Harley Davidson Harman Kardon Radio and Bluetooth

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Harley Davidson Harman Kardon Radio and Bluetooth

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So I have a 2011 Harley Harman Kardon Radio, that is the stock radio that comes with the bike. I recently purchased a Zumo 396 only to find out it only connects using bluetooth. So after making many phone calls and sending emails I found a unit made by GoGroove that is a Bluetooth Receiver Kit A2DP 14-hour Playback AUX Adapter.

This is what it does: The BlueGATE receiver connects to playback devices using a 3.5mm AUX connection to wirelessly receive audio signal from Bluetooth-enabled media players like smartphones, tablets, etc.

So, I connected the 3.5mm connector to the AUX port of the radio, put the radio in AUX mode and the GPS streams everything through my Harley Davidson system. Yep through the speakers and stock headset. The unit was 24.99 and so works perfectly, I have not tried using it for 14 hours yet, but I will soon as I have a few trips coming up.

Hope that may help someone looking to upgrade their GPS to Harley Unit.

Enjoy :)
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Re: Harley Davidson Harman Kardon Radio and Bluetooth

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That's interesting. But where does it get it's power from?

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The Bluetooth unit must have a small internal battery, it comes with a charger that plugs into a USB port
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And will it work while charging? [I'm thinking of something you never need to touch once it's all in place]

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Re: Harley Davidson Harman Kardon Radio and Bluetooth

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Alan, no it will not work while it is charging, that is the only downside that I see so far.
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Ah - then I guess you need something like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... _qh_dp_hza

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Re: Harley Davidson Harman Kardon Radio and Bluetooth

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That is what BlueGate kind of looks like, unfortunately the item you linked to above only goes to the UK, I am in the USA

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