Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing


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Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby davmaj2 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:42 pm



I have a 81 Gl1100 Interstate with the factory Hondaline Fairing.
I am wanting to install a Clarion II from an 83 Gl1100 Interstate.
Has anyone done this?
Will I have to pull the Fairing Wiring Harness from the 83 and put it into my 81?
I really hope this can be done, I would really like to have the Radio/Intercom and CB.


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Re: Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:51 pm

Check under the "manuals" section at the top of the page.I thing there is the manual for what you need.

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Re: Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:17 am

yes you can do it..the only real issue is the main connector from the fairing to the bike different shapes...do take all the wiring out of the 83 to use in the 81 then all you have to do is modify the main connector.
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Re: Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby davmaj2 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:52 pm

Sorry it's taken me so long to answer.
Thanks for the help.
Hopefully it won't be too hard to modify the main connector.
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Re: Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:39 pm

By the way,the bike looks really nice.I finally got my carbs synced really good....viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8994....I've never had a bike this smooth or a wing that would pull from 900rpm in gear to 7000 without grumbling at me.

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Re: Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby wda-83wing » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:14 pm

yes in proper tune they are a amazing machine.

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Re: Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby davmaj2 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:36 pm

Instead of modifying my harness can I just replace mine with one out of an 82?
I have an opportunity of getting the main harness and complete fairing harness from a 82 Aspencade which had the Clarion II installed.
Hopefully I can just put that complete harness on my bike and not have to cut and splice any wires.
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Re: Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:11 am

You got it right guy's mine has been proper for some time now and I love it.....Even pulling a trailer....I'm glad you got your in perfect time Virgilmobile, it makes a difference....A good sync. job too is awesome...

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Re: Installing Clarion II into an 81 Gl1100 Fairing

Postby davmaj2 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:18 pm

Well I got the new radio installed over the weekend.
Everything went together just as I'd hoped.
No problems, no modifying of connectors or wiring.
Everything works except for the intercom.
I do not have any cables or headsets.
I really have no idea what I am going to need.
Can anyone help with that?
Thanks is advance.


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