Replacement for the cassette deck


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Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:14 pm



Anyone come up with a USEFULL idea for the pocket that the cassette deck is housed? I have no use for it and I am looking for any ideas for the space. Please no fish tank ideas or reptile holder or small child holder. Really, something USEFULL . :)



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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby CWJ73 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:01 pm

I replaced the cassette player with a left side pocket I purchased on ebay and used it to store what ever small item i needed for my trip. Usually my wallet and phone.
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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:07 am

Those that didnt have the cassette deck had a pocket with a vinyl snap cover, I put a car stereo with CD/USB and SD card inputs.
It gives me more options for music source and better sound than the antique clarion that came with the bike. 8-)
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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:03 am

As mentioned, on bikes without cassette, it has a pocket with a vinyl snap top.

GL1100 Pocket
GL1100 Pocket


You can get the pockets used on eBay or elsewhere, they just screw in place. Quite a few people make replacement (brand new) vinyl snap tops out of quality marine vinyl and snaps.

I found this pocket very useful, as it is accessible while riding, so I used it to stick things like sunglasses, toll money, etc into it.

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:12 pm

Yea, I suppose one can never have enough pockets. I was trying to see if there were any cool ideas guys were useing this space for. I wish they sold like pocket cup holders or something.

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:42 pm

WingAdmin wrote:As mentioned, on bikes without cassette, it has a pocket with a vinyl snap top.

Pocket.jpg


You can get the pockets used on eBay or elsewhere, they just screw in place. Quite a few people make replacement (brand new) vinyl snap tops out of quality marine vinyl and snaps.

I found this pocket very useful, as it is accessible while riding, so I used it to stick things like sunglasses, toll money, etc into it.


Everything I see is for the right side. Can ya point me in the right direction?

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby FlashBack » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:58 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Those that didnt have the cassette deck had a pocket with a vinyl snap cover, I put a car stereo with CD/USB and SD card inputs.
It gives me more options for music source and better sound than the antique clarion that came with the bike. 8-)


How did you handle the wiring? Pictures?

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:26 am

The wiring is straight forward , power ,ground, unswitched power and speakers.
The car stereo is not wired into the intercom and therefore not the helmets. Sorry cant find the pics I had, will try tomorrow . I cut the bottom out of the left side fairing pocket and used ABS sheet and ABS glue to make the mount for the car stereo. 8-)
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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:12 pm

Still can't find no left side freakin pockets!!

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:14 pm

Or does it matter left side right side

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:30 pm

Yes it matters. Sorry to have said I cut the one I had........I will check locally to see if I can find one for you. 8-)
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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:58 am

Mspinner wrote:Still can't find no left side freakin pockets!!


Are you sure? When I did a quick search on eBay, it came up with several: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... t&_sacat=0

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:34 pm

Might be because I typed 1983 gl100a left pocket. Thanx wingman?..sorry

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:10 pm

FlashBack wrote:
RoadRogue wrote:Those that didnt have the cassette deck had a pocket with a vinyl snap cover, I put a car stereo with CD/USB and SD card inputs.
It gives me more options for music source and better sound than the antique clarion that came with the bike. 8-)


How did you handle the wiring? Pictures?


not wired into the head sets 8-)
car stereo in left pocket
car stereo in left pocket

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:05 pm

Where does the white USB cable run to? Phone?

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:49 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Where does the white USB cable run to? Phone?


Wingman don't miss nothing. Hey....still can't find a new pocket. I don't want used crap. Missing a snap hear, ripped there... I want a coffee holder, iPod playing, brunet finding pocket!

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:50 pm

Nobody has custom made a replacement pocket??

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:36 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Where does the white USB cable run to? Phone?

USB cable is plugged into ipod when this pic was taken. Can also just plug in a memory stick or phone. 8-)
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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:18 pm

Mspinner wrote:Hey....still can't find a new pocket. I don't want used crap. Missing a snap hear, ripped there... I want a coffee holder, iPod playing, brunet finding pocket!


Seriously? You want a brand new replacement pocket for your 32 year old bike? The New Old Stock dried up years ago.
There is not a very big market out there for what you want, not worth the tooling expense to make up a production run. You are going to have to make one yourself, that way you can get exactly what you want.
You can buy replacement snaps and sew up your own cover, be creative.
Bolt on a cup holder to the metal of the lower fairing in front of your left knee,just below the stock radio controls, engine heat will keep your coffee warm. 8-)
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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:29 pm

Yes I do!! This bike is cleaner than most new ones. Something wrong with that? Just wanted other ideas. I was told there might be new ones.

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:38 pm

WingAdmin wrote:As mentioned, on bikes without cassette, it has a pocket with a vinyl snap top.

Pocket.jpg


You can get the pockets used on eBay or elsewhere, they just screw in place. Quite a few people make replacement (brand new) vinyl snap tops out of quality marine vinyl and snaps.

I found this pocket very useful, as it is accessible while riding, so I used it to stick things like sunglasses, toll money, etc into it.


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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:05 pm



Thank you sir. I really couldn't tell if it was a standard like snap pattern or not. A couple of the pockets looked different .

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby Mspinner » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:14 pm

Looking like I have to sharpen my eBay skills. Maybe I keyword the wrong crap

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Re: Replacement for the cassette deck

Postby CWJ73 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:32 pm



Those are some fantastic looking pocket covers. I wish I would have found something like this when I bought my very old, very well used (broken but repairable) left pocket for the 83 1100a I had.


Craig


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