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CD Player for the 1500?

Postby alextele » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:03 pm



Does anyone know IF there is a CD player that I can hook up to my bike?

If not, is there a way to hook up one of those electronic mpg players?

I cant be the only person wanting to listen to music going down the road..

thanks for any help..


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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby st4r50 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:11 pm

there are several options, depending on the quality you want and your abilities or how much money you are willing to spend.

The fastest is one of those tape deck tapes you can plug into a portable cd/mp3/satellite radio. Quick and easy, of course lowest quality sound.

Second is an FM modulator, takes a little bit more time but sound quality is improved and cost a few bucks more than the tape. But if you are in an area with strong FM signals from commercial radio stations, they will over power your signal and you'll have to change the station setup to another frequency. This happens alot even in rural areas.

Third is modify your radio for an auxiliary input, this will work much like the tape but sound quality is superb. This takes time, patients and electronic ability.

Last you can remove your radio and send it off to sierra electronics and pay them to modify it for the auxiliary plug. Same result as the third option, but it takes time to tear your bike apart, ship it to them, wait, and re-install in your bike.

So, my suggestion would be pick one from the above choices and then I can point you in the direction you need to go. I started with the tape (got it at wally world for 5 bucks) and quickly decided the quality was terrible. Then I did a little home work and modified my radio myself. The work wasn't that bad, the quality is perfect. My XM is the only thing I ever listen to now. But I have tried it with mp3 players and my cell phone's player and it works just fine as well.
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby alextele » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:22 pm

Thank you for your kind help and fast response.

I like option 3 you mentioned, since you sound like your probably an expert at this, how do I go about installing the adapter or connection like you described?

Soon as I get old gold cleaned up I will post pictures.. I have replaced just about everything on it..

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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby st4r50 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:36 pm

take a look here http://www.sheriart.net/honda/ and http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum9/33619.html

There are well written instructions with pictures on the first link.

Not to steer anyone away from this forum but...there is plenty of info there (second link).

Don't expect the kid working at Radio Shack to have any idea what you want or need. I spoke with the "manager" and she was clueless! It was funny but sad at the same time.

I used a hot glue gun to secure the relay to the motherboard on the radio. I also got a small project box and mounted it inside of my left faring pocket for the jack and toggle switch instead of drilling a hole in the top of the radio for this.

I did the entire mod in an afternoon taking my time. You have to solder with a pencil tip iron. I also recommend completely removing the capacitors instead of trying to pull the leg through the board. I also used a solder sucker (don't know the correct name) to unsolder the caps. Solder wick will work too. I used silver bearing solder. No acid core! This is not a radiator it's a fine piece of electronic equipment and you should treat it like one :)

If you get stuck, ask questions as I'm sure there are plenty of folks here who have done the same thing.

Where are you? Perhaps someone (like me) is close enough to give you a hand when you tackle this mod.

I'm in Virginia


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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby Lebouc » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:49 pm

What i do is hooking up my mp3 player to one of those " 4 tracks cassette looking thing " that as a wire at the end and listen to about 3000 songs from my Wing cassette player and it works like a charm !!!
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby flw » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:29 pm

How did you mount the CD player and was is removable? If instructions are at this site just reply with the url. Thanks Dan
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:24 am

i have a sansa 280r mp3 player and use a griffin charger / transmitter. the majority of the time i don't need to change stations. i keep a cassette in the radio so if i do get in an area where a radio ststion is on the same frequency and stronger than the transmitter i just pause my mp3 player and listen to the cassette. useing the cassette adapter may be cheap but it does wear the belt on thecassette player
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby flw » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:13 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:i have a sansa 280r mp3 player and use a griffin charger / transmitter. the majority of the time i don't need to change stations. i keep a cassette in the radio so if i do get in an area where a radio ststion is on the same frequency and stronger than the transmitter i just pause my mp3 player and listen to the cassette. useing the cassette adapter may be cheap but it does wear the belt on thecassette player


So how do you mount the mp3 player and interface the sound output cable of the mp3 to the radio (as well as any mounting need) ?
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:03 pm

the griffin charger / transmitter plugs into the cigerette lighter and into the mp3 player. i'll take a pic and post it when i get home. but my mp3 player is in a leather case i just hook it to the left fairing pocket. what i do like about the transmitter charger is i can use it on any vehicle with a cig lighter and when i get off the battery is fully charged
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby heidebill » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:58 am

Thanks for this instruction, I will be modifying mine to accept my mp3
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:56 am

here is my sansa mp3 player kit



mp3 player on left, key ring, locking clip, and transmitter / charger
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:06 am

the leather cas for the mp3 player has a ring but its at the bottom i used the key ring so i would have one at the top. i just un-snapped the case and put the key ring in place and re-snapped the case closed
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:07 am

the transmitter / charger / power cord plugged into the mp3 player

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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:09 am

the clip on the left pocket
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:10 am

the mp3 player connected to the clip
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:12 am

the power cord / transmitter connected to the power outlet or cigar lighter
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:15 am

the mp3 player powered up and playing. bike radio and transmitter on the same frequency ( 87.9 for me may be different for you ) and i have music

and the mp3 player is charging
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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby flw » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:47 am

My 1998 SE does not have a cigarette lighter or power plug. Is there a adapter for the communication cable for low power needs or do I need to perform another modification to the bike? If mod, could you point me in the right direction, note I can follow instructions but am not skilled in electronics.

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Re: CD Player for the 1500?

Postby BikerGuy » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:40 pm

I bought Trio mp3 player. It said the battery was good for 8 hours, but I get 9 hours out of it with the lights on it being on all the time! Not bad! 8 hours a day driving is enough!.......


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