Need info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I


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Need info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:50 am



Hello everyone
I have a Gl-1200i with a after market Radio no CB or intercom. I would like to know if anyone are using J & M product? They have a JMCB-2003B Kit for Driver-Passenger Headset Operation.which sounds great but does anyone have it and how does it work? can you hear the CB ok? and can others hear you ok on CB?

Is there another after market CB or intercom out there that might be better?

Thank you for you input.

P.S I don't want to change over to OEM.

http://www.jmcorp.com/ProductDetail.asp?ProductID=JMCB-2003B-DU&PF=38


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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby maestro319 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:29 am

Thank you mikeg for posting this question. I,too, have an '86 GL1200 Aspencade and am interested in the answer.

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:20 pm

I have been looking at a setup for a few days now trying to make up my mind. Says it will hook up with 2 way radios, just not sure if that means cb's. Here is the link for it. The price isn't bad at all. I just find it hard to pay the price without all my questions answered. Let me know what you think of it.

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:40 pm

hello,
I did not know about it until now. But I have read it now and NO that is not a CB. But it will go to two-way Motorola, Cobra, Midland. Which would be nice if other drivers had it. But most riders I ride with have CB. But that system is a lot less money then the J&M I am talking about. Which is 400.00 plus you need to buy mics and speaker for both people that the lowest prce is 199.00 for both. Then you need to buy cables which is another 80.00. You can shop around some and find a little better price but still it is 500.00 to 600 for it all.:P

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:49 pm

I know the hand held radios will communicate with cb's. I have use mine before talking to others in our group when I was drivein my truck. So I know that part works. I thought it said that the cables come with it to hook it up, but I will have to re-read it again. But again, for the price, I think it might be a deal.
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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:53 pm

Hello
On the one you are talking about yes the cables comes with it. But the J&M I was talking about doesn't. But the J&M has CB and you can Buy a cable so you can play your FM Radio/CD player throw the headset also. Which is what I would like to do. But the cost is alot more money lol. But as :P the saying goes you get what you pay for.lol

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:08 pm

:) Very true..Let me know what you decide!!

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:13 pm

Here is a link about CB and two-way Radio.

http://www.banoggle.com/blog/cb-radios/cb_radio_or_two_way_radio.aspx

They make a handheld CB Radio.But I have not seen a two-way Radio that will do both. Not saying there is not one out ther I just not seen one. lol

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:13 pm

Other than the kit I showed you, I can't think of any other way to get all the functions you want. The newer hand held have ranges up to 20+ miles now. My Cobra's are an older modle. They have 22 channels 1 to 22 with 38 privacy codes. They worked good when I was talking to my friend on channel 17. He was on his in car cb and I was on my hand held. Someone on here did tell me, now that I think of it, you can bluetooth a normal cb in to a bluetooth system. You need a bluetooth adapter and a push to talk switch. It should be easy to wire up. I've wired up cb mic's before. I'll see if I can find the convercation..
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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby Peppyone1955 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:01 pm

Mikeg I have the J & M CB unit on my 1994 Aspencade. It is connected thru the honda Radio/Intercom system. The CB works great & also has weather station on it. I have not tryed the intercom system thru the J & M system but I imagine it works ok. I use the bikes intercom. The J & M System doesen't come with the CB antenna. Hope this helps.

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:37 pm

hello,
Thank you for the info. I hate to spend $700.00+ for this and not work like it says it does. by the time you buy the unit and 2 headsets and all the cables needed. I have a interstate so I have no intercom on bike. What headset are you using? :)

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Postby Peppyone1955 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:06 pm

I'm using the J&M Open-face Stereo Headset w 5-pin Cord P/N HS8154OFB which I got from Chrome world for $69.95. (http://www.chromeworld.com)

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:17 am

Hello,
I like to see J&M make there JMCB-2003B work with bluetooth headsets. But unless I missing something it only works with a cord. I see the new one came out but not to sure what they changed in it.

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:26 pm

I have done some looking up and found the J&M JMCB2003CB system, dual rider system I can get it for just under $300. But you have to have a 6 pin head set x2. Then you have to have the patch cords x 2. The headsets run $159, the patch cords run around $22. Then to hook it up to your stereo you need 1 more patch cord. That price I can't find. Your right Mike, it would be around $700 great little system, but can I justify the cost????? Thought it was a good deal for the system till I found out you have to buy all the other stuff seperetly!
Has to be something better and cheeper.
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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:44 pm

hello, Ya you right it cost alot. the other patch cord (fga-290 Automotive type Radio adapter) I found it for around $50.00. The headsets you can get them for $109.99 (HSBCD279UN) at wingstuff.com If you are a member you can get the a little cheaper. I noy sure way J&M doesn't have fga-290. but google it and you will find it.

But the saying goes you get what u pay for.

You pay 200 or 300 for somthing else and not like it then buy this it will cost more LOL..... I guess that is life. LOL :)

I was looking at http://www.jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=29 But not sure about it. It is alot cheaper. Not sure what CB will work with it.

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:32 pm

I seen that one too. The only cb it will do is the hand held, and I didn't like all the cables you have to hook up just to use the things you want.
I'm sure I would like the J&M, but, I just don't know if I want to pay that much and still have to buy other parts to make it work with everything.
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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:59 pm

Hello, I just went and bought J&M JMCB2003CB system new headset and all wiring. just under $1000.00. LOL When I get it all and find time to install it I'll let you know how it works. I hope it works as good as others told me. Can't wait to get it and hook it all up and go out for a ride. :)

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby maestro319 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:24 pm

$1,000.00 ?? Yikes!! That's a lot of money for a retiree on a pension. I'm just hoping my old '86 Aspy 1200 will still do the job this summer. I even went to Goodwill and bought some more cassette tapes to play. Now there's positive thinking!!

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:36 pm

Thats way toooo much!! I found that unit for $289.00. Headsets for $50-100. and the cables run around $25-30. I can do the hole setup for under $700. If I had to pay $1000, then I'd just yell to the other bike and talk loud to my wife on the back. The unit I am looking at is the J&M JMCB2003CB. I did find one that had everything with it, but that was only around $750.00. I can't knock the unit seening it's all in one, but the price is way too much. Plus the fact you buy it, then you have to buy the headsets and cords to make it work. They got ya coming and going....
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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:12 pm

This is a list of what I bought.

J&M-JCB03HBK01P: J&M H.Bar Mount Bracket for JMCB2003DU, SL
1 $35.14

J&M-CB2003BDU: J&M BMW OR Universal CB System w/Intercom Fits Any Bike
1 $300.79

J&M-HCPJM: J&M Required P-Style Lower Hook-Up Cords
1 $20.89

J&M-HC-PMV - P-Series Lower 8-pin cord W/Volume Con
1 $68.00

J&M-FGA-345 Automotive Type or Harley Radio Adapter for JMCB-2003 System
1 $68.00

J&M-HS-ICD277-KTC Helmet Headset
2 $149.99/ea

I also Bought 2 used Shoei Helmets for $200.00for both. These helmets run 238.00/ea
Total $ 992.80

P.S so with out the helmets I have $792.80 I bought most from wingstuff.com I am a member so I get a little better price. I had to buy the HC-PMV and FGA-345 from Sierra Electronics wingstuff didn't have them.
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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:56 pm

AAAHHH Thats the diff. I didn't see where you said you got the helmets too. :) thats a better price. The only diff is I can get the cb/radio for $289.00. I didn't see where the 8 pin cord comes in. I thought they were all 6 pin. Let me know how it works!!! And post some pic's if you can...
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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:23 pm

Where can you get it for $289.00?

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Postby mikeg1906 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:37 pm

maestro319 wrote:$1,000.00 ?? Yikes!! That's a lot of money for a retiree on a pension. I'm just hoping my old '86 Aspy 1200 will still do the job this summer. I even went to Goodwill and bought some more cassette tapes to play. Now there's positive thinking!!



Well I could spend 5000+ for a gl1500 or more for a 1800. But for what I ride this bike is fine. If I bought a newer bike then I would have to put all my goods on it and spend 2000.00+ more. And I like the older bikes for the light bars. The 1500 is ok. But 1800 don’t have all the chrome light bars. They have one thing I like. That is reverse. But I believe I could find reverse for gl1200…lol

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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby starfleetengineer » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:04 am

EBay has them for $289. I love the 84 gl1200. Wish it had reverse. I could put it on but ya, the cost of it..well I'll just push it back. I am talking with one company on EBAy where I can get the unit for $289. the head sets for $149. and the cords for $20. I might go with them...
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Re: info on best after market CB/INTERCOM for GL-1200I

Postby mikeg1906 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:53 am

send me the item #. I have looked on there the only one I found at that price is the driver only set. :)




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