Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North-central Florida
Re: New member and a question
Welcome to BMW's, LT's, and the group here. I too recently bought a used '99 and wanted more audio stuff. Loren well summarized your options. The simplest, least complicated or expensive way to quickly get your iPod hooked up is the cassette converter. I used one for a while. $25 bucks and it works.
In my case I wanted to add stereo intercom capability so I could get music, and communications, in a helmet head set, which I already have on other bikes. There are several ways to go but all involve some expense, and, if you do your own work, a bit of time. In my case I also wanted CB too, so I installed a J&M CB/intercom, and added connections to the AUX input from several sources including an iPod connector, which I put in the "glove" box.
For starters in your case, don't discount the cassette converter, it's cheap and quick, and if the audio stuff in your bike's still working OK....gives you decent music through your speakers.
2000 LT - Motorvation Formula II
2004 Burgman 650 (wife's)