intercom and no cb 11 meter


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intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby bob from pdx » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:53 pm



hello, would like to know if u need a cb to have intercom (rider and passenger) on 1100a '83 gw
i cannot get the intercom to work, radio ok, intercom control will shut down speakers and i get nothing out of headset cable. any ideas? i will put a 2 meter mobile in place of cb i appreciate
all help. thanks also all fuses ok



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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:42 am

Nope, the CB is completely separate from the intercom - you can have the intercom without the CB. The CB just plugs into the system.

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby WA9FWT » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:21 pm

Welcome to a great site Bob, as I see you seem to be new to it.Well at least with the CB you can talk to a lot of bikers if thats your intentions.As for the HT two meter, I have used mine a few times my self, just to see how well it works and made several contacts to fellows that have never talked to a biker.I have heard a few fellows that are on the two meter band posting on forums.What is your Call ?
WA9FWT Phil

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:18 pm

I use my CB fairly often - mostly to listen, for entertainment (listening to the truck drivers), and information (where the speed traps are). I've talked to truck drivers once in a while, and they are always surprised to hear that I am on a bike, as they say my signal is loud and clear. That said, I took some time and effort adjusting the SWR on my bike to get a good signal out.

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby WA9FWT » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:55 am

WingAdmin wrote:I use my CB fairly often - mostly to listen, for entertainment (listening to the truck drivers), and information (where the speed traps are). I've talked to truck drivers once in a while, and they are always surprised to hear that I am on a bike, as they say my signal is loud and clear. That said, I took some time and effort adjusting the SWR on my bike to get a good signal out.

Do you use a antenna that can receive AM,FM, and also transmit CB.Or did you purchase a seperate antenna just for CB.
I think some time back you had a artical about adjusting the SWR which was good, for most cycle people have no clue too what is SWR.I use one automatic SWR LDG tuner that cost $600.00 for the HF bands. But of coarse the best is to resonate the antenna to the freq that you are on the most.

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:56 pm

When I got the bike, the CB was directly to the existing external antenna (with the center-balanced load), and the radio was connected to a rubber-ducky antenna that was mounted, hidden, inside the fairing. The CB did not receive well, and within a few minutes of testing it, the finals burned out. The FM band of the radio performed poorly, and the AM did not receive at all. The FM also drifted so as to become useless after about 15-20 minutes of use (less if it was hot out). I lived with it this way until the day I managed to park the bike too close to the garage door. I stood outside as the overhead door closed, and heard a "SNAP" followed by the sound of metal hitting the ground. The garage door had caught the top of the antenna whip and bent it over backward until the load coil snapped in two. I said some Very Bad Words. :)

I decided enough was enough. I pulled the CB and radio tuners out, and shipped them off to Sierra. I also ordered one of their non-OEM replacement antennas. They replaced the finals in the CB, and replaced a few dried out electrolytics in the radio to fix the drift problem.

I considered putting a second antenna on the bike, one for the CB and one for the radio, but because the (heretofore unused) antenna splitter was still installed, I thought I'd give it a try first and see what results I got.

It turned out that the radio reception was excellent, and, once I tuned the antenna (about 1.5 inches cut off the whip), the CB performance was also excellent. I decided to tune it right to channel 19, as that is the channel I'm on 95% of the time. I did it inside my garage (there was snow outside at the time), and to my surprise, when I went out that spring to re-check the SWR out in an open parking lot, it was dead on.

I never did write a How-To on tuning the antenna resonance. I linked to this page but I really should write one up myself.

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby bob from pdx » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:05 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Nope, the CB is completely separate from the intercom - you can have the intercom without the CB. The CB just plugs into the system.

Thanks for help. this is a great site. and what I see is great people willing to help. also
I found a red connection to go to intercom. but where? it is in 4 plugs to 2 plugs.( Ref. INT fig -6
which i cannot find ) in manuals on this site. hondaline type 2 audio sys.(clarion).
any ideas on this thanks bob K7RWJ

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby bob from pdx » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:14 pm

WA9FWT wrote:Welcome to a great site Bob, as I see you seem to be new to it.Well at least with the CB you can talk to a lot of bikers if thats your intentions.As for the HT two meter, I have used mine a few times my self, just to see how well it works and made several contacts to fellows that have never talked to a biker.I have heard a few fellows that are on the two meter band posting on forums.What is your Call ?
WA9FWT Phil

Thanks phil, Verry Good Site as i may say. my bike is without 11 meter but has radio intercom and cassette. cass,no work- radio ok intercom for wife and i trying to get to work. I like the goldwing.
as soon as i get 2 meter on bike my friends will also. as they are harley riders now and 11 meter ht.
K7RWJ portland ore. thanks and 73's

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby bob from pdx » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:17 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I use my CB fairly often - mostly to listen, for entertainment (listening to the truck drivers), and information (where the speed traps are). I've talked to truck drivers once in a while, and they are always surprised to hear that I am on a bike, as they say my signal is loud and clear. That said, I took some time and effort adjusting the SWR on my bike to get a good signal out.

hello again are you using 1 antenna or 2 on your wing? radio/cb tks bob

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:38 am

bob from pdx wrote:Thanks for help. this is a great site. and what I see is great people willing to help. also
I found a red connection to go to intercom. but where? it is in 4 plugs to 2 plugs.( Ref. INT fig -6
which i cannot find ) in manuals on this site. hondaline type 2 audio sys.(clarion).
any ideas on this thanks bob K7RWJ


Have a look at the file "Clarion Type II Radio Installation Manual (531 KB)" under the GL1100 section of the manuals. It has all the diagrams you are looking for - particularly on pages 12 and 19.

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Re: intercom and no cb 11 meter

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:38 am

bob from pdx wrote:hello again are you using 1 antenna or 2 on your wing? radio/cb tks bob


I'm using one antenna, as I mentioned previously.




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