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i have heard people talking about cb radios on there bikes ,what kind are they talking about ?is it like breaker breaker 10/4 roger over and out,or is it somting that the rider and the passenger talk to each other,and if that is it how does that work,do you need new helmets that have that or what??????:?
 

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CB on my 85 LTD, like most others, is a 10/4 good buddy type, but comes in handy to talk from bike to bike. However the radio system does have on board helmet to helmet or driver to rider communications. My wife and I can just talk to each other while listening to the radio. The radio fades down so we can hear each other, then the radio or CB returns to normal. Same under CB operation with the radio, when someone talks on thee CB, the radio sound fades down, then returns to normal when done.
 

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on my bike the po put a new radio in but did do a real hack job,i think he had a share in silacon,its a nice radio and speackers but bad install,he took off the origional speaker covers and silaconed the round steel speaker covers on,what a,so does the cb and radio come as one with head phones and can you still buy them for bikes or do they want an arm and leg.
 

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I have a 1500 and added a OEM CB since summer. for the most part I think folks just use them for bike to bike communications... although I did have a trucker I passed last week gimme a shout.
 

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We had CB radios when I was growing up in Cleveland. I remember we had to register it with the FCC. I just got a GW with a CB do I need to register it with the FCC?

Also, what channels are good to leave it on for general listen and is 9 still the emergency channel?
 

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You no longer have to register with with the FCC. Generally, Lower channels or higher channels are used by me,stays away from the heavier traffic channels and I find they are rarely in use. Channel 9 is still the emergency channel, not sure of how much it's monitored these days.

Ridgid11: Im not sure what came with your bike since it's an interstate model based on your Avatar. Interstates I believable are stripped down models but I am unsure of what your bike would have came with originally, and would be capable if you were able to make a change. My CB and Radio are 2 different units.

CB's on a motorcycle just doesn't work like they do in cars, the range is a few hundred yards at best with mine.
 

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Lets see, a lota questions here, and I'm by no means an expert on the topic, but that's never stopped me from answering questions before! :cheesygrin:

- Depending on your Goldwing's year and model, you get a CB with the OEM sound system or as an added option or it may not be available for your model/year.

- Again, depending on year/model/options, OEM AM/FM, Cassette, CD, CB, driver-passenger comms may or may not be available.

- Channel 9 is emergency use only still

- Channel 19 is typically occupied by interstate truckers still.

- You no longer need to register your CB (as long as you aren't a representative of a foreign government) and no longer need to broadcast your license number during signon/signoff.

http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/citizens-band-cb-service

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Jobe - you may want to have a look at your antenna'sSWR, as mine will broadcast/receive for about two miles in hilly/wooded terrain. Further on the wide open flats. :baffling:
 

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i have heard people talking about cb radios on there bikes ,what kind are they talking about ?is it like breaker breaker 10/4 roger over and out,or is it somting that the rider and the passenger talk to each other,and if that is it how does that work,do you need new helmets that have that or what??????:?
As you have the Interstate model you might not have the radio and intercom, or it might have been added by a PO.
If you are looking to talk to passenger only then you can get a unit to mount on each helmet, wireless units, some like Scalariders you can hook up a MP3 to for listening to music, books on tape or teachings, some have bluetooth to hook your phone/GPS to.

http://www.cycleaccessorystore.com/category-s/44.htm?searching=Y&sort=13&cat=44&show=100&page=1&gclid=CIqZra-xsK0CFQdjhwodHxwOnA

http://www.google.com/search?q=scala+rider&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

http://www.google.com/search?q=wireless+helmet+intercom&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

The J&M Ken linked is for the 1500. Here is one that will work on yours

http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/2148_j_m_bmw_or_universal_cb_system_w_intercom_fits/

More

http://www.google.com/search?q=j+m+cb+intercom+system&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
 
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