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I ran across an article describing some of the features of the Bluetooth audio system:

Getting It (Un)Wired: CTX1300 Deluxe with Bluetooth

This article answered a few questions I had about how the system works. I learned that the USB connector, when plugged into a smartphone, is NOT what controls the audio features (track up/down, volume, etc.)--that is done wirelessly over Bluetooth. So it will be great to charge my iPhone, but that's all it will do. I also discovered that it will only support one BT helmet headset being connected to it at a time, which means that a passenger couldn't listen to music at the same time. Bummer.

I did find it interesting, though, that it can vary the volume of the music based on the speed of the bike, even muting the sound when you drop below a certain speed. And being able to plug in a flash drive with MP3 files might be interesting, but I'm more likely to use the music stored on my phone.

Does anyone else have unanswered questions about the audio system?
 
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You guys are welcome. That's why we're all here, after all--to share our questions and hopefully answers, too. I expect to get what could be the first CTX1300 in the Chicago area, so at least I will be able to answer some of the questions that we have. Some of mine are things like:

- Where are the helmet lock(s)?
- Are the saddlebags big enough to hold a full-face helmet?
- Does the bike come with a set of tools? (The parts list makes me think it does.)
- How the heck do you pop up that hatch on the fuselage to refuel? Is there a release button?
- How easy will it be to get to the electrical system to add stuff? (Big one for me, as I want to add front and rear lights from Skene Design.)
- How bright are the headlights?
- Am I going to have enough leg room?
- Is the seat comfortable enough that I don't have to replace it? (That was a necessity on the Shadow--the Mustang works MUCH better.)

If anyone has questions, let's see if we can start a thread for those and see if people can contribute answers. I would LOVE to see if we can get one of the engineers at AHMC to be a resource for us!
 

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Thanks for the article. Very good to know stuff. My mp3 player will not work with this system since it isn't BT and music cannot be played through the USB connection. I would likely use a flash drive with my mp3 files loaded to play over the speakers. I also will likely continue to use my current setup- mp3 player plugged into my Boosteroo plugged into the aux input on my headset. I have FM radio and mp3 music with this. As an option the Sena SM10 (not the SMH10) that will stream BT to 2 headsets and also plug into an audio system like on a GW.

The parts web sites I posted in another thread show a tool bag (fits in that holder in the left saddlebag and is held in by the rubber loop that you can see in some photos of the open saddlebag). One of the items in the tool bag is a helmet strap similar to what I had with my Burgman 650. I suspect the helmet locks are similar to that scooter as well... hooks are under the seat that the strap loops over and through the D rings on the helmet chin strap.
I'm not concerned about helmet locks or if one fits in the saddlebags. I'll likely have too much stuff in there all the time to allow room for that. I use a locking retractable cable that I loop through bars between the handlebar clamps on the top triple tree and set the soft side of my helmet on the shelter to keep any rain out if it happens while I'm off the bike.
 

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My Dentist told me that if I had a Blue Tooth,I had a serious problem.lol lol Get it? Serious or Sirius radio?? lol lol I thought it was humorous!! DUH!! lol Now I know what you guys are thinkin!! What an ***hole this guy is.lol lol Dave!!!
 

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My Dentist told me that if I had a Blue Tooth,I had a serious problem.lol lol Get it? Serious or Sirius radio?? lol lol I thought it was humorous!! DUH!! lol Now I know what you guys are thinkin!! What an ***hole this guy is.lol lol Dave!!!
It's funny how they name these things but it's good in a way, it's easy to remember and similar to every day names.
 

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ANSWERS TO SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS:
The gas tank lid opens by using the ignition key on the lower left side of the bike. Turn it counter clockwise for gas lid clockwise to pop seat.

The saddlebags will not fit my Arai, Nolan or Shuberth.

Comes with small set of tools in left saddle bag

headlights are bright and am going to figure out a place to install my clearwaters once the fog light switch becomes available from Honda.

Plastic is a pain just like on the Wings. Battery is under left front fairing so you have to pop the 2 pins, and remove the top flat plastic to get to it, fuse block etc.

Leg room? ride is great. I am 6'2" and very comfortable ride home 120 miles when I picked mine up.

So far the seat is good. Ask me after a 500 trip one day. If I need one, I hope Mark makes them! (HARTCO).

Rich
 

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Welcome to the board Rich.
Thanks for the info. Wondered where the battery was. I do my own isolated aux fuse panel for anything electrical I put on the bike, including driving lights and switches to control them, added air horn (not to replace the stock horn but to augment), power to GPS, Gerbing heated gloves power connector, added rear LED flashing brake light bar, 12v power connector in a saddlebag... I'll bet there's a bit of room for my aux fuse panel under the top shelter or possibly in the side fairing.

One question related to something that pops up here rather often...
What's your inseam? And how is the fit for your knees behind the cylinder covers?
I don't expect to have any issues myself with that but there are a few taller riders here who are concerned.
 

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I do my own isolated aux fuse panel for anything electrical I put on the bike...I'll bet there's a bit of room for my aux fuse panel under the top shelter or possibly in the side fairing.
I have a Blue Sea Systems 5025 fuse block on order to install on the bike. After reading your comments, I decided to do that on this bike, so thanks for the advice. I don't have that much electrical stuff YET, but knowing how much I like gadgets I think I will be glad to have that fuse block. It will be switched by a relay (with a fuse between the battery and the relay), so nothing on it will be on without the ignition.

I was thinking about mounting it under the seat, but we will see where there is room on the bike that I can access and run wires to easily. I already have two lighting controller modules that need to go somewhere, too.
 

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sounds like a great plan. There should be an Aux circuit on the bike you can plug that primary relay into to turn the fuse box on/off with the bike. that's what I use on all my bikes so far. Usually has spade or bullet connectors.

i see Amazon.com has the 5025 for about $38 now. Just looked up the specs on that one and it looks like a really nice one. includes neg terminal bus as well as individual fused pos. 30 amp per circuit. it is a little bigger than my home built units but includes more on the panel so maybe the same total space all in one place (my home built units have separate grounding so that is split off to another location). I would say 30A or maybe even 40A main fuse to this box would be more than enough depending on load of the stuff you add. usually lower amps other than air horns or 12V power plug.
 

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LEGS, TO THE R/L OF THE HEADS NO INTERFERENCE FOR ME. 6'2' TALL, inseam is 32 though I wear 34 long a lot when riding. One thing I've noticed though, is if I wear pants with a large cuff/opening I catch it on the dang pedal. I've been wearing a wrap around my left leg/ankle to prevent that from happening. Do not need to dump the bike.

I think you will not find a pleasant experience of putting a fuse block under the battery panel. I an opting for one under the left side panel but will have to offer my 2 cents later on that.

Right now trying to get a tall windscreen made. Obviously no one has one out yet. I've been working with a company in out of the USA called California.

I have the Helm on its way and should be able to get the fairing off Tuesday to remove the windshield and send it away. I will let you know how it comes out.

Trying to think of a new license plate for it....hmmmmm.
 

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I'm having a hard time getting my head around this bluetooth concept.
My question. I have a small siriusxm receiver that outputs audio using a standard pin jack. Using a pin-to-pin cable, is it possible to plug it directly into the audio system or do I need to find an XM receiver with bluetooth output and pair it to the system???
 

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This bike has no wired AUX input so anything that outputs music/sound via a 1/8" TRS jack is useless. You would need to get a Bluetooth sender or transmitter from a place like eBay and use that to get the music to the bike's system.
 

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Another option, though not as elegant, is to find a XM receiver with USB output if you cannot find the BT option. This bike doesn't have an AUX pin type input as Dexter stated but does have that USB input. I used that all weekend while riding around the Wisconsin countryside.
 

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The bike only supports mass storage device via USB, that would mean the XM receiver would have to pretend it's a flash disk and ... I don't know ... pretend to have files on it that when you attempt to read it actually streams the satellite audio instead? I don't see that happening too soon :-D (though it's technically possible, albeit a "bit" convoluted)
 

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That's true. Forgot about that. Was just thinking my mp3 player works this way for the music files but not the radio in it. So BT transmitter is the way to go, or a XM with BT.
 

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How to use my cell phone after I pair bluetooth to my bike

I ran across an article describing some of the features of the Bluetooth audio system:

Getting It (Un)Wired: CTX1300 Deluxe with Bluetooth

This article answered a few questions I had about how the system works. I learned that the USB connector, when plugged into a smartphone, is NOT what controls the audio features (track up/down, volume, etc.)--that is done wirelessly over Bluetooth. So it will be great to charge my iPhone, but that's all it will do. I also discovered that it will only support one BT helmet headset being connected to it at a time, which means that a passenger couldn't listen to music at the same time. Bummer.

I did find it interesting, though, that it can vary the volume of the music based on the speed of the bike, even muting the sound when you drop below a certain speed. And being able to plug in a flash drive with MP3 files might be interesting, but I'm more likely to use the music stored on my phone.

Does anyone else have unanswered questions about the audio system?
So now I've paired my cell phone to the bike but I don't know how to make or receive a call. I tested the system by calling my cell phone while it was connected to the bike but no sound from the bike console. The cell phone rang. If I was riding and a call came in what button would I push to receive a call? I guess I need user directions. The owners manual gives detail on pairing but not a lot of information on use after connecting.
Thanks for listening.

Mark
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