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CB radio manufactures

Postby IBArider » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:38 pm



Can someone tell me when, model year Honda changed from the manufacture Clarion to Radio Sounds for the Goldwing CB? I know that my 1500SE had the CB Clarion but my 2005 has Radio Sounds CB and both are Honda brands for the Goldwing. Do you know if the Radio Sounds CB is a better unit? Thanks for your consideration.



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Re: CB radio manufactures

Postby themainviking » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:21 am

If you were to call these people, they can probably answer your questions.

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

They service pretty much all the Goldwing electronic sound gear.
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Re: CB radio manufactures

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:47 am

+1, you beat me to it.
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Re: CB radio manufactures

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:01 am

Had a 2000 1500SE, now have a GL1800 w/CB. Once the SWR was set on both the performance was the same.
CB was factory installed on the 1500 SE's, SWR usually close but, can be fine tuned. On the 1800's, the CB is either self-installed or dealer installed. If dealer installed, make sure they know to set the SWR! My dealer claimed he did, later checked it myself only to find it way off(which is unusual). Discovered the dealer didn't even have an SWR meter.

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Re: CB radio manufactures

Postby Wayne » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:55 am

I believe Honda made the switch from Clarion to R/S in 2007. Also my thoughts for the change was that the demand for CB radios from Honda was a very small part of business for Clarion and so Clarion dropped Honda. I know that Clarion dropped Kawasaki and Yamaha for the same reason.
Radio Sound, Louisville, KY, had been the OEM for H/D going back to early 80's and then H/D dropped R/S in 1998 for Harmon Kardon. R/S is the OEM for Can AM, Victory, Kawasaki, and Yamaha.

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Re: CB radio manufactures

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:19 pm

I just wish the FCC would get it in gear and finish changing GMRS to "license by rule" so they could be implemented on vehicles by manufacturers. 5-25 mile range, clear FM sound, it would finally put the nail in the coffin of AM-CB radio.

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Re: CB radio manufactures

Postby IBArider » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:17 pm

Thanks Wayne. My 1800 is a 2005 but the CB radio was installed in a later year so now I know that I have the latest CB model anyway. I just purchased this Goldwing last year so again thanks for the information.

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Re: CB radio manufactures

Postby Wayne » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:45 pm

People often talk, complain, about the high price of the integrated CB for a motorcycle but don't realize the cost of making one and only have orders for the small quantity required for the M/C industry. Companies like Panasonic, Clarion, and others make products in quantities that sell in the hundred's of thousands and someone from the M/C industry want's 1000 or less that integrates to a system that uses multiple brands of product and the price goes from $50 to $500. An example of using multiple manufacturers is the early GL1800 Honda which used a Panasonic Audio unit, Clarion CB, and a Pioneer CD changer, and then expected a great marriage that didn't happen.




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