GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp


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GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby GWLDL » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:38 pm



84 G1200Aspy
I want to just want to remove all of these components. I do not use CB and radio only works on AM, speakers are toast....so...I'm asking "if I just remove all of these-will there be wiring harness issues?" Will the Aspy not start or other issues. I'm no going to remove any of the factory wiring or plugs.

I might later replace the radio with a modern cd/mps player...but for now I just want to get rid of all this stuff I don't use.
Any insight would be great...thanks.



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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby seabee_ » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:10 pm

Removing it won't affect how the bike runs. You will lose the intercom system though. A CD/radio is about 1 1/2 inches longer than the stock radio so you have to find an appropiate mounting plate or do some modifications. Dual makes an am/fm radio with mp3 hook up that is small enough to fit in place of the stock unit.
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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby GWLDL » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:48 pm

Thanks Paul good to know. I will be taking those out. I will be looking at Dual for the CD/Radio that you described. As always-this site is a really great source for information and great user insight. Thanks again. :D

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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby seabee_ » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:42 pm

When I get off work I'll try and remember to post some links for the radios. Remember, the CD/radio is quite long and doesn't quite fit because of length. The amfm radio without CD is shorter.
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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby seabee_ » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:29 pm

Check out this link from someone who installed the am/fm/mp3 radio in their 1100 fairing.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum9/81729.html
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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby GWLDL » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:28 pm

Thanks again Paul. I have the '84 Aspy, and I'm looking to use the original mounting system for the Honda radio on my replacement radio. I would like to have the key lock work-and be able to remove the radio/cd.
Has anybody replaced their stock Aspy radio setup with new equipment and still used the old mounting hardware?

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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby seabee_ » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:58 pm

I have not heard of anyone accomplishing that but if you figure it out please post the fix with pics for future reference. Good luck.
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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby r.swanson » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:54 am

looking for a cb for 1986 1200 aspencade :? :?

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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby evil » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:33 pm

GWLDL wrote:84 G1200Aspy
I want to just want to remove all of these components. I do not use CB and radio only works on AM, speakers are toast....so...I'm asking "if I just remove all of these-will there be wiring harness issues?" Will the Aspy not start or other issues. I'm no going to remove any of the factory wiring or plugs.

I might later replace the radio with a modern cd/mps player...but for now I just want to get rid of all this stuff I don't use.
Any insight would be great...thanks.


I bought an 84 aspencade recently and it came without a radio. I really need one but don't have any money other than enough for shipping to spend on one. If you still have yours laying around please PM me here if you have one and just need it out of your way I would gladly take it off your hands for you.

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Re: GL1200A Just removing Radio and CB and Amp

Postby r.swanson » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:06 pm

I live by sav ga and if you still have this stuff I would clean out my saddle bags and come and get it




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