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    How to install iPhone Navigation with GPS mount
    on: Apr 08, 2018, 02.58 am
    Apr 08, 2018, 02.58 am
    Ok well, I thought about getting a GPS and using the GPS mount to integrate the device into the audio system.  However, it occurred to me that I did not want to spend the $800 +/- for the GPS that can be used with gloves on and I did not think that I would be that concerned about the infrequent unavailability of cell service.  I also wanted to integrate the iPhone navigation instructions into the stock audio system.

    In the end I decided on using my iPhone for navigation and phone service of course and came up with a way to secure it onto the Triumph GPS mount.  What follows is some pictures and modest instructions in light of my experience.

    I purchased
    1. a Triumph GPS mounting bracket and
    2. a Rokform iPhone case with dash board mount. I also got
    3. a High quality lightning cable splitter with a 3.5mm stereo plug (female) and a lightning plug (female). Coconut advised me that lightning plug splitters were now available which allows audio integration with the TTSE audio system via 3.5mm audio plugs and allows charging via a direct connection to the battery via lightning to lightning extension cable to USB cable to battery.

    The splitter is connected to the iPhone with
    4. a lightning cable extender (male) to lightning female cable. .  I also needed
    5.  a lightning to USB extender cable to go to the battery with a
    6.  USB female (battery tender) cable directly to the battery.

    The first task is to remove the windscreen and upper cowls (fairings) on both sides and the battery cover and storage box and the lower mirror covers in accordance with the How to instructions posted for the GPS mount on the forum entitled "HOW TO: Fitting Triumph Sat Nav Mount & Zumo 660".



    Follow those instructions and then remove the front of the instrument panel.
    Then install the GPS mount.(1)
    Then run the lightning extender (4) from the GPS mount to the left side of the body where the left cowling was removed using the lightning extension cable.  Once you run that behind the instrument panel over to the left side under the left mirror, you can install the splitter (3).
    Then plug in the 3.5mm audio male end which comes from the audio system (and is sitting there waiting for use) into the splitter (3).  Now you have audio from the iPhone to the stock audio system.

    Then plug in and run the lightning extension cable with the USB male end (5) to the battery area and use the (6) battery tender usb to battery cable to hook it to the battery.

    I then fabricated an aluminum plate to account for the Rokform case offset and so as to make the iPhone centered when installed and screwed that onto the GPS mount.

    I painted it all black to match and then installed the Rokform dash mount to the plate and viola, I had the iPhone centered above the instrument panel and had the lightning plug right there to plug it in.  That way I have power and integration into the stock audio system.

    I can Bluetooth the radio signal from the stock audio system to my Sena Headset and the navigation instructions from the iPhone will interrupt the music when the iPhone is in navigation mode.  It really wasn’t that complicated and is all working well!  And now Ruby is ready to ride!!!  Good Luck!



























    Last Edit: Apr 08, 2018, 03.12 am by JerseyRider
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    Re: How to install iPhone Navigation with GPS mount
    Reply #1 on: Apr 08, 2018, 08.50 am
    Apr 08, 2018, 08.50 am
    Nice write up  :028:

    Glad you were able to devise a solution for your iPhone Navigation  :152:

    Last Edit: Mar 12, 2020, 08.18 pm by Coconut

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    Re: How to install iPhone Navigation with GPS mount
    Reply #2 on: Apr 17, 2018, 12.31 am
    Apr 17, 2018, 12.31 am
    Well done, JerseyRider......enjoy!

    Cheers,

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    Re: How to install iPhone Navigation with GPS mount
    Reply #3 on: Apr 18, 2018, 08.09 pm
    Apr 18, 2018, 08.09 pm
    This install has worked very well.  I did not have to invest in a GPS and with the proliferation of cell towers, it is very rare that I am without service.  Plus the iPhone is always charging and best of all, I only have to pair my Cardo headset to the TTSE audio system which reduces the number of Bluetooth devices that are paired and leaves more room for other rider's headsets.  The iPhone sounds (music, navigation instructions, phone calls) go through the TTSE audio system. 

    In addition, whenever I get a new phone a am getting whatever new navigation technology or other technology that may be included in the new iPhone as they are released. 

    The picture shows all of the body parts and fairing removed but you only need to remove the top pieces, the lower mirror covers, the windscreen and the front of the instrument panel

    It is definitely doable with some care.  Good Luck!
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    Re: How to install iPhone Navigation with GPS mount
    Reply #4 on: Jul 20, 2022, 06.25 pm
    Jul 20, 2022, 06.25 pm
    I'm looking to do away with the Garmin on my Trophy in favor of my iPhone. I feel like I'm missing something in this thread about functionality. Wouldn't it just be easier to use the USB in the front box? It taps into the bike's audio functions for sound via the speakers etc and it charges the phone. Helmet coms will just connect via Bluetooth to the iPhone. Thanks in advance for help with my confusion.

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    Re: How to install iPhone Navigation with GPS mount
    Reply #5 on: Jul 20, 2022, 06.48 pm
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    That would not facilitate integration with the TTSE audio system but will otherwise work.
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    Re: How to install iPhone Navigation with GPS mount
    Reply #6 on: Jul 20, 2022, 08.10 pm
    Jul 20, 2022, 08.10 pm
    I can't for the life of me figure out why you need your phone, or any, navigation on the bike.  You obviously already have the best navigator money can buy.  They always know where you are and where you are going by sight, smell, or taste! :745:
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    Re: How to install iPhone Navigation with GPS mount
    Reply #7 on: Jul 20, 2022, 08.55 pm
    Jul 20, 2022, 08.55 pm
    *Originally Posted by JerseyRider [+]
    That would not facilitate integration with the TTSE audio system but will otherwise work.

    Sorry, I'm still confused. I currently use that USB port for music through the bike's speakers via my iPhone. Therefor, it would also play navigation commands via the phone's navigation apps. What functions of the TTSE integration would I be missing out on? Being new to the bike, I honestly don't know all of its functionality. Thanks.
    Last Edit: Jul 20, 2022, 08.57 pm by KIRK!

     



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