GL1100 Stereo


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zvacman
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GL1100 Stereo

Postby zvacman » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:24 am



Is there anything special about the stereo that comes on the 82 GL1100I? It looks normal and doesn't have any C.B. or intercom capabilities. I would like to put a CD player in instead of the cassette that is there.

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zvacman
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Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby zvacman » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:44 am

I found a place that sells "marine waterproof" stereos. They are new style units that don't have knobs like the one I took out. I'm a little nervous about cutting the factory hole to fit the new one in but the factory radio is crap. Has anyone upgraded stereos in their wing and if so do you have any pictures to give me some ideas?

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gordonv
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1982 GL1100A

Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby gordonv » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:13 pm

I haven't done it specificly, but have mostly heard of others adding extras in the bag/trunk rather than the front.

I've also a Valk IS, which has an AUX cable, and I plan on an MP3 player of some kind, rather than a CD player, which is what it was designed for. People mentioned you can get a remote to control it also, so it can be wireless.

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lhelber
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1983 GL1100A Aspencade

Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby lhelber » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:32 am

Do you have the Interstate or Aspencade? Is the radio on the left hand side of the fairing or is it in the center under the windsheld? The Interstate has under the windshield and it is a standard radio opening. The marine radios should just install in it. In today's world I wouldn't recommend a CD drive. MP3 players and iPods will give you much more reliability.

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Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby zvacman » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:18 pm

It's an Interstate with the radio in the center. The stereo I'm looking at has an input for the iPod and a CD player. The opening I have has the two holes for the screw on knob set up (80's). The new stereo is completely rectangular which will require cutting. I think I'll make the cuts and put it in.

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lhelber
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Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby lhelber » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:30 pm

I agree, that is what I would do too. Instead I have the full Clarion II setup with CB, cassette deck, radio and Intercom (its on an Aspencade). I like how everything works together but adding on is a royal pain. I contacted Kennedy Motorcycle Items http://www.cellset.com/Motorcycleitems.html and after sending them a wad of cash they sent me a box full of gadgets that once I get them all hooked up correctly I will be able to get my Satellite radio and GPS and iPod working with it. It looks like it will be a couple of days work to get it all setup and looking nice.

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Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby zvacman » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:26 am

I got the stereo installed last night (sorry about the quality of picture it's from my phone). I decided to go with a sat ready CD stereo with iPod jack on front. It turned out pretty clean looking.

Z
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N2PPN
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Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby N2PPN » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:14 pm

I have an older unit installed, it is a cassette AM/FM stereo with a 100W graphic equalizer booster. I can use the cassette adapter to hook up my HD Radio (shown in picture) or my iPod or whatever I need "piped in" to the stereo. It is sheltered from the weather by the snap closure flap and PLENTY loud!

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Rich
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Left side of fairing with Insignia HD Radio attached to blank radio panel
Left side of fairing with Insignia HD Radio attached to blank radio panel
Looking down onto radio pocket from above. This install has served me well since 1981 !!!    (with exception to the HD Radio which was just added this past month)
Looking down onto radio pocket from above. This install has served me well since 1981 !!! (with exception to the HD Radio which was just added this past month)
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N2PPN
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Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby N2PPN » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:18 pm

Oh BTW, Please post back and let us know how the CD player works on the bike with all the vibrations... I remember years ago trying to use my Sony Portable CD player (with a 10 second memory buffer thingy) and it didn't like the vibrations at all. That was the main reason I left the older cassette unit in the bike.

Rich
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Re: GL1100 Stereo

Postby zvacman » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:05 am

I rode 100 miles on Sat. I listened to many C.D.'s on Michigan roads without a skip. Works perfect.

Z




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