Stereo getting very hot. The AMP under the main console


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Stereo getting very hot. The AMP under the main console

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Ive been throught the Tech list a bit looking for an answer to my 2005 model stereo. I replaced the CD unit with an up to date MP3 that plugged in and away it goes. So its not the CD. Nor is it the MP3 I believe. I started it up one day, and thought the stereo is not on and would not turn on. Ok, check fuses...all ok, So I turn bike back on, to play a bit, but nothing happening with stereo, so I put my hand on the controls on the tank and it was very hot, really hot. For being on for about a min at most, this is not normal...anyone with this problem before. Is it the AMP, and if so any idea as to how much to replace it. Im guessing it can only be done with original Honda one...I have been trying to track down a wreck here in Australia that I can get one from if I need it. Or if anyone knows were I can get one from the States or elsewhere I could surely use your help in getting it for me and sending. Its off to Honda next week for them to verify this, so in the mean time I would love the feed back.

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To start with, I'd contact the guy at Wing Connect http://www.wingconnect.com/

Go to his website and read through it. Send him an email to see what his thoughts are. And then send him the radio to work on it if needed. He is very good at GL1800 radio repair.
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Re: Stereo getting very hot. The AMP under the main console

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Check your speakers. If there is a short in a wire leading to a speaker, it will draw too much current from the amplifier, the amplifier will heat up and likely go into protection.

Pull the #1 connector off the back of the radio and measure the pairs of connectors on the harness going to each speaker. The speakers should measure at 3 ohms each. If you're measuring less (i.e. 0 or close to it) then either the speaker coil itself is cooked, or there is a short in the wire leading to it. If you see 0 ohms, disconnect the speaker itself and measure the speaker without being connected. If you still see 0 ohms, you have a short in the wire. If it reads no continuity, then the speaker itself is failed.

It could be a few other things as well, but this is an easy way to check for speaker problems.

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MikeB wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:51 am
I'd contact the guy at Wing Connect http://www.wingconnect.com/
Larry will not send to the UK, so doubt if he will send to Oz. WA kindly offered to relay one for me but....
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Thanks for the input, the speaker wire might be a thing, I never thought of that. As it has kinked on the left side of the top box when closing the lid. So I will check that out.

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MikeB wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:51 am
To start with, I'd contact the guy at Wing Connect http://www.wingconnect.com/

Go to his website and read through it. Send him an email to see what his thoughts are. And then send him the radio to work on it if needed. He is very good at GL1800 radio repair.
Mike B, Thanks for that, he helped me out over the net and its all good. Save his site, and you saved me a lot of pulling bike down.

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Re: Stereo getting very hot. The AMP under the main console

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What did you find was causing the issue? What did you do or will you do to rectify it? We are a curious lot.


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