2001 Goldwing Radio


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fellefax
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2001 Goldwing Radio

Postby fellefax » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:51 pm



I am experiencing a lot of crackling and squealing when I use my radio with the mute button off, if I turn the mute button on and keep the volume down low it sounds OK but low, I thought it was a bad speaker so I put new ones in tonight and it still does the same thing, it sounds like it is only happening to the front speakers, does anyone have any clue as to what might cause this?
Thanks, Mike



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Re: 2001 Goldwing Radio

Postby themainviking » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:34 pm

It sounds like you have an amplifier going bad. The only suggestion I have ever heard that makes monitary sense is to send the radio to Sierra Electronics for repair.

http://www.sierra-mc.com/default.asp

I commonly hear of repair bills in the $140 range.
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Re: 2001 Goldwing Radio

Postby fellefax » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:45 pm

Thank You themainviking I will check into Sierra to see if they can fix the radio.
Thanks, Mike

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Re: 2001 Goldwing Radio

Postby thrasherg » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:44 am

As mentioned Sierra is about the only company that works on these radio's and they have a great reputation, so I would also suggest contacting them.. Most squealing type noises are due to poor earth connections or insufficient suppressing on the electrics. As Honda designed this bike I doubt there is insufficient suppression, so you might just want to try and check all earth connections, but there are a lot of them and its a lot of bodywork to remove to gain access to them all. Sierra will probably be able to suggest a few checks that you should do, before sending them your radio.

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Re: 2001 Goldwing Radio

Postby fellefax » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:08 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the advice, I will contact Seirra to see what they have to say.
Thanks, Mike

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Re: 2001 Goldwing Radio

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:50 pm

Squealing can be caused by a shorted speaker (or near short). You might want to check the wires going to the speakers to make sure they aren't pinched or damaged anywhere.

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Re: 2001 Goldwing Radio

Postby fellefax » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:27 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the advice, I just changed the speaker on Thursday evening 08-15-2013 because I thought I had a speaker that went bad and that didn't help.
Thanks, Mike




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