CB Replacment


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wingone01
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CB Replacment

Postby wingone01 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:42 pm



New to wings but am getting into it pretty hard. Researching lots of things currently and considering many upgrades.

I have a question regarding the current CB installed on my 1995 GL1500 SE. Has anyone removed this and replaced it with something else, for example; I am considering using this space for auxiliary switches to control lights, accessories etc? While a CB "might" have been helpful in the 90s I think cell phones have come of age. Granted you can listen to truckers discussing road conditions but with traffic enabled gps/cell phones this seems to be a mute point?

Like to hear others thoughts.

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Re: CB Replacment

Postby MikeB » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:46 pm

If you NEVER ride with another Goldwing rider, you will not need the CB radio. Unless of course you ride with Harley Davidson's then you may need it. They too have CB radios. Bike to bike communication is the reason for the CB. If you never need bike to bike communication, you may as well remove it.
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Re: CB Replacment

Postby wingone01 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:04 am

Thank you MikeB,
That is a good point. I was so focused on use of cell phones, bluetooth and voice commands I forgot the basics. Currently I do not ride with anyone else who uses a CB but as my group expands that may change in the future. :D

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Re: CB Replacment

Postby Dayta » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:43 am

I would strongly suggest you keep the cb. As Mike stated, it is most helpful for bike to bike communication, especially on long highway trips.

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Re: CB Replacment

Postby Mh434 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:25 pm

I'm with them^^^. To be honest, I never thought I'd use the CB in my 1500. However, on a recent trip with a bunch of other bikes, several of which had CB's, it was a Godsend! Plus, it's so well integrated into the Honda's sound system that there's no hassle at all to using it. NOBODY's gonna take my CB now!

Of course, there's always the resale value to be considered, as well. Every single bit of the original bike's equipment (especially on SE models) that's there & functioning will increase the value. 'Cause, one day, you might wanna move up...to, say, a '97 SE :lol: :roll:

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Re: CB Replacment

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:51 pm

None of the riders in my chapter of GWRRA use their CBs, they all use bluetooth headsets for driver to passenger comms and for music from their phones. Bike to bike is good old fashion yelling or at a stop light, or hand signs.
That has caused me to consider removing my CB and putting switches in the blank spot. . . But I can not find a blank plate to go in that spot for sale. Chrome covers yes, but the blank plate, no. . .
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Re: CB Replacment

Postby Dayta » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:52 am

A group of goldwings not using their cb's ?? OoooooKay. I guess you learn something new everyday.

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Re: CB Replacment

Postby tumunga » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:31 pm

MikeB wrote:If you NEVER ride with another Goldwing rider, you will not need the CB radio. Unless of course you ride with Harley Davidson's then you may need it. They too have CB radios. Bike to bike communication is the reason for the CB. If you never need bike to bike communication, you may as well remove it.


I beg to differ on the might as well remove it, sir. The best thing to have on the road, especially if you think you have to have a radar detector on your bike, is a cb. The truckers will tell you exactly where the police have staged their traps for you. Way better than the best radar detector. Shoot, some of the conversations I hear on the cb will out do anything I hear on the regular radio.

I'd tell you about the time I was riding through El Paso at 1am, but it might be a little risque. I will say the vice police were working the truck stops REAL hard...
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Re: CB Replacment

Postby wingone01 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:54 am

I initially thought I would get a couple of replies but the discussion is great. I elected to keep the CB but...I am waiting on the Sena 20s headset to come out (Bluetooth wireless). I am in the process of making the aux. 3.5mm input jack update to my radio. Currently researching the bluetooth wireless adapters that transmit from the bike to the helmet. Safe riding

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Re: CB Replacment

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:56 pm

tumunga wrote:I beg to differ on the might as well remove it, sir. The best thing to have on the road, especially if you think you have to have a radar detector on your bike, is a cb. The truckers will tell you exactly where the police have staged their traps for you. Way better than the best radar detector. Shoot, some of the conversations I hear on the cb will out do anything I hear on the regular radio.

I'd tell you about the time I was riding through El Paso at 1am, but it might be a little risque. I will say the vice police were working the truck stops REAL hard...


I agree, channel 19 can provide great entertainment during long lonely hours on the road.

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Re: CB Replacment

Postby Firea100 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:56 pm

If you do end up removing it I'd be interested in buying it from you. Please let me know what you decide.
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