Radio volume on second generation Goldwings


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Radio volume on second generation Goldwings

Postby bohdan » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:40 am



Greetigns Gents, I find the volume output of my 2013 is low compared to my 1500. Naturally, it imperative we jam when we ride. Does anybody find the same issues? I am always up to 30 on the volume . I do notice that I don't hear anything coming out of the headsets until about 11. Mighty obliged.



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Re: Radio volume on second generation Goldwings

Postby becken » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:30 am

I don't know about the later models, but my 2004 has a mute button that doesn't kill the volume but reduces it. I hit it accidentally when new to the bike and it took me a while to figure it out. I could still hear it when turned way up.

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Re: Radio volume on second generation Goldwings

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:42 am

Yeah, that mute button might just be my guess as well. If I have it pressed, I hear the headsets at about 11 or 12. With it not pressed, I hear at 02 or 03.
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Re: Radio volume on second generation Goldwings

Postby joeincalif » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:35 pm

You said you don't hear anything on the headset speakers until about 11, after checking the MUTE button to make sure that is not engaged, where are the speakers located in your helmet? some people mount them in the foam on top of the ears rather then in the ear cut outs in the helmet, that will cause a loss of volume. How is the volume if you run on outside speakers? The problem could be your headsets.
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Re: Radio volume on second generation Goldwings

Postby bohdan » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:56 pm

Gents, yes the mute is not engaged. My mute is 100% mute when it is engaged. Hey joeinca, I will check the headset speakers but I think that they are positioned correctly. I guess I should try my other helmet I use on my 1500 and try on the 1800. Thanks

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Re: Radio volume on second generation Goldwings

Postby MikeB » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:04 am

The GL1800 radio has two separate amplifiers, one for the external speakers, and one for the headsets.
Set the Auto Volume to High. Note that there are 2 separate Auto Volume adjustments, one for headset, and one for external speakers. Make sure the radio is in external speaker mode to adjust Auto Volume for the external speakers and in headset mode to adjust Auto Volume for the headsets.
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Re: Radio volume on second generation Goldwings

Postby bohdan » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:02 pm

Thanks Mike B. Yes, played with the high , low and off. To no avail................

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Re: Radio volume on second generation Goldwings

Postby MikeB » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:12 pm

For further guidance, go to this website and read through it http://www.wingconnect.com/Garage.html.

Drop Larry an email at Wing Connect if you have more questions.


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