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Question Speakers cutting out

I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this problem or knows what might cause it.

I have a V Star 1300 Deluxe. I start up the bike and the speakers and GPS function fine. As soon as I start moving the speakers cut out, mute. If I pull the clutch in or come to a stop, the speakers start playing again. It's like as soon as I hit a certain RPM the speakers don't have enough power to function.

I thought it might be a weak battery (the bike is almost 3 years old), but I put it on a charger over night and it didn't seem to help.

While testing things out I noticed that if I take the GPS unit off or turn it off, the speakers will play fine the whole ride.

Any ideas?

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I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this problem or knows what might cause it.

I have a V Star 1300 Deluxe. I start up the bike and the speakers and GPS function fine. As soon as I start moving the speakers cut out, mute. If I pull the clutch in or come to a stop, the speakers start playing again. It's like as soon as I hit a certain RPM the speakers don't have enough power to function.

I thought it might be a weak battery (the bike is almost 3 years old), but I put it on a charger over night and it didn't seem to help.

While testing things out I noticed that if I take the GPS unit off or turn it off, the speakers will play fine the whole ride.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
It sounds like you are robbing too much power to keep amp going
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What are you playing through the speakers? iPod/iPhone ??

Reason I ask, and may not be your problem, but you have 2 audio priority modes, GPS or iPod.
I attached a picture of the owners manual and you might want to try switching the audio mode as
shown on this page. Maybe the problem????
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It sounds like you are robbing too much power to keep amp going
Yeah maybe, but it's all stock. I haven't altered it in any way. So, you'd think it could handle it, right?

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What are you playing through the speakers? iPod/iPhone ??

Reason I ask, and may not be your problem, but you have 2 audio priority modes, GPS or iPod.
I attached a picture of the owners manual and you might want to try switching the audio mode as
shown on this page. Maybe the problem????
I am using an iPod. Switching between the modes doesn't seem to make it work better.

Thanks for the replies!

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I might have figured it out. I'm thinking since when I unplug the Garmin the speakers play fine, the problem must be with the Garmin.

I plugged it into my USB and ran the Garmin updater. It updated to the latest map and also said there were quite a few software patches available. I installed all of those. The next morning I put the Garmin back on the mount, started up, and everything seemed happy. I was riding to work with the GPS showing and speakers working fine. I thought I was golden and then about 15 minutes into the ride the speakers went mute again.


While at work, more googling, someone posted a video about problems with the bluetooth. So on the ride home I turned off the bluetooth on my phone and disabled bluetooth on the Garmin. Everything worked perfectly the entire ride home.


I'm guessing bluetooth+speakers+navigation was just too much for it.

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Garmin 665 GPS Bluetooth is flaky. Doesn't play well with a lot of other devices. Here's a couple issues I've had.

I tried to Bluetooth connect my iPhone to the Garmin and then my Sena headsets to the Garmin, and that didn't work well at all. I could make calls, receive calls, etc., but incoming audio while on call, terrible. So distorted I couldn't understand the person on the other end. Garmin was no help said some equipment won't work with their GPS's Bluetooth. I connected my iPhone directly to the Sena headsets and works clearly. Sena's to the GPS for turn by turn directions and music is fine too. Did like being able to see who was calling on the GPS display though and being able to reject the call and send to vmail to listen too later.

Jump ahead to my installing the Fusion AM/FM Aux stereo head unit. Same issues with Garmin Bluetooth. I originally wanted to connect the GPS to the head unit via Fusion's Bluetooth module. 3 different phones connected to the Fusion Bluetooth module but the Garmin GPS would not. Called Garmin again and same lame answer, some equipment won't work with their GPS's Bluetooth. I ended up hard wiring the GPS to the AUX in on the Fusion head unit via a 3.5mm to RCA adapter cable. Works fine.

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