Radio Cover


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Radio Cover

Postby guitarzan » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:51 pm



Hi,
I have a 1994 Goldwing SE 1500 and the tab on the lower part of the radio cover is broken off. Does anyone have a picture of a radio cover showing the lower tab? I just want to see what one looks like so that I can see if I can make one. Thanks in advance for any help you may offer.

Frank



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Re: Radio Cover

Postby joeincalif » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:23 pm

The tab is 7/8 " wide and 3/16' long, you can also find the covers on e-bay


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Re: Radio Cover

Postby spiralout » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:52 pm

joeincalif wrote:The tab is 7/8 " wide and 3/16' long, you can also find the covers on e-bay

That's the upper hinge tab.

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Re: Radio Cover

Postby guitarzan » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:07 pm

I want to use the one I have that's the color of the bike. Its the tab that is the lowest on the cover. Thank you.

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Re: Radio Cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:07 am

You can do like I did, mount a decorative cabinet hinge at the top edge of the cover. That way the cover is always doing its job, but can be raised up a little or all the way, one handed, while riding, to work the controls.
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Re: Radio Cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:20 am

95% of the time, I lift the cover just enough for my fingers to work the controls by feel, but it can be lifted 100% of the way up while in motion if needed. . . but I advise against that for safety, keep your eyes on the road !
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Re: Radio Cover

Postby joeincalif » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:11 am

I guess you could put a hinge on it and use it while ridding but why?? The Gold wing is a touring bike, the controls are made to withstand water, of course you don't want to use a pressure washer on any part of the bike. I have been in rain, snow and hail on 2 different 1500's and never used a radio cover and never had a problem. The 1800 Gold Wing, which I owned 2 of them also don't even offer a radio cover.
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Re: Radio Cover

Postby spiralout » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:29 am

The tab is tapered, 15/16" wide at the top, 3/4" at the bottom and 1/2" long.


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Re: Radio Cover

Postby bstig60 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:58 am

I kind of like the hinge idea. The cover isn't secured all that well anyway. I had one blow off in a high cross wind going across west Texas last year. I ordered a new one thru a Honda Dealer in Irving at GREAT expense since I was in the middle of my trip and didn't have time to wait on EBay. I like to keep it on to protect the controls from dust and dirt as well as rain. Isn't a big deal out here since it doesn't rain in CA. HA!
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Re: Radio Cover

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:23 pm

Show Chrome also makes a smoked, translucent aftermarket cover, although at close to $40 for a chunk of plastic, is rather pricey (but not as pricey as the OEM cover!):

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... /86/127001


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Re: Radio Cover

Postby bstig60 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:53 pm

I paid $100 for the replacement thru Honda Dealer I spoke of in my earlier post.
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Re: Radio Cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:20 pm

I do notknow if you would HAVE to do this, but on my cover, the tab nearest the hinge was already broken off, part of why I decided to hinge it. You might have to remove that tab on yours to make the hinge work right.
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