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This weekend the wife and I replaced our helmets. We were coming up to 5 years so they were due. Anyone in the Phoenix metro area should hit up Helmet Center(2 locations, 35th Ave and Union Hills and 99th Ave and Happy Valley) great service, great prices. Shameless plug I know, however, at least one other Victory rider here uses them and there are so few really good shops that support motorcyclists we should support them.

Anyway, after dropping some coin on new hats(HJC FG17, a fiberglass kevlar matrix helmet) we also dropped some serious coin on a set of Sena 10S bluetooth units for the helmets. These are an upgrade to the 10 and honestly I almost went with the 20S but these have almost all the features of the 20S and are 130$ cheaper. They installed them and off we went. We were in the car, but when we got home we wore them around the house and yesterday we did a little ride. Today we are going for a longer ride so I'll report back. It's weird being able to hold a conversation with the Wife on the bike. With 2 kids 11 and 13 it's about the only time we can talk :laugh

The main reason for this thread is; after some research it seems that I need the bluetooth unit AND the wiring harness for almost 300 buck a roonies to get the radio of the XC to connect with the Sena unit. Seriously? My phone hooks up and my Ipod touch is bluetoothed and I have FM radio built into the Sena which BTW is a total PITA to program unless you use the app on your phone, then its a piece of cake...lesson learned. So is there any reason to drop the coin for the wiring harness or adapter? Is there another option? I'm new to this and I know some of you are quite up to date.
 

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The bane of trying to use the stock radio. I have no personal experience but I'm sure someone who does will chime in here.
 

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What you describe is part of why some are going with the single DIN or double DIN inner fairing so they can install a more user friendly bluetooth head unit.

There may be an easier way though such as the item listed at the Amazon page below.

 

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I have the Tune2Air. great device. Don't know if it works with the Sena system. Works great with my iphone. I ipod is controllable through the handlebars
 

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I believe the tune2air works in the opposite direction that Jamming is asking for. That device is a receiver he is looking to have the sound sent to the Sena. Unless I read it wrong.
 

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You are correct.
 

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This weekend the wife and I replaced our helmets. We were coming up to 5 years so they were due. Anyone in the Phoenix metro area should hit up Helmet Center(2 locations, 35th Ave and Union Hills and 99th Ave and Happy Valley) great service, great prices. Shameless plug I know, however, at least one other Victory rider here uses them and there are so few really good shops that support motorcyclists we should support them.
Yes I do super friendly people that are GLAD you're a customer and treat you as such.
 

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This weekend the wife and I replaced our helmets. We were coming up to 5 years so they were due. Anyone in the Phoenix metro area should hit up Helmet Center(2 locations, 35th Ave and Union Hills and 99th Ave and Happy Valley) great service, great prices. Shameless plug I know, however, at least one other Victory rider here uses them and there are so few really good shops that support motorcyclists we should support them.

Anyway, after dropping some coin on new hats(HJC FG17, a fiberglass kevlar matrix helmet) we also dropped some serious coin on a set of Sena 10S bluetooth units for the helmets. These are an upgrade to the 10 and honestly I almost went with the 20S but these have almost all the features of the 20S and are 130$ cheaper. They installed them and off we went. We were in the car, but when we got home we wore them around the house and yesterday we did a little ride. Today we are going for a longer ride so I'll report back. It's weird being able to hold a conversation with the Wife on the bike. With 2 kids 11 and 13 it's about the only time we can talk :laugh

The main reason for this thread is; after some research it seems that I need the bluetooth unit AND the wiring harness for almost 300 buck a roonies to get the radio of the XC to connect with the Sena unit. Seriously? My phone hooks up and my Ipod touch is bluetoothed and I have FM radio built into the Sena which BTW is a total PITA to program unless you use the app on your phone, then its a piece of cake...lesson learned. So is there any reason to drop the coin for the wiring harness or adapter? Is there another option? I'm new to this and I know some of you are quite up to date.
Jamming, if you can hold on for a few weeks I may have an answer for you. I just got my 2013 XCT so I'm still doing research. But I have got far enough to know it does not have the bluetooth deal on it. But I have been researching around for GPS connections and a bluetooth "fix" if you will. I have ordered parts to build a more uhm cost effective set up. I have the SMH10 Sena which I think is the same as yours without the FM.
I am looking to build a plug and play harness, so all a fellow would have to do is basically pop headlight out, locate connections and plug in. Sound good? I was wondering when I was doing the research if I was the only one that thought the Victory OEM stuff was way out bounds price wise. Think anyone else would be interested in this?
 

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Jamming, if you can hold on for a few weeks I may have an answer for you. I just got my 2013 XCT so I'm still doing research. But I have got far enough to know it does not have the bluetooth deal on it. But I have been researching around for GPS connections and a bluetooth "fix" if you will. I have ordered parts to build a more uhm cost effective set up. I have the SMH10 Sena which I think is the same as yours without the FM.
I am looking to build a plug and play harness, so all a fellow would have to do is basically pop headlight out, locate connections and plug in. Sound good? I was wondering when I was doing the research if I was the only one that thought the Victory OEM stuff was way out bounds price wise. Think anyone else would be interested in this?
I got nothing but time Brother ;) you go on and report back. The 10S is is just an upgraded 10. The 10S has better speakers, FM and a bigger knob....knob? Huh, that may have come out wrong :grin

Right now I got tunes from the Ipod that's bluetooth, my phone, I can answer calls...hell, a friend called and he didn't even know I was on the bike and FM built right in.

Yesterday my lovely bride and I went out for a ride and it was kind of cool to be able to chat while riding. With my lowers and 11 inch shield there's no buffeting and it's nice and quiet. The mikes never tripped unless we wanted them to and the quality of the sound when I used either my bluetooth Ipod or phone and even the built in FM radio was pretty dog gone good. Understand I'm no audiophile so pretty good to me is different that someone who is, but it sounded pretty good to me. I'm very happy with the purchase.
All we have to do is work out the little nuances of their use and they'll be perfect.
 

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Ours I had to shut the "auto mic" off. It just stayed open all the time and heard the air blowing. Weather on my RSV or the XCT. I put some sort of plastic blocking thing that actually looks like heat shrink with a hole over the mic part (to the tune of like $20 a piece or something) no difference. So we just use the job button to turn on and off.
I will keep you up to date on progress once I get pieces and parts. Maybe try to remember to take pics along the way to.
 

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Ours I had to shut the "auto mic" off. It just stayed open all the time and heard the air blowing. Weather on my RSV or the XCT. I put some sort of plastic blocking thing that actually looks like heat shrink with a hole over the mic part (to the tune of like $20 a piece or something) no difference. So we just use the job button to turn on and off.
I will keep you up to date on progress once I get pieces and parts. Maybe try to remember to take pics along the way to.
Thanks DJH..please do. I'll PM my email addy. I'm really interested.
 

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Would be also interested in what you build! Gave up on the Bluetooth idea on my 2014 XCT - never got it to work like it should!
Yea While reading up on the BT I saw quite a few posts where guys complained about the OEM system being temperamental about how it connected. Hope this deal works.
 

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That's why my next system will NOT be oem. Leaning towards the double din mod with Dakota gauge.
 

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Kind of what I see is motorcycle manufactures have a limited market. So they still have to buy parts on a large scale to get a good price on them, just like big auto manufactures right? So because of that they buy xxx of whatever is current good tech. But tech is so growing these days that in 2 yr what they bought on say 2010 by 2013 is behind but they still got gobs of parts to run thru. So they build a few new bikes with newer tech. Kind of like HD with the CVO. Those get all the new bells and whistles and then a couple years later they use the rest of the parts on the lower models.
 
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