New-to-me GL1800 needs CB - Which one?


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New-to-me GL1800 needs CB - Which one?

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My new-to-me 25,000 mile 2002 Pearl Orange GL1800 will need a CB installed.

I know I can get the OEM version and also one fr\om Bike MP3 -

Anyone with experience to share why one vs the other..?

Thanks for sharing the knowledge -

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I have the Honda OEM CB and it works well.

The BikeMP3 unit is slightly less expensive and does offer that capability of hooking up FRS or ham radio which you may want.
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Re: New-to-me GL1800 needs CB - Which one?

Post by Viking »

I also have the Hondaline OEM CB. I have never heard of drastic problems with these units, although they are a tad pricey. The BikeMP3 unit seems to have a lot more possibilities as to add ons, but I have heard of a lot of folks having a lot of problems with them. Some seem to get exemplary service from the company and some complain of absolutely dreadful service. I dunno. Having never dealt with them I can not verify, only pass on the reports. I guess you pays your money and you takes your chances.....
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nice bike, I had one just like it, love that color. I always use the Honda CB in all my bikes. A little pricey but very little trouble with them.


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Re: New-to-me GL1800 needs CB - Which one?

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I have a OEM on my 2012, works great. If you do go with a OEM, make sure you get the one for the 2001-2010 model. The one for the 12-15 is different. Same with the antenna.

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Re: New-to-me GL1800 needs CB - Which one?

Post by Wingsconsin »

Thanks everyone for the infomration.
I ordered the OEM Radio and OEM antenna for the 2001-2010 version (mine is a 2002)
Once I have it all installed I will report back - hopefully it will work as described... :mrgreen:


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