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bigballs2
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Anybody have a solution for a descent stereo system? All I have is the factory stereo, but I did upgrade the rear speakers with Bose. Can't really tell the difference.



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Viking
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Isn't the stereo in your year of bike a Clarion? Thought they were pretty decent. A lot of folks with Goldwings and stereo problems have reached out to Sierra Electronics and had them rebuilt. Maybe yours needs this.

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The 1500 SE and Aspencade stereos are Panasonic. While the 1500 speaker system leaves much to be desired, the stereos are actually quite good.

The PO replaced the fairing pockets with 6" speakers, upgraded the stock speakers (not sure what's in there) added a CD changer, a big power amp, equalizer and Subwoofer to my 1500 keeping the factory stereo. The factory stereo sounds GREAT, even playing cassette tapes.

If something is wrong with the factory stereo, +1 on Sierra Electronics. But if the stereo works as it should, replacing it with something else won't change the sound much unless it has built-in equalizer (factory stereo does not).
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Post by Viking »

Thank you DenverWinger for raising my awareness of the brand of stereo. Now which had the clarion? Earlier, like 1200 or 1100?
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1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

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I think both the 1100 and 1200 were Clarion units.....


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♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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