Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?


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Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Post by ecarmichael » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:36 pm



Hey sports fans, I've searched thru the threads and I'm not finding one that talks about installing a portable CB. If you have, what brand /model are you using? Did you tuck it in a fairing pocket or on the handle bars? Are you Bluetoothing it to your helmet? Are you using a Freewire as the Bluetooth hub?

I did read one thread suggesting that adding a used OEM CB off eBay could be a crap shoot due to their age (deteriorating electronics).

I want to put a CB on the bike without having to spend ~$500, is this a pipe dream and I just need to suck it up and spend the money?

This will be going on my 1992 Aspencade.

Thanks for listening to all my questions.



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Re: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Post by Corkster52 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:17 pm

I'll be watching this thread because I bought a hand-held Cobra from Sierra but have not installed it yet.

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Re: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:43 pm

I've installed a J&M CB before on a bike, and it is of excellent quality - but not exactly cheap.

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Re: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Post by ecarmichael » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks! You are right, it is pricey. I never have understood why motorcycle accessories writ large are so expensive, can you say Zumo?
I'm going to ponder this some more, I really think this can be done without spending $500 plus for the capability.

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Re: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Post by CrystalPistol » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:39 pm

Mine is '85 Aspencade … but I have a Cobra CB that is paired with a "integrator" that plugs in place of rider headset, rider plugs into outlet mounted on "integrator", plug in a power + / - cord, and plug into separate PTT button on left handlebar and in operation, and hook up ant to merge box which then combines CB & AM / FM to same ant ....
…. works as well as the factory CB on the '96 GL1500 trike. All functions work, can still comm with passenger, I even made it weather resistant with a sealed aluminum box for "integrator" guts, all covered by plexi glass rain shield, it sits on top of faux gas tank with 4 rubber suction cups and a strap.


Schematic for integrator was sent to me maybe 20 years ago, only trick item is a 4DPDT relay and misc parts, my first one failed as I used a cheap relay, second time I ordered a gold contact higher quality 4DPDT relay, works flawlessly.

Picture as appears in place for ride. I usually leave it hanging in the basement unless I anticipate use.


Schematic is in pdf form.
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Re: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Post by redial » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:38 pm

In Oz, we use FM based in the 470Mhz band for CB. This goes beyond the designers of Honda, so the radio is stacked behind the passenger seat and in front of the carry pannier at the back. It is hooker up to the LH switch on the handlebar, so that I can up/down the channel, volume, squelch, and on/off. Sorry I am not at home now, and will be away for a couple of weeks, so I am not able to take photos.
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Post by joeincalif » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:43 am

J&M handle bar mount4ed CB's are great but they are not cheap.
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Re: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Post by ecarmichael » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:47 pm

Do you still have the pdf CrystalPistol?

redial, looking forward to seeing your pics when you get back home.

Still haven't decided how I want to proceed.

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Re: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Post by ka4yqi » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:27 pm

I just happen to have a pdf file of a cb radio integater plan 1 if you like to have it. Send me you email address in a PM to me and I send it to you.



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