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#980339 - 02/17/17 04:15 AM Re: 2016 RT Bluetooth Clarification- BMW or Sena [Re: mig]
Skywagon Online

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 1941
Loc: Bellaire Texas
mig...the RKA works for me 99 times out of a hundred. I turn on my bike and let it settle in for about a minute before I turn on the Sena. Then it takes a few seconds for the SENA to connect, but almost always does. When it doesn't, I go to the Bluetooth screen on the bike, go to helmet 1. Before I select helmet 1, I push the SENA button, not the jog dial, until it starts beeping. Then I select helmet 1 on the bike and wait for it to show SENA. Then I select SENA and all is well.

Try the RKA method again, get it all synced, then try what I described

#980414 - 02/18/17 01:28 PM Re: 2016 RT Bluetooth Clarification- BMW or Sena [Re: mig]
realshelby Offline

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 1664
Loc: Houston, Tx
I tried the RKA method also. Wouldn't allow my bluetooth music from the bike to the Sena. Bluetooth signal on dash kept flashing. So, while flashing, I pushed the phone button on the Sena for six seconds. It paired up and works perfectly now. That means 3 different pairings from the Sena to the bike

Aliens sent us bluetooth technology. Until we figure it out, and we are far from that, they will simply watch us from a distance........while we build fires and carry clubs.
WERKS Quiet Ride windshields for R 1200 RT-LC "Wethead" HERE

Terry N8TY

'14 RT,'12 Wee Strom

#980440 - 02/18/17 07:44 PM Re: 2016 RT Bluetooth Clarification- BMW or Sena [Re: realshelby]
mig Offline

Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 203
Loc: Vallejo, California
Thats what i am doing as well. but the third pairing to the bike I have to initiate, but whats funny is that when i turn on the SENA it tells me the media is paired and the phone is paired although I don't have my phone turned on ??? weird
2016 R1200 RTW
2007 R1200 RT 98k
1995 ST1100 257k
1983 Honda 650 NightHawk 180k+
1974 Yamaha RD350 (insane acceleration)
19?? Honda SL350

#982018 - 03/13/17 01:26 AM Re: 2016 RT Bluetooth Clarification- BMW or Sena [Re: mig]
BigTup Online

Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 78
Loc: Ca.
Mig, I just hooked up a Sena 10U on my 16 RT. It was confusing at first because the BMW has its own radio. But in the BMW owners manual (for the audio system ) there are instructions called Expansion stage 4, which suite my use. No 2nd helmet, etc. I followed them to the letter and it works great. You might want to look at the options in the manual, and follow those instructions for the set up of your intend to use. I guess I'm assuming that you have the BMW audio system. Basically I didn't connect my phone to the Sena, but to the BMW GPS instead. And I don't use the Sena radio, but use the BMW radio. I don't answer the phone on my bike.
I keep thinking about it, but I keep forgetting what I was thinking about!
16 R1200RT
09 R1200RT gone
08 Harley Super Glide gone (and missed!)
80's Honda 900F gone
About 8 Dirt Bikes...Yes, I'm Old.

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