1986 gl1200 aspencade radio


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1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby sheldonstott » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:31 am



Just bought 1986 gl1200 aspencade, can not get the radio to change station. Any idea's



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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby Wilecoyote » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:18 pm

Mine did that too. The switch on the handlebars sticks. I seen a post here on how to clean them up. Mine seemed to work itself out the more I used it

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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby firey1 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:49 am

i squirted some electrical contact cleaner into mine worked fine after that

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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby sheldonstott » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:10 am

Thanks for your help I'll try WD40.

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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:32 am

sheldonstott wrote:Thanks for your help I'll try WD40.


Don't use WD-40 on electrical contacts. It will seem like it works initially, as it flushes away any debris. However, it leaves behind an oily coating, which attracts dust and grit, and the connection will soon stop working again.

Instead use a quality electrical contact cleaner (I use CRC QD, available at any auto store).

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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby jeffers » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:37 pm

First off, Hello all!!!! I had the same problem with my radio on my 86 goldwing...sprayed the handlebar switch and it worked... Now, two weeks later, no volume on radio, but when I hit the starter switch or the brake lever, it very quickly sends a short burst of volume....could it be a bad ground somewhere? :?

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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby Wayne » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:14 pm

Jeffers, over the years we have found the ground wire, Green, at the plug going to the faring on the lower left side deteriorates and needs to have a new wire ran routed from the frame to the harness inside of the fairing. Hope this makes sense.

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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby jeffers » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:33 pm

Thanks much...I will check it out and let you know what happens...Have a nice day :D

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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby sheldonstott » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:01 am

Thanks I'll get electral cleaner instead of WD40. Don't know these thing unless you ask. Thanks again.

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Re: 1986 gl1200 aspencade radio

Postby bwagner6 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:51 pm

I have had a similar problem except when mine wont change stations none of the preset station buttons , or any other buttons for that matter will work.... Then randomly it will work. I suspect a ground issue as well.. Can someone pinpoint the ground mentioned earlier in this post? Thanks




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