Adding a CB to the bike

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Adding a CB to the bike

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:47 pm

Has anyone added a CB to their bike and can recommend one that doesn't cost a lot?
I went on a ride this last week with a group and felt left out on my CB-less Interstate.

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Re: Adding a CB to the bike

Postby Bobsiler » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:36 pm

I just added one to my '88. I went with a factory Honda (Clarion) I picked up on Ebay. All the wiring is already there and you can pick up antennas new. You will need electrical filters for the air pump, fuel pump and alternator. Those can be a little hard to come by. You also need the handlebar controls if you go with a Honda setup. I only had about $450 into everything including headsets for the wife and I. All in all I think it was cheaper than any new unit.

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Re: Adding a CB to the bike

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:15 pm

I am adding the one on the link attached. I had a similar one on my 82 and it worked great. It does require you buying an antenna as it doesn't come with one.

Just thought I would mention this unit for your perusal. ... ingdocs-20
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Re: Adding a CB to the bike

Postby redial » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:02 am

The 1997 model GW I purchased recently has a CB (UHF model - but physically the same container as AM CB). This is mounted behind the passenger's seat, and in front of the top box, all wrapped in bubble wrap. The remote PTT is mounted on the left side, and seems to work alright.

This approach may open up some more options for you.
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Re: Adding a CB to the bike

Postby bstig60 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:38 am

I added a CB to my 99 Aspencade last spring. I got a complete used unit with all the wiring, antenna and noise suppressor for the alternator from a gentleman up in Washington state. It was an easy install and it works perfectly. If you want his contact info I have it at home and will be glad to send it to you. Just PM me.


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