radio and intercom operations


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
  • Sponsored Links
User avatar
gre_lauren
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:34 pm
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington
Motorcycle: 1984 VT700c Shadow
1987 GL1200I

radio and intercom operations

Postby gre_lauren » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:53 pm



Hello guys and gals

So I am the proud owner of a slightly ratty 1987 1200 interstate. I had rescued it from an acquaintance's garage where it had sat for 7 years. It took a year of work and tlc but I have it running great now. Along the way of doing the 'rebuild' I added the factory intercom/radio sourced from ebay. I have yet to add the auto volume but everything else works fine.

My question:
what is the function of all the knobs, dials, gizmos,and doodads found on the radio and handlebar switch?
Pretend im dumber than a box of rocks when you answer. Even though Im pretty talented in abilities i can be a talented fool sometimes and miss the obvious.

It would be nice to have the operation manual for the radio but my searches just turn up the installation manual which i've used.

thank you all in advance.
George



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: radio and intercom operations

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:12 pm

I can't help you much with the purpose of the various doodads, but this would likely get you started: http://goldwingdocs.com/HelmManual.asp?SKU=31ML8710

User avatar
trhaag
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:27 am
Location: Denmark
Motorcycle: 1984 gl 1200 Aspencade
GSX 600 f 2005 (sold)
CB 500 1995 (Sold)
GS450 1985 (sold)
CB 350 twin year ? (sold)
Jinlun 250 crap (sold)

Re: radio and intercom operations

Postby trhaag » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:50 am

On the radio the first button is vol and when you push it it will go to tape. If you turne it left you wil switch off tape and radio.
second butten is the mute vol. when tou push the mute butten on the handelbar the butten on the radio will turn op and down the vol. on the mute.
Third is intercom push it determines if the sound of the radio goes true the speekers or the helmet. Turn it will bring vol. op and down. Turn it left and you will switch the intercom off.
I am not sure I can explain the other buttens in english, unfortunately. Hope it helps.

Wayne
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:52 am
Location: Troy, Oh, & The Villages, Fl.
Motorcycle: 2000 Valkyrie Tourer
2008 GL1800 Level 3 White
2015 GL1800 Level 3 Red/Black Anniversary

Re: radio and intercom operations

Postby Wayne » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:58 am

Mute control, flat sided knob is to control the muting of audio in headset when intercom is in use. It has nothing to do with the handlebar mute which only reduces the audio level from the stereo both in the headset and external speakers.

User avatar
gre_lauren
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:34 pm
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington
Motorcycle: 1984 VT700c Shadow
1987 GL1200I

Re: radio and intercom operations

Postby gre_lauren » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:22 pm

Thank you for the answers posted so far. I'm trying out what you guys are saying

George

MadMikey
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:56 pm
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Motorcycle: 85 GL1200 Limited

Re: radio and intercom operations

Postby MadMikey » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:24 pm

Hey George, I believe the owners manuals cover some of that. I have an 87 manual (as well as the bike), am in Poulsbo anytime you want to take a ride and visit. Can show you how it all operates. Mike 779-7822

User avatar
gre_lauren
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:34 pm
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington
Motorcycle: 1984 VT700c Shadow
1987 GL1200I

Re: radio and intercom operations

Postby gre_lauren » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:28 am

mike,
I believe ill take you up on that.

When the weather gets warmer and more stable ill get in touch.

me (253) 370-2476




Return to “GL1200 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests