How to install an amp?


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How to install an amp?

Postby tbabywig » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:02 pm



I need a how to manual on installing an amp for my 1993 goldwing se



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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:40 pm

Uh,Would that be a "AMP gauge?Audio AMP,1000watt CB linear AMP,Hydraulic AMP for assisted braking?Sorry I think I went off in left field there.

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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby tbabywig » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:53 pm

OK...so I'm guessing am audio amp. Its for my boyfriends bike. I feel like such a girl!!! We want to play an ipod.

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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:18 pm

The bike (being an SE) should already have an amp in it as part of the existing audio system. What you are likely looking for is an auxiliary input, so you can plug the iPod into the existing stereo.

It's not a simple thing to do - however there is a reputable place called Sierra-MC that does work on Goldwing radios, and they offer this service:

GL1500 Auxiliary Input Installation

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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby heidebill » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:04 am

Here is a link to a mp3 player for your bike, on ebay
I paid about $8.00 for this item shipping included, it plugs into your cigarette lighter and tunes to an fm station,
It takes, SD cards, USB sticks , or Plug from your mp3 player, Works awesome, I use it on my bike and in the truck, No more CD's, I just save 100+ songs onto an SD card and away we go
It does have limitations, as it is only $8.00

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 099wt_1037

I was going to buy several for stocking stuffers at Christmas,

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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby Wadcutter » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:02 am

heidebill wrote:It does have limitations, as it is only $8.00

Please explain limitations. How is the sound?

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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:52 am

Wal-Mart has a few different types of FM transmitters designed for MP3 players and I-Pod's.They take your music and broadcast it to your radio.

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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby heidebill » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:53 am

The limitations I find are

You press Play and it plays, all the songs in order. You don't have a library to go to a particular song,
If you use shuffle, it does not go through all the songs , it repeats alot of songs and does not play all of them.
As for sound, Well when you are doing 120km/hr on the hwy, Yea you can hear it.

For $8.00 I am very happy
Bill

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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby Wadcutter » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:04 pm

Thanks Bill. I have considered installing an FM modulator. However, this gizmo looks like it may fit the bill and do what I'm looking for.
Much appreciated.

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Re: How to install an amp?

Postby giturgun » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:43 pm

I am using a Lattie I-view mp3 player.
I likeit on the bike mainly because it does not have a touch screen. All the functions are handled by 4 switches on the top.
If a song needs skipped I can push the adv toggle and not have to look at the screen.
It picks up and records off the FM radio , has a camera, operates on Windows format so I can load straight from my or anyone elses computer without any special programs.
It also plays APE formats. and has it's own FM TRANSMITTER THE FREQUENCY CAN BE SET TO ANY POINT ON THE DIAL.
I have had this for over 1 year and have had no problems at all. I rode last winter and left it in the left pocket when temps were under 0 deg. About 1 week later I went out to just recharg run the battery , When I turned on the key the music came on It had been playing for about 1 week 24 hours a day
Check it out here
http://www.epinions.com/review/Latte_iV ... 1809094276


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