CB handlebar switches


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CB handlebar switches

Postby crankyoldguy » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:36 pm



OK, in the past month I have changed oil, coolant, both of the little filters, air filter, and everything under the timing covers. Redid all of the previous owners accessory wiring, All switches work except for CB Talk and channel up/down. I have sprayed contact cleaner and exercised the switches. Cleaner came out black but still not working. Could it be a radio problem? Stuck on channel 1 and I can tune squelch and hear static thru speakers. Does a mike need to be connected to work? Is there a pinout diagram I could use to test continuity from connector at CB to switch action? Also push to talk does not does not show TX on radio face so that's how I know its not working. Worst case scenario, could it be the CB unit itself.
Other than that I love my GW Trike.
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When I have time to drop the full funning boards I will install Pepi's shifter support. Just being proactive.



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Re: CB handlebar switches

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:36 am

Here's a diagram showing the wire colors of the handlebar switches to CB, that you can use to do a continuity test:

CB Selector Switch Diagram
CB Selector Switch Diagram


Basically, the white wire should be connected to ground when the transmit button is pressed, orange is connected to ground for channel up, and gray is connected to ground for channel down.

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Re: CB handlebar switches

Postby crankyoldguy » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:26 am

Thanks WingAdmin, I will try testing everything and determine where the problem is. BTW I did my belts, sub and cruise filters following your articles. While I was doing the belts I also replaced the tensioners and springs. After all they were 20 years old but only 47000 miles.
Now to get CB working then find where airline for tires attaches to pump.

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Re: CB handlebar switches

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:12 am

I am not sure if it helps, but on my 96 Aspencade, I can only listen, ptt switch does not work, I assume because no mike hooked up.
Also, my up/down buttons work sparaticly, I assume because of dirty contacts, but a good cleaning and fiddling with the switch helped that, so keep cleaning i until cleaner comes out clearish. . .
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Re: CB handlebar switches

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:55 am

Uncle Fester wrote:I am not sure if it helps, but on my 96 Aspencade, I can only listen, ptt switch does not work, I assume because no mike hooked up.
Also, my up/down buttons work sparaticly, I assume because of dirty contacts, but a good cleaning and fiddling with the switch helped that, so keep cleaning i until cleaner comes out clearish. . .


The PTT switch should work (CB should transmit) regardless of whether or not a mic is connected.

The "TX" indicator will not show up on the CB if there is an issue with the antenna. However, if the radio mutes when the PTT switch is pushed, then the PTT is working correctly.

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Re: CB handlebar switches

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:57 am

I will have to test and see if radio mutes or not. . . .thanks for that


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