Installed a radio gl1200 Interstate 1986

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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200I Interstate

Installed a radio gl1200 Interstate 1986

Post by lovat » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:21 am

I installed a radio on my Interstate last night.
I'm not done making it look pretty yet, and I have some things that I would do differently next time.
I have a faceplate cover that is going to give it a finished look.

Things to do different:
1 buy radio with handlebar controls - OR - buy radio with speed dependent or noise dependent volume adjustment
2 Four speakers - I only have the fronts, and there's no bass.
3 Cable ties inside the fairing, behind the radio. you can't see it, but I know it.

Things I did right:
1 Cheap radio with bluetooth - ... ingdocs-20
2 Soldered connections, with shrink wrap
3 Sturdy mount faceplate
4 Internal mount antenna - ... aQodaC4AxA

I'll post another after I add the pretty faceplate.
I'll even try to hold still as I take the picture.

Overall I'd say it was a fun, easy project, with satisfactory results.

I hope this helps you if you are considering a radio for your Interstate.


'86 GL1200 Interstate
Northern Minnesota

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