RADIO QUESTION


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hockeystuff54
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RADIO QUESTION

Postby hockeystuff54 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:56 pm



when i got my bike i was mising one antenna and although the radio comes on and scans etc there is nosound comming from the speakers,would only having one antenna cause this ,i dont see why but its all i can come up with as speakers are wired and connected ,any ideas ,i also checked the fuses ,all good



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Re: RADIO QUESTION

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:05 pm

My 83 also had one antenna.It was a dual purpose one.The CB and the radio tied into it.
My radio also quit.No reception.It was a large number of capacitors in the main unit had aged and quit.
Well it is over 30 years old and only rocks live for ever.
There is a company that (I think) will repair it.Sierra Electronics????
Look in some other posts or the vendor section for more details.
On mine,I opted for a new radio and married it up to the existing controlls.I'll never do that again either.
One other option is to adapt the necessary connections and magic pixi dust,then use your phone or MP3 player on the bike.

When I started running the 1200 with no radio equipment,I bought a stereo bluetooth with earbuds.The angled kind,(about $60)..no loop ring.I just tie it to my phone and stick it to the left pocket.

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Re: RADIO QUESTION

Postby hockeystuff54 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:55 pm

thanks for the info ,i might ust shop around for another unit

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Re: RADIO QUESTION

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:46 pm

Good luck.just remember another one will be of the same age as yours.
Personally I would only purchase if the seller absolutely guaranteed it with money back.

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Re: RADIO QUESTION

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:11 am

I have a couple of typeII radios here if interested. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: RADIO QUESTION

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:59 am

On my 1100's type II, the radio started drifting whenever it would get warm - and it just got worse and worse. I figured, instead of spending $100 and having Sierra do it, I'd just replace the electrolytic capacitors in it myself. I didn't know which ones were the problem, so I figured I'd just replace them all, thereby preventing any future problems. No problem, right?

I opened it up, there were TONS of electrolytics in it. I dutifully recorded the voltage, size and type of each one and placed an order with Digikey - almost $40 worth. The order arrived, and I spent about ten hours carefully desoldering each cap, carefully ungluing those that had been glued to the circuit board or to other components, replacing them and soldering the new ones in place. What a job! The radio worked great after that...but next time I think I'd just eat the $100 and have Sierra do it for me. :)

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Re: RADIO QUESTION

Postby hockeystuff54 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:34 am

RoadRogue wrote:I have a couple of typeII radios here if interested. 8-)
im gonna check this one out but ill keep you in mind as i want a radio on it,thanks,and since our in canada should be easy to ship if i need on,

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Re: RADIO QUESTION

Postby bbells » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:02 am

Not sure which radio you have. My 82 has an amplifier inside the fairing by the right front turn signal. I imagine if the fuse was burned out it would do the same thing as you are talking about. On another note, if you don't listen to am/fm and just want music, you might be better off just getting a 50 watt or higher USB or SD amp. Then you can use an mp3 player or music on a thumb drive or sd card. They certainly have better sound than my radio has.




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