GL1500 headset-to-bike connector replacement


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GL1500 headset-to-bike connector replacement

Postby Mh434 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:35 pm



Just me, being lazy (actually, I'm working so much these days that a day off is a rarity!), but has anyone replaced their bike-to-headset connector cord?

I know it's a fairly simple job, but because of the aforementioned work schedule, I have to plan a month in advance to do more than gas up the bike...

In my case, the right headset speaker is erratic, and getting worse. Wiggling the helmet cord-to-bike cord connector brings it back, momentarily, but the first breath of wind makes it go away again. I tried a new, replacement lower J&M helmet-to-bike cord, and it made no difference. I did try cleaning with electronics cleaner & working the plug in & out a bunch of times, with no relief.

Anyway, the bike cord looks to be the culprit.

My question (See? I finally got to it!) is...the replacements I've found online seem to have really short cords, so it doesn't look like they plug into the radio itself, but maybe under the left fairing pocket. THAT would make it a short job, as opposed to having to remove the radio shelter etc.

Anyone done this (so I can plan how much time I'll have to arrange to fix it) who can give me an idea of how big a job it is?

Thanks in advance!!



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Re: GL1500 headset-to-bike connector replacement

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:15 pm

It's extremely quick and easy.
Just remove the four screws to your left fairing pocket and it's connected right underneath it.
Not even a five minute job.
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Re: GL1500 headset-to-bike connector replacement

Postby Mh434 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:45 pm

THANK YOU!! THAT'S what I was hoping for! Much appreciated, NVSB4!

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Re: GL1500 headset-to-bike connector replacement

Postby mnet7291 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:51 pm

I have a 1990 gw an it did the same thing, got one off ebay works good now, an yes 5min job.




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