Clarion Type II Radio Problems


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Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby mclark38 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:24 pm



Hi,

I just bought a used Clarion Type II Radio/CB/Intercom/Cassette system for my '82 Interstate. The wiring was a little cut up but I was able to piece it back together. I hooked everything up outside of the bike to see if it worked and I have power to everything but I cannot change the radio station. The guy I bought it from did not have the handlebar controls for the radio and he was still able to change the station. The buttons are not stuck because I can still set the clock and what not. I tested the CB with my GL1500 and it does transmit. I choose not to hook up the cassette player because I don't want to loose the fairing pocket. Does anyone know why I cannot change stations?

Thanks,
Mike



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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:12 pm

You should be able to change them. I have been woking on mine too. Now I get no sound. Anyway I have a handle bar control If you are interested. Send me a pm and send an offer-if interested.

I have to go through the manual for my problem tonight and if I find your problem listed I will pm you.

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby mclark38 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:51 am

I was able to do a little research tonight and so far I have come up with that a capacitor or other components are blown out in the radio, I can send it out to Sierra MC for $100 and have it back within a few weeks, a friend of a friend can look at it, or i can just simply find a new radio box for it and hope that one works, does anyone know what Sierra MC will go through and replace if I send the entire system there?

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby marcsac » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:27 am

If you are not married to the idea of keeping the stock components....think about this. I went to my local Brandsmart store and bought a Kenwwod radio / CD Player and Kicker speakers for my 83 Interstate. It cost me about $125. The sound is amazing! The radio is Pandora ready so I can plug in my smart phone and get phone calls / text and email message alerts through the speakers while I listen to music while riding. I bit of 2013 technology for the old girl.

You can check out how it looks in the pics on my profile page.
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle :)

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby marcsac » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:33 am

Here is how it turned out.
Here is how it turned out.
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle :)

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:55 am

Sierra will go through each piece throughly. They charge $100 for each piece. The peoblem is these parts are 30+ years. The mail gives them a good bumping around on their return trip home. The part might work when it leaves sierra but the bumping around might just give that one piece a different problem.
I have been to sierra 4-5 times with my clarion ll. They do know what they are doing with these relics.

I have a system in my bike and another system on my table so I can trace wires. If you know which piece of yours is bad Make me an offer if you want.

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:57 am

Here is another persons response to sierra:::

I just wanted to drop a quick post about how impressed I am with Sierra-mc.com... true professional, in my opinion!!

I have an 85 Aspencade and the RM-1100 radio was not working well at ALL. The tuning switch and mute switch weren't working, tape belt was dust, sound kept dropping out, etc. etc.

All the issues people have posted about troubles with their radio, I had it.

I sent it off to them from work along with a list of the issues and included a return shipping label.

5 business days later, got a call on my cell phone from the tech and he explained all the work he did and that it's running fine now. I went through all the issues and he could tell that I didn't quite believe him that ALL of the issues were fixed. He assured me it was 100% good to go.

I had included my PayPal info in the initial delivery and as we were talking, I got an invoice notice. Keeping him on speaker, I jumped over to my PayPal app and noticed it was $20 cheaper than I expected, but paid it anyway. I asked him why the invoice was only $100 and he explained that the normal fee of $120 includes $20 for shipping. Since I provided a return label, I got $20 off!

As we finished up, he mentioned they saw my payment and it was on it's way back to me.

I joked that isn't it interesting that during the phone call, I got the invoice, paid it and sent confirmation all while talking on my cell phone. He responded in the most dry, monotonistic voice with "We live in amazing times, sir. Enjoy your radio." LOL! That made my day.

Got the radio back and yes, EVERYTHING works as stated!!

These guys rock! If you are hemming and hawing over keeping the original radio vs an aftermarket, I say KEEP IT! I have the CB, Volume control, etc so I wanted to keep it all stock.

Seriously.... http://www.sierra-mc.com/ is the place to send your radio!

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby mclark38 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:12 pm

Does Sierra charge per component (Radio, CB, etc..) Or is it $100 for the entire system to be gone through? Some of the wiring is messed up from the previous owner and I would like to have it cleaned up if possible.

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:39 pm

Call them directly Get the scoop from the horses mouth.

Sierra Electronics
2080 Experiment Farm Road
Troy Ohio 45373

1-800-338-6938
e-mail sales@sierra-mc.com

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby mclark38 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:42 pm

I'll do that tomorrow, Thanks for the help guys. Ill keep you updated.

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:58 pm

Copyright © 2011
Sierra Electronics


Sierra Electronics Radio Repair & Service



Sierra Electronics has been repairing factory audio systems on select motorcycles for over 25 years. All radios and CB's are serviced on a first in, first out basis. Our normal turnaround time is between 10 - 14 days, however there may be times where the wait time may be longer. If you would like to know our current return time feel free to contact us. Below is a list of some of the radios we do repair, however if you do not see your radio listed contact our service department because we may still be able to service your radio.

HONDA SUZUKI
1980 - 1983 HONDA GL1100 CLARION TYPE I & II 1980 - 1990 SUZUKI CAVALCADE
1984 - 1987 HONDA GL1200 PANASONIC TYPE III CLARION JC-212S CB RADIO
1988 - 2000 HONDA GL1500 PANASONIC RM-1500, RM-G30, RM-G40 RADIOS & JC-213H CB CLARION PS-9169V & PS-9063V RADIO
2001 - 2010 HONDA GL1800 PANASONIC RM-G45 RADIO & CLARION JC-215H CB
HONDALINE CLARION JC-214H MOTORCYCLE CB RADIO KIT YAMAHA
1983 - 1993 YAMAHA VENTURE ROYALE
KAWASAKI MITSUBISHI CJ-88 AM/FM TUNER
1986 - 2005 KAWASAKI VOYAGER XII MITSUBISHI CV-88 INTERCOM AMPLIFIER
CLARION PK-9090V RADIO MITSUBISHI CX-88 CASSETTE DECK
CLARION JC-212K CB RADIO 1999 - 2010 ROYAL STAR VENTURE
CLARION JC-215R CB RADIO

Price:

The charge for Sierra Electronics to repair your radio will normally fall under our flat rate fee of $100 plus $20 return shipping to all customers within the continental United States. Additional shipping charges for those customers not in the continental United States. If we cannot find a problem with your radio, or your radio cannot be repaired, there is a $25 bench fee for checking your radio. If your fee does not fall under the normal flat rate $100 fee, we will contact you before we perform any repairs to your radio. Upon completion of your radio repair we will contact you for a method of payment. Customers are also welcome to send a money order, cashier's check, or personal check. We can also bill you through PayPal.

Procedure to send in your radio for service:

Simply send us the defective component from your audio system and include a note that states your name, address, phone number, and a brief description of the problem. Please ship to address below:

Sierra Electronics
2080 Experiment Farm Road
Troy, OH 45373
1-800-338-6938

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Re: Clarion Type II Radio Problems

Postby jakecable@ymail.com » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:33 am

I was looking to replace my radio on my 1982 GL1100 Interstate...I like the Kenwood posted by Marcsac...How easy is it to remove and install the aftermarket?




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