Synch SENA SMH5FM with Jensen JHD910Blue Tooth Radio
Subject: Synch SENA SMH5FM with Jensen JHD910Blue Tooth Radio
Just went full Blue tooth when I got my 2012 VSTROM (used) in November, and I updated my Jensen JHD 910 AM/FM/WB radio to a Jensen JHD 910 Blue Tooth radio. Even though I had both the Sena and Jensen manuals, there was a lot of discovery learning that took me most of a Sunday to figure out. I thought I'd save you trouble, so here goes...
How to synch SMH5FM with Jensen JHD 910BT Radio
Note: this applies to the Blue Tooth Jensen...black face. If you have the silver face Jensen, it's not a Blue Tooth model.
1. Turn on SMH5FM
2. Push the button on the back (it's yellow) of the Sena and hold for five seconds--if it's a red button on the back, it's the non FM SENA, but I think it works the same....
3. This will put the SMH5 FM headset into the Blue Tooth "search for an item to synch with mode"...it will stay in this mode for some time, so don't rush
4. Turn on the Jensen radio
5. Push the middle button in the five button cluster (on the right--"audio menu") and push repeatedly to work your way through the menu until you see "BT Pair."
6. Stop at this display
7. Now, push the button directly over the center button (Vol +), and Jensen will go into a "search" mode, giveaway: displays "search" on the screen 8. The Jensen is now searching for a device to synch with, and since your SM5FM is also searching for something to synch with, electronic romance takes place...
9. If all goes well, the Jensen thinks for a bit, then displays "Sena"
10. Now push the top button (Vol +) again, and the Jensen will display "pairing" means it "sees" it a is attempting to to consummate the relationship (that is, synch) 11. Again, on the Jensen, push the middle button (audio synch) to complete the synch 12. If the Jensen wants you to enter a code, enter "0000" using the radio channel preset buttons 13. Once 0000 has been entered, push the middle button again 14. Jensen will tell you "success" meaning it's paired...have a cigarette 15. Count to about four or five, and the radio station will be broadcast through your SM5 into your helmet.
Every time you mount up the bike, and both units are one, the BT synch between the two comes on automatically after about five seconds.
If you lose the synch, follow these procedures and (in my experience) synchs right up. Or follow the directions that come with the Jensen; it keeps a listing of units it's synched with in the past.
The Jensen radio is neat, and in addition to broadcasting the radio signal, also acts as a BT broadcast unit for it's two external inputs; you can plug your XM radio, IPOD, GPS output or Iphone into either the AUX port, or plug into the two RCA connectors on the back of the Jensen, and it will broadcast them to your headset, too.
So, why would I get the Jensen if I have the FM version of the Sena? The Jensen radio is neat, and in addition to broadcasting the radio signal (Weather, AM and FM), it also acts as a BT broadcast unit for up to two external inputs; you can plug your XM radio, IPOD, GPS output or Iphone into either the AUX port, or the two RCA connectors on the back of the Jensen, and it will broadcast them to your headset, too.
The Jensen BT costs about 220 bucks, new, from a variety of sources, so it ain't cheap, but the last one (non BT) I had lasted for five years. I decided to go all blue tooth when I bought a bike in November. Love gadgets, and this seems to be working OK so far.