Questions for you guys who have already been down this road...
I've done some searching/reading here and will be taking the plunge to put a CB and GPS on my '09 LT with the Voice II intercom
. I'm having some work done on the LT and when I saw how far it was stripped down I thought it was "go time", so I asked my dealer to order and install the BMW (re-badged J&M) CB. The service technician said "yeh, the LT in tech school had a CB on it", which means he's seen this exactly once. Maybe.
Are there any tips or preemptive-type things I need to tell him about?
They will be installing the BMW CB on the left handlebar, and the antenna and bracket on the right side of the top case.
Going back to my CB days of the 70s:
Doesn't a CB antenna need to be hooked up to an SWR meter and then "tuned"? I'm assuming my local dealer will not be able to do that, and I will have to take this to a local CB shop (there are several in my area) to have this done.
Can this antenna tuning be done AFTER everything is all installed?
Does the CB go into the Voice II intercom?
Assuming we can figure out the factory GPS mount, I'm also having a Zumo 660 GPS put on the LT.
Does the GPS also
go into the Voice II intercom? (and does the Voice II have sufficient inputs to handle this? I think the Voice II only has 1 aux port that is visible to the rider, and I have not seen the bottom/insides of the Voice II.) I am familiar with the Baehr intercom with its 4 inputs - I had it on the '05 LT I used to have.