GL1500 stereo antenna connector...


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GL1500 stereo antenna connector...

Postby Mh434 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:04 am



Okay, this might be (probably is) a dumb question, but...I'm planning on installing a wired FM modulator (iSimple is-31 or is-77), and the last time I had the left fairing pocket off the bike, I noted a standard automotive style radio antenna connector right underneath it. Initially, I thought how handy that was, given my aforementioned plan. However, doing a bunch of research, I understand that the bike's CB uses identical antenna connectors.

So...is the one under the left fairing pocket for the CB, or for the stereo?

I understand that there is another stereo antenna connector under the seat, or possibly at the stereo main unit itself - I've seen posts suggesting both. Obviously, I don't want to disassemble the bike any more than I have to when I do this mod.

Can anyone enlighten me?



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Re: GL1500 stereo antenna connector...

Postby wingpilot08 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:41 am

Mh434 wrote:Okay, this might be (probably is) a dumb question, but...I'm planning on installing a wired FM modulator (iSimple is-31 or is-77), and the last time I had the left fairing pocket off the bike, I noted a standard automotive style radio antenna connector right underneath it. Initially, I thought how handy that was, given my aforementioned plan. However, doing a bunch of research, I understand that the bike's CB uses identical antenna connectors.

So...is the one under the left fairing pocket for the CB, or for the stereo?

I understand that there is another stereo antenna connector under the seat, or possibly at the stereo main unit itself - I've seen posts suggesting both. Obviously, I don't want to disassemble the bike any more than I have to when I do this mod.

Can anyone enlighten me?


Without tearing apart my Wing..I believe that the antenna wire is direct to the radio and then there is a second connection spot under the seat on the RIGHT side of the bike that goes to the antenna. Hope the scanned document helps!! I keep finding good documentation to add!!
( :shock: Man you were up early posting this!!)
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Re: GL1500 stereo antenna connector...

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:24 pm

The antenna connector you are looking at is for the CB. It feeds up from the CB located right next to it, and from there to the antenna.

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Re: GL1500 stereo antenna connector...

Postby Mh434 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:31 pm

Thanks, Wingpilot96 and WingAdmin!

The antenna connector under the left fairing pocket I've been looking at is clearly the one for the CB. Your diagrams helped a great deal, and I appreciate the work of digging them up & posting them for me!!!!

On the plus side, the one for the stereo, under the seat, looks like a favorable point to attach the FM modulator to, and probably allows a little more room for the modulator itself (things are a little crowded under my left fairing pocket anyway). Once I have the seat off, I suspect things should be clearer. Since the modulator needs switched power & ground, and it will be close to the accessory panel if mounted under the seat, that would be convenient too. All that's left wiring-wise will be to route the on-off switch & audio-in port up to the front of the bike somewhere (I haven't figured out where I want those, yet).

Thanks again! I really like doing up a plan before any kind of instal, and now I've got one!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again...this forum ROCKS!!!

Cheers,

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