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2013 R1200Rt - Blue Tooth

Getting my bike set up for some serious touring in a few months. Bike is currently in my shed and blocked in by snow. Waiting to install my new Russell seats and doing a few 700 mile rides before going for my first Saddlesore 1000.

One upgrade I am looking into is listening to my stereo via bluetooth. I currently wear foam earplugs and use the bikes built in speakers on my daily commutes to work. I have read that the Sena SMH-10 is one of the best on the market but that there were problems sync'ng it with the bike. Is this still a problem since there have been one or two upgrades in the software? Are there any issues with installing the SMH-10 in a Schuberth C3?

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Getting my bike set up for some serious touring in a few months. Bike is currently in my shed and blocked in by snow. Waiting to install my new Russell seats and doing a few 700 mile rides before going for my first Saddlesore 1000.

One upgrade I am looking into is listening to my stereo via bluetooth. I currently wear foam earplugs and use the bikes built in speakers on my daily commutes to work. I have read that the Sena SMH-10 is one of the best on the market but that there were problems sync'ng it with the bike. Is this still a problem since there have been one or two upgrades in the software? Are there any issues with installing the SMH-10 in a Schuberth C3?

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As I'm sure you've read pairing the SMH10 with the BMW OEM audio Bluetooth works reasonably well. I used that method for about a year on my '11 RT. I experienced pairing issues on occasion and defaulted to adding a Bluetooth dongle connected to the rear speaker connector. That method works 100% and the dongles can be found on Amazon for under $20. I assume you've already done so, but if not search "Bluetooth" here on the RT Series Forum.

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I did the same as Lynn but, I used the Sena SM10 BT dongle since I needed dual BT streaming of audio to two headsets. My SM10 connects to my helmets but because my headset is also paired with my phone, the phone connects first and then I usually have to push the button on the SM10 and it connects immediately. Not a big deal but, it would be nice if the phone connected and then the SM10 without any user intervention....

Can't help you with the Schuberth helmet question but, I don't see why it wouldn't just install like all other helmets.

I like the Sena BT setup we now have which consists of two SMH10 paired headsets, SM10 hard wired to my BMW Audio system, a 64gb memory stick connected to the BMW OEM usb glove box plug which gives me unlimited MP3 music! I like that I can still use all of the controls on the BMW audio system with the way my Sena system is installed.

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For the right fit with your Schuberth you will need these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I am very happy with this setup, grand total around $50.
My wife's helmet is a Nolan and did not require this adapter.

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I did the same as Lynn but, I used the Sena SM10 BT dongle since I needed dual BT streaming of audio to two headsets. My SM10 connects to my helmets but because my headset is also paired with my phone, the phone connects first and then I usually have to push the button on the SM10 and it connects immediately. Not a big deal but, it would be nice if the phone connected and then the SM10 without any user intervention....

Can't help you with the Schuberth helmet question but, I don't see why it wouldn't just install like all other helmets.

I like the Sena BT setup we now have which consists of two SMH10 paired headsets, SM10 hard wired to my BMW Audio system, a 64gb memory stick connected to the BMW OEM usb glove box plug which gives me unlimited MP3 music! I like that I can still use all of the controls on the BMW audio system with the way my Sena system is installed.
I had a similar setup on the LT that I am poring to a 2011 RT.
How did you hard wire the SM10 to the BMW audio? Also how are you powering the SM10 from the bike? (unless you are relying on the SM10 battery). Thanks!

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Re: 2013 R1200Rt - Blue Tooth

I have used my SM10 for 8+hrs on a full charge in my 2012 rt. I tried using it
while being charged from a USB hard wire to the bike , but the sound had a noise in it from the bike. Have not had time to figure that out yet. I can charge it
During breaks to top it up.

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