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nveramazed
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Radio Controls

Postby nveramazed » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:35 pm



All,
I know that somewhere on this site as well as the other 3 sites I looked at, someone has this answer posted. However, I am in a hurry (aren't we all) to put my ride back together and get on the road again.

I don't have sound to my speakers. I have power to the radio, I have power to the amp and power to the speakers. I know that the solution lies with the controls. When the speakers are on, what indicator on the radio shows? Is it just "SP" or is it a combination of "SP/HS"?

Thanks!
Nveramazed



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seabee_
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Location: sterling heights, mi
Motorcycle: 1985 Honda Goldwing GL1200
117k miles
1977 Kawasaki kz400
1978 Suzuki GSXr750
1980 Kawasaki GPZ400
1975 Honda CB360T

Re: Radio Controls

Postby seabee_ » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:23 pm

If set to SP sound to speakers, HS sound to head set. Make sure it's set to SP. Do you have an Auto Volume Control (AVC) unit? It will have volume and tone control knobs. It's purpose is to raise the volume when speed increases. My AVC on my bike went out and I had sound to the head set but not to the speakers. I removed the left hand glove box and removed the two din plugs from the AVC and just connected them together bypassing the AVC and had sound to the speakers. Try doing that if you have an AVC unit. Post back what you find.
Paul
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1981 to 2002
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seabee_
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Joined: Sun May 29, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: sterling heights, mi
Motorcycle: 1985 Honda Goldwing GL1200
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1977 Kawasaki kz400
1978 Suzuki GSXr750
1980 Kawasaki GPZ400
1975 Honda CB360T

Re: Radio Controls

Postby seabee_ » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:24 pm

I forgot to mention, when you have it in SP or HS the LCD panel on the radio will indicate what mode it's in.
Paul
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1981 to 2002
ASE Mechanic

nveramazed
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Re: Radio Controls

Postby nveramazed » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:18 pm

Paul,
Thank you for the help. I don't have an auto tune, just the mute and radio control on my left handlebar. When I push the dial for SP and HS, I can only come up with HS, not SP. I recently painted my ride and when I hooked up the radio, I have this problem. I was wondering if there may be a connection in the back of the radio that may be loose, but I checked all of the wires and they all seem pretty solid. My intercom system is nil, I bought the bike from the original owner who thought he was a great mechanic! Now, like the rest of us, I am fixing all of his errors. This error, is mine!
So, to clarify; on your radio, when you push the dial for Sp/HS, you definitely have a SP on the radio, and when you push the button in again the SP goes away and HS is on the radio..correct? Any ideas as to why my SP doesn't show? AHHHH…do the speakers need to be plugged in to have the SP show? Just an after thought.

I appreciate the Navy taking care of the Marine….

Scott
SgtMaj, USMC (RET)

nveramazed
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Radio Controls

Postby nveramazed » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:36 pm

All,
Thanks for the help with schematics and input. Speakers are rockin!! I love this site!

Scott

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1978 Suzuki GSXr750
1980 Kawasaki GPZ400
1975 Honda CB360T

Re: Radio Controls

Postby seabee_ » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:00 pm

So, what was the problem you found? It's good to post your fix so when someone finds this post they have an idea where to look. Glad you got the tunes working again.
Sempr Fi.
Paul
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1981 to 2002
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nveramazed
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Radio Controls

Postby nveramazed » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:45 am

All,
I want to express my gratitude for all the help. Sometimes when you work too long on a project you overlook the small things. I have had my bike apart for nearly 4 months and I do mean apart. I put a new paint job on her and moved from California to Texas after the project. I also rebuilt the front forks and put on progressive shocks on the rear. So, the speaker problem was merely not connecting the black connector that goes into the bottom of the amplifier. I kept looking at them thinking that they both went to the CB/intercom unit that I do not have. I didn't pay any attention to them until I started getting frustrated. What tipped me off was one of the responses about bypassing the AVC connector and connecting the two din plugs together. So, thank you all!

Scott




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