1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade


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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by SlowTyper » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:19 am



I haven't looked at the wiring diagram, but the clock has always on power. So you might check that out.

Of course make sure you only connect the backup power lead to the always on power. If you connect the whole unit to always on power, you will drain the battery. But I am sure you realize that.

The rectifier/regulated also is connected straight to the battery and is accessible near the front of the bike. I have connected my HID headlight there, and then ran it through a relay.



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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by txkfonman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:04 pm

Got it my clock power died right after I got the radio working so had to move it from there just ran a lead from the battery and it worked great and when I took the lead off the clock it started working again

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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by Bigred1168 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:17 pm

What do you do with the two wires with the electrical connection on it coming from the old harness



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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by SlowTyper » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:11 pm

What were the wires connected to before?

Typically, a short pigtail with a connector like that is a ground or power connection, with Red being (+)power and Black being ground (-).

However, I think Honda has used green wires for ground, and some sort of sleeve connector for power. So the wires in your picture don't fit that norm.

So, going back to my original question... That connector had to be attached with some sort of screw located nearby. What is in the vicinity that it could have been connected to?

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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:30 am

Bigred1168 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:17 pm
What do you do with the two wires with the electrical connection on it coming from the old harness20180424_122327.jpg
Please don't use wire nuts in automotive wiring. Wire nuts are used for house wiring that does not move and is not subject to vibration, moisture, etc.

You are asking for trouble using wire nuts for connections in a bike/car. Those are connections that are going to fail, fall off, short out, it's just a matter of time. In addition they are not sealed, and allow moisture and oxygen into the connection, causing corrosion and resistance on the copper wire.

Instead, use solder and shrink-tube, or solder and electrical tape with zip-tie, or at the worst, Scotchlock terminals (also prone to failure, however).

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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by Bigred1168 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:24 pm

I hook my Kenwood radio up plug it into test the power it came on but no sound I started the bike and the power went off and won't come back on I checked both fuses on the bike and the radio both of good anything else I can check

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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by Bigred1168 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:52 pm

The yellow wire on Terminal 7 constant power does not work for me any reasons why it does not work

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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by txkfonman » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:16 pm

I took the guts out of the old case then took the guts out of the new unit, the new one is micro circuit so was really nothing to it, as for the wiring I used the diagram from the manual and did wire for wire and even got an old antina to chop off the end and used it now the radio works just like factory with Bluetooth and USB, works great except I need to upgrade my speakers, the old ones just can't handle the Power

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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by Bigred1168 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:03 am

Constant wiring number 7 didn't work for me but I have power everything's working but no sound coming from the speakers any ideas what's wrong

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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by cptkill21 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:15 pm

Bigred1168 wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 6:03 am
Constant wiring number 7 didn't work for me but I have power everything's working but no sound coming from the speakers any ideas what's wrong
Check your ground and power/ positive connections for your speakers

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Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade

Post by txkfonman » Thu May 17, 2018 4:25 pm

I bypassed the onboard amp and speed volume control by going into the wiring under the left pocket and splicing them, for me it is fine because my wing really doesn't get that loud at speed if you don't do that understand you will need to get power to the Amp



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