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post #1 of 7 Old May 25th, 2007, 9:44 am Thread Starter
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V.o.i.c.e. Com II FRS Problem

I have a Kenwood FRS/GMRS handheld and the connector plug to the Comm System as well as the BMW PTT on the left hand grip. From the beginning a there was a scratching sound on the transmit but it was working fine.

Last night I could hear people transmitting to me and when I keyed the mike (PTT) I could hear myself thru the headset but no one could hear me. Checked the radio unplugged from the Comm System and it worked fine. The cable has continuity to all the points on the plugs. It seems the problem is in the female inputs to the Com II.

Any one have this problem or any ideas as to the remedy. If so any experience or pointers for dealing with the dealer on this.

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post #2 of 7 Old May 25th, 2007, 9:58 am
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I just sent you a PM on this.

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I have the same problems but oddly the BMW cable seems to work better if I switch the side I plug into the bike to the plugging it into the Kenwood (and vice versa). I have now marked one end of the cable for the bike to remember. Still not a great solution to what should be a smooth system like the BC3.

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Thanks Scott. I will try that and let you all know.

Many thanks Tony.

I called the dealer and of course this is a new one on them. They are calling BMW and get back to me. Hopefully it is a loose wire or connection that can be easily dealt with. That being said it is a BMW....

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Thanks Scott. I will try that and let you all know.

Many thanks Tony.

I called the dealer and of course this is a new one on them. They are calling BMW and get back to me. Hopefully it is a loose wire or connection that can be easily dealt with. That being said it is a BMW....

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Glad to help, Gene. Be grateful that you don't live here. I suspect that one of the area dealers would give you some lame reason why it wasn't covered by warranty and the easiest way to fix it would be for him to sell you a new one "at cost."

Had that happen on a misadjusted windshield arm (thanks Deacon Channing for fixing that in ten minutes flat) and most recently the top case not being wired for central locking, even though the rest of the bike is.

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Update

The problem turned out to be I had the radio too close to the PTT switch!!! I had recently been placing it in the left side pocket of of a small tank bag. If it is in the condiment box or in the rightside pocket it works fine. Evidently on the left side it "bleeds" into the charged PTT switch similar to what a fish finder transducer on the hull of a boat when placed too close to the motor.
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The problem turned out to be I had the radio too close to the PTT switch!!! I had recently been placing it in the left side pocket of of a small tank bag. If it is in the condiment box or in the rightside pocket it works fine. Evidently on the left side it "bleeds" into the charged PTT switch similar to what a fish finder transducer on the hull of a boat when placed too close to the motor.

Or maybe the prewired CB cable......
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