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Hi, all. Just picked up a replacement for my 83 Goldwing. A 1987 Interstate. It is complete with the exception audio system. I had thought that I could make an adapter plate and install a car in-dash unit. I have a am-fm cassett player which is 6 inches deep and it sticks out about 1-1/2 inches. Is there a shorter (in depth) unit that I can put in the dash. I know somebody out there has done this. As always I am confident that you guys out there will come up with an answer!
 

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Yes there is something available
It might be of advantage to use a marine type radio they may be a little more water tight than an auto model but my friend has this in his 86 Interstae and he has a cover he sticks over it with velcro in case of heavy downpour and he uses a regular auto radio.

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Thanks Tricky. I just sent an email of to order the bezel and speaker covers. I tried to call the 800 number from California but could not get connected. Thanks again!

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Its vacation day in Canada today, try again tomorrow, it is in Calgary Alberta I think

That should work ok for you.
I will ask my friend what radio he used but it was just a standard auto radio but it did seem to be a little shorter than some.
He is in Illinois driving and wont be home for a few days, I shall ask him when he gets home I shall get him to take a pic of his. There is also a hinged cover available for the radio but I had one on my 84 and found it to be a Pain in the buttock :)
 

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I also have the unsightly hole where the radio was on my bike. I suppose the bezel and regular car radio would work. But would one have a difficult time constantly adusting the radio depending on the bike speed?
 

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Hey Tricky, Me again. I sent an order via email to them and it was rejected as spam. I found the same items at Seirra and orderd from them. Thanks for all your help.

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I also have the unsightly hole where the radio was on my bike. I suppose the bezel and regular car radio would work. But would one have a difficult time constantly adusting the radio depending on the bike speed?
Yes that was one of my pet peeves when I had the radio in my interstate.
I did come up with an idea that might help this but I got rid of the bike and bought an Aspy before I could try it out.
The idea consisted of a relay with one side having a resister or variable pot and controled by an on\off switch. It would give a high\Low volume which could be adjusted. Like I said I never tried it but cant see why it wouldnt work, might be cheaper than buying an Aspy :)
 
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