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post #1 of 12 Old Jan 9th, 2011, 1:18 pm Thread Starter
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I've done two things to my bike that I think have made night and day difference in how much I like it. I changed the radio to the Jensen and put new throttle cables on it. The throttle cables have made the thing seem like a completly different bike. I wish I had done it sooner. Easy as pie to do and such a smoother and easier turn! Well worth the money and time. Now if it will just warm up a bit so I can get to the Winter Ralley?
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post #2 of 12 Old Jan 9th, 2011, 1:36 pm
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What isit about the Jensen that you like, or think is improved?
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post #3 of 12 Old Jan 10th, 2011, 8:53 am Thread Starter
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It works. Has not missed a beat yet. Cost about $140. My Ipod works with it. My XM radio hooks to it. So far I like it.
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Are you using the Jensen wireless remote which works off RF signal. If not it could be mounted on the bars as a replacement for the stock handle bar radio control. Very easy fix as it is not wired and it will control all basic functions: Radio, Ipod, Sirius

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I do not use the remote. I just press the buttons on the panel. No worries.
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I do not use the remote. I just press the buttons on the panel. No worries.
do you have any pics of the install?

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post #7 of 12 Old Jan 11th, 2011, 8:26 am
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I am starting to have some minor "issues" with my stock radio from time to time so the Jensen replacement is starting to look like an option. How difficult was the install? I have heard that you have to basically butcher the stock wiring harness to connect the Jensen radio. Are there any BMW automobile DIN radio install kits with a wiring harness that fits the factory BMW LT plugs. How much cutting of the Tupperware did you need to do? Can we get a picture of your finished product?
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Did u just replace the cable with the OEM cable?

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I've done two things to my bike that I think have made night and day difference in how much I like it. I changed the radio to the Jensen and put new throttle cables on it. The throttle cables have made the thing seem like a completly different bike. I wish I had done it sooner. Easy as pie to do and such a smoother and easier turn! Well worth the money and time. Now if it will just warm up a bit so I can get to the Winter Ralley?
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Could you post the model of Jensen radio and where you got it. Thanks.

And yes, installation pictures/instructions would be great.

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I used the cables BMW replaces the old ones with. I got them from Atlanta BMW.
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Click on my name and look for my other post and one has the pictures.
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When I installed the Jensen I was pretty fed up with the crap that came on the bike. I removed most all of my wiring. I do not use the intercom anyway. The Jensen panel is mounted right where the old radio was so I just use the bottons on it. I have less wiring to fool with. I used the speakers and wiring for them that was already in place. No problems to install or operate.
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