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GL1800 CB Radio

Postby bootlace 256 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:52 am



G'day all
It is nice and Bloody hot here just west of Brisbane :P
hopefully someone can help with my inquiry.
I have a 2012 GL1800 :D and we want to fit a CB to it. Now as the standard factory one is not useable here (factory(US) is 27Mhz Australia uses 477Mhz).
has anyone fitted a non standard Radio to the Wing. I want to use the controls on the left bar for PTT and Volume.
As i am an Electronic technician Modifying one won't be to hard but if someone has found one requiring minimal mods even with external control connections that would be great.
I have been trolling the web looking for such a beast but so far the only ones we have found require destruction to get to their innards ( deemed by manufacturer as non repairable ) :(
Any information on modifications or tinkering would be helpful
Thanks


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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby themainviking » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:59 am

Read up on one disastrous attempt to do that for an Aussie bike here:

viewtopic.php?t=1944

I have not read of anyone having a better time of it than this either.
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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby bootlace 256 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:15 pm

After reading a lot of post on this and other forums I think i will have to modify one to suit ,
I will keep posting here my results , at the moment the only control really needed is the PPT as all others are set before the ride and if anything changes we all pullover to change settings
audio integration should not be a hassle as i found somewhere a schematic diagram of the intercom wiring system .
one of the radios we were looking at has a remote face/control unit which could be mounted high ion the topbox to allow changes.
Bluetooth intercom adapters are to be fitted for the helmets SMH10R units.
good project will awaiting return of license ;)

Rick
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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby WOJCIECH » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:04 am

hello! with us is a similar problem, a simple change {quartz} of the USA on your frequency, antenna and tune in is OK
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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby Steve F » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:39 am

Go to this website...it's a bunch of folks that live 2-way radio on bikes......

http://marc-hq.org/
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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby wing rider 2012 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:48 pm

One of the big problems with trying to interface the Australian UHF CB into the operating system of the GW is the many different type of units. The Icom-400 pro for the Australian market would lend itself well for this, due to the external connector option on the rear of the radio. From this connector you can accesss PTT, Mic Hi, Receive Audio, and Squelch functions. If one uses a radio with a remote head operation the an interface could be built to access all controls.
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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby bootlace 256 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:27 am

G'day All
thanks for the input I now have a oricom UHF180 compact unit which has a remote face and controls on a handpiece which fits into the space allowed . The schematic for the 2012 GL1800 i have bears little resemblance to my Bike, has any one got a Schematic for a 2012 GL 1800 and does any one have a schematic on the adapters to the US CB Radios.
thanks
Rick
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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby bluewing2010 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:44 pm

Hi Bootlace. Good luck with your project! I gave up trying to use the on-board controls and fitted a Uniden hand-held to a RAM mount. The CB controls on the LH handlebar are interconnected with the volume up/down and track up/down switches for the sound system. Most of the controls use a common supply then switch the relevant wires either to ground or to 12V.
I gutted the CB control block & fitted my own switches into it. Works a treat and doesn't look too bad.

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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby bootlace 256 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:51 am

I have got a handheld uniden radio that i had fitted to my ST1300 how ever
i never liked the fact it was sitting there for any lowlife to take plus having to ensure
recharging on long runs was not always possible , i did make a fake battery for it but was never really impressed.
some members in the club have handhelds mounted that way but you need two connections to your helmet if you use the Factory intercom
With the VLAD laws in force here I am looking at installing cameras as well

Rick
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Re: GL1800 CB Radio

Postby bluewing2010 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:49 pm

The simplest option is a hand-held and get a SoundRider Goldwing adaptor. This hooks into the existing intercom so you don't need an extra connection to the helmet. They're not perfect, but work very well. We ride and talk all day and don't have issues with the battery lasting. We just charge overnight & it's ready to go next day. There are now lockable Uniden mounts available at very reasonable prices so you don't have to worry about some scum souveniring your radio. I use a 5W Uniden with a high gain antenna and run it on 1W most of the time. Gives plenty of range and the battery lasts longer.
The camera idea is a good one.
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