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Old 06-18-2007, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I am in the mood to ad a cb radio to my gl1500 and have looked at the JMCB-2003 Installation/Integration Kit for Honda GL-1500. Or should I go with used factory cb off ebay? In need of all your expert opinions .It isa chunck of change no matter how you look at it.

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There's no doubt you could install a used Honda CB as long as you got all the parts. The Helm Honda manual shows the CB wiring and installation. The aftermarket system you mention looks pretty slick too.

I think it breaks down to the cost and effort. The Honda CB is the cleanest way to go as it integrates in to the audio system and is a nice looking clean installation without complicating the handlebars. The JMCB unit is cheaper than a used Honda CB and would be easier to install. It might be difficult to get the handlebar clamp attached to the ASPY's handlebar without cutting away the handlebar cover which might not look too good.
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The j&m set up is excellent and it also has an input for a MP3 or ipod .It will work out way cheaper than trying to buy an original off ebay ,The problem with the ebay OEM ones is that 9 times out of 10 they only sell you the actual CB and not the wiring look and the PTT button set up ,Go with the J&M,if you sell the bike you can take it off in a few minutes and put it on your new bike ..cheers Ciaran
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I will be buying a gl1500 setup ,the best price i could find was $529.00 plus i still need to buy an antenna. so here is what the web site says about the system for those interrested.

JMCB-GL15 - GL 1500 CB/Weather Radio Kit

A complete JMCB-2003 installation/integration kit for Honda GL-1500. This new 40 channel CB/Weather radio kit integrates with the factory-installed Honda audio system exactly as the Honda CB did for this model. The unique, J&M-designed, mounting bracket allows for the correct position of the unit over the handlebars to allow easy access to the PTT lever, even while holding in the clutch. You can switch the CB receive audio to the fairing speakers or to the helmet headsets by using the bracket-mounted control switch. This CB addition does NOT change the type of headsets and/or headset hook-up cords required for the GL-1500 as this unit just plugs into the back of the Honda stereo/intercom system and has no impact on the standard 5-pin headset leads that were included with these Gold Wing motorcycles. This kit includes everything you need to mount the JMCB radio on your GL-1500 and integrate it with the factory installed audio system, with the exception of the CB antenna, which is a separate item that is available from your local Honda dealers.

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Hey Wastings from Hastings!You did it the way I would have done it*, not the cheapest or easiest but the cleanest. The Axe was right about cost but when you're done your bike will look factory.

*[suP]not necessarily the brightest but definitely the hardest way.[/suP]
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