input kenwood radio 1500 interstate 1991


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Rouxousou
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input kenwood radio 1500 interstate 1991

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Hello,

I'm Rouxousou, riding a GL1500 interstate anniversary 10th 1991.
I'm a frenchman, so please excuse my poor English and all the mistakes I do.

My GW is an US imported bike, and very rare in France.

that's my problem.
I have the small kenwood radio in the left pocket. I have searched in your so nice forum to find the way to add an input on this radio, no fm transmeter, but cable direct welded on the electronic map.

If one of you has done this, please help me to find the points to weld he cable.

thanks all of you to have taken time to read me.



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Re: input kenwood radio 1500 interstate 1991

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Rouxousou wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:09 am
Hello,

I'm Rouxousou, riding a GL1500 interstate anniversary 10th 1991.
I'm a frenchman, so please excuse my poor English and all the mistakes I do.

My GW is an US imported bike, and very rare in France.

that's my problem.
I have the small kenwood radio in the left pocket. I have searched in your so nice forum to find the way to add an input on this radio, no fm transmeter, but cable direct welded on the electronic map.

If one of you has done this, please help me to find the points to weld he cable.

thanks all of you to have taken time to read me.
If it has a Kenwood radio, then that was added by someone after the bike was purchased, because it did not come with a Kenwood radio, nor did it come with a radio in that left pocket. Whether or not that radio has the ability to accept an external input, would depend on the radio itself.

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Thanks a lot for your answers. ;)

the 1500 I have is a special edition done for the 10th anniversary.
no rear gear,
no speed control,
no air pump for the rear shock absorber.
and a special Kenwood radio in the left Pocket. I have the Honda/Kenwood documentation. So I really think this is not an after market radio.
but very rare (even in us I see ! :D )
look like this :


https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2- ... epair.html

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Wow, I hadn't heard of this before. Doing a bit of research, the radio was the Kenwood KRM-100H. It was initially available for the Honda Helix scooter, and later also as a dealer-installed option for the PC800 Pacific Coast (I always wondered that, because the PC800 looks like it has spots for speakers on the dash). It may have been made available by Honda for other bikes as well.

The manual for it is here: http://pc800.questofmystery.com/manuals/radiomanual.htm

The radio is modular - tuner, amp, headphone amp/switch - so it should be possible to intercept the signal between the tuner and the amp to inject an auxiliary input. Without a wiring diagram, it would take some experimentation to figure it out however.

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YES, , ,That year/model DOES have the Kenwood radio in the left pocket standard from the factory. (I have an identical setup)

There is a possibility that there is a factory installed "Aux-in" connector under that pocket with tape around it. I did not find an "Aux-in" connector on mine and so I bought an FM Modulator. Unfortunately the Kenwood radio crapped out, , ,so I bought a $20 AM-FM stereo with bluetooth, USB port and Aux-In to replace it. I cut the "blank off" on the centershelter and mounted it face up. The new radio also is 2-channel capable so rear speakers are now a possibility. I mount my cellphone (magnet holds it in place), and use Aux-in for MP3's from cellphone, and USB port charges the phone too.

THIS IS WHAT MY SETUP LOOKS LIKE NOW;


VIEW AT NIGHT, , , , (Darn Navi program caused a ton of glare)



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I know this post is two years old now but, I just bought a ‘91 with the same radio and I hate it. Bluthunder31, do you happen to have the model number of the radio you put in? I think I would like to try it and really enjoy some music rather than music and ads.

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The stereo is a Dual XDM16BT that I bought at Walmart for under $20 (currently priced at $18.94 in my local store). Walmart had a "promo" on them a while back and I picked up a "back-up" unit for $13.00. Rainy weather here in California is almost a non-issue, but folks in the "wet" areas should know that this particular unit is NOT Waterproof. I would recommend a Marine stereo in wet areas.

Additionally, I use that USB port for MP3 music (12 hrs worth) on a small thumbdrive and the sound is fantastic, , ,all MY playlists with no ads, , , WIN-WIN!

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Hello,

I dismantled the original radio and replaced it with a marine radio.
It is positioned in the same place as the bluthundr31 one. It can be mounted without any problem.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074QKLGVX/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... 71_TE_dp_1

I replaced the speakers with Alpine SXE-1325 S in the front and Alpine 1025S in the back. (All for 75€)
the ones in the back go up instead. Those in front ask to file down the thickness of the fixing "ears".



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