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Hello to everyone,I've been reading this site for years and never posted.

I have a 1986 interstate and need to install a cb. I looked into the j&m system and found that it has all that i need but is costly. Does anybody know of any less exspensive systems out there or any other ideas?

Like most things goldwing this site is great and friendly,keep up the good work

Tony
 

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his is an interstate, and those on ebay for 1200 are for aspencade models, he will need the whole audio setup to make it work properly.

J&M is the real deal but yes. too expensive.

your best shoot would be to visit marine stores to buy a CB Band waterproof radio to mount on the fairing.
 

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Interstates didn't come with the Panasonic system in it?......maybe as an option?





Enquiring minds want to know:cooldevil:
 

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One of my 84 Interstates actually has a complete factory Panasonic
sound system and intercom installed. I am at least the third owner
so I don't know if it came from the factory like that, or if the dealer
installed it. Doesn't have the cb tough.
 

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I believe the Interstate could be had with the radio/intercom but it wasn't standard. To add the CB I think you would have to add the multichanger at least, maybe more parts.

I got this kit from Sierra:

http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SIE-COBRA-IMCKIT

It works very well. I also got a CB/AM/FM splitter from them and got an adapter from Cobra to connect the PL-259 connector to the BNC connection on the radio. I hooked up my SWR meter and I get less then 1.3 SWR across the board.

I didn't install it the way the directions indicate, I attached the mount plate to the blank plate that covers the opening where the factory CB would be and used a standard headphone extension cable to be able to locate the PTT switch and headset connectors on the handlebar. I could post some pictures if you are interested. The set up works well.

IMC sells the same headsets directly and they should work with most handheld CB's if you wanted to try to go a little less expensive. The main advantage the J&M setup would have over this would be the ability to connect an MP3 player to work through the headset, but I'm OK with listening to the fairing speakers for music and CB on the headset.
 

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garyft wrote:
I didn't install it the way the directions indicate, I attached the mount plate to the blank plate that covers the opening where the factory CB would be and used a standard headphone extension cable to be able to locate the PTT switch and headset connectors on the handlebar. I could post some pictures if you are interested. The set up works well.
I'd like to see it. :cool:
 

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Incase you are really cheap like me. Walmart 34.95 cb 9.99 antenna. I made a bracket that is velcrowed into my left front pocket. The antenna sits in the rear pocket of the bike. I mounted an external speaker on the cb. The unit can be removed in 2 min and installed in 3 min. The only downfall is you need to pick up the mic to talk. The group I ride with says im crystal clear at 75mph and I hear them great. Photos of the cb are in the link below.
 
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