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Hi Ya All,

Can I Adjust my FM Radio to pull in the stations clearer?

It seems I have a few radio stations that are not as clear as I would like.

It seems like if I could just tune it just half a click it would be crystal clear.

Some stations are strong enough that this is not a problem.

The good stations are kinda Blubbery or cross channeling on my Wing. But on any other radio they are crystal clear.

I remember the old FM tuners you used to be able to reach thru a small hole or even the cassette Door and using a skinny regular screwdriver and tune the radio to pull in the stations clearer.

Is this possible with the Wing?

And where do I poke around?

I have been meaning to ask this for months,

But I get on here and poking around and my Mind turns "Blonde".

I'm married to one so I know the symptoms.

Thanks Guys.

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Mohawk,
I can't answer your question about fine-tuning the FM tuner, but I experience the same problem with mine. And I recently got the radio unit back from Sierra. (It was poor before too)
I've gone through the troubleshooting procedure in the shop manual for the antenna system, but everything checks.
I can't get much volume unless I'm tuned to a band with a very strong signal.
I'm leaving next Friday on a 17 day, 6000 mile ride.
My first idea was to get an iPod and an FM transmitter.
Well, if you download 250 songs onto a 1 gig iPod at $.88 each, not to mention your time, you're way beyond the cost of a 1 year satellite radio subscription.
So, I bit the bullet and got a Sirrius receiver.
This thing jams. It's great. And you can turn your radio volume considerably higher with no distortion. (Used to, couldn't turn it up over about half way)
And crystal clear.

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My first idea was to get an iPod and an FM transmitter.
Well, if you download 250 songs onto a 1 gig iPod at $.88 each, not to mention your time, you're way beyond the cost of a 1 year satellite radio subscription.
You can also load your CD collection into your computer and load those songs on the i-pod. I haven't paid for any songs since getting an i-pod because I have enough music in on my CDs for a lot of listening.

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You can also load your CD collection into your computer and load those songs on the i-pod. I haven't paid for any songs since getting an i-pod because I have enough music in on my CDs for a lot of listening.


The last time I bought music in the store it was 8 tracks and LPs.
So, needless to say, I have no CD collection.
OK, you can laugh now.

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So Redwinger says that his radio was adjusted.

But does anybody know how?

For my short trips back and forth to work I use just the radio.

I would like to fix the clarity of the stations. On some channels it's great but others sound like I have blown speakers.

Still Looking....


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Hai Goldwingers,

I slove this matter by having my i-pod 4GB is good enough and download all the songs for free from the P2P website.I can have my whole journey with good quality sound without any interruptions.

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Mohawk wrote:
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So Redwinger says that his radio was adjusted.

But does anybody know how?

For my short trips back and forth to work I use just the radio.

I would like to fix the clarity of the stations. On some channels it's great but others sound like I have blown speakers.

Still Looking....


Mohawk
I'm with ya brother.
Exactly the same problem.
I will not go back to Sierra.

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1978 Hodaka SL250
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I hear you, i would love to adjust mine as well, I don't want to hook up an mp3 or anything like that, just want some clear reception.

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