FM radio doesn't play & CB very noisy, unclear


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FM radio doesn't play & CB very noisy, unclear

Postby pearlgreenwing » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:21 pm



A friend of mine has a 1990 Goldwing 1500, he jjust bought it in June. I was showing him all of the features that it has, when we discovered that the FM radio will not play, but AM will. Also we tried his CB, he can hear me good, but when he talks, it is very noisy with very unclear voice. I thought maybe we need to check the SWR's on the CB. Any suggestions????
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pearlgreenwing
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Re: FM radio doesn't play & CB very noisy, unclear

Postby pearlgreenwing » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:53 pm

I'll be going up to my buddies on Sept 23rd, does anyone have any idea as to what I may need to check on the radio?
I'm going to check the SWR's with a meter to see if that will help the CB.
Any advise would be great.

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Re: FM radio doesn't play & CB very noisy, unclear

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:30 am

If he can hear you well, and you can't hear him, then check the SWR on HIS CB, not yours. SWR is mainly important for transmitting.

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Re: FM radio doesn't play & CB very noisy, unclear

Postby pearlgreenwing » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:06 pm

Checking the SWR on his bike did not help. He has been reading a Repair Manual that states it may be a faulted CB/Audio Switch. Any other suggestions????

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Re: FM radio doesn't play & CB very noisy, unclear

Postby Reckaway » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:01 pm

On the FM and CB pull the seat and check the antenna coupler, I have a 1996 SE and had the same problem before, also you can remove two capacitors and add jacks to your radio so you can hook up multi CD player or any MP player to the system, if you need details how to do this just let me know and will send you step by step info.
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