GL 1200 Intercom


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jeremccurdy
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GL 1200 Intercom

Postby jeremccurdy » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:36 pm



I just recently purchased an '84 1200. It came equipped with the intercom plugs. I already have helmets, I just need the hardware to install in them so I can use my intercom system. Where can I find a decent setup for two helmets that won't force me to sell a child to buy them?

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steve allen
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Re: GL 1200 Intercom

Postby steve allen » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:00 am

E-Bay.........but first check to see how many pins are in the plug on the bike. I know 87 and older are 5pin.

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ResDog70
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Re: GL 1200 Intercom

Postby ResDog70 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:17 pm

I got the J&M cheapies off of eBay. About $80 a set. Seller was selling them in a pair, so I got them for like $150.

No complaints. Good sound. I have an Open Face helmet so the mic does pick up wind noise, even with the screen on it, but people can still hear what I am saying when I talk.

Just out of curiosity... do you have the CB unit, too?

jeremccurdy
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Re: GL 1200 Intercom

Postby jeremccurdy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:13 pm

Looked at the J&M setup. It does seem to be the most economical choice.

Yes. I do have the CB setup as well.
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Re: GL 1200 Intercom

Postby ResDog70 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:23 pm

Ah... Ok... just wanted to point out some fun I've been having...

This may just be how the PO hooked up things on my Aspencade... I have no real point of reference.... BUT.... getting audio to your headset may be odd.

On my setup: Pressing the Speakers/Headset button on the HEAD UNIT WITHOUT HEADSET plugged in, seemed to work as expected. Meaning: sound would cut out and presumably be sent to the headset.

Pushing the HEAD UNIT speaker/headset switch WITH the HEADSET plugged in did.... nothing.... music still played from speakers. Odd.

Started playing with the CB. Turned it on. Could hear squelch, etc. through speakers over the music... OK, no prob. Noticed a SPEAKER/HEADSET toggle switch ON THE CB FACE and flipped the switch... BOOM! Music in my headset!! With the CB ON OR OFF, the only way to get audio to the headset was through the SPEAKER/HEADSET toggle switch on the FACE OF THE CB... NOT the HEAD UNIT.

Of course... like I said... my setup could be really weird... but just wanted to throw you a possible heads-up... If it doesn't 'seem' to work at first... don't despair... tinker!

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Re: GL 1200 Intercom

Postby jeremccurdy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:11 am

I have the Aspencade model. The face of the radio controls house the intercom volume control knob which also serves as a toggle button for audio output. I can select between the speakers on the bike, or through the headset. Found it completely by accident, I had the radio on and reached to turn the volume up and my finger bumped the toggle button. Suddenly, I had no sound at all coming from the speakers. I frantically searched for the solution, I checked the speakers, fuses, relays, wire connections and nothing worked. Then the proverbial "Aha" moment, I remebered the post about music through the intercom headset. I saw the intercom volume control knob was also labeled HS right next the volume control.


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