Power Source for Intercom 2006 GL1800


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Power Source for Intercom 2006 GL1800

Postby MAmbrester » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:27 am



I need a wiring diagram for 2006 GL 1800. I have a modulator on the headlight that is bleeding over into the intercom, so need to change the way it is wired. Anyone?



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Re: Power Source for Intercom 2006 GL1800

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:09 am

You might not be able to - the headlight modulator modulates the high beam on and off - and that's a lot of power going on and off. With that amount of power switching on and off, it induces noise onto pretty well everything that runs off 12 volts on the bike (i.e. everything). I spent quite a while trying to find a way to get rid of it, and finally just gave up and decided to live with it.

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Re: Power Source for Intercom 2006 GL1800

Postby gareva1 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:55 pm

I understand that Kennedy Electronics (the people that make the cellset interface for the wing) will not support their products with headlight modulator equipped bikes...you may be stuck on this one...

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Re: Power Source for Intercom 2006 GL1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:17 pm

This is what is know as a SWAG(Scientific Wild A_ _ guess). I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express recently so, here goes.
Try wrapping the modulator unit in aluminum foil! The noise you hear is RF and needs to be shielded.
The only other thing I know to try is to buy 2 of these: http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp ... -HACC-GL18, and place them in the bikes headset harness- front and rear.
Let us all know if I'm a Hero or a Zero

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Re: Power Source for Intercom 2006 GL1800

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:00 am

The problem with the headlight modulators is not RF - it's that they cause the +12V bus voltage to pogo up and down as the headlight goes on and off (the headlight draws a fair amount of current, remember). That's fine for things like lights and so on, but for audio equipment, it just goes right into it.

The only thing I can think of that would solve it is a honking big capacitor just in front of the audio equipment. I haven't tried that yet on my bike, so I just live with the noise. It's worse on some things than others (inaudible on my satellite radio and my CB radio, audible on my intercom, very annoying on my AM/FM radio).




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