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I have a 1997 gl1500 SE and sometimes when I start it with the radio on the bike starts great but no radio then all of a sudden the sound will come on and sometimes I will have no display and after riding for a while it comes on just wondering where to start looking ... thanks for any help
 

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Radios are computers. turn the radio off, then back on, it will okay.
leave it OFF when you start the bike.

the low voltage dips while starting the bike, corrupt the radio's computer.
 

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Weak battery. When you crank the engine you pull the voltage too low for the radio to be happy??????
 

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battery is strong and fairly new and kept on a tender when not in use the thing that concerns me more is the LED display it goes blank especially after rain i wondering is there a connection that could be loose and water gets in
 

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IIRC,
the LED display does plug into a connector, and I am betting that it has moisture shorting adjacent contacts.
 

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Tommyh, I would recommend the following:

Check the C71 White "16-pin connector behind the left fairing pocket.

Next check the C91 Black "14-pin connector behind the instrument panel. Items 8 -14 on the attached list....!!
thanks I will take a look at those hopefully this weekend .great info
 

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Radios are computers. turn the radio off, then back on, it will okay.
leave it OFF when you start the bike.

the low voltage dips while starting the bike, corrupt the radio's computer.
thank you
 
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