radio and navigation through the TTSE to a Sena 20s.  I also have a Goldwing with a bluetooth dongle and it works perfectly so I always knew it was a problem with the TTSE's equipment.  I contacted Triumph and the radio manufacturer (Radio Sound) and couldn't get any help.  I finally decided to just try something on a hunch.  I was told by Radio Sound that the BT antenna is inside the radio.  That turns out not to be true.  There's a little black box that they wouldn't give me any info on, because it's proprietary, attached to the frame under the panel on the right side under the seat.  Remove the 2 screws from that panel with a 5mm allen wrench and you'll see it (Pic 1 - It has my extra wires attached to it).  The antenna is apparently in that little magic box.  I ordered male and female OEM Style AMP Econoseal-J MKII Series 8 pin connectors from http://www.cycleterminal.com/amp-econoseal-j.html and made a 4 foot splice connector so I could play with the location of that little black box.
    First, I relocated it to the left passenger grab rail (pic 2) and took it out for a test.  It worked perfectly with almost no reception loss.  As good as the Goldwing.
    Second, I put it back in it's original position and went for a ride to set a baseline.  My ride was a path I ride a lot and get quite a few BT drops. 
    Third, I wanted to hide it so I came up with the spot between the seat and the tank cover (pic 3).  I have a Corbin and it fits just fine with no binding.  I went out for the test ride on the same path and it worked perfectly.  That's the position I'm sticking with.  I don't use the TTSE 2 up anymore (cuz Goldwing) so I don't know how it well it would work for a passenger but I would assume it would be at least as good as the factory position.

    (Will put pics in following posts - size got too big).

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    Re: Solution (ar at least help) for poor bluetooth signal
    Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2017, 04.58 pm
    Feb 05, 2017, 04.58 pm
    Well I tried posting pics but they're either too large (which they're just normal phone pics) or the site won't let me post for other dumb reasons.  Too annoying.  If you want to do this and need pics let me know and I'll send an email. 

    To mods.  Make this thing easier to use.  I've been a programmer for 30 years.  I know how to use a computer.  It ain't me.

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    Re: Solution (ar at least help) for poor bluetooth signal
    Reply #2 on: Feb 05, 2017, 05.30 pm
    Feb 05, 2017, 05.30 pm
    Great idea! I'm giving it a try, I get the same annoying  drop outs.......   :062:
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    Re: Solution (ar at least help) for poor bluetooth signal
    Reply #3 on: Feb 05, 2017, 07.03 pm
    Feb 05, 2017, 07.03 pm
    jesse64 -  :460:

    Sounds like you may have come up with a really useful solution
    to a problem that a lot of Trophy SE Owners have  :047:

    I'd like to see those Photo's ! ( edited to add - On the Forum ! )

    There are a few different ways to post Photo's :

    You can set up your own Forum Members Gallery Album,
    upload your Photo's there and just post a link in your message to the photo.
    Click on the "Photos Gallery " button on the Top Menu bar and follow the instructions to get started !  :028:

    or ...

    You can "Attach" Photographs using the facility found at the bottom of every page
    where you compose new messages.

    There are limitations there however - some of which you have found, such as File size,
    where individual files cannot be larger than 1024 Kb, which is easily exceed with the high resolution
    cameras on most Smart Phone cameras these day !

    There's a maximum of 4 Photograph attachments per message,
    and the total file size across all 4 Photo's cannot exceed 2048 Kb.

    It's quite easy to "resize" Photo's using Graphics editing software such as Photo Shop / Paint Shop etc,
    or there are free "on-line" resources such as this one : Free On line Picture Resizer
    ( I have no affiliation with them ! )

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 12.00 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Solution (ar at least help) for poor bluetooth signal
    Reply #4 on: Feb 05, 2017, 07.13 pm
    Feb 05, 2017, 07.13 pm
    Fyi - I do underwater photography and know all about resizing and all that other stuff.  Just didn't want to take the time.  Feel free to send your email and I'll forward the pics.

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    Re: Solution (ar at least help) for poor bluetooth signal
    Reply #5 on: Feb 05, 2017, 07.30 pm
    Feb 05, 2017, 07.30 pm
    Just trying to do my bit to help you get your Photo's into your Post.

    No need to take up any more of your time just to send them to me !

    Hopefully the Info on posting Photo's will still be of use to someone else reading the Topic.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 12.00 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Solution (ar at least help) for poor bluetooth signal
    Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2017, 08.19 pm
    Feb 05, 2017, 08.19 pm
    Oh dear, handbags at dawn :002:
    I am innocent☺!!

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    Re: Solution (ar at least help) for poor bluetooth signal
    Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2017, 08.28 pm
    Feb 05, 2017, 08.28 pm
    Send them to me!

    I wanna see that little black box!