1997 GL1500SE, Radio programming


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Shortys86Aspencade
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1997 GL1500SE, Radio programming

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Hi, I bought a 97 GL1500SE. I didn't get an owners manual with it. I'd like to program some stations in, but I can't figure out how to do it.
Is there somewhere on line where I can see or even download an owners manual for my bike?
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Re: 1997 GL1500SE, Radio programming

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Here is a site that has what you need I believe.

http://www.goldwingchrome.com/Manuals/G ... Manual.pdf

What I did was a search for GL1500 owners Manual and this is one of the link that turned up.

You can also do a search on Ebay to find one. There are several.

Here are the directions for presetting a station:

Preset Stations
You can preset six AM stations and six FM stations. AM and FM stations are preset as follows:
1. Find the station you wish by the search lever (page 53).
2. Push the M button and the memory indicator "CH" will blink in the display.
3. Push the CH (channel) button and select a channel you wish, then push the M button again while the memory indicator "CH" is blinking. The indicator will stop blinking and the preset channel will be visible in the display. The memory indicator will go off 7 seconds after the M button was pushed, if the M button was not pushed again.
4. The memory is erased automatically if you tune and preset a new AM or FM station.
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Re: 1997 GL1500SE, Radio programming

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Thanks MikeB.
I'll try that tomorrow.
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Re: 1997 GL1500SE, Radio programming

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Be aware the channels are saved in the order you program them, and you have to go through them in that order.
No way to to from channel 1 to channel 6 without going 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
You can't go backwards either.
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Re: 1997 GL1500SE, Radio programming

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blupupher wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:07 am
Be aware the channels are saved in the order you program them, and you have to go through them in that order.
No way to to from channel 1 to channel 6 without going 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
You can't go backwards either.
Yes I've noticed that. There are channels already programmed in. I bought the bike in up state NY. I live in SE PA. So the programmed channels don't do me much good. LOL



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