UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800


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UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby augie47au » Sun May 02, 2010 12:37 am



I am a new person to this site and I am from down under in Australia.
I was wanting to fit a UHF CB to a 2007 goldwing as they are legal in Australia.
Can anyone assist in relation to obtaining a plug and play type wiring loom and UHF radio so that it will work from the wing controls.
Or maybe some one has a diagram for a loom to be made up.
Would love your help. Thank you.



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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed May 05, 2010 6:54 am


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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby gareva1 » Wed May 05, 2010 11:28 am

The frset dawg mentions won't let you control the unit from the factory controls...nothing will at this point, but this is coming out later this year:

www.gl2way.com

I'd email uniq or bikemp3 and see if they will offer (or retrofit...bikemp3 may do this) an aussie version of the cb unit when it comes out. That will be the most seamless solution when it comes available.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby augie47au » Wed May 05, 2010 8:18 pm

Thanks again to tfdeputydawg and gareva1.
I have written to GL2way.com and it looks like this will do the trick.
I hope they get it out soon. Thanks again, Ken

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed May 05, 2010 8:34 pm

gareva1 wrote:The frset dawg mentions won't let you control the unit from the factory controls...nothing will at this point, but this is coming out later this year:

http://www.gl2way.com

I'd email uniq or bikemp3 and see if they will offer (or retrofit...bikemp3 may do this) an aussie version of the cb unit when it comes out. That will be the most seamless solution when it comes available.

When FRSet4 is connected to the bike's intercom system, a two way radio and a Push To Talk (PTT) switch, both the Driver and Passenger can receive and transmit on the radio through their helmet headsets.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby gareva1 » Wed May 05, 2010 10:07 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:
gareva1 wrote:The frset dawg mentions won't let you control the unit from the factory controls...nothing will at this point, but this is coming out later this year:

http://www.gl2way.com

I'd email uniq or bikemp3 and see if they will offer (or retrofit...bikemp3 may do this) an aussie version of the cb unit when it comes out. That will be the most seamless solution when it comes available.

When FRSet4 is connected to the bike's intercom system, a two way radio and a Push To Talk (PTT) switch, both the Driver and Passenger can receive and transmit on the radio through their helmet headsets.



...Very good, however the original poster wants the ability to control the radio with the wing's controls---that is, with the existing handlebar controls, not an extra ptt switch that must be mounted to the bike. Further, the FRSet requires that the intercom be constantly on, where if you can harness the factory cb channel as the gl2way unit will do when it releases, will allow you to leave it on and have it mute the music when a transmission comes in or when you key up.

Because of this, the FRSet, while one of the better solutions available now, is probably not the best solution if he can afford to wait a short while (I heard the gl2way units may be out for WingDing here in the states)

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed May 05, 2010 10:42 pm

I assumed he would wire his OEM CB switch to the unit! The addition of another PPT switch would be for a passenger to use,
re,When FRSet4 is connected to the bike's intercom system, a two way radio and a Push To Talk (PTT) switch, both the Driver and Passenger can receive and transmit on the radio through their helmet headsets.
Also, if you read further:
If the bike's audio system is configured to mute the music when passengers speak into the intercom, then FRSet4 will mute the music when audio is received from the two-way radio.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby gareva1 » Wed May 05, 2010 11:00 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:I assumed he would wire his OEM CB switch to the unit! The addition of another PPT switch would be for a passenger to use,
re,When FRSet4 is connected to the bike's intercom system, a two way radio and a Push To Talk (PTT) switch, both the Driver and Passenger can receive and transmit on the radio through their helmet headsets.
Also, if you read further:
If the bike's audio system is configured to mute the music when passengers speak into the intercom, then FRSet4 will mute the music when audio is received from the two-way radio.


Dawg,

Kennedy doesn't recommend using the direct key ptt switch for aftermarket cb units, which is what he's talking about doing.

...I did read further, and am aware of the voice mute---its a bad attempt by honda to implement vox on the intercom, and I personally don't know anyone who is using that function of the wing's audio system and likes it. Although it doesn't say it, it's also worth mentioning that if you listen to the radio through your headset speakers instead of the fairing speakers, that audio will go into the frset until you start talking to trigger the music mute if you do it the way you describe. The frset just uses an inline tap on the rider's headset cable, effectively making the frset a third passenger; I have a cellset from Kennedy and it's my understanding it works the same way as the unit I have.

There's nothing wrong with the frset, but it does have some limitations that one needs to be aware of and accept before they throw down the cash.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed May 05, 2010 11:22 pm

Maybe he should wait just a little longer then!
Thanks

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby augie47au » Sun May 09, 2010 7:23 pm

Thank you all.
bikemp3.com sent this reply,
We can adapt it to almost anything if your radio has a speaker mic just let me know the radio model.

Regards
Ken

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby gareva1 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:21 am

Did they give you any indication of a release date?

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby augie47au » Mon May 10, 2010 8:10 pm

Yes Taking orders know with persons who pay up now go to top of listand get 10% discount. Distribution first 2 weeks in June.
They can fit any radio with a speaker mic.........are going to try and adapt one for Aussie radios.
Many thanks
Ken

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby Right Winger » Sun May 16, 2010 7:44 am

:D Hey if it's not too much to ask . At the risk of sounding stupid. What's a UHF radio ? I know the world of electronics is a fast industrie but this is a new one on me . Thanks in advance 8-)

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby thrasherg » Sun May 16, 2010 11:02 am

A UHF radio is a Ultra High Frequency radio, it's basically a CB radio that works at a much higher frequency (Gives shorter range but less noise and interferance). I gather from this thread that Australia/New Zealand have allowed a CB type radio (unlicensed) that operates at a higher frequency than the current CB radio's so one of our members would like to fit a UHF CB radio to his goldwing and use the handlebar controls to control the new CB. This is also desired by several Amateur radio members (who also use UHF) as well!!

It's just a modern higher frequency CB.. No offence to all the HAM wallas out there..

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby Right Winger » Sun May 16, 2010 11:33 am

:lol: Thanks, I had the ultra high frequency part. I just couldn't get the gist of the rest of it figured out (two way radio) Now it makes sense :oops: :lol: Thanks a million

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby salyzyn » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:28 pm

augie47au wrote:Yes Taking orders know with persons who pay up now go to top of listand get 10% discount. Distribution first 2 weeks in June.
Did you receive one yet? Any review? There appears to be a half dozen of these gl2way.com units being reviewed on gl1800riders.com.

I have one with the CB & FRS (UHF portable service in the US) and am looking to adapt it for use with an Amateur Radio rig.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby augie47au » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:39 pm

Hi Fellow goldwing owners,

From the aussie down under I have order from ' Bike MP3 ' the GL2WAY GL1800 Communication System.
I will be sending my radio direct to them in next week and they will adapt the GL2WAY to my radio.

Heres hoping all goes well and a few have posted notes re our UHF. we have 26mhz and 46-47mhz that a free of licence in Australia . There are two channels in the 46-47Mhz range that we are not aloud to use and there are very large fines if you do. (Several thousands of dollars.)
Thanks again for all that have assisted and I will let you know if this project actually works.
regards
Ken (Augie)

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby salyzyn » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:55 pm

augie47au wrote:From the aussie down under I have order from ' Bike MP3 ' the GL2WAY GL1800 Communication System.
I will be sending my radio direct to them in next week and they will adapt the GL2WAY to my radio.
Any review of this integration?

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby augie47au » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:40 am

salyzyn wrote:
augie47au wrote:From the aussie down under I have order from ' Bike MP3 ' the GL2WAY GL1800 Communication System.
I will be sending my radio direct to them in next week and they will adapt the GL2WAY to my radio.
Any review of this integration?



from Augie47au,
I sent a brand new radio to bike MP3 on 5/Aug/2010 and to date I have not received it back. Also paid for GL2way system and nothing yet to hand. In Jan 2011 BikeMP3 stated they were progressing and had some trouble adapting to this radio. I have since sent another email but to date no reply. I will keep every opne posted.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby spitfire9au » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:14 am

How'd you go Augie? I'm going through the same exercise at the moment. Have Motorola radios that I used on my BM with Autocom system and was hoping to intergrate this radio with the Goldwing setup.

Thanks,
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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby augie47au » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:26 am

Hi Jeff,"spitfire9au.

Well I have waited 2 years and still SFA. 18 months ago I sent over a UHF radio and puchased the GL2way advanced system.
The idea was to have a 27Mhz OEM radio and a UHF working on the wing.

We need more to write to BikeMP3 so they realize how many people will buy the system if it works.
To date I believe all the have working is PTT and Volume with maybe channel changing. Without channel changing it is useless.
So I wrote to Pete some weeks back but as usual he is slow in replying. If you want to send me your email under PM (Private message) I will forward all documentation I have had with him for you to read.

Regards
Ken (augie47au)

We are forgotten down under.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby spitfire9au » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:36 am

Augie, PM sent. 20 characters min.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby Norm1975 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:22 am

Hi Ken/Jeff
I to am in Australia, and have recently purchased a 2010 GL1800.
I am looking for information to help me fit a UHF radio that will interface with the Goldwing controls.
Have you heard anything from the suppliers you have contacted or have you had any sucess somewhere else.

Cheers Norm

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby spitfire9au » Thu May 03, 2012 6:21 am

Hi Norm,

I'm currently on the road with the wing, somewhere in South Aus. Ended up giving up on the UHF idea mainly because I ran out of time before taking off on the trip. I had it on my previous bike by using the Autocom system but didn't want to go to all the hassle and expense of fitting that system to the Wing given that it already has it's own system. Just seemed too hard in the end.

If you or anyone else comes up with a simple and cost effective way of doing it I'd look at it again but for now I'm UHFless.

Wish you the best of luck in your search, keep us posted.

Jeff.

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Re: UHF radio - fitting to 2007 GL1800

Postby BigBadBazz » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:31 am

Hi all,
Just joined the Goldwing fraternity recently and am currently adding to my wing some miscellaneous bits and pieces to make it mine! I found this thread in researching, the installation of a UHF radio component to my wing, just as you other aussie members before me were wanting to do!! Haven't used my 27MHz radio now for many years and have UHF radios only among my menagerie of toys. My wing currently doesn't have a CB but for obvious reasons purchased for long rides so wanted to install a UHF to communicate with other aussies!! Any progress thus far with the UHF alternative??


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