choppy music

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fast freddy
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choppy music

Post by fast freddy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:42 pm

used reverse today on 1991 Goldwing 1500se and my music went choppy and if i put it in neutral or pull up on reverse lever it is clear again. any suggestions

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Re: choppy music

Post by virgilmobile » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:05 pm

Reverse uses a lot of power.If your battery is weak,when loading it with reverse can cause a voltage drop and cut out the radio.
As I recall,the owners manual states not to operate the radio and reverse at the same time.
So.....It's my best guess that your battery may be weak or has corroded connections.At least it's free to test at the local shop.

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Re: choppy music

Post by englishted » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:59 pm

The radio volume should drop when you engage reverse.

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