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terry stone
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radio shuts off

Postby terry stone » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:30 pm



Anyone know why when I brake at low idle my radio shuts off. And today when I started it for first time in two weeks the set cruise started flashing first time that happend starts easy runs great ?



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Fatboy46
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Motorcycle: 1997 Goldwing 1500 Aspencade with Roadsmith Trike kit

Re: radio shuts off

Postby Fatboy46 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:17 am

weak charging system? when I use reverse- my radio shuts off, ALL the electric is going to the starter motor..if this is the case with your bike, you may not have enough electric power..

terry stone
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Re: radio shuts off

Postby terry stone » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:07 am

Thank you fatboy Im wondering if it could be aweak battery but it starts fine and only does it when it at low idle

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Re: radio shuts off

Postby Fatboy46 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:32 pm

At low idle is the key. Thats why I suggested a weak charging system/low voltage. Could even be a bad ground. I am NOT a Honda mechanic. Just an old school tinkerer and electronic tech.
Low idle - foot/hand on brake lights on. All add a voltage drop or drain. If u can do basic electric tests check volts at idle and watch as they drop with brakes , radio, etc. should have at least 14+ volts at Rpm. And 12.+ at idle and maintain that voltage with accessories on. Mite be time for a new alt kit. Esp if u hv extra lights on ur bike

terry stone
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Re: radio shuts off

Postby terry stone » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:06 pm

Thanks I will check voltage while at idle and see what it is reading doesnt do it all the time thanks again




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