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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 21st, 2011, 11:58 am Thread Starter
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New DICE Duo

I just installed the new DICE Duo, in place of the CD changer. There was no problem with the install and the unit works great. One of the new features is that you can dictate how long you want the DICE unit to charge your Ipod after you turn the key off. (5 min to 2 hours). The problem that I am having is with the sound. There is a buzzing noise in the background when playing music through the Ipod. The buzzing is only apparent when the bike is moving. There is no buzzing when playing the music with the engine off. Also, there is no buzzing when using the FM or single CD player of the radio. The buzzing is only when accessing the DICE unit. I have been trying to get a response from the tech people at DICE, but am still waiting. Any ideas out there......
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Sounds like you are picking up the leakage from the ignition (Spark plug wires) might need to put a choke on the cable from the I-pod. or try one on the power line and see if that suppress it enough

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Sounds like you are picking up the leakage from the ignition (Spark plug wires) might need to put a choke on the cable from the I-pod. or try one on the power line and see if that suppress it enough
Yes, you may also want to experiment with rerouting the Dice cables and/or Dice unit. Also, how and where you tapped power. The noise can be RF from high voltage sources or can originate on the 12 volt line. The more separation the better. Take a good look at the cables and connectors. A damaged connection, especially the shield wire can also contribute to noise.
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I just installed the new DICE Duo, in place of the CD changer. There was no problem with the install and the unit works great. One of the new features is that you can dictate how long you want the DICE unit to charge your Ipod after you turn the key off. (5 min to 2 hours). The problem that I am having is with the sound. There is a buzzing noise in the background when playing music through the Ipod. The buzzing is only apparent when the bike is moving. There is no buzzing when playing the music with the engine off. Also, there is no buzzing when using the FM or single CD player of the radio. The buzzing is only when accessing the DICE unit. I have been trying to get a response from the tech people at DICE, but am still waiting. Any ideas out there......

I just went through the same thing. I have had my Dice installed for a few years now but it started buzzing a few weeks ago. I narrowed it down to either the Dice itself or the cables going to it. I had no buzzing over the radio or the intercom...only the Ipod. The buzzing would stop at a standstill. It was not RPM related since it did not change with throttle.

I took the entire unit out and used contact cleaner on the connections and then blew them out with air. I reinstalled the wiring and wrapped some light foam around the dice unit in case it was vibration related. I am not sure which of these fixed the problem, but it is back clear like new.

I actually think the culprit was the power lead to the Dice unit at the connector.

I hope this works for you also.

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Re: New DICE Duo

Hey guys, this may sound silly but I am new to the KLT and well, what is a dice unit.

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Re: New DICE Duo

Dice is an interface unit used to integrate an iPod to the LT factory sound system. You remove the CD changer from the right saddle bag and replace it with the dice unit. You will be able to control your iPod from the handlebar controls. Do a search on the word dice and you will find accounts with variable levels if success.

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