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I haven't seen it before. I use an Ice Link. This looks less expensive and if it is an Apple product, might interface better. Let us know if you get one.
 

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iPod/mp3 sub forum

Just wondering, shouldn't this have been posted in iPod/mp3 sub-forum of Farkles, Gadgets and Gear forum?? Just wondering as it might help keep the K1200LT forum from getting cluttered with anything and everything.

JM2CW and what you paid for it. :)
 

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There are two different versions. The less expensive one states it only lets you select playlists one through five and then skip tracks and control volume. No text shows up.

The more expensive unit claims to allow full control of ipod via steering wheel controls and radio controls and shows text on radio.

Assuming it does everything it claims and the text will display on an '05 this looks to be superior to the Ice Link for the same price.

Hopefull somebody on this site has one on an '05 and can fill us in how it works and whether it is superior to the icelink.

I am going to call the company on Monday and see if it will plug into the back of my radio but from the photos it looks I will need to acquire a harness with the grey connector assuming my bike doesn't already have one (I don't have a changer).
 

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I spoke with a Rep for these and posted on the other board. The cheaper model does not allow usage of scrolling on the radio but it offers an additional port that you can use for a satellite radio etc. The $199.00 model is a Ice Link.

Hey....The new improvements are great.....spell check is what I needed.
 

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I spoke with a Rep for these and posted on the other board. The cheaper model does not allow usage of scrolling on the radio but it offers an additional port that you can use for a satellite radio etc. The $199.00 model is a Ice Link.

Hey....The new improvements are great.....spell check is what I needed.
Is it truly an ice link or just similar? If it is truly and ice link I imagine the text will not work on an '05.
 

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Is it truly an ice link or just similar? If it is truly and ice link I imagine the text will not work on an '05.
I called them and they confirmed that their product (the $199 one) is made by Denison and is actually a rebadged ice link.
 

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My wife has an iPod shuffle which we wanted to use on the LT so we can have skip-free music. Last week at the computer fair I bought a "full channel music transmitter" (made in Taiwan so there is no brand name on it). Cost $42, full FM range tuning, runs off 3 AAA batteries. Just set it to the frequency you want, tune your radio to the same and you have MP3 music :)
If you have an iPod MP3 player (the ones with the screen on it) you can do the same as I think they transmit FM on one or two frequencies that are preset.
 

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MP3 your car

21106 - USA SPEC BMW Adapter
BMW: K1200LT : 2000 - 2005
The USA SPEC connects the iPod to the BMW K1200LT's factory radio. Full quality audio and controls for your iPod plus an additional auxillary input - easy installation!

I have this unit. A few points of interest. If you do not have a CD changer in you bike already this will be expensive set up. You need 2 cables on you bike to make it work.

I have a 2002 K1200LT standard with out a 6 disk changer. According to the dealer who I was going to have insatall it since it was in for the 24k service and have the tupperware off. They said I DID NOT have the 2 harnesses needed. one cost $170 the other about $30.

I am trusting what my dealer say on this matter. This winter when the LT goes in hibernation the tupper ware will come off and a thorough investigation ill begin.

Some one on the old web site gave me some info on this matter but I do not remember who.

If some one wants more info or discuss in detail or has some info to share please post or send a PM
 

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According to the dealer who I was going to have insatall it since it was in for the 24k service and have the tupperware off. They said I DID NOT have the 2 harnesses needed. one cost $170 the other about $30.

I am trusting what my dealer say on this matter.
He/she gave you the straight scoop. The CD changer harness is two part.

Unfortunately, the first half (from the back of the radio, out the radio housing, to the under-stingray connector) is not a small, separate CD cable, it is integrated into the entire radio/speaker harness. As a result, to add the CD changer harness requires replacement of the *entire* radio harness. :( That's why it's so expensive.

The $30 part is thin (9?-wire) cable that goes from the stingray connector back to the saddlebag (or to whereever you plan on putting your device).
 

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Does It Show On Panel Of 05'?

Will Either The 199.95 Or 189.99 Product Show Which Song You're On On An 05' Display Panel? Has Anyone Done This Yet? Has Anyone Spoken To The Manufacture And Confirmed It? Inquriring Minds Want To Know.
 

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Your best bet is call mp3 your car. Just make sure before you buy it will work on your bike. Meaning if you have the CD changer now you are in luck and all should be easy to do. The only negative is you get a lot of cable maybe more than you need. But if you stow the device deep in the bowels of the bike you won't be short of cable that is.

I have the $139.00 unit but do not have the CD or the prewiring on my LT so this winter I am going to remove the tupper ware and improvise to make it work.

or just break down and buy the harnesses and do it bu the book.
 

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Having an '05, and having installed an IceLink, I can tell you that the dashboard radio display does not display the iPod selection. I also got tired of dealing with the delayed response. Got Best Buy to take the IceLink back and am now using a combination of products, that (while not displaying the song) provides excellent fidelity and ease of use. The combination is the iClick ($26) for controls, the Pocketdock ($30) as a connector to the iPod and a Dr. Bott's 12volt to firewire connector ($30).

The iClick is mounted externally (thanx to the gut at the BMWRA rally for showing me this cool tool), and wirelessly provides on/off, volume, forward/skip/reverse/repeat functions.

The Pocketdock connector simply connects to the proprietary connector at the bottom of the iPod, and allows plugging in a 3.5mm audio cable and a firewire power cable. The audio cable plugged in there supposedly provides better fidelity than the earphone output. A male to male connector runs from this connector into the VOICE II.

The Dr. Bott's 12volt firewire connector is wired to the battery to keep the iPod charged.

At a cost of under $100, the whole affair resides in the oddments box (with a power lead running to the battery). Having removed the CD changer when I installed the IceLink, I am satisfied with the arrangement, and simply keep in in genre mode. Now if I could just solve the iPod crashing problem. I've notice it crashes less when the top faces right rather than left.
 
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