I think that's his point. I have the same issue. I have an XM radio via my GPS that I can plug my ear buds into and get reasonably good sound. The only option I see on the Vic touring bikes is playing a radio thru the fairing mounted speakers which in my opinion is pretty poor fidelity unless your standing next to the bike grilling hot dogs.
Why did they fail to put an output jack for an intercom or an aux input to play GPS/CB over the radio? Seems like a pretty big oversight for a "touring" bike. I figured it was probably an expensive Vic option in some catalog.
Well they did in a way SB, you might recall my rant a couple months back after installing the CB. Mike (aka TheMike) succesfully wired in the GPS as well so with the CB installed, you have your iPod intergrated with your radio as well as separate GPS calls after you install the 1200-1400 dollars worth of CB equipment. Don't get me wrong, the CB/IComm package is absolutely top notch, love the flexibility of mixing stereo/external speakers with headset, headset only, headset off, Vox, etc etc, etc... Its a great package BUT leading back to what your saying they COULD have easily made that pigtail part of console feed and added the Aux cable which also doubles for the XM Radio module.
IMHO, Vic kept costs down by not including the pigtail/console connector. The CB unit they are using is the same as the CAN/AM so they simply tapped a over the counter unit, adjusted their software and let us foot the bill. The options are there, how much you want to pay is the question. I went all the way on my 2011 and still bitch about the cost but am happy with the results.
I mentioned the J&M as it has alot of flexibility for the cost and works great. BT as already mentioned is great as well, it really boils down to how the OP is riding. Solo, 2up, Highway and using CB in group or not.
My 2 cents anyway.
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
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