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post #1 of 5 Old May 8th, 2007, 5:57 pm Thread Starter
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need help with bc-1 hook up to escort

I have a 99 ltc with a bc1 comm. system. I hooked a escort pasport radar detector to the db25 pin connector at pin 18. It kinda works now but when a ranar signal sets it off it is not very loud and really rough sounding and when i turn the power switch off it get really bad static noise. I did put a 1 uf capictor in line. The ground from the detector plug is not hooked up to anything.
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Suggest that you go right to the source: John Lazzeroni, owner of J&M Corp, the manufacturer of the BC1. He is extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
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Red face bc1

Barry thanks for the suggestion but i was under the impresion that j&m was not the maker of the bc1 system.
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BC1 was J&M. BMW subsequently found another manufacturer for the latest BC. At least that's my recollection and I had the BC1 on my 99 until it was replaced under warranty.

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Oops! Faulty memory. You are right.

This 2000 email from Randy Prade from the old K1200LT website confirms that the BC1/2 were made by Sikom:

RE: [k1200lt] Re: intercom system bc-3

The BC-2 is a minor upgrade to the BC-1. It had the addition of a
6-position VOX control on the front to allow you to adjust the sensitivity
of the intercom for varying conditions. The BC-3 is the number (not
officially acknowledged by BMW) given to the replacement unit that is due
sometime next year. The BC-1 and BC-2 were manufactured by Sikom, which has
subsequently gone out of business. BMW has found a new vendor to develop a
replacement intercom. J&M unofficially seems to confirm that they are
developing the replacement, yet they "officially" deny that they are
building it. BMW has said that they are developing a new system but haven't
given a firm date for release or stated who the manufacturer is.

I do agree that the BC-1 (or BC-2) is one of the best sounding
music/intercom systems I have had on a bikeEven the staff at Wing World (a
GoldWing publication) gave it high marks over the factory system on a
GoldWing. The sound quality of the BC units is better than the Autocom and
much better than the Honda (Clarion sold by Sierra), which I have also
tried. It is one of the only true VOX systems offered. The main complaint
about the BC-1/2 has been the poor interface for CB. BMW A.G. never
considered the CB to be important and it was clearly developed for the US
market as an afterthought.

Just ride it!

Randy Prade
Aurora, CO

1999 K1200LT - Basalt Gray
1999 Valkyrie standard - Silver and Black
2001 K1200RS - Pacific Blue and Silver

Regards...Barry

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