CB Cable for 1500


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CB Cable for 1500

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Hi guys,
Here I am with yet another electrical question! My gl1500 did not come with a factory cb installed, but I have a parts bike that has been sitting here for 10 years or so. I have installed the cb part that goes in the left side of the bike, but somewhere along the way the cable that goes to the radio from the cb has been lost. I have been watching eBay for one with no luck. I remember seeing somewhere that you could use a Honda car radio connector. Has anyone made a connector for a cb using this method & if so are the wires straight through or is there a pinout that I would need to follow? Is this even feasible?

here is the link I saved on Amazon for the connector:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002BG6AA/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... dp_it&th=1
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Re: CB Cable for 1500

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Brian
Is it doable? Yes. Depends on what models 1500 you are dealing with.
On the GL1500SE the CB wiring is built into the wire harness from the factory.
The Aspencade did not have the wiring and connectors for the CB built into the harness and the accessory CB package from Hondaline to add a CB to the Aspencade came with a wiring harness to add the CB in the box, that harness was never sold alone from Honda. (Most parts strippers don't know about the special harness nor the hand controls that were in the box to add the CB on the Aspencade model.) I made a harness @10 years ago to put a CB on an Aspencade for a friend, as I'd seen the accessory harness.(my friend bought an Aspencade to to replace a SE he had burned up and he still had the SE for the connectors needed), by reading the wiring schematics in the service manual between the SE and Aspencade and cutting the connectors off the SE harness.(the fire didn't effect that side of the burned bike). It was a project that took several days to complete. I don't remember the pinouts but they are in the service manual schematics. I saved the drawings I made but they are in my 1500 service manual in San Diego and I'm staying in NH this winter......burrrrrrrrr...... I won't be back there until October......

Was your connector cut off the harness? Your bike had the hand controls to control the CB?
Are you sure you have the SE model 1500?(in your signature you state you have a 1990 SE)
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Re: CB Cable for 1500

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You have two different problems here.

First, no connector. Take the radio and the CB module to a good car-parts place (NAPA, for instance) and let them find a match for each side, OR go to a good foreign-car wrecking yard and poke through their stacks of radios until you find the same connectors on something.

Second, making the connections (pinout). You just need to find the schematic, the connectors and a bunch of splices.

Before doing all of that, I would check with motorcycle salvage places.
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It's a long story but basically, I took her to a local bike shop & while there some parts came up missing & a bunch of stuff was disassembled. It was such a mess I decided to just buy another bike & use the old one for a donor. I'm thinking this is one thing I will have to let go of. I only use it to follow the big rigs & keep an ear out for traffic anyway. Now that I have a way to plug my phone in, I can check traffic on it instead.
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Past rides
1983 GL1100A Wineberry 63,000 miles(sold)

1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: CB Cable for 1500

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That's a bummer on the missing parts.
What did you get?
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I bought the twin to the one I had. It's a 1990 SE in Pearl White, hence the name Pearl.
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1976 CB750 K6 Anteres Red 25,000 miles, 2 more K6s, 1 K4, 1 K8

Past rides
1983 GL1100A Wineberry 63,000 miles(sold)

1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: CB Cable for 1500

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You could get a J&M cb to add on to your wing. I don't think they integrate in stock radio though.

Here is a used one
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mpo ... 07577.html
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Honda 350 (mid 1970s)
Kawasaki KZ900-PS (1977)
Honda Super Cubs (various years)
Kawasaki KZ1000C (1978)
Kawasaki KZ1000P (various years, 1980 - 2005)
Honda 360 (1983)
BMW R1150RT-P (2001)
BMW R1200RT-P (various years 2007 - 2018, NEVER AGAIN)

Re: CB Cable for 1500

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Another option is to get a CB walkie-talkie. If you're not after "factory stock" configuration, this will cost you a lot less money, and Cobra has one that is found at just about every truck stop in the country.


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