CB installation on 1990 Wing using 1999 switches


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antonyhoch
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CB installation on 1990 Wing using 1999 switches

Postby antonyhoch » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:02 am



Hi people
I have a standard 1990 Wing, basic model, not SE. I have fitted rear speakers with the standard fader kit that is available online. I'm now kitting it out with a CB, so bought via ebay a complete handlebar switch controller set for so I would have the CB controls. The switches came off a 99 wing, complete with the fader knob on the side. I thought this would be a great way to dispense with the crappy looking knob in my center console. I made the assumption that I would be able to get rid of the aftermarket fader and everything would integrate with the existing wiring. Turns out that after plugging in the switches to all available plugs in the wiring loom, I'm still left with a 6 pin male plug from the left switch set. I'm assuming this plug controls both fader and the CB channel switch, because neither of these functions work. When I took out the after market fader, all associated connections were all 4 pin connections. Suffice to say nothing would integrate. Whilst I'm aware the SE models had the 8 button radio, did the 97 onwards models have a different wiring setup to work in with the fader?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Antony
Christchurch, New Zealand



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Re: CB installation on 1990 Wing using 1999 switches

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:16 pm

The fader on the left combination switch integrates in a really weird way. I've attached a schematic to give you an idea of how it connects. The other wires on the combination switch are as follows:

CB
Ground (Common): Green
Transmit: White
CB channel up: Orange
CB channel down: Grey

Audio
Mute: Blue/Black
Tune Up: Red/Black
Tune Down: Yellow/Red
Common (Ground): Green/Black

Fader
Right channel common: Brown/White
Left channel common: Grey/White
Right channel front: Brown/Black
Right channel rear: Red/Yellow
Left channel front: Grey/Black
Left channel rear: Blue/Yellow

GL1500 Speaker Fader
GL1500 Speaker Fader

antonyhoch
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Re: CB installation on 1990 Wing using 1999 switches

Postby antonyhoch » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:18 am

Thanks for your reply on that. I've made contact with a guy locally who's background is conveniently in electronics and radio design. Hopefully I can persuade him to pop over next week and cast his eye over the situation. Currently the bikes bodywork is all off, so everything is very accessible. I'm confident with the wiring diagrams, he should be able to come up with a useful solution. Fingers crossed it can be done without having to upgrade to the 8 button SE radio.

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Re: CB installation on 1990 Wing using 1999 switches

Postby redial » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:41 pm

Unfortunately, Aus and NZ do not have many CB radios on HF/VHF these days, as most people have migrated to FM in UHF band. Clearer signal, less crosstalk, because of the shorter range. Just saying.
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Re: CB installation on 1990 Wing using 1999 switches

Postby antonyhoch » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:08 am

redial wrote:Unfortunately, Aus and NZ do not have many CB radios on HF/VHF these days, as most people have migrated to FM in UHF band. Clearer signal, less crosstalk, because of the shorter range. Just saying.


I'm hearing what you're saying REDIAL, I'm upgrading because I ride with a couple of other Goldwingers, and I'm the only one who is "out of the loop" so to speak. The others have CB's and communicate during rides. If I wasn't riding with other Wingmen, I wouldn't bother.




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