CB Radio (Or WB)


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Patagonico
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CB Radio (Or WB)

Postby Patagonico » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:35 pm



Hi There!

i'm writing from Patagonia Argentina, I have a problem? with the CB Radio, mi Motorcycle it's a 2002 1800 HG

a fring has an old one (1996) that has the radio at the left with manual controls, and works fine , but I can't receive their transmition, cant modify the WB in the panel, it's posible thath my machine thas not have a CB Radio?, any one has a manual that could lend me? or know how to configure the CB Radio?

thank's in advance.



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Re: CB Radio (Or WB)

Postby Keyboard » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:55 pm

If you have a CB, then it is located in the trunk under the storage door. GL1800's do not come with a CB, and therefore must be installed by the owner or dealer. The radio button and handlebar controls are there, but the actual CB radio may not be there.

Also, some owners will install a CB antenna (mainly for looks), but not the CB. So, you might have the antenna, but not the CB. Again check in the trunk for the actual radio.
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Re: CB Radio (Or WB)

Postby Patagonico » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:30 pm

ok, i'll cheket later.
another question what Means the WB that apears in the panel?, has only 7 chanel and white noise (like FM radio)

thanks, and sorry about my poor English

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Re: CB Radio (Or WB)

Postby gareva1 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:13 pm

WB stands for Weather Band; in Argentina, I don't think there is a government run weather radio service:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_radio


Do you have one antenna or two antennas on the trunk of the bike?

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Re: CB Radio (Or WB)

Postby Red Ron » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:41 pm

Also, if its a 1800 Goldwing that you're talking about, you have to pull the little trap door out in the bottom of the trunk and that is where it will be if you have a CB. It is a little metal box about 6" X 4" with wires going out the back of the trunk.

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Re: CB Radio (Or WB)

Postby thrasherg » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:56 pm

As mentioned, WB means weather bands. There are 7 preset frequency's in the USA that continously transmit weather information, as long as you know which of the 7 channels covers your state, you can listen to that channel to get an idea of the current and expected weather conditions. This service exists in very few other countries outside the USA, so I suspect you do not have it, so you will just have 7 channels all giving white noise.. WB has nothing to do with the CB.
If you push the button marked CB, you should see a symbol on the LCD display light up with a symbol for a headset or speaker, each time you push the CB button it will switch between putting the audio to the external speakers or the internal intercomm (You must have speakers and microphone installed in your helmet for the intercomm to work). If you push the CB button and hold it in for 3 seconds the CB will turn off (symbol for CB will dissapear from LCD display). If pushing the CB button in does not make a CB icon appear on the LCD display, you exither do NOT have a CB or it is defective!! As mentioned, many people add the CB antenna to make the bike look pretty, but the electronics are not present.. To find if you have the CB you need to look inside your top case (don't mistake it with the CB player in the top case).

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Re: CB Radio (Or WB)

Postby Patagonico » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:46 pm

Hi, thanks all for your answers, yes, mine doesn't have the CB, and has only 1 antena :(.
so i'll look for installing one.

thank's all!!!

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Re: CB Radio (Or WB)

Postby thrasherg » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:03 pm

The CB is nice to have, but it is very expensive!! :o
Be sure you need it, before you buy one...

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