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I've hooked my Garmin Quest up to my GL 1500
Trike using Ram Mounts. I need to hook it up to the battery and also hook it up where it will give me directions verbally over the speakers or headphones.

Does anybody know anything good or bad about the Ram QPAC?

Here is a link:

http://www.ram-mount.com/pdf/qpac.pdf
 

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I've hooked my Garmin Quest up to my GL 1500
Trike using Ram Mounts. I need to hook it up to the battery and also hook it up where it will give me directions verbally over the speakers or headphones.

Does anybody know anything good or bad about the Ram QPAC?

Here is a link:

http://www.ram-mount.com/pdf/qpac.pdf
That looks fairly expensive and best I can tell it only has power for the GPS and an audio out jack. That doesn't solve the problem of the 1500 not having an "Audio In" aux connection.

Garmin has a better set-up for quite a bit less ($72.50 from Garmin; prob even cheaper from retailers)
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1228

Garmin m/c kit from GPS City heavily discounted ($45.95).
http://www.gpscity.com/item-garmin-quest-motorcycle-cradle-and-cable-without-mount/questcradlepo.htm

If your 1500 has a working cassette player, you can get an adapter that will function as an Aux-in through the cassette player; those are fairly cheap from Radio Shack. If yo go that route, just make sure the cassette door doesn't cut your cable. Some reported that they needed to cut a notch in the door for the cable.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2255101

I think it's J&M electronics that will install an "Aux-in" on the 1500 radios, but it's about $100 and you have to send them your radio, but that with the Garmin m/c kit should do what you want for just a little more than the RAM QPAC. :thumbup:

Good Luck!
 

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If you don't want to hear the GPS audio over the speakers, you can use a Kennedy SingleSet to connect the audio from the GPS to the intercom system (which is only routable to the headset speakers, but it allows you to listen to your standard audio sources and still hear the GPS when it speaks)

It's been a while since I used the Garmin cradle - if I remember right, you can't elevate the antenna when it is mounted in the Garmin cradle, but you could with the RAM cradle. I think the majority of the systems I sold for the Quest consisted of a RAM cradle and mounting hardware (which isn't included in either of the packages listed above) and the Garmin power cable (which attaches to the RAM cradle)
 

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Also if you just want to hear the GPS and not listen to music you can use the tape player adapter( the cassette you put in the cassett player with the heaqphone jack) to enable you to hear the GPS ove the 1500 audio system. I did this with my EM and it worked pretty good for what is is.
 

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Thanks for all the replys. I already have the cassette tape and have used it to play my mp3 player over the speakers and also my headphones.

I think what I may try and see if it will work is to get something like the Qpak(or something similar), plug it into the following:

http://www.tss-radio.com/boostaroo-3-channel-headphone-amplifier-p-4537.html

This amplifier will plug into my MP3 player...then I plug the cassette tape into the amplifier also. Hopefully this will allow me to hear not only my mp3 player when on but also my gps voice....I can always turn my mp3 player off and listen to the gps if I choose to.

I already have the amplifier and have used it with my mp3 player and it works great...just need to try it with the gps.
 

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That Boostaroo unit takes the output of one device (like your MP3 player) and provides a boosted signal to up to three sets of headsets (or a tape adapter).

It will not accept the input from multiple source devices.
 
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