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Need some Info on how to

Postby tomshadow » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:25 pm



Hi Guys

I have recently purchased a I-Pod shuffle and put some good tracks of music on it BUT the Sony Car connecting pack cpa-7 does not work as the volume is too soft and have seen on the internet in SA there is cpa-9c is specific for i-pods available overseas as they are not available in South Africa. I was wondering if any of the members on this site have encountered the same problems as i wsh to know whether one can plug the i-pod shuffle direct into the existing radio/cassette deck on my 1979 1500 Gold Wing



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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:04 pm

There is no way to directly plug an external audio source into the radio. You can do modifications to the radio that allow aux inputs, you can use FM modulators, or a cassette tape adapter to get the sound into your bike's radio.

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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:40 am

I use one of these plugged into a cigarette socket in my fairing pouch. Works great. can get these for a couple of dollars on eBay.

"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby tomshadow » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:19 am

Many thanks cbx4evr

Those FM Modulators as we call them here in SA are cheaply made and very cheap but the plastic clips on the side break easily therefore no good as have tried 2 already that's why i bought the i-pod shuffle

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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby tomshadow » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:23 am

WingAdmin wrote:There is no way to directly plug an external audio source into the radio. You can do modifications to the radio that allow aux inputs, you can use FM modulators, or a cassette tape adapter to get the sound into your bike's radio.


Many thanks

For your info BUT the cassette adapters are not available in SA and i can order online from a local company which are then imported from the USA at almost 3 times the price and our exchange rate makes it prohibitive, but will contact a friend in Colorado who may get it for me

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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby Mag » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:28 pm

I just picked up a cassette adapter for my car (yes, I still have a cassette deck in my car, stop the laughing) and it works great. Walmart! You need me to get you one, let me know.

They range $12 to $20 USD depending on quality, etc.

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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby tomshadow » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:18 pm

Mag wrote:I just picked up a cassette adapter for my car (yes, I still have a cassette deck in my car, stop the laughing) and it works great. Walmart! You need me to get you one, let me know.

They range $12 to $20 USD depending on quality, etc.


Hi Mag

Many thanks for the offer and am not laughing at you as my 1500 Gold Wing had the original Radio/Tape unit and still have lots of cassettes with music on but find it difficult to change tapes, take a corner and watch the traffic all at the same time, that's the only reason i bought the i-pod shuffle it's continuous 3 hours of music. I have a friend in Colorado which I will be contacting to send a cassette adapter over to SA

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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby Emmette » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:49 pm

I have found the cassette/mp3 adapters around here in the $5.00 range. Would be more than happy to get one and ship it to you.

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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby Scanjo » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:22 pm

A more reliable (and also more expensive) solution can be found here:

http://www.cellset.com/Motorcycleitems.html

They have different solutions including an auxiliary mod that has been mentioned elsewhere.

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Re: Need some Info on how to

Postby dwgeo104 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:12 pm

I had the same trouble. I solved my issue by installing a 200w amp in my trunk. Just be sure yours has an MP3 Plug. Then rock on.




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