86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )


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86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )

Postby rrlizard » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:37 am



Hello everyone, I have my dads 86 apencade sei , the thing is the radio will not play though the speakers , but it will play though the intercom to the helmets . Do ya have any ideas on what could be the problem ? Thank you for your advice and your time !!!



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Re: 86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )

Postby SilverDave » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:06 pm

Remember , its a 30 year old radio receiver ... so...

The best cure is to send the unit to Sierra electronics .... Specialists in these radios

http://www.sierra-mc.com/radioservice.asp

For $125 you will get back a radio/tape/ comm device cleaned and good enough for 5 to 10 years.

However ....... a bit pricy !!
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The second best cure is NOT guaranteed ... but its much cheaper and it has worked for me, twice ,
once when I had no radio power, and once no FM.

Remove the radio unit , and take off as many knobs as possible .
Find a ZipLoc bag big enough to hold the unit.
Get some quality electrical contact cleaner, as a spray .

Spray and soak all the knobs, especially the offending ones ....
( In my case it was the power switch, in your case , the HS/SPKR push button switch )
Place the oily mess in a Ziploc bag . Seal .
Let it marinate for a day, in the sealed Ziploc, remove, turn and click all the buttons , and knobs , many many times .
Another soaking spray, back in the bag and another day of sitting .

Repeat 3+ times .

All you are trying to do is get just a 1/10 th of a drop into the innards of the offending switch.
Remove from bag , spray the back gold contacts , and carefully clean up all the excess contact spray .
Replace in Bike, and test .
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If that still does not work you could try and un-plug / plug in all the grey boxes and plugs under the left glovebox , spraying each with your spray as you undo them , and replug them .
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And if all THAT does not work ... send it to Sierra

Good luck.......

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Re: 86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )

Postby twocams » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:42 pm

Radio= ziplock bag :?: :cry:

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Re: 86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )

Postby Rusty Bike » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:04 pm

Use CRC contact cleaner or something similar. Make sure it says "will not harm plastic" then test a spot first anyway. I do electronics work as a hobby and I feel the above advice is sound. Should not hurt a thing. I myself would try and open the radio up and spray the insides. Don't know if it comes apart, never had mine out.

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Re: 86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )

Postby SilverDave » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:32 pm

Yes , of course ... plastic safe contact cleaner ... since I use it on left handle bar controls, right handle bar controls, and my light bar switches ... I assumed that " Plastic safe " was obvious ... my Bad !!!



and yes ... it does come apart ....
and if you want actually do that ... do it on a clean workbench , keep track of all the tiny screws
( I used a digital camera, and a taped down sheet of paper to write on ...)
and the row of push buttons will mostly come off too if you do that ...

However , I found that after 3 days , marinating in a Ziplock that the 1/10 th of drop pf cleaner had migrated to the inside of my faulty button, and the problem was fixed ... so no real need to take it all apart .

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Re: 86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )

Postby SilverDave » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:35 pm

Yes, TwoCams .. a Ziploc bag ...
its really, really messy, and hard to direct the spray ... so most of front panel is covered with this slightly oily mess .
The bag is to keep the radio ( and me) sorta clean .

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Re: 86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )

Postby stinvinn » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:11 pm

have you tried pushing the button that switches it from speakers to headset :?: :roll: :roll: :o :D ya never know

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Re: 86 apsnecade sei radio ( speakers , intercom )

Postby rrlizard » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:13 pm

First Thank You all for your info, I will be giving it all a try. I also have a 2005 30th anniversary wing that I surely love. The 86 belonged to my dad that passed almost 2yrs ago. So I want to try and get it back in shape, I`ve got it running really good after it had sat for 6 yrs..I also like the idea of having one 30 years old and also having the 30th year Goldwing built.. Thanks again everyone !!!




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