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CB recommendations for 02 K1200lt?

I would like to add CB capabilities to my 02 K1200LT. Suggestions on where and what to buy? Installation suggestions, pitfalls etc. Would like my passenger to have transmit ability also.
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I would like to add CB capabilities to my 02 K1200LT. Suggestions on where and what to buy? Installation suggestions, pitfalls etc. Would like my passenger to have transmit ability also.
If you have the BMW Comm system (made by J&M) then the BMW badged CB by J&M is a good choice. You will need a push to talk (PTT) button for the rider and, optionally, one for the passenger.

I have the BMW handlebar CB by J&M connected to the BMW comm (commonly referred to as BC-3) unit and I like it. The only minor critique is that because of my height it cover the BC computer display, so I have to shift my line of sight to check it. It's a small price to pay for the convenience of the unit.


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I just did the same thing a short time ago. I think the first thing to address is if you have a communications system aboard the bike now. I did not and after installing an autocom on my 2000 lt I found the only cb autocom would recommend or as they termed it suggest, was a hand held cobra 38wxst unit? It works ok but I had to add a ptt switch did not put one in place for passenger. Also needed a cable from autocom to get cb into system.
I think there are other options. Good luck.
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J&M, even if you dont' have a comm system. They make the same one for all bikes as the one for BMW.

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J&M, even if you dont' have a comm system. They make the same one for all bikes as the one for BMW.
But the J&M brand named cb is not compatible with the VOICE COMM II. I do not know re the other BMW comm systems (J&M made the one before the VC I or II). I think it is a matter of maching up the wiring and filters. But getting the correct info is the problem. J&M flat out told me there was no adapter or "fix" to get other than the BMW cp to work...

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But the J&M brand named cb is not compatible with the VOICE COMM II. I do not know re the other BMW comm systems (J&M made the one before the VC I or II). I think it is a matter of maching up the wiring and filters. But getting the correct info is the problem. J&M flat out told me there was no adapter or "fix" to get other than the BMW cp to work...

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It plugged right into the Comm III (J&M). But with a 2002 LT I highly doubt he's using a VOICE II. Hence the reason I stated looking at the J&M CB. AFAIK they no longer offer the BMW badged specific (J&M) CB.

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It plugged right into the Comm III (J&M). But with a 2002 LT I highly doubt he's using a VOICE II. Hence the reason I stated looking at the J&M CB. AFAIK they no longer offer the BMW badged specific (J&M) CB.

Pardon my confusion, I have an '06LT with the BMW VOICE COMM II. As recent as a month or so ago I went to J & M to get there CB and was told it was not compatible to the VC II and would have to get there BMW version from BMW. Not just a matter of crossing wires etc. Also BMW has two cbs that look a like but one is specific to the VOICE com I and II for 2006 and newer....

Also there was some on here that had one and spent considerable time adjusting connections adding filters and still had annoying static.

Believe me I would love the J & M cb.

I would appreciate knowing if your COMM III by BMW as I am not familar with the III and what year is your LT that you have the J & M on?

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I purchased and installed the BMW version of the J&M on my '06 along with the BMW antenna. So far it seems to work OK when switched to low power. High power causes a small feedback that others report is cured with different lower cables for the J&M headsets. I have not received them yet so cannot confirm. The CB plugs into the VoiceII with no problem, but the power relay was a bit of a challenge. The installation required removal of a lot of plastic, but it was not terribly difficult.

I will caution that I've not yet had a chance to road test the system since there's finally some real winter here in central Ohio. In the garage, though, it seems to work fine.

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I would like to add CB capabilities to my 02 K1200LT. Suggestions on where and what to buy? Installation suggestions, pitfalls etc. Would like my passenger to have transmit ability also.
I also have a 02 k1200LTE that came with a factory CB and GPS, but the previous owner didn't sell them with the bike. I bought the Midland 75-288 that is the same unit that was standard in 02. I can find the antenna connection under the seat but I can't find the power connection that BMW uses? Any help would be appreciated. I am also having a problem locating the cable that connects the CB to the Comm II system.

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I'm also having a hard time troubleshooting a power problem to my Midland/BMW CB installed in the oddments box. Does anyone have a copy of the installation instructions that might help in finding the power source?

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