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I have an 06 LT and have purchased a KW 3131. I have the BMW adaptor and it will attach in the radio compartment along with the 2 way radio. Is there a adaptor plug that will attach to the plug behind the radio compartment so I can place the 3131 up on the dash near the GPS to take advantage of the KW's antenna?
I also have a razor cell and need the adaptor so I can use the phone thru the intercom. Where can I get one of these adaptors?
 

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Ther is a plug you can get that will fit the back of the radio and has a 3.5mm jack for the Aux setting on the radio, what is a KW3131? a Kenwood radio maybe. The adaptors and cables are in the dealers catalog
 

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I assume you are talking about the Kenwood TK3131 FRS/GMRS two-way radio. There is no input on the back of the Voice II. The adapter cable has a two prong plug for the radio and the front of the unit. Many folks simply put the radio in their tankbag. It does work much better when the antenna is pointing up and clear of obstacles as it works on line of sight. It is possible to drill a hole in the front tray portion of the oddments box to run the cable under the stingray and up to the front of the fairing or onto a handlbar mount. You might need to build or acquire a longer adapter cable to make this work. I drilled a hole in the left side and use a 54 inch cable that runs up the left handlebar to my ICOM radio. The TK3131 is a decent, user-friendly radio but do not expect too much range from it. About a half mile is all you can expect before it starts breaking up while transmitting. Certainly enough for bike to bike communication when riding in close proximity.

BMW sells a cellphone adapter cable that will work with your cellphone. It's not especially long but it will plug-n-play with the Voice II. It is long enough to put the cellphone in the top of a tankbag.
 

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I assume you are talking about the Kenwood TK3131 FRS/GMRS two-way radio. There is no input on the back of the Voice II. The adapter cable has a two prong plug for the radio and the front of the unit. Many folks simply put the radio in their tankbag.

BMW sells a cellphone adapter cable that will work with your cellphone. It's not especially long but it will plug-n-play with the Voice II. It is long enough to put the cellphone in the top of a tankbag.
What he said... I have the exact same set-up and the radio in the tank bag will work... you won't be talking to anyone in New York if you're in Florida, but it works well on the road.

If you need something longer than the GMRS cable will allow, you may have to get the soldering gun out and make up your own.
 

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TK 3131/motorola cell

Thanks Guys,
The radio will only be used for bike to bike when I cannot keep up with pro's in front of me. With this great info, I think I can get away with the radio in the tank bag which sounds like that should be sufficient.
As far as the adaptor for the cell, I have the adaptor for the bike, but need an adaptor for the razor phone. The motorola cell has a much different plug and will not mate with the bikes adaptor. I am hoping that someone may have the cell phone and may know where I may purchase the correct plug. I'm really not sure if I really want to use a cell when I am riding anyway, since that is my time escape. Les
 

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LesKloppenburg said:
I'm really not sure if I really want to use a cell when I am riding anyway, since that is my time escape. Les
This is the conclusion I came to after a few months unless I am riding alone during a business trip. Checking the phone at breaks works fine for me.
 

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LesKloppenburg said:
Thanks Guys,
The radio will only be used for bike to bike when I cannot keep up with pro's in front of me. With this great info, I think I can get away with the radio in the tank bag which sounds like that should be sufficient.
As far as the adaptor for the cell, I have the adaptor for the bike, but need an adaptor for the razor phone. The motorola cell has a much different plug and will not mate with the bikes adaptor. I am hoping that someone may have the cell phone and may know where I may purchase the correct plug. I'm really not sure if I really want to use a cell when I am riding anyway, since that is my time escape. Les
Les,

Be advised that the cell phone only connects to the Voice II as an ear piece with no control capabilities. If your Razor has a ear piece/mike jack then that is the one you need to use. If it only has a complex multipin jack like my LG then you have to get an adapter from Motorola that has the ear jack on it and plugs to the multipin. BMW makes a male to male cable that will then go from the comm to the phone.

Bruce
 

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LesKloppenburg said:
Thanks Guys,
The radio will only be used for bike to bike when I cannot keep up with pro's in front of me. With this great info, I think I can get away with the radio in the tank bag which sounds like that should be sufficient.
As far as the adaptor for the cell, I have the adaptor for the bike, but need an adaptor for the razor phone. The motorola cell has a much different plug and will not mate with the bikes adaptor. I am hoping that someone may have the cell phone and may know where I may purchase the correct plug. I'm really not sure if I really want to use a cell when I am riding anyway, since that is my time escape. Les
This is what you're looking for Les. Google is a beautiful thing:)

http://www.cellphoneshop.net/auadformorav.html

Thats THREE bottles of booze you owe me now:D

 

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LesKloppenburg said:
I have an 06 LT and have purchased a KW 3131. I have the BMW adaptor and it will attach in the radio compartment along with the 2 way radio. Is there a adaptor plug that will attach to the plug behind the radio compartment so I can place the 3131 up on the dash near the GPS to take advantage of the KW's antenna?
I also have a razor cell and need the adaptor so I can use the phone thru the intercom. Where can I get one of these adaptors?
If you're going to use the Kenwood you will need to add the PTT botton to the left handle bar if you don't already have it...
 

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Thanks for helping Les out !!

He is one of my newest riding partners and is somewhat overwhelmed by all he is needing too do getting his new ride FARKLIZED :dance:

So far so good Les, I will try and stop by sometime this coming weekend ?

Scott
 

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You may want to look into the Kenwood Stealth antenna. I have it and it works great. Here is a link
http://www.autocomamerica.com

It is a flat blade like antenna with about a 2 foot cable that goes to the Kenwood FRS/GMRS radio replacing the rubber antena. While installing the cb I drilled a small hole on the right side of the odiment box and ran it under the tupperware and into the top piece of the tupperware on the right handle bar. There I used dbl sided tape and secured it to the under side of the top piece of the tupperware making sure it did not touch any metal. I had mine all torn down any way but I think all you would need to do is remove the right side tupperware panel and the top piece (2 allen headed screws) of the handle bar.

I used side molding tape from an auto parts store as the tape that came with it was not sticky enough.

Works great, much better range, and now I can have the Kenwood in the odiment box with the lid closed.
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OK! A dumb question. I have a BMW CB on my 06. If I install at FRG radio using the plug(s) on the COMM II will the Push To Talk for the CB work the FRG radio as well?
 

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Powerman said:
OK! A dumb question. I have a BMW CB on my 06. If I install at FRG radio using the plug(s) on the COMM II will the Push To Talk for the CB work the FRG radio as well?

Yes, if you plug the FRS into the Voice II the PTT will work for the FRS radio.
 

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GBaker said:
You may want to look into the Kenwood Stealth antenna....It is a flat blade like antenna with about a 2 foot cable that goes to the Kenwood FRS/GMRS radio replacing the rubber antenna.
I have a Kenwood TK-3131. I don't think the antenna is removable on this model so I can't see how the Kenwood Stealth antenna could work with the TK-3131. I hope I'm wrong.

As I recall, other Kenwood FRS/GMRS models may have the ability to connect an external antenna, but not the TK-3131.
 

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Motorola Cell Phone Info

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This is what you're looking for Les. Google is a beautiful thing:)

http://www.cellphoneshop.net/auadformorav.html

Thats THREE bottles of booze you owe me now:D

Note: This cable has a 3.5mm jack on the other side of the mini-USB connector. You would need a 3.5mm male to 2.5mm male stereo adapter cable also because the Voice II telephone input jack is 2.5mm "stereo." Then you could at least try the hook up. I seem to recall that there was a thread on this forum related to this type of wired hook up to the Voice II but it wasn't clear or had a lot of static or something.

Another alternative is to hook up your Motorola Razr using the phones bluetooth function. Pair your phone to a bluetooth Motorola HF-820 which is connected to the Voice II via a 2.5mm stereo male to male cable (available from BMW). There are a lot of threads on this forum related to the HF-820 telephone connection procedures.
 
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