non tuning radio 82 Aspencade


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non tuning radio 82 Aspencade

Postby honda1982 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:59 pm



any body got any ideas what to do with a non working radio on a 82 aspencade searches from the handle bars but cant tune it in its a pig in a pock to get a channel to listen to tried a different controller no diff



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Re: non tuning radio 82 Aspencade

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:11 am

it sounds to me like your antenna isnt plugged in any more or you have a broken antenna lead. Check under the left fairing pocket, there is a splitter there for the CB and am/fm radio antenna leads. 8-)
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Re: non tuning radio 82 Aspencade

Postby honda1982 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:31 am

changed antenna the buttons don't move the tuner up or down but i will check the wiring inside the fairing the only thing that seems to work correctly is the volume thx

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Re: non tuning radio 82 Aspencade

Postby A wing and a Chair » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:56 pm

I have taken these radios apart, The button you see on the out side is just a weather resistant cover. There is a button under it and what I have found is these button stick. It appears to be working on the outside but it's not. I have sprayed contact cleaner around them and gotten them to work better but the best thing would be to replace them

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Re: non tuning radio 82 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:54 am

I had two separate 82 Aspy tuners go bad. They start to go off-frequency when they get hot, and as it gets worse, they eventually won't tune into any station anymore. The problem is old, failed electrolytic capacitors inside. I had both of them fixed for $100 flat rate at Sierra Electronics - but they wouldn't tell me what they had done. :)

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Re: non tuning radio 82 Aspencade

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:55 pm

sorry I was under the impression that the handlebars tuning buttons were working but the reciever would not lock on to a station. 8-)
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Re: non tuning radio 82 Aspencade

Postby honda1982 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:54 am

it will tune in a station if u are lucky enough to get it to stop on one by poking the button again (the one on the handle bar ) an it stops on a station that is there. thxs its a winter project when not riding or working

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Re: non tuning radio 82 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:52 am

OK, so the radio is working, your problem is just that the signal being received by it is not strong enough for it to recognize "hey, this is a station" and stop scanning.

First: On your AM/FM/Local switch (number 8 in the diagram below), make sure the switch is not set to "Local":

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GL1100 Radio Panel


When in "Local", it decreases the signal received by the antenna, to compensate for very strong, local stations. If it is set to Local, most stations will not be strong enough to stop the search.

You can also use the manual search up/down buttons (3 and 4 on the diagram above) to manually change the station frequency, without using the search on the handlebar. Not ideal, but it works.

It's also possible you have an antenna problem, or antenna wire problem - or that the antenna has become entirely disconnected from the radio!




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