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Radio / cd player needed
No tunes no fun, looking to install a radio/cd player on the bike. Was going to go the radio/tape way but remember the hassel of tapes from the good old days. Has anyone sucessfully installed a system designed for a car - there are so many to choose from - I dont think the radio side would be a problem but I am concerned wether the cd will work with the bumps on the front end.
Honda must have solved this with the other bikes after they built ours.
Bob & Lori.
#1 09-21-2007, 04:17 PM,
You can use an adapter to put a small auto or marine unit in your bike. It might be smart to try a radio with a USB socket in it, you could just play mp3's from a memory stick


is one model, but don't know the physical size of it
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#2 09-21-2007, 06:53 PM,
I installed an auto radio on my '84 Interstate a few years ago. I used an adaptor from Sierra Electronics, cost me $25.00. I tried a cd player, but it skipped on bumps like you are concerned about. It was a cheap unit though and that may have had something to do with it. I have also seen some of the newer units that have built in anti skip for the in-dash units. I wound up putting in an AM/FM/Cassette with an auxillary input for my Sony Mini-Disc player. The Sony holds 5 hours of music on one disc an does not skip at all. An MP-3 player would accomplish the same thing.

I have seen someone else who added a 6 disc changer in a saddlebag that was hooked to the stereo and he had no issues with skipping. That may be an option you could explore if you don't mind losing some storage space.

You have some options, explore them and see what works for you.
Remember, No matter where you go...There you are!

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I completed the lower 48 states in August 2009, riding the whole way with my Dad

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#3 09-21-2007, 07:05 PM,
I also need to replace mine. Could some of you post some pic's of what you have.
85 GL1200I
#4 09-22-2007, 08:58 AM,

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