Owner’s Manual, ComSystem
K1200 LT
© 2001 BMW of North America, LLC
Logo and trademark are registered
Printed in U.S.A.
06/01
BMW of North America, LLC
PN 99 99 0 000 210
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677-7731
Welcome to BMW
The BMW ComSystem has been developed to provide riders of BMW
K 1200 LT models the most advanced sound and communications
management system. The ComSystem acts as the foundation,
allowing owners to utilize privately purchased portable modular
electronic devices suited for the local market such as cell phones, twoway radios and portable music storage devices.
The ComSystem allows the rider to manage all audio sources as well
as communicate with the passenger and other individuals, whether on
motorcycles, other vehicles, or at home / office. There are many
choices available to riders, so it is important to fully understand how to
manage these choices to bring the highest level of enjoyment to you
and your passenger.
Please read the enclosed manual completely. The manual provides an
overview of the audio & communications system, a detailed explanation
how each interface operates, and provides an understanding of options
/ accessories available to maximize your enjoyment of the system.
If you have any questions, please direct them to your BMW retailer, who
is always available to assist you with advice and support for all of your
motorcycle needs. We wish you pleasant reading of this operation
manual and many enjoyable journeys on your BMW!
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Safety Notes
The following symbols are used in this operating manual for
safety notes:
Danger indicates an imminently
hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or
serious injury
Warning indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or
injury.
Note:
Caution indicates a potentially
hazardous situation or unsafe
practice that may cause property
damage or may invalidate your
vehicle warranty.
Tips for facilitation of operation,
control and adjustment, as well
as maintenance work.
In the interest of your personal safety, please read this operating manual
and particularly the safety notes carefully and in full.
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Check the volume control position of your ComSystem prior
to use. If in doubt about the correct setting, turn the volume
control counter-clockwise to a minimal level prior to turning
on ignition to avoid excessively loud volume when the
motorcycle ignition is turned on.
Set your ComSystem to a volume level which allows you at all
times to hear traffic noises and the signals of other road-users
(especially police and emergency services). Volume settings
which prevent this are dangerous to you and those around
you. Moreover, the influence of high noise levels can damage
your hearing.
Only use the communications features of the ComSystem
when the traffic situation allows without danger. Observe all
local regulations with respect to helmet installed audio
systems.
While driving, do not conduct any conversations by radio or
telephone which will distract you from events on the road. In
these cases, you should stop the motorcycle and only drive on
after the conversation is concluded.
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Never dial the telephone while riding, unless you have a voicecontrolled dialing phone service and the driving situation
permits.
Note:
Only press the transmit button when you really want to transmit via twoway radio. All conversations and telephone calls that are conducted
with the transmit button pressed can be received and overheard by
third parties when the two-way radio is switched on.
We strongly recommend that the ComSystem be installed by an
authorized BMW retailer.
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Overview
The audio management of the K 1200 LT consists of inputs and outputs
from numerous standard and optional devices. To gain the most benefit
from the system, it is necessary to understand what functions are
available. As with all audio systems, these devices operate on different
levels, which determine what priority each level has over the other.
These levels go from lowest priority (level 1) to highest priority (level 4).
Level 1 - Music can be received into the helmet headsets using one
of the sources listed below:
• BMW AM/FM/weatherband radio with cassette and
optional 6-disc CD
or
• Auxiliary Audio Input (MP3 players or other recorded music
devices)
Level 2 - ComSystem driver / passenger intercom, which mutes level
1 audio when engaged. The ComSystem intercom is also
engaged when a signal is received from:
• CB radio (27 MHz two-way radio)
and / or
• Family Channel radio (462 MHz two-way radios from
Kenwood, Motorola, etc.)
Level 3 - Cell Phone, which mutes all level 2 and lower functions
(except intercom), connecting rider and passenger helmet
headsets to cell phone.
Level 4 - Warning device will interrupt all lower levels (for RH helmet
speaker only), to signal:
• Accessory Audio Warning Device (equipped with audio
output jack)
or
• Global Positioning System (GPS) device (equipped with
audio output jack)
The BMW ComSystem also provides the basic linkage to the rider /
passenger headsets for all of the functions noted above. The BMW
ComSystem has been optimized to provide excellent music fidelity for
your listening enjoyment, gaining full benefit from the BMW 120W sound
system that is standard on the K 1200 LT. The BMW ComSystem will
function with any BMW helmet headset sold to-date with 6-pin DIN plug
connections.
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Controls
BMW ComSystem Control Surface:
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Auxiliary Audio Input
Fairing Speaker / Headset Switch
Intercom Volume
FRS Radio Input
Intercom VOX Sensitivity
Cell Phone Input
FRS or CB Transmit Select Switch
Motorcycle Connections / Controls
8. Rider Transmit (PTT) Push-To-Talk Button for FRS or CB radio
9. Connection for Rider Headset Cord
10. Passenger Transmit (PTT) Push-To-Talk Button for FRS or CB radio
11. Connection for Passenger Headset Cord
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Rider / Passenger Intercom
Operation
The ComSystem intercom is a voice activated system that allows
seamless communication between rider and passenger. The
ComSystem is operational when the motorcycle ignition switch is
turned “on”. The system will not function (nor can you hear music
through the helmet headsets) with the ignition “off” (though the radio
may still work through the fairing speakers).
Requirement
• The ComSystem will function properly only if the rider and passenger
are wearing helmets fitted with BMW headsets or headsets compatible with the BMW system.
Operation
• Set the intercom volume control ➌ to 50% of range to ensure that
audio is not excessively loud when system is turned-on. You may
later adjust the volume to the desired level, turning clockwise to
increase volume. (There is no automatic intercom volume increase
function as with the BMW radio, as the perceived intercom volume
does not change much with speed changes due to wearing a
helmet)
• Turn “on” the ignition switch, which activates the ComSystem power.
• Adjust the VOX sensitivity knob ➎ to the desired level that will allow
the intercom to activate upon speaking, but not falsely activate from
outside ambient / wind noise. Turn clockwise for greater sensitivity,
counterclockwise for less sensitivity.
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• The intercom will mute the music from all audio sources when VOX is
engaged, and return the music 3.5 seconds after the last VOX input is
received. The 3.5 second delay spans the natural gaps that occur
from voice inflections and minor turns of the head (away from
microphone) that occur while riding.
• The optional rider / passenger PTT switch will also activate intercom,
thus allowing both the rider and passenger the enjoyment of the twoway communication when using two-way radios.
• When riding in such extreme noise conditions that make VOX
activation of the intercom impractical, just turn the VOX sensitivity
knob counterclockwise fully and use the PTT switches with two-way
radios turned “off” to communicate on the intercom system.
• The music heard through the ComSystem is imported from radio
amplifier output to the front fairing speakers, which means that if the
radio fader is set to fade out the front fairing speakers, the
ComSystem will not receive audio input from the radio. The radio
fader control has no affect on the audio front-to-rear balance heard in
the headsets through the ComSystem. The audio level balance of
the ComSystem has no front-to-rear or left-to-right balance.
However, the left-to-right balance of the radio amplifier will impact the
audio signal going to the ComSystem, since the source (front fairing
speaker leads) would be affected by that adjustment.
• We recommend setting the audio music automatic speed adjustment
to 4. Most riders will find this the most comfortable setting for volumeto-speed increase.
Note:
For maximum enjoyment of the system, it is imperative that the helmet
headset microphone placement be correct, as advised in the headset
installation instructions. Too much gap between the mouth and
microphone will result in excessive noise entering the system and
imperfect intercom operation / VOX switching.
Risk of injury! Do not make adjustments to ComSystem
controls while driving. You may be distracted, lose control of
the motorcycle and be seriously injured.
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Auxiliary Audio Input
The ComSystem provides a port to connect auxiliary audio players
(such as MP3 devices) to the audio channel (Level 1).
Requirements
• Connect the accessory audio device using a connection cable BMW
PN 99 99 0 000 204 (short) or 99 99 0 000 205 (long), which has a
3.5 mm stereo plug at both ends.
Function
• The auxiliary audio input jack ➊ becomes live when fairing speaker /
headset switch ➋ is set to fairing speakers. EXT = button out / HS
= button in.
• Note that a “pop” sound may be heard when the HS/EXT switch is
pressed. The sound is produced by the engagement of a set of
relays, which is a normal sound.
• Adjust the audio volume of the accessory audio device to a comfortable level. As the audio is feeding directly into the ComSystem, the
audio will not be adjusted automatically with motorcycle speed as
with the BMW K 1200 LT radio system.
• When the motorcycle ignition is turned “off”, the K1200LT radio
system audio (if turned on) will play through the fairing speakers
regardless of the position of the HS/EXT switch (defaults back to
EXT). The accessory audio device cannot play through the fairing
speakers at any time – only through the ComSystem / headsets.
Do not make adjustments to Accessory Audio Device controls
while driving.
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Cellular Telephone
The ComSystem provides an input for cellular phone communication.
Given the increased emphasis / local legislation requiring the use of
cellular phone headsets while driving a car, as well as the proliferation
of phone models and calling plans available, BMW is providing a simple
connection to the ComSystem via the cellular phone headset 2.5 mm
jack found on most phones. If your phone does not have a headset
jack, consult your phone supplier for an accessory headset adapter.
Function
• Using the cellular phone cable 99 99 0 000 202 (standard length) or
99 99 0 000 203 (long), plug the 2.5 mm plug into ➏ on the
ComSystem control surface and the 2.5 mm plug into your cellular
phone headset jack.
• Consult your cellular phone owners manual to set your telephone to
auto-answer. This will allow you to receive calls while riding, without
the need to touch / manipulate the phone to receive a call.
• With intercom volume set at your normal level, adjust the volume of
the phone to be received at a comfortable level. To do this, use the
cellular phone volume control (you need to receive a real call to do
this) before the ride begins.
• Some phones may require the use of an auxiliary antenna to function
properly, particularly those in the higher digital bands. Please consult
your local cellular phone provider and your BMW retailer for antenna
connections to your particular make and model of phone.
• Most phones will operate with greater range if located outside the
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oddments compartment. A longer cable is available PN 99 99 0 000
203 to allow placement of the phone in the optional tank utility pouch
71 60 2 342 670.
Turn the phone “on”, place the phone in the tray and close the lid.
For cellular phones equipped with voice-command dialing, your
helmet headset microphone is continually connected to the cellular
phone. This will enable rider or passenger to activate the voicecommand dialing feature. However, note that your phone will “hear”
everything said through your microphone, so it is possible to
inadvertently place a call if what you say matches your voice
command keyword and if your phone does not require pressing a
specific key to activate voice command dialing.
Once a call is received, the rider and passenger headsets will
connect to the phone via a distinct VOX activated intercom channel,
muting out all lower level communications (music, CB and FRS radio).
Phone conversations are then shared by rider and passenger. Any
audio generated from the phone or voice input will keep the intercom
latched, with a 3.5 second intercom delay from the last VOX input. If
a pause in conversation exceeds 3.5 seconds, lower level audio will
return until new VOX input is received.
You may need to fine-tune the cell phone volume until you have
established a comfortable volume level while riding. Manipulation of
phone controls while riding is not recommended.
Risk of injury! Do not make adjustments to ComSystem
controls while driving. You may be distracted, lose control of
the motorcycle and be seriously injured.
Do not dial a cellular phone while driving! Utilize only voice
command dialing options to place a call while riding the
motorcycle, and only when a call can be placed without
diverting your attention from the road.
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Operation of (FRS) Family Channel Radio
Requirement
• A FRS radio such as the Kenwood FreeTalk™ (BMW PN 99 99 0 000
041) and corresponding adapter cable (BMW PN 99 99 0 000 199)
are required. Several different adapter cables have been developed
for the most popular FRS radios (see page 23). Please consult your
BMW retailer for options prior to purchasing your FRS radio.
• A push-to-talk button is required. A driver and passenger PTT button
kit is available to allow either person to initiate communications on the
FRS radio under BMW PN 99 99 0 000 193.
Function
• We recommend reading the owners manual provided with your FRS
radio to take full advantage of the features and benefits of the radio.
• Connect the FRS radio cable to the radio and the control surface
jack ➍. Turn the FRS radio “on”.
• The best reception will be received if the FRS radio is placed
outside the oddments compartment. We recommend placing the
radio on your belt / riding suit waistband or in the optional tank utility
pouch 71 60 2 342 670.
• With helmet cables connected and ignition turned on, (the
ComSystem is active), the FRS radio is ready to be used. The FRS
operates on the same level as the normal intercom and CB radio
(Level 2). This allows both rider and passenger to monitor either CB,
FRS or both simultaneously.
• With intercom volume set at your normal level, adjust the volume of
the FRS radio to be received at a comfortable level. Use the FRS
radio volume control to do this (you need to receive a real transmission to do this) before the ride begins.
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• Incoming FRS radio transmissions will activate the intercom system,
mute the music (Level 1), and will be heard by rider and passenger.
Rider and passenger can discuss what is being heard from the FRS
or CB radio without that conversation be transmitted. If CB is also
being monitored, incoming transmissions will mix with the FRS radio
broadcasts, muting the music as well.
• To transmit, rider or passenger must press the PTT button with (TX)
toggle switch set to “FRS”.
• You can only transmit on either CB or FRS, not both at the same
time. Therefore, you must select which radio device you wish to
transmit on. Selector switch ➐ should be set to transmit on the
device you have chosen.
• The 3.5 second delay of the intercom system aids two-way radio
conversations, since most users don’t say “over” when their
statements are finished. The 3.5 second delay provides time to
bridge the natural pause that occurs while listeners determine the
incoming speech has ended, before they respond.
Do not make adjustments to CB / FRS radio controls while
driving.
Note:
If you receive a cell phone call while riding with the FRS or CB radio in
use, the cell phone will mute all Level 1 & 2 communications. However, if (out of habit) you press the PTT button while talking on the
phone (something you should not do), that portion of your phone
conversation could be transmitted over the FRS or CB radio.
Note:
The range afforded with CB or FRS radio will vary depending upon
terrain, weather conditions, outside sources of interference, etc. This is
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particularly true of CB, which is AM band (FRS is FM). Therefore,
expect less range in mountain areas, greater range in plains areas.
Note:
For maximum enjoyment of the system, it is imperative that the helmet
headset microphone placement be correct, as advised in the headset
installation instructions. Too much gap between the mouth and
microphone will result in excessive noise entering the system and
imperfect intercom operation / VOX switching.
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Operation of (CB) Citizen Band Radio
Requirement
• A CB radio such as the Midland™ 75-830 CB radio kit (BMW PN 99
99 0 000 196) available from your BMW retailer.
• We recommend that the CB radio kit be installed by your BMW
retailer.
• The BMW CB antenna kit BMW PN 99 00 0 001 050 / 051 mast and
base is required.
• A push-to-talk button is required. A driver and passenger PTT button
kit is available to allow either person to initiate communications on the
CB radio under BMW PN 99 99 0 000 193.
• The CB radio is connected to the ComSystem under the bodywork of
the radio area, so alternative mounting locations will be possible.
• Ensure that the CB radio antenna is balanced to the CB, with as low
a “SWR” measurement as possible. The above mentioned antenna
kit will produce excellent SWR readings near 1.1 when adjusted
correctly.
Function
• With helmet cables connected and ignition turned on, (the
ComSystem is active), the CB radio is ready to be used. The CB
operates on the same level as the normal intercom and FRS radio
(Level 2). This allows both rider and passenger to monitor either CB,
FRS or both simultaneously.
• With ignition turned “on”, turn the CB radio “on” and adjust to the
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desired channel. You can select memory functions to remember
specific channels.
With intercom volume set at your normal level, adjust the volume of
the CB radio to be received at a comfortable level. Use the CB radio
volume control to do this (you need to receive a real transmission to
do this) before the ride begins. Also adjust the CB squelch control to
a comfortable level.
We recommend reading the owners manual provided with your CB
radio to take full advantage of the features and benefits of the radio,
including dual channel scanning.
Incoming CB radio transmissions will activate the intercom system,
mute the music (Level 1), and will be heard by rider and passenger.
Rider and passenger can discuss what is being heard from the FRS
or CB radio without that conversation transmitted. If FRS is also being
monitored, incoming transmissions will mix with the CB radio
broadcasts, muting the music as well.
You can only transmit on either CB or FRS, not both at the same
time. Therefore, you must select which radio device you wish to
transmit on. Selector switch ➐ should be set to transmit on the
device you have chosen.
To transmit, rider or passenger must press the PTT button with (TX)
toggle switch set to “CB”.
The 3.5 second delay of the intercom system aids two-way radio
conversations, since most users don’t say “over” when their
statements are finished. The 3.5 second delay provides time to
bridge the natural pause that occurs while listeners determine the
incoming speech has ended, before they respond.
Note: When riding with other motorcycles in a close group, you may
wish to utilize the low power output selection switch on the CB radio,
which will reduce the output wattage, thereby reducing the distortion
that can occur when transmitting in very close proximity to other
motorcycles using CB.
Do not make adjustments to CB / FRS radio controls while
driving.
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Note:
If you receive a cell phone call while riding with the FRS or CB radio in
use, the cell phone will mute all Level 1 & 2 communications. However, if (out of habit) you press the PTT button while talking on the
phone (something you should not do), that portion of your phone
conversation could be transmitted over the FRS or CB radio.
Note:
The range afforded with CB or FRS radio will vary depending upon
terrain, weather conditions, outside sources of interference, etc. This is
particularly true of CB, which is AM band (FRS is FM). Therefore,
expect less range in mountain areas, greater range in plains areas.
Note:
For maximum enjoyment of the system, it is imperative that the helmet
headset microphone placement be correct, as advised in the headset
installation instructions. Too much gap between the mouth and
microphone will result in excessive noise entering the system and
imperfect intercom operation / VOX switching.
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Accessory Audio Warning Device or GPS
BMW has provided a special connection plug in the wiring harness of
the ComSystem for connection of an Accessory Audio Warning Device
(AAWD) and GPS.
Requirements
• A GPS system with audio output signal and / or AAWD with audio
output signal.
• See your BMW retailer for details on the BMW Ridefinder GPS system
or AAWD options.
Function
• Mount your AAWD to the motorcycle.
• The BMW Ridefinder GPS is provided with a special mounting
bracket and wiring harness.
• BMW has developed special connection points, providing switched
power, ground and audio signal input for these devices. The
switched power lead becomes active when the ignition system is
turned “on” and inactive when the ignition is switched “off”. This
reduces the likelihood of devices draining the battery when the
motorcycle is not in use.
• Warning devices are Level 4 audio, muting all other forms of
communication only in the RH speaker of the helmet headset.
Therefore, the LH speaker will still play whatever audio is being used,
but the RH speaker will play the warning tone or GPS spoken
directions.
• With intercom volume set at your normal level, adjust the volume of
the AAWD to be received at a comfortable level. Use the AAWD
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volume control to do this (you need to receive a real transmission to
do this) before the ride begins.
• AAWD or GPS volume level must be set high enough to trigger the
audio circuit. Very low volume levels may produce a “choppy” audio
response.
• A special plug kit with universal pigtail is available from your BMW
retailer under BMW PN 99 99 0 000 194, to provide a quick
connection to your AAWD. A three-conductor plug is mounted in the
LH handlebar molded housing, allowing quick disconnection of your
AAWD. If AAWD does not have an audio output signal connection,
you can contact J & M Corporation at 520-624-7000 for information
on the cost to modify your device to obtain the necessary
connections.
Using GPS and AAWD at the Same Time
• Knowing that some users will want to have both devices active at the
same time, separate connection points were developed in the wiring
harness. These points will pipe both signals into the same channel
inside the ComSystem, but will keep them from back-feeding into
each-other. The plug connection for the GPS is near the CB radio
plug connection. The connection point for the AAWD is inside the LH
handlebar cover.
• It is recommended that the volume level of the AAWD be adjusted
lower than the volume of the GPS. This way, the lower volume tone
will be easily recognized, while the louder voice direction of the GPS
will be distinguished from the lower AAWD tone.
Do not make adjustments to Accessory Audio Warning Device
or GPS controls while driving.
Use of Accessory Audio Warning Devices may not be approved in all
States. Please consult and observe all local regulations.
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Communication Options
BMW has developed a wide range of communications options to assist
riders with their communications needs. Please review the following
items to learn more about BMW communications.
BMW Helmet Headsets
BMW helmet headsets are fitted with high-performance helmet
speakers with independent floating ground connections, providing
outstanding fidelity / sound reproduction. Our headsets offer patented
DualMode™ AeroMike® microphones that deliver exceptional voice
reproduction with minimal outside noise transmission.
BMW helmet headsets are available in three configurations: Full
coverage, open face and shorty (½) helmet styles.
Full Coverage:
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 033
Open Face:
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 034
Shorty Helmet:
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 035 (requires a properly
equipped shorty helmet “skirt”)
BMW helmet headsets are delivered with upper-section cords only,
which possess a universal plug connection enabling connection to
BMW as well as other brands of motorcycle audio systems. A lower
section cord must be purchased to complete the connection to the
motorcycle.
BMW Helmet Headset Cords
BMW has specifically designed the helmet headset cord for rider and
passenger location with optimized lengths. The rider cord contains no
coils in the handlebar area, reducing the likelihood of catching the cord
on the levers / switches. The passenger cord is shorter in length to
eliminate any droopy cords while in use.
Rider Cord:
Passenger Cord:
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 027
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 028
Cords are also available for connection to other brands of motorcycle
audio system as noted below:
1980 - 2001 Honda and J & M Audio
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 029
1989 - 1997 Harley-Davidson audio
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 030
1998 - 2001 Harley-Davidson audio
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 031
1983 - 2001 Yamaha audio
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 030
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1983 - 2001 Kawasaki audio
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 030
1986 - 1989 Suzuki audio
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 030
1988 - 2000 Honda GL1500 w/J & M passenger control panel
BMW PN 99 99 0 000 030
BMW FreeTalk™ Headset Harness
BMW has produced a special harness that connects the BMW helmet
headset directly to the Kenwood FreeTalk™ FRS radio. This enables
LT riders or riders of other models to communicate when they are not
riding a motorcycle equipped with a ComSystem. If both rider and
passenger have a FreeTalk™ harness and FreeTalk™ FRS radio, they
can intercom with each other, as well as with others riding with them.
This is a handy way to talk with other riders in a group, while utilizing the
same BMW helmet headset and Kenwood FreeTalk™ FRS radio you
use on your K 1200 LT. The special harness also contains a universal
PTT switch which can be attached with Velcro. Passengers usually
attach the PTT switch to a jacket belt loop or nearby handhold. The
BMW FreeTalk™ Headset Harness is available under BMW PN 99 99 0
000 026.
BMW FreeTalk™ Headset Harness PTT Switch
BMW has also produced a fixed-mount PTT switch which fits all recent
BMW models, including those with hydraulic clutch and manual choke.
The PTT switch kit provides a special, laser-cut and formed, black zinc
plated bracket to mount the BMW PTT switch, waterproof boot, cable
with plug for the BMW FreeTalk™ Headset Harness cable, cable tie,
two different mounting bolts and mounting instructions. The BMW
FreeTalk™ Headset Harness PTT Switch is available under BMW PN
99 99 0 000 042.
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BMW ComSystem Parts Listing
99 99 0 000 186
99 99 0 000 187
99 00 0 001 788
99 99 0 000 188
99 99 0 000 189
99 99 0 000 190
99 99 0 000 191
99 99 0 000 192
65 41 7 651 507
65 41 2 337 322
61 13 1 378 132
61 13 1 378 134
61 13 1 376 191
61 13 1 376 202
88 88 6 611 132
99 99 0 000 048
12 52 1 732 634
99 99 0 000 193
99 99 0 000 194
99 99 0 000 195
99 99 0 000 196
99 99 0 000 197
99 99 0 000 050
99 99 0 000 051
99 99 0 000 198
Main Kits
ComSystem - Kit Complete (includes main control
unit and complete wiring harness)
ComSystem - Kit Complete for Retrofit of BC1 &
BC2
Power Accessory Relay Harness (needed for either
kit above)
Replacement Parts
ComSystem - Main Control Unit
ComSystem - Wiring Harness - Complete (contains
harnesses 1 - 3)
ComSystem - Replacement Wiring Harness 1 Main (stingray)
ComSystem - Replacement Wiring Harness 2 Rear (headset & PTT)
ComSystem - Replacement Wiring Harness 3 Front (radar & PTT)
ComSystem - Front Headset Plug (350 mm)
ComSystem - Rear Headset Plug (530 mm)
Black BMW Connector 4-pole Pin Housing
Black BMW Connector 4-pole Socket Housing
BMW 2.5 mm pin contacts
BMW 2.5 mm socket contacts
BMW 2.5 mm pin and socket extraction tool
Replacement PTT button covers
Replacement PTT driver cable boot
Accessories
ComSystem - PTT Front & Rear
ComSystem - A.A.W.D. Plug Kit
ComSystem - Revised CB Radio Base (adapt older
BMW CB radios to new system)
ComSystem - CB Radio Kit Complete (without
antenna)
CB Radio Antenna Mast - Adjustable
CB Radio Antenna Base
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99 99 0 000 199
99 99 0 000 204
99 99 0 000 205
ComSystem - Kenwood FreeTalk™ FRS Adapter
Harness
ComSystem - Motorola Talk-About™ FRS Adapter
Harness
ComSystem - Motorola Talk-About™ (T-Series)
FRS Adapter Harness
ComSystem - Cell Phone Adapter Harness standard length 7”
ComSystem - Cell Phone Adapter Harness - long
17”
ComSystem - Aux. Audio Cable - standard length
ComSystem - Aux. Audio Cable - long 18”
99 99 0 000 206
ComSystem - GPS Plug Socket w/terminals
99 99 0 000 207
99 99 0 000 208
ComSystem - GPS Connection Cable - main cable
ComSystem - GPS Connection Cable - radio
connection plug
99 99 0 000 200
99 99 0 000 201
99 99 0 000 202
99 99 0 000 203
99 99 0 000 209
99 99 0 000 210
99 99 0 000 026
99 99 0 000 041
99 99 0 000 042
99 99 0 000 027
99 99 0 000 028
99 99 0 000 029
99 99 0 000 030
99 99 0 000 031
99 99 0 000 030
99 99 0 000 030
99 99 0 000 030
99 99 0 000 030
99 99 0 000 033
99 99 0 000 034
99 99 0 000 035
ComSystem Owner’s Manual
Headsets and Cords
FreeTalk™ Headset Harness
Kenwood FreeTalk™ FRS Radio
FreeTalk™ PTT Switch
Rider Helmet Headset Cord
Passenger Helmet Headset Cord
1980 - 2001 Honda and J & M Audio
1989 - 1997 Harley-Davidson audio
1998 - 2001 Harley-Davidson audio
1983 - 2001 Yamaha audio
1983 - 2001 Kawasaki audio
1986 - 1989 Suzuki audio
1988 - 2000 Honda GL1500 w/J & M passenger
control panel
BMW Helmet Headset – Full Coverage
BMW Helmet Headset – Open Face
BMW Helmet Headset – Shorty
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Technical Data
Current Draw
System / ignition off
System on / standby
(no audio, no transmission,
external music switch off)
Maximum (with CB
transmission)
Zero
100 mA
1.5 A
Operating Voltage
Vehicle power (negative
ground, with reverse battery
protection)
Audio Input
Maximum level in
Frequency Response
Stereo (Compatible with bridge circuits)
+10 dbm
40 Hz to 3 kHz +- 3 dbm, 16 KHz – 10 dbm
(normalized)
Aux. Audio Input
Maximum level in
Frequency Response
Stereo (Walkman / MP3 compatible)
-20 dbm
40 Hz to 3 kHz +- 3 dbm, 16 kHz – 10 dbm
(normalized)
Intercom Input
Mono “Dual Mode – AeroMike”
(J&M Corporation Trademarks)
-50 dbm (using “Dual Mode – AeroMike”
(J&M Corporation Trademarks)
400 Hz – 10 dbm, 1 kHz to 4 kHz +- 3 dbm,
10 KHz – 10 dbm (normalized)
Maximum level in
Frequency Response
24
10.5 V too 16 V
Input from FRS Radio
Input from CB Radio
Input from Cell Telephone
Input from GPS / Audio
Warning Device
Output Audio
Output to FRS Radio
Output to CB Radio
Output to Cell Telephone
GPS B+ Power Supply
Frequency Impedence Sensitivity Maximum
1 kHz
100 Ω
-35 dbm +10 dbm
1 kHz
100 Ω
-25 dbm +10 dbm
1 kHz
1 kΩ
-40 dbm -10 dbm
1 kHz
2 kΩ
-15 dbm +0 dbm
1 kHz
32 Ω
N/A
1 kHz
<30 kΩ -55 dbm
1 kHz
<30 kΩ -55 dbm
1 kHz
<6 kΩ -55 dbm
500 mA (peak) maximum
25
500 ww
-30 dbm
-30 dbm
-40 dbm
Part # 99 99 0 000 190
Replacement Wiring Harness 1 - Main
Part # 99 99 0 000 191
Replacement Wiring Harness 2 - Rear
26
Part # 99 99 0 000 192
Replacement Wiring Harness 3 - Front
Part # 99 99 0 000 199
Kenwood FreeTalk Adapter Harness
27
Part # 99 99 0 000 200
Motorola Talk-About Adapter Harness
Part # 99 99 0 000 201
Motorola Talk-About (T Series) Adapter Harness
28
Part # 99 99 0 000 196
ComSystem CB Wire Diagram
29
Owner’s Manual, ComSystem
K1200 LT
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