GL1500 SE radio on 1992 Interstate.....


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GL1500 SE radio on 1992 Interstate.....

Post by hotrodpearl » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:25 pm



Looking for ideas here and wondering if anyone has done this. I have a 1992 GL 1500 interstate and, in my small salvage yard I have lots of GL1500 SE radios and wondered if anybody was Savvy enough to tell me how to wire one of those radios into the interstate model. All I would like functioning is AM FM cassette and possibly intercom but that's not a big one. This interstate has no radio at all and trying to find the interstate radio model is very expensive so I'd rather use something that I have here. This interstate model appears to have no pre wiring for any audio system so it would all need to be Wired from scratch but I have extra plugs from old wiring harnesses Etc. Any ideas would be appreciated, happy trails . JW



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Re: GL1500 SE radio on 1992 Interstate.....

Post by hotrodpearl » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 pm

Oh yea......would like to hook up to front speakers and have the 5 pin headset cords hooked up and I have lots of them off wrecks...….

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Re: GL1500 SE radio on 1992 Interstate.....

Post by Charlie1Horse » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:47 pm

I haven't tried that on mine because even if you could make it play you wouldn't have any display, which on the Interstate is on the face of the radio and the Aspencade and SE is in the digital display on the instrument panel, so you wouldn't know what station you're on. Even at that I don't think the connectors would be the same just for that reason.
I think you would probably have to change the instrument panel and all the wiring harnesses from the other bike to maybe make it work.
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Re: GL1500 SE radio on 1992 Interstate.....

Post by hotrodpearl » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:00 pm

You're right.....I hadn't thought that far ahead...….. that would get really complicated , guess I'll look at aftermarket audio... Thanks

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Re: GL1500 SE radio on 1992 Interstate.....

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:11 pm

The radio/cassette mounting holes on the center-shelters on the 1500's are the same as the "blank-off" panel on the '91 Interstate.

A possible option is to get a "blank-off" panel and mount an AM-FM stereo with bluetooth, USB port, and Aux-In line (remote control too), mounted face-up. The power connector and speaker connector are easy enough to find.

My '91 Interstate had the crappy Kenwood radio in the left pocket and after 27 yrs. it crapped-out. I bought the $20 radio, mentioned above, and installed it as described. I couldn't be happier with the results. I can play MP3's with the USB thumbdrive, or use the USB port to charge my cellphone while playing MP3's from the phone through the Aux-in line.

THIS IS MY SETUP AS DESCRIBED;


THIS IS NIGHT RIDING; (the NAVI program caused a ton of glare)


The blank-off panels are a bugger to find, , BUT, , I know there are plans to get some made for projects like mine.



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