Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
I have a Baehr KLT system on my '05 and it has performed flawlessly for the two and a half years I've had it. I have cables running from the Baher to an FRS/GMRS radio (Icom) and a push to talk button for bike-to-bike communications, my helmet speakers and mic, the BMW Nav II GPS, and a wired hook up to my cell. All of this works nicely but I hated having to fiddle with my cell phone in my oddments box when I received calls so I recently purchased a Garmin Zumo. By replacing the Nav II with the Zumo I will now have the following integrated into one unit:
-GPS (of course)
-Bluetooth connection to my cell phone
-Audio book player
A super nice feature with the Zumo to cell phone (via Bluetooth) is that the Zumo will read your phone book from your phone, last dialed number log, recently received numbers and have all that info available on the screen of the Zumo. In addition to that, most, if not all the points of interests (POIs) on the GPS have the phone numbers included so a push of a button will call that restaurant or hotel you found! It pairs with my phone (Motorola L6) every time and never looses the BT connection. My helmet hetset is wired but if you have a Bluetooth headset it will also pair with that.
As I mentioned before, the Baehr comm system has been great for me and now the consolidation of multiple devices into one smart package has added even more value and enjoyment into the mix.
The latest issue of Motorcycle Consumer News has a good write up on the Zumo.
Dallas, TX USA
'05 K1200LT - '02 Suzuki V-Strom