Stereo for 1987 Interstate


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kicker29
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Stereo for 1987 Interstate

Postby kicker29 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:53 am



OK, dumb question time. My 1987 Interstate does not have a radio. Can a car stereo be installed :?



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N2PPN
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Re: Stereo for 1987 Interstate

Postby N2PPN » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:13 am

Hi,
Don't worry, there are no dumb questions here....

Lots of info on here for stereo installs and replacements...
One article I can remember is this one:
http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2367#p8334

And I have recently done an upgrade to the system I had on my '81 GW...

Search the forums for Stereo and you will find a wealth of info...

Good luck and post back with your project update and some pictures...



Rich
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tricky
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Re: Stereo for 1987 Interstate

Postby tricky » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:36 pm

Sure, did it with my 84.

But I think I would look to a marine type radio if I was doing it again. And try to figure out some kind of mute switch, you need that thing loud at high speeds then when you come to a stop it can near blow you off the bike. :)

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kicker29
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Re: Stereo for 1987 Interstate

Postby kicker29 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:10 pm

Thanks for the info guys.

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starfleetengineer
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Re: Stereo for 1987 Interstate

Postby starfleetengineer » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:36 am

I have an aftermarket radio w/cd player in it. It also has the aux input plug and a usb charger port. It is made by Dual. In order to put it in, you have to cut out the opening and add a spacer. The radio is too deep with out the spacer. The cd's play fine going down the road at 55+ mph. I will try and get a pic of it and post it. With and without the radio. Over the winter I took the radio out and put it in my truck..
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N2PPN
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Re: Stereo for 1987 Interstate

Postby N2PPN » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:04 pm

Here is my radio, it is AM/FM with NO moving parts, has Aux input, SDRAM and USB inputs (Make a playlist on a USB drive for a particular trip and just insert and go riding) :

Radio on My GW
Radio on My GW


Here is the installed view:
The installed view in fairing
The installed view in fairing



Here is another view:
Better view includind iPod
Better view includind iPod



Here is a pic of the Parametric EQ:
The parametric equalizer
The parametric equalizer



Here is a pic of the Amp I used:
The amplifier (mounted inside fairing)
The amplifier (mounted inside fairing)



Here are the upgraded speakers I installed in the existing fairing housings/grilles:
New speakers for the existing enclosures
New speakers for the existing enclosures



Here is the 400 watt sub that is going to be mounted under the trunk real soon (Gonna paint it black for "stealth":
Subwoofer (to be installed real soon)
Subwoofer (to be installed real soon)



It sounds REAL good!!!
If you can't rattle some windows as you drive past, then it's not loud enough!!!!


Rich


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