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Mr C
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CB radio

Postby Mr C » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:08 pm



Hi guys had my gl 1500 goldwing for nearly 2 years and loving it. Thinking of fitting a CB has anyone got any tips etc on this!! thanks for reading .



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WingAdmin
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Re: CB radio

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:04 pm

You have an SE with no CB? I'm pretty sure the wiring harness will be there for a factory unit, and they can be had secondhand on eBay and the like for around $120. You'll also need an antenna kit, which will be around another $100 or so.

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Mh434
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Re: CB radio

Postby Mh434 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:27 pm

I'd strongly recommend using an OEM CB (rather than an aftermarket system) as per WingAdmin's suggestion, as it's fully integrated into the stereo & intercom system...

Mr C
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Re: CB radio

Postby Mr C » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:52 pm

Thanks for the replies . I think it's not fitted with CB because it's built for the UK market and not standard on that model! I will have to have a rummage around to see what wiring is there.

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Michael Faircloth
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Motorcycle: 1996 Goldwing Aspencade

Re: CB radio

Postby Michael Faircloth » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:15 pm

My '96 Aspy did not have a CB and I got the J&M one which is a "plug and Play" unit and fully integrated to the radio and intercom system. It easily mounts to the handlebars above the current radio selection switch and works perfect.
Mike in Naples

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Mh434
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Re: CB radio

Postby Mh434 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:20 pm

Michael Faircloth wrote:My '96 Aspy did not have a CB and I got the J&M one which is a "plug and Play" unit and fully integrated to the radio and intercom system. It easily mounts to the handlebars above the current radio selection switch and works perfect.
Mike in Naples

That's cool - I didn't know about the J&M one! I'm guessing it's a clone of the OEM unit? Nice to know there are alternatives!

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nitefuzz
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Motorcycle: 1998 GL 1500 SE, found the bike in October 2013 with only 20,000 miles.

Re: CB radio

Postby nitefuzz » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:47 am

Its well worth the investment, wouldn't be without one on my SE. Its great being able to talk to the other wings I ride with especially when we are traveling on long road trips..

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Dusty Boots
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Re: CB radio

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:51 am

My 92 Aspencade did not come with a CB, but I ran into a good deal on a used J&M CB unit and found it easy to install as well as being useful, especially with the NOAA weather channels!


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Michael Faircloth
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Re: CB radio

Postby Michael Faircloth » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:38 am

Dusty,
I made a special little stainless steel bracket to mount my J&M CB so that it was inline with the handlebar and that made it easier to use... for me.
Mike in Naples




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