In this completely free tutorial video, we show you exactly how to install the Harley Wireless Headset Interface Module (WHIM), and explain the exact parts you'll need. There are specific ways things need to be installed for proper operation. Don't waste your money by having a dealership do this install. You can do it yourself right in your very own shop or garage with this step-by-step tutorial video.
Video of Interest: (Please watch, so you are fully educated on the WHIM)
After you complete the WHIM install you will have to take your motorcycle to a Harley dealership and have your Boom Box Infotainment system flashed (re-configured), so it will recognize the new WHIM and operate properly. Harley dealerships are the only persons allowed to have the proprietary software necessary to do this Boom Box system flash and it is called “Digital Technician”. Some dealerships charge for this simple system flash (5 minutes at the most) and others don't.
Also, don't forget to hook the WHIM up to your own laptop and use the Harley/Sena PC or MAC Desktop Application to update the actual WHIM operating software prior to taking your motorcycle in for the dealer Boom Box system flash. You'll use the same Harley/Sena desktop application to make certain your Bluetooth headset is up to date.
- Go here for the appropriate Harley/Sena PC/MAC Desktop Application & All Harley/Sena Branded Headset Software Updates
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Will my regular non-Harley branded Sena headset work with the WHIM?
Anwer: Sort of. The only way you'll get “stereo” sound with the WHIM is if you pair a Harley branded 20's headset. With other regular Sena branded headsets (no HD logo) you'll only get mono sound. Also, you'll want to make sure your regular Sena headset software is up to date. You'll have to contact Sena to figure out if your regular Sena headset will pair with the WHIM, so you can get only mono sound. I can say that the regular Sena 20s and Sena 10u will pair with the WHIM in mono as we've tested them.
Question: Will another non-Sena headset work with the WHIM?
Answer: Yes, maybe. Some other brand Bluetooth headsets will pair with the WHIM, but you'll only get mono sound. You'll have to just test it and see if your particular Bluetooth headset will pair with the WHIM. We don't have a list.
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Harley Models Coming Equipped with the WHIM:
Owners of 2014 & newer Harley models with the Boom Box must purchase the WHIM on their own and install it as an “add-on”. 2018 & newer Harley CVO models with the Boom Box are coming already equipped with the WHIM out of the factory.
Better Alternative/Sena Freewire:
We here at Law Abiding Biker Media still believe the Sena Freewire ($250) is a much better option, as it is cheaper and you'll get stereo sound even with regular Sena headsets you may already own. And you'll get stereo sound with other brand wireless helmet headsets. With the Sena Freewire, you also get full Boom Box integration and rider/passenger communications just like the WHIM.
Note: With the single WHIM, you can run two Harley branded wireless Bluetooth headsets. With the Sena Freewire, you'll need one module for the rider and one for the passenger. You'll need to install a 7-pin DIN coms port for the Freewire and we have a free video on how to easily do that.
What are we going to do here at Law Abiding Biker Media? FREEWIRE OR WHIM?
We here at Law Abiding Biker Media will stick with the Sena Freewire. It gives all the functionality of the WHIM at a fraction of the cost. And best of all, it works in stereo with all the great Sena brand headsets we already own!
Sena Freewire Videos of Interest:
OTHER RESOURCES MENTIONED IN VIDEO:
- OFFICIAL BOOM BOX TUTORIAL VIDEO SERIES
- AWESOME FOR PURCHASE TUTORIAL VIDEOS HERE
- WHIM VIDEO 1
- WHIM VIDEO 2
- ROAD GLIDE FAIRING REMOVAL VIDEO
- HARLEY FUEL TANK REMOVAL VIDEO
- 7 PIN DIN INSTALL VIDEO
- OFFICIAL HARLEY BOOM BOX SOFTWARE/WHIM UPDATE PAGE
- SENA FREEWIRE AND VIDEOS
If you choose to go with the WHIM, then this is what you'll need and what you'll have to pay for full stereo sound: (part numbers and links)
- Wireless Headset Interface Module ($299)
- (Part Number 76000768)
- Wireless Headset Interface Module Harness ($49)
- Part Number 69201726
- Boom! Audio 20S Bluetooth Helmet Single Headset ($299)
- Part Number 76000736A
- Boom Box Dealership Flash ($50-$100)
- Dealership Install of WHIM ($200?)