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    Thumbs up BikeMP3.Com

    Last Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting Pete from BikeMP3 (http://www.bikemp3.com/main.sc).
    Pete installed the BikeMP3 on my 2008 Wing and in minutes I was listening to music and using the Honda CD control (on handlebars) to maneuver through the MP3ís stored on the SD card, too cool.
    Now I was on mission to eliminate my iPod and free up the front glove box. I love my iPod, but it was nearly impossible to (safely) change albums or play list while rolling down the highway.
    After purchasing a 4GB SD card I proceeded to rip my favorite CDís to MP3. Using the least amount of compression (highest quality sound) I stuffed 19 complete CDís on the SD card and the first CD is a playlist of my favorites (20+ tracks). Thatís plenty y of music to get me down the road.
    The next gadget Pete is working on is a plug-n-play CB radio using the Honda controls, for considerably less than the Honda CB radio and more options.
    Thanks Pete!
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    Thumbs up Great Device and Support

    This little accessory was one of the best I have added IMHO. It made the ancient CD 6 Player a new age digital audio player.

    Install was a breeze, and with my 8gb card, I actually have unlimited audio at my finger tips...

    I would love to see a V3 that allowed the GW display to show the name of the tune, and folder, so I can directly navigate to an artist/album.

    But, heck... that might be a limitation of the GW display!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtsanders View Post
    This little accessory was one of the best I have added IMHO. It made the ancient CD 6 Player a new age digital audio player.

    Install was a breeze, and with my 8gb card, I actually have unlimited audio at my finger tips...

    I would love to see a V3 that allowed the GW display to show the name of the tune, and folder, so I can directly navigate to an artist/album.

    But, heck... that might be a limitation of the GW display!
    The display is run by the GW's electronics as you guessed and cracking in there would be next to impossible. It would however be relatively easy to mount another LCD panel somewhere that was dedicated to the MP3Player.
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    I would like to buy the All-in-One version but it is showing as back-ordered, and the ipod version is out of stock too. I will wait a week and see if they have more.
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    I ordered the USB model on 12/18/09 and I am still waiting on my unit. I Hope that they will come in soon. I have not heard of any time frame. I wrote to Pete yesterday but have not got a response as of yet.
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    I just got a response from pete 35 min later from orginal post should have HONUSB by the end of next week.
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    I'd like to hear more about the CB unit. Any info out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Galoot View Post
    Last Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting Pete from BikeMP3 (http://www.bikemp3.com/main.sc).
    Pete installed the BikeMP3 on my 2008 Wing and in minutes I was listening to music and using the Honda CD control (on handlebars) to maneuver through the MP3’s stored on the SD card, too cool.
    Now I was on mission to eliminate my iPod and free up the front glove box. I love my iPod, but it was nearly impossible to (safely) change albums or play list while rolling down the highway.
    After purchasing a 4GB SD card I proceeded to rip my favorite CD’s to MP3. Using the least amount of compression (highest quality sound) I stuffed 19 complete CD’s on the SD card and the first CD is a playlist of my favorites (20+ tracks). That’s plenty y of music to get me down the road.
    The next gadget Pete is working on is a plug-n-play CB radio using the Honda controls, for considerably less than the Honda CB radio and more options.
    Thanks Pete!
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    EC has made the control for your i-pod,I-phone/touch for 18 months mine works great and do not have to change cards to get new music just FYI
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbug View Post
    EC has made the control for your i-pod,I-phone/touch for 18 months mine works great and do not have to change cards to get new music just FYI
    What your missing is the use of the exisitng controls on the handle bars that Honda designed for the CD player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Galoot View Post
    What your missing is the use of the exisitng controls on the handle bars that Honda designed for the CD player.

    That is the kick!
    http://electricalconnection.com/audio/gl18-ipod-hb.htm

    actually, the ec unit does allow control of the ipod through the handlebar controls, just as the unit made by soundgate...what the v2 version of the bikemp3 player will allow though is the ability to use either an sd card or an ipod/iphone without having to have two separate units to connect to the stereo...the v2 unit will be a silver bullet for many users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomader View Post
    I'd like to hear more about the CB unit. Any info out there?
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    I just looked at the BikeMP3 site.

    http://www.bikemp3.com/main.sc

    All the products at the bottom of the page are either back ordered or out of stock. What's up with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    I just looked at the BikeMP3 site.

    http://www.bikemp3.com/main.sc

    All the products at the bottom of the page are either back ordered or out of stock. What's up with that?
    We get busy thanks to lots of great customers and its hard as a new business with the current uncertain economy to always anticipate and keep up with customer demand we order what we think we can sell in a certain time period and then add a percentage over that but it seems when it gets busy we never have enough but then some months stuff just sits it's a huge learning curve.

    However we are working to resolve that situation and if you order when in backorder its normally 2 to 3 weeks wait

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    OK, I'm interested in controlling my ipod though my handlebar controls.

    Which one is better the EC or the BikeMP3 version??

    They are the same price so looking forward to comments who have them.

    Will I be able to go to see the playlist, songs name, menus, etc... on the radio display??

    Thanks in advance
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    What I have found out Both are the same Units. Just different Stickers. I also think J&M is also the same unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdishman View Post
    What I have found out Both are the same Units. Just different Stickers. I also think J&M is also the same unit.
    Hmmm The EC unit looks smaller than the BikeMP3 unit. If so most likely because the EC unit does not support SD cards or USB flash drives only the iPod.

    I went to the J&M website and only saw this:
    http://www.jmcorp.com/ProductDetail....MDM-GL18&PF=32
    Looks like their unit only supports non iPod drives.

    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtsanders View Post



    I would love to see a V3 that allowed the GW display to show the name of the tune, and folder, so I can directly navigate to an artist/album.
    Dont you know the name of your songs ??

    My garmin nuvi 5000 does just what you ask for, it even allows you to search by title to find the exact song, anytime you choose, all on a 5.25 inch display

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro66 View Post
    We get busy thanks to lots of great customers and its hard as a new business with the current uncertain economy to always anticipate and keep up with customer demand we order what we think we can sell in a certain time period and then add a percentage over that but it seems when it gets busy we never have enough but then some months stuff just sits it's a huge learning curve.

    However we are working to resolve that situation and if you order when in backorder its normally 2 to 3 weeks wait

    Pete
    I'm still waiting on mine, patiently.

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    Sweet lu. You have to compare the same units together.
    Usb/sb card model is one and Ipod model is another model.
    It apears to be made by same manifacture. Different vendors are selling them and putting there sticker on them.They appear to be all working together to get all the bugs worked out of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loren View Post
    Dont you know the name of your songs ??

    My garmin nuvi 5000 does just what you ask for, it even allows you to search by title to find the exact song, anytime you choose, all on a 5.25 inch display
    8GB is equal to 8 X 1024 MB , each song takes about 3-4 MB ,therefore 8GB can store more than 2000 songs. If one could remember all those titles (before they hear them), they would be on stage in Las Vegas.

    The Honda OEM display would be nice if it could be configured to select the album folder on the BikeMP3. I have heard that this is a limitation of the smart display, which has pre-defined screens for a CD...

    I realize that most GPS multi-function devices perform more feature rich functions than the single purpose BikeMP3, but I do not want any extra devices on my handlebars (just a personal choice).

    If I keep the 2008 for a few more years, I might be forced to re-think that position if the Garmin maps are out of date, or if a new GPS device has some geeky features that I cannot live without.
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