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Old Nov 20th, 2019, 3:25 pm Thread Starter
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1999 radio/cassette upgrade

Can anyone confirm the parts needed to upgrade from stock radio/cassette to a radio/cd unit .
Ex: some people saying the bmw 3 series e46 kit will work ..? These are avaiable on amazon so just wondering has anyone completed this upgrade with a pioneer or similar stereo unit .? Any links to stereo and kits greatly appreciated Thanks
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Old Nov 20th, 2019, 6:15 pm
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Re: 1999 radio/cassette upgrade

If you can do a Youtube search, there are several videos on this. A popular one is from a member I recall seeing on this forum, WestVanDude. If memory serve me well, he had several videos on various upgrades for lights and things.

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Old Nov 20th, 2019, 9:24 pm
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Re: 1999 radio/cassette upgrade

Why do you want to upgrade? Donít you have the six disk player in the right side saddle bag?

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Old Nov 21st, 2019, 7:16 am Thread Starter
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Hiya buddy
No I don’t have the cd changer in the side , I prefer space for other junk 😉 so I wanna install a replacement unit with cd 👍
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Old Nov 21st, 2019, 3:02 pm
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Re: 1999 radio/cassette upgrade

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2005-on 1200RTs had vertically mounted radio/CD players and they would tend to skip like crazy over rough surfaces - I am speaking from experience. CD-players mounted flat (as on the 1200LT?) are more successful.

20 years on from 1999, folk are playing music from their cell-phones or from a "tunes-capable" or even Sirius-enabled motorcycle GPS to a bluetooth earpiece (and BMW have long since abandoned CD players on their motorcycles). If you still want something vertically mounted look for a radio unit with a USB receptacle to play your own music.

Good luck in your search.




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Old Nov 21st, 2019, 5:16 pm
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Re: 1999 radio/cassette upgrade

Save yourself a lot of hassle and just use a cassette adapter plugged into your phone or an MP3 player, after all, 1 CD plays up to an hour of music, my 4gb player has over 1000 songs and room for more.
Rig up a USB charger in the space where the cassette player is and you have non-stop music.
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Yes fair point ! But The issue is the AMps are blown in the radio with only output to one speaker ! I don’t like earpiece for sound - prefer the stereo speakers ! So I just need a modern stereo with decent amps that will fit with a adapter kit ..🤔
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Re: 1999 radio/cassette upgrade

I can see that both Kenwood and Fusion do marine, weatherproof radios with remotes that can be mounted on the handlebars.
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Re: 1999 radio/cassette upgrade

Do a search on replacement radios there have been many different ones documented here over the last 15 years.

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Old Nov 23rd, 2019, 4:17 am
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Re: 1999 radio/cassette upgrade

I am going to be experimenting with an Alpine CDE-193BT presently. There is a Connects2 interface that speaks I-Bus so it bodes well. Just the display is unlikely to work, but I have grand ideas about using a Pi or Arduino to deal with that. Whether that ever happens or not is a different matter!

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Re: 1999 radio/cassette upgrade

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Yes fair point ! But The issue is the AMps are blown in the radio with only output to one speaker ! I donít like earpiece for sound - prefer the stereo speakers ! So I just need a modern stereo with decent amps that will fit with a adapter kit ..🤔

Another good option....https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/k1200lt...em-becker.html

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