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This is my first post on your excellent forum although I did follow some advice earlyer in the year when fitting a new clutch into my LT. Swine of a job, you need one garage to work on it an another to keep all the bits in that come off it!
I am trying to find some information on headphones for a 99 LT. I am not so interested in talking to my passenger (wife) I just want to be able to hear the BMW radio or CD. There are two 6 pin DIN plugs. one for the rider and one for the passenger, I am guessing they are for an intercom?
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Re: Headphones for a K1200 LT

I believe you need the full microphone/headset to allow the headset function to operate. A headset alone will not allow the circuit to activate. There is an adapter somewhere (I think) that works around this problem.
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Re: Headphones for a K1200 LT

Contact J&M Corp.
1415 South Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85713-1997

520-624-7000
FAX 520-624-6202

WWW.jmcorp.com

I have a 2000 K 1200LTC, If you need part numbers PM me, I will get out the book a get you some numbers. I think they are the same. Newer lt have differen numbers.
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Thanks George, that would be graet.
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Re: Headphones for a K1200 LT

Hi,

There are no press to talk buttons anywhere (PTT), are the microphone voice activated?

My comm system is in the small tank box and is a BC1 type with only one knob and a switch, is this for a bike to bike radio or do you need a radio to talk to your passenger?

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Re: Headphones for a K1200 LT

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Hi,

There are no press to talk buttons anywhere (PTT), are the microphone voice activated?

My comm system is in the small tank box and is a BC1 type with only one knob and a switch, is this for a bike to bike radio or do you need a radio to talk to your passenger?

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If you are not using a CB/FRS radio you will not need a PTT. Be warned the BC1 is a PITA to get set up correctly as it tends to have a mind of its own, but yes the Mics are VA. Turn the unit off (possible?) to avoid the com opening on you...The cheap version is just to get the adapter from the 6 pin to a 3.5 I think J&M or whitehorse has it.. You'll have to call J&M....good luck.

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Re: Headphones for a K1200 LT

On my 2000 lt the com system had both plugs. Had to pull the autocom box out to find it but it was there. If you have autocom system they can send you one. I think I paid about 20.00 for my.
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Re: Headphones for a K1200 LT

Again, as the others said, contact J&M. They are very helpful and John (the founder) himself may reply to your tech inquiry, even if it takes a couple of days. If it really is installed, then you will find that on the '99 you have the BMW ComSystem (made by J&M).

You will recognize it by the controls in the oddments box: there are knobs for intercom volume and VOX, mobile phone jack and CB/FRS toggle switch.

Here is my advice: if you only want audio to played you, you can get a J&M-to-3.5mm adapter and use standard earsets.

However, you will find the earsets uncomfortable. At least I did. I played with MANY different brands, including several high-end ones; finally settled on Etymotic ER-6 in-ear phones. Still, after a few hours my ears do hurt. The ER-6's are relegated now to airplane in-flight duty on my travels.

I strongly recommend the J&M helmet speakers. The set is not cheap, but maybe you can find one on eBay or post a Wanted-to-Buy message here. It is superb! I always ride with earplugs to eliminate wind noise and protect my hearing; only J&M speakers produce enough volume to play (and talk) through the earplugs.

With the J&M system you can go gadget-crazy, if you are so inclined. This is what I have tied into it, besides the built-in radio and CD-changer: Sirius satellite radio receiver, Aux input for an MP3 player, radar detector, GPS audio, Motorola HF-820 Bluetooth mobile phone adapter, Yaesu amateur radio receiver (via modified keying on CB input) and Motorola FRS/GMRS two-way radio. Crazy, eh?

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If it really is installed, then you will find that on the '99 you have the BMW ComSystem (made by J&M).

Not to be a pest...Well sort of Having been through the mix of all the communication systems and being confused by all the postings and cross postings. The BC1 (the very first version on the LT) "one knob only" was not made by J&M, rather the later middle versions BC2 (Comsystem w/ tape) and BC3 (Comsystem w/single cd) were perfected by J&M.
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Not to be a pest...Well sort of Having been through the mix of all the communication systems and being confused by all the postings and cross postings. The BC1 (the very first version on the LT) "one knob only" was not made by J&M, rather the later middle versions BC2 (Comsystem w/ tape) and BC3 (Comsystem w/single cd) were perfected by J&M.
I stand corrected. I had a 2000 LT with the ComSystem and I thought that I have seen a 1999 with same. I guess, my comments are of no use to the OP.

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I stand corrected. I had a 2000 LT with the ComSystem and I thought that I have seen a 1999 with same. I guess, my comments are of no use to the OP.
yes dear....they were...! Just wanted to get it straight! No harm...Still love you XOXOX

(yes, I am a smart A$$)

Also to the OP, I just got the new areastich catalog and they have the adapter for under $20. Plugs into the bike and plug your ear phones into it...Here

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