83 aspecade radio removal


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83 aspecade radio removal

Postby leopeo » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:45 am



I've removed the stock radio/cb/intercom system on my 83 aspencade, now my headlight does not work, the turn signal lamps on the dash stay lit (turn signals do work) and my amp meter does not work. I've went through the forums and diagrams and everthing looks ok. Please help, any suggestions or ideas. Thanks very much, Leopeo.



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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby leopeo » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:45 pm

figured out problem. Thanks anyway, leopeo

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:41 pm

Was just about to pull out my schematic to see what you might have done, but see you've already figured it out. What did it turn out to be?

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby leopeo » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:48 pm

It seemed to be, what I think was the power supply to the radio system. It's a four prong plug with a green,red,black and red w/white wires. Once I pulled the whole system out no headlamp etc., so I plugged almost everything back together outside of fairing and plugged back into the harness and when I was moving the stuff around, the junction box with all the round plugs that everthing plugs into touched the crash bar and the headlamp and everything else worked. So I cut that four plug harness from that junction box, grounded the green wire, back in business. I have even already installed a new JVC radio on the bike. I put it above the original radio mount in place of the storage compartment with the snap cover, had to fab a new mount, almost looks like it came with the bike.

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby Five » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:53 pm

leopeo wrote:It seemed to be, what I think was the power supply to the radio system. It's a four prong plug with a green,red,black and red w/white wires. Once I pulled the whole system out no headlamp etc., so I plugged almost everything back together outside of fairing and plugged back into the harness and when I was moving the stuff around, the junction box with all the round plugs that everthing plugs into touched the crash bar and the headlamp and everything else worked. So I cut that four plug harness from that junction box, grounded the green wire, back in business. I have even already installed a new JVC radio on the bike. I put it above the original radio mount in place of the storage compartment with the snap cover, had to fab a new mount, almost looks like it came with the bike.

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby leopeo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:44 pm

Ok, how do you post pics ? Went to FAQs, read Can I Post My Images ? still don't know. Wasn't born last night but can't figure out, please help. leopeo

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:15 pm

When you reply, you'll see near the bottom of the text entry box, a tab that says "Upload attachment". Click on it, select the picture file you want to add, add a comment, then click "Add the file".

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby leopeo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:54 pm

Thank you very much, here are some pics.
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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby thrasherg » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:45 pm

Is there any concern about water entering the stereo when it rains? I doubt the unit was designed for exposure to the elements and with it sitting upright any rain will run staright down and inside the unit? Looks like some kind of cover for the top would be a good idea?

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby leopeo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:01 pm

I'm not done yet. Yes I plan on a cover, however I do not ride in the rain unless I have to which is very rare. But at least now I can listen to what I want on a beautiful day and it sounds great. Thanks for the help, leopeo

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby thrasherg » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:03 pm

I don't ride in the rain either, but occasionally the bike is parked outside somewhere when it does rain!! :lol:

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Re: 83 aspecade radio removal

Postby Jeeper » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:50 am

I would agree about the weather issue. They make a nice watertight housing you can actually mount your radio into or just going with a marine radio would solve the problem.




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