CD Player Wiring


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CD Player Wiring

Postby FranklinGonzin » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:46 pm



Hello all I am new to the site but am really glad I found it. I have all ready used at least 10 of the diy articles but this I could not find so figured I would ask I want to add a cd player to my bike I have a 77 gl1000 just the regular version nothing extra I plan on making my own side mount and just one 6x9 dont need much but I am trying to figure out where do I get my power from thought of hooking it straight to the battery but did not know if I could considering the type of batteries motorcycles use any help will be very appreciated. Thank you in advanced Frank.



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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby JellyBelly » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:26 pm

You shouldn't have any trouble going from the battery. Make sure you put an inline fuse on the + line. Do you have a sketch of your design...I like the idea. I have one on my '77 on the fairing and love to ride to "Ghost riders in the sky" cranking...lol..I used to have that fairing on my '78 but striped the '78 down.
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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby FranklinGonzin » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:43 am

Not the best artist here are some pics to where I was thinking for the placement.

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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby FranklinGonzin » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:44 am

The 6x9 I plan on just cutting a hole right in the center piece below the fuel gauge.

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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby FranklinGonzin » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:50 am

And thank you Jelly for your reply Wont be long I will be headed your way to get the wind jammer supposed to get 3 nice days coming up prolly ride then as long as the weather people arent wrong lol.

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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby JellyBelly » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:16 am

Interesting idea. Why not just put it on the windjammer? be easier to play with settings like volume etc.
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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby FranklinGonzin » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:15 pm

I didnt know if there would be room I have never actually seen one in person. But that sounds better than what I had in mind I will wait that is a great idea. So there is room on that thing to put the cd player or a spot all ready cut out?

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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby JellyBelly » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:22 pm

Wished u wrote that sooner. I just sold my 77 which had a stereo in the fairing. There is an add on from cycle sound that u can attach to the fairing. They go for about $99 on ebay.
I guess u could use the side pockets and custom your deal. Ill take some close up pics of a fairing and put them on here for u.
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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby JellyBelly » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:26 pm

Here is how it looked with the cycle sound stereo holder installed.

http://wingthing1000.blogspot.com/2012/ ... -some.html

If you look close you at the fairing you can see the soft pocket cover on the left, and the hard cover on the right. You would have plenty of room to hide the stereo there, or even mount the stereo into the hard cover so you had easy access to the controls while riding. Not sure where you would put the speakers. On my wife's CF moto that I just sold there were in the side covers just below the gas tank. The CFmoto played Mp3 player only. The controls were on the handlebars...that would be an interesting look on the GL.

http://wingthing1000.blogspot.com/2013/02/cfmoto.html



If you go the cycle sound route...this one on ebay looks like a good deal. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-Honda-GL10 ... 33&vxp=mtr

Only thing is it doesn't have the weather proof cover (which many don't anymore thanks to time). I never had a rain problem with mine.
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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby wjnfirearms » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:28 pm

The Cycle Sound I'm putting on my '77 is missing the weather cover also. I'm not concerned. As I remember, the covers falling apart were common as they weren't made that well, especially at the hinge portion.
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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby wdwillis » Tue May 28, 2013 3:48 am

i've got a stereo module that i pulled off my wind jammer on my 78... it includes a spot for the stereo, and a pair of speakers (like 4"s i think)
when i get into the garage later this week i will take a look, se what condition it is in, and possibly take some pix for you if you are still looking for a solution.
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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby tunaboy » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:48 am

Has anyone tried a Pyle system. This is the one that has speakers that attach the the handle bars and a small amplifier and can have a FM radio, MP3 player etc? They sell complete in the $100-$200 range. Any feed back appreciated.
I do have a cycle sound with the 4" speakers. I have it off now because I would lose the sound about 65mph, this is with a vetter fairing. I don't know much about electronics but I think that you need a big amplifier in order to get good clean LOUD sound on your bike. When I look at the automotive type radios, that fit this type of Cycle Sound they are VERY expensive with a strong amplifier. Also I think that you need the right type of speakers to accept that extra power to give you loud music. Can anyone explain the amp and speaker thing so I could maybe pick a unit that has the power that I need and how to match the speakers so I can get a unit that would sound good at 65-70mph? I was looking at the Pyle units because of the power,they were designed for bikes and I think the price would be lower that a new powerful radio and new matching speakers.

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Re: CD Player Wiring

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:25 am

No idea, just a windshield on my bike but the wind noise at 70 makes ear plugs a must. The engine singing at 4500 rpm sounds great. If you have enough power to over come your ear plugs, that does not sound like a great idea regarding hearing or current draw. Most use these systems around town and switch to earphones or helmet speakers on the highway I think.




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