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Just bought a 2007 red gl1800.
Have read through both manuals. I have come up with two questions. If I plug headsets into the rider and passenger connectors, press the I-comm button. Will I get interphone communication without any addional electronics.? Also, to use the CB functions on the left handlbar, do I need to buy the honda CB ?? Thanks from a newbee.
 

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The answer to both questions is yes.

Intercom works between driver and passenger headsets. It is a "hot mike". That is, anytime either of you talks, the other can hear with no need for a push-to-talk switch or anything.

The handlebar controls function with the Honda CB which can be installed in the recess in the bottom of the trunk.

Welcome to the world of wings. Have fun, stay safe and don't take a lot of the folks on this board (yours truly included) too seriously.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Have put on 150 miles on the goldwing since last Friday. Rolled her down the driveway with 0 miles on the odometer the day after I trailered her home from South Carolina. That last street bike that I rode was a honda 750 K model back in 1979.
 

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CB Radio Instalation

How hard is it to install the Honda CB?? I know I need the antenna in addition to the radio but can anyone also give me a idea of the time it takes to install??
 

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Re: CB Radio Instalation

FishinfrednNyra said:
How hard is it to install the Honda CB?? I know I need the antenna in addition to the radio but can anyone also give me a idea of the time it takes to install??
The installation of the CB itself is not that hard. The hard part is if you're unfamiliar with removing the top shelter on your wing. If you know how to remove the top shelter, then the installation is straight forward. If not, be prepared to spend some time. If there is someone close by who is familiar with the process of removing the top shelter, ask them for help, or get a set of Fred's DVD's. They're invaluable.

Installing the antenna is another issue as well. If you opt for the Sierra Electronics antenna to replace the stock antenna, that's a 15 minute job. No drilling required. If you choose to add the Hondaline antenna, be prepared to add an additional hour or so to the installation, depending on your mechanical ability.

Note, it is NOT necessary to remove the trunk to install the CB as outlined in the Honda CB instructions.

Total time should be between 2 to 6 hours, depending on how comfortable you are taking off the top shelter and how many drinks you consume during the install. :lol:

Here are some links to help you:

CB Installation:
http://www.pbase.com/wingman26/gl1800_cb_install

Sierra Electronics CB Antenna (make sure you choose the correct year):
http://www.sierra-mc.com/products.asp?cat=262

Hondaline CB antenna:
http://www.hondadirectlineusa.com/store ... =239244233

Honda CB:
http://www.hondadirectlineusa.com/store ... =239244233

Fred's DVD's (these are worth their weight in gold):
http://www.angelridevideos.com/

Bartman
 

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Bartman, I don't know about the latest models, but, I didn't have to remove the shelter, only raise up the right lower part enough to get my hands under to get to the wire connectors. That saves a lot of time.
 

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Roy R said:
Bartman, I don't know about the latest models, but, I didn't have to remove the shelter, only raise up the right lower part enough to get my hands under to get to the wire connectors. That saves a lot of time.
You know, I thought about that as well....but my hands are rather large, and by the time you take all the bolts loose to get your hand up under the shelter and find the damn connector, it's easier to take off the shelter. Besides, it good to know how to do it so when it comes time to replace the air filter, you've already had some practice.

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Just installed one of Hals CB's and the HL Antenna. It took me about three hours. Under the seat their are two rubber boots that hold connector ends. The one on the Right side has the white 3 pin connector for the CB Power. You must be careful becuae their is a Black connector in the boot on the left side. It's really a good afternoon job, or about a 6 pack. :?
 
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