I tried the headsets that I used on my Wing (5 pin) but no luck. I had to switch the audio over on the Wing to "headsets" but I can't find a way to do that on the SVTC. Am I missing something?
You can not use the 5 pin Wing sets. You need to sell those, or whatever. You need to pick up the 7-pin set
lower cords from Yamaha, or you can order the 7-pin set for the Harley. Some have said that they work in place of the Yamaha OEM set, sold in the Acc's section. You will also need to pick up for your wife, the LOWER Passenger EXTENSION cord as well. You can permanently mount that cord such as I decided to do. Now, when my wife wants to plug in, she merely plugs her lower male cord lead, into the extension female, and away we go------->. You will also have to, under AUDIO OUTPUTS, box-on, under COMMUNICATION section, both the Rider and Passenger (co-rider) helmet icons. The same for Nav, if you want either yourself, or both you and your wife's helmets having that feed. If you want music fed to either your, her, or both your helmets, you also need to box-on, in the icon section of MEDIA. Media is for music, and sound sources...FM/AM, USB/Sat Radio...and feed from both the Intercom and C.B. radio is controlled by the COMMUNICATION sections of the AUDIO screen. Sound's involved...and at first, it is. The SVTC is an expensive bike. You are paying for the high level of technology and user control this ride puts at your finger tips. Use all the features...learn to control and access them...and the bike pays you back...mile upon mile, upon mile. That has been our experience.
The SVTC is not, 'we at Yamaha have decided how your bike will be set up....'...nope...the bike is truly the first that you can set not only WHAT feature(s) you want fed to the helmets, but for each function, each volume for that function can be set NOT ONLY to your helmet, but then the custom volume level to your wife's as well. Then...on the left handlebar stock, that volume up and down is a MASTER volume, just like the setup is on a Sound Studio, mixing board. I can only imagine that Yamaha Sound had input with that, sitting around the meeting room table by all design departments. I have done recording work in 16 track, and it became easy for me to understand, when I started thinking about how the SVTC's sound and volume management was set up....again, exactly like a professional Sound Board Console. Think like that...and you will be whipping up all custom volumes to suit yourself and your wife, in no time.
You absolutely need to buy new 7-pin lower leads for both you and your wife, to have full functionality with the SVTC.