1984 GL1200 A: Radio shorting on bumps

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1984 GL1200 A: Radio shorting on bumps

Post by gof » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:06 pm

I certainly am not qualified to trace a short, but I thought perhaps this was a recurring issue on this bike.

On certain bumps the radio seems to cut out momentarily. It seems to be the radio and not so much the speakers, although I do notice sometimes one or the other speaker blanks out for a second.

Just though I would put it out here for some ideas where to start.

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Re: 1984 GL1200 A: Radio shorting on bumps

Post by HALBUDD » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:13 pm

Pull your radio out and clean the contacts on the rear of the radio with a eraser or some fine sand paper. Also use a pick to lithely bend the connectors out just a bit,this will make them have better contact with the ones inside of the radio housing. You can also clean the ones on the inside with a long pencil that has an eraser on it. This should help with it cutting out when you hit a bump. Hal
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Re: 1984 GL1200 A: Radio shorting on bumps

Post by twostrokes48 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:27 pm

Had a similar problem with the cutting out on bumps. Turned out to be my antenna not being tightened back down after I had loosened it to to lay it over when putting the cover on the bike. So make sure the antenna is tight. Radio was fine after I tightened antenna back up by hand.

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