CB Radio Void Ideas?


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CB Radio Void Ideas?

Postby eberlebike4 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:57 am



Bought a 1988 Gl1500 that has CB radio missing.Don't want/need one,so i was wondering if there is an alternative/aftermarket cover available to fill the Void?!Or will i have to get out my Torch and make my own?:)Any ideas??....Thanks in advance.....



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Re: CB Radio Void Ideas?

Postby rdraidr » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:07 pm

Not sure about the options in '88, but if there was an option to not have a CB radio, then there should have been a plastic cover.

I have a '92 Interstate that did not have a CB and I have a blank panel on the LH side. Perhaps a '9_ without the CB?

I looked up the panel number for the '92 and it's:

83149-MN5-000ZN PANEL, L. *R176C* - A/I
83149-MN5-000ZP PANEL, L. *PB240M* - A/I
83149-MN5-000ZR PANEL, L. *B134M* - SE'92

Not sure what the three options are (colors?). But,it's a start. Hope it helps you.

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Re: CB Radio Void Ideas?

Postby cal3san » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:45 am

I recall seeing a Gold Wing without a CB. In its stead the owner had mounted a plastic engraved map of the US and used colored glass to mark the states ridden. I would venture to guess it was mounted with some type of marine sealant to prevent water penetration. Might check aftermarket sites for such an item. Or, get a piece of flat ABS, engrave something original on it before mounting.
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Re: CB Radio Void Ideas?

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:04 pm

019 PNL, L. BLIND *NH1Z* (BLACK-Z)
83149-MN5-000ZJ


#19 won't believe the price

http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_secti ... veh=132040
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Re: CB Radio Void Ideas?

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:17 pm

Get a clear piece of plexi & cut it to fit.
Mount a cool color (I prefer blue-but match your bike) LED light inside and hook it to power.
Add any switches you might want to control things like driving lights, or place a volt meter there...
Clock , temperature gauge, ..anything ...
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Re: CB Radio Void Ideas?

Postby rdraidr » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:32 pm

[#19 won't believe the price

http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_secti ... veh=132040[/quote]

Holly cripes Batman! You can purchase the entire LH side panel with this in it on ebay; http://www.ebay.com/itm/88-00-1991-HOND ... 17&vxp=mtr. For half the price and sell the LH panel to someone else.

Another option is to purchase the plastic at a hardware store; typically where they keep plexy glass, aluminum, etc., heat it with a blow dryer and bend it ever so slightly; then cut to fit.

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Re: CB Radio Void Ideas?

Postby eberlebike4 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:05 pm

Thanks everyone for the ideas and part#'s.Checked with Honda and they wanted a wopping $90.00+ Thanks again:):)

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Re: CB Radio Void Ideas?

Postby joeincalif » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:44 am

If all else fails contact The Engraver http://www.thengraver.com/, they make badges that mount with 2 sided tape and can get one to fit over the opening. You can get what ever you want put on it. I had this one made to cover up the hole when I mounted my Garmin


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