How does my CB work ?


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How does my CB work ?

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Hi
Just acquired my first GW-1985 Aspencade with CB radio- how on earth does this thing work ? - I remember all the 10-4 good buddy lingo from the 80's- but how do you actually communicate with this thing. Went through all the channels ( with handlebar control) lots of static on each channel, but no "voices"
Guess CB might come in handy in case of emergency etc-so curious to know how it actually works.
Thanks guys.


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No voices- might not be anyone talking close enough to receive them. These cb radios don't have a long distance range. Depends where you are located and if anyone is on.

Do you have the headsets in your helmets or a hand held mike? You need one or the other to talk on it.
canoodle wrote:Hi
Just acquired my first GW-1985 Aspencade with CB radio- how on earth does this thing work ? - I remember all the 10-4 good buddy lingo from the 80's- but how do you actually communicate with this thing. Went through all the channels ( with handlebar control) lots of static on each channel, but no "voices"
Guess CB might come in handy in case of emergency etc-so curious to know how it actually works.
Thanks guys.
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You need someone to talk to, to begin with. :) Pretty much the only people you'll find on the CB are truck drivers, and for the most part, they stay on channel 19. Go for a ride on the interstate, or especially near a truck stop, and you'll hear people talking on channel 19. Keep in mind the range of a the CB on your bike is 1-2 miles at most.
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I've never had a CB on any motorcycle and haven't had one in a car since the mid '70's.
My Interstate doesn't have one and just added it for the sole purpose of communicating with other riders when on a group ride.
They all use one of the low channels to communicate with each other about turns coming up, potholes, breaks, etc.

I'm taking a long trip soon by myself and will probably listen to the truckers for road conditions.
Otherwise, the music stays on.
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NVSB4 wrote:I've never had a CB on any motorcycle and haven't had one in a car since the mid '70's.
My Interstate doesn't have one and just added it for the sole purpose of communicating with other riders when on a group ride.
They all use one of the low channels to communicate with each other about turns coming up, potholes, breaks, etc.

I'm taking a long trip soon by myself and will probably listen to the truckers for road conditions.
Otherwise, the music stays on.
They don't really talk about road conditions much. Mostly about traffic, and upcoming speed traps. Either that or just mindless chatter to pass the miles.
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Thanks guys-if I had a hand held mike where would it plug into ? and if helmet speakers plug into same place ?
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http://wingstuff.com/products/34019-j-m ... -gold-wing

Into the headset leads and another spot (I haven't installed one, probably the push to talk connector)
canoodle wrote:Thanks guys-if I had a hand held mike where would it plug into ? and if helmet speakers plug into same place ?
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External mic comes with an adapter that connects directly to the front headset pigtail and replaces it (its a plug n play extension basically). There is an additional two conductor wire that you snake back through the shelter to the PTT connection under the seat just behind the relay box and cross member. Once install you can plug in either the external mic or your wired headset not both; this is a work around if you use wireless headsets.

On a side note I have the external mic as two of my helmets are UClear wireless. These helmets receive bike audio from a transmitter connected to the audio out wires I connected to in the front headset pigtail. As these headset mics are always on I get audio feedback when I key the external mic for the CB... I have a wired headset I use when traveling alone and desire to use the CB.


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