Radio question


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manofallseasons
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Radio question

Postby manofallseasons » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:48 am



Hi. I just picked up a 1987 GL1200. It has the original radio in it with a cassette tape player. Does anyone know if there is a replacement radio for this that would have a CD player/radio? The unit just plugs in so I would want something that would do the same. Can't find info on this, so am assuming there aren't any replacements that could be put in without lots of wiring and $$$. Thanks for any help. Dean


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Re: Radio question

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:04 pm

There are no modern replacements that work with the OEM switches/wiring. Lots of people have replaced it with an automotive or marine (waterproof) radio, forego the handlebar controls, and just operate it in place. It does require a bit of wiring to hook it up.

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Re: Radio question

Postby manofallseasons » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:09 pm

That's what I figured. haha Guess I'll have to start finding more cassette tapes! Thanks.
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Re: Radio question

Postby oldishwinger » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:50 pm

just a thought, if you wire in a cigarette lighter socket, and purchase a FM player, you could put tunes on a usb stick, and play them back through the radio.

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Wilcoy02
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Re: Radio question

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:40 pm

CD's would probably skip all over the place on a bike.

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SilverDave
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Re: Radio question

Postby SilverDave » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:32 pm

well, no they can be quite operational , even on rough roads.
I owned ( until it gave up after 8 years ) a iRiver CD/MP3 disk player with 45 seconds of antiskip.

http://www.amazon.com/iriver-iMP-350-Pl ... B000063574

Modern ones have 8 minutes of antiskip. I cannot imagine a road with 8 minutes of bouncing at the same frequency.

I mounted its remote on the left handlebar, the player itself in the false tank, and the access to the tape deck thru a Cassette Adapter.
I could play either MP3's made on my Computer, or CD's that I might buy in smaller towns for $5..
It was great ...

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Re: Radio question

Postby Wilcoy02 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:38 pm

Well Thanks Dave.

I learned something new today.




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