New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power source?


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New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power source?

Postby dph03 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:18 pm



I have installed a new digital radio on the GW. But digital needs an extra power supple that is always on to store the digital stations when you turn the bike off.
What would be your suggested power source? Slice in to the clock already there in the left faring or run a new power line to the battery or else ware? If I ran it straight to the battery, as it is now temporarily, would you suggest an in-line fuse?



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Re: New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power sour

Postby keithg64 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:59 pm

Was there a radio in it before, there maybe a power on all the time line inside the fairing somewhere. If you do get the power from the battery that is fine to and deffinetly have an inline fuse.
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Re: New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power sour

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:25 am

If there was a radio in it before (and being an 82 Interstate, there is a fair chance of this - the radio and CB were options on the Interstate), then there will be wiring in the fairing already that has full-time +12V intended to retain the radio memory.

If not, run a fused wire from the battery (keep the fuse as close to the battery as possible) up to the fairing and utilize that.

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Re: New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power sour

Postby centerline » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:44 pm

If no wire in the fairing, you should be able to wire into the fuse block so it is switched, but put a fuse in line, or go to battery with a fused line.

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Re: New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power sour

Postby shoe49 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:04 pm

Where did you purchase your radio? Does it fit into the left side of the fairing where the hole is? I have a 1981 Interstate and the radio does not work.
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Re: New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power sour

Postby B0b88 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:49 am

Dennis, were you able to put an aftermarket radio where the old radio was on your 81 gl1100?? I'm wanting to add a Bluetooth radio there possibly... I'm combing over the forums now to see what I can find :)

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Re: New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power sour

Postby Baunix63 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:17 am

Seers,

if you have a clock in the instrument cluster of the fairing, you will a have 12V+ there

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Re: New radio install on an 82 GL1100 - What what power sour

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:29 am

On Fle-bay there is a new in the box clarion radio at a very reasonable bid price.




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