Static in the speakers

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Static in the speakers

Post by Pope82 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:13 am

On my 89' gl1500 I thaught my radio was just old ( been sitting 6 years and fm does not work but am is works fantastic) I have rode my bike with the radio totally off of the bike before and whether the radio is on the bike or off ,when you hit a bump on the road you can hear it through the speakers.

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Re: Static in the speakers

Post by FM-USA » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:47 am

If it's second hand to you, the PO might have hacked into the radios power wire or expanded the speaker wires to or for something.

Could a crossed power wire to the speakers wires. Disconnect the power to the radio (fuse?) and see what happens.
Noise stops, either pull the fuse and run a separate power wire to the radio (easy) or back track the wires to the radio (harder).
If the power wire is with the speaker wires, separate the power away from the speaker wires.

Our bikes vibrate from bumps (as you know) and subject to moisture (sometimes we forget), check the ground wire for good a connection[s].

Lastly, might be an internal issue with the radio. If so, NOW you got some homework, lots of different choices out there.


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