GL1500 intercom over muting problem


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97serider
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GL1500 intercom over muting problem

Postby 97serider » Sun May 24, 2015 7:18 am



I have a 97 1500 se which when I have the intercom on,mutes the radio constantly if I am over 45 mph or there is surrounding traffic noise. Over time I have replaced headsets,cords and tried different wind socks all to no avail. The mute adjustment seems to have no affect so l now ride with the intercom off unless I need to talk with my wife , obviously this is not very convenient. I bought the bike used and did not have intercom on my 1200 so I have nothing to compare it to but this can't be normal. I am considering sending the radio out to Sierra for repair but want to make sure I am not missing something. Thanks.



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Re: GL1500 intercom over muting problem

Postby Wayne » Sun May 24, 2015 9:35 am

Set the intercom volume at 9 o'clock position and turn mute full clockwise and back off 4 or 5 clicks and try it. If you cannot feel clicks then control is bad.

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Re: GL1500 intercom over muting problem

Postby 97serider » Mon May 25, 2015 7:08 am

I do have clicks in the control . I will try those settings out on a ride today . I usually need the volume to be around eleven o'clock to be audible. I will let you know how it works out. Thanks.

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Re: GL1500 intercom over muting problem

Postby Wayne » Mon May 25, 2015 7:34 am

If running at 11 o'clock then you have mic not positioned right or else not talking loud enough. Driver and passenger needs to talk loud enough to hear themselves at the lower setting.

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Re: GL1500 intercom over muting problem

Postby joeincalif » Mon May 25, 2015 11:17 am

If the MUTE is set to sensitive the radio will mute very easily. Turn it all the way down and it that way.
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Re: GL1500 intercom over muting problem

Postby 97serider » Mon May 25, 2015 6:07 pm

Rode all day today and tried different combinations but it's the same no matter where I set the mute level. Leads me to believe that the mute control is not working though it does click as you turn it.

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Re: GL1500 intercom over muting problem

Postby 97serider » Mon May 25, 2015 6:22 pm

Yes I probably could talk louder but even with volume on one click it will mute with surrounding noise or wind which I know can't be normal. Problem only goes away with volume off so for now, I work it manually, fortunately my wife is not a chatter box and our riding friends don't do the headsets, but I would like to get it working right, love the bike otherwise. Thanks for the ideas.




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