Hand held CB Mic?


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Hand held CB Mic?

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New to this forum and really enjoying the content, thank you. I just picked up a 96' 1500 with 29K on it for a very reasonable $800 bucks. She sat since 2011 and needed the rear master rebuilt, fuel pump replaced etc. She is now running and riding well. I don't own the honda intercom system and am wondering ho to go about wiring a standard hand held mic. I'm sure someone must have done this by now, but couldn't find a solution when I ran a search. Any help would be appreciated.




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Gorgeous color. Can't help with the CB but some advice might be in order due to what I have read here. Did you change the timing belts? If not, better do so. The bike sat for ten years, them belts gonna be a tad dry.
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I used a hand held mic on a 94SE and 98SE because I did not own a helmet headset

it interfaced with the original Intercom on the bikes though, I listened to the front speakers and the audio was plenty good.

you don't say if the bike has the Honda CB radio?

After Market radios are a bit easier to use an external mic, but it can be done with the Honda also.
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Welcome to the forum.

Second the motion to replace timing belts. Also replace tires and do a full final drive service.

J&M used to offer a hand held mic for the Honda five pin connection but they discontinued years ago. They do show up in classifieds from time to time. Someone posted a while back about adapting a common mic. I'll see if I can find it. You may also want to talk with J&M or Sierra Electronics; both are experts on this field. In the end though, I would suggest researching headsets and adding one to your Christmas list.
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I WOULD NOT START THE ENGINE until you replace the timing belts.

My last several motorcycles before I got into Goldwings had both hand mikes and helmet connections. Using a hand mike while riding is risky, both from having a hand in your face and from the amusement that you provide to others when you don't get it properly hung in the clip, so it falls down, bounces off the ground and gets sucked into the rear wheel.

Once you discover the convenience of a helmet headset and the bar-mounted Push-To-Talk, you won't want a hand mike.
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Is there anyone in here that can actually answer the question? I understand what timing belts are and how to change them. I want to hard wire a hand held mic, so that if I find myself in an emergency situation, I can use it. My helmet and passenger helmet already have bluetooth.
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soloboxrider wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:23 pm I understand what timing belts are and how to change them.
Do you also understand that we're just trying to keep you from being the next person looking for a new engine?
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See here:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=37746

Don't know if this has been released for others to build a one-off version.
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It looks like all the usual suspects no longer make them. You are looking for something like this?
https://www.servicehonda.com/oemcatalog ... -or-gl1500

At this point your options are, to watch ebay and the forums for a used one, or roll your own (pinouts are on this site).
For something new, Sierra Electronics is probably your best bet. They made them in the past and will likely do a one off for you if the price is right.
https://www.sierra-mc.com/
But the most cost effective, is to just get a basic wired headset to keep in your bag for emergencies.


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