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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-19-2010, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Radio Replacement

I am looking to replace my AM/FM, casette radio on my '93 FLHTC with an AM/FM CD radio and do not know where to start looking. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks, Ed
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I am a new member and I am sorry to see no one has ever responded to your query. I have the same desire to upgrade to a modern radio with a CD player, but keep all the handlbar controls. Same year bagger.
How about it? anyone got any ideas how this could be attained?
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start with biketronics or hog tunes. they will have some bolt in replacement stuff. if you use the search feature here I know this topic has been covered before. you may fined more info. I usually do all custome stuff an the bikes I work on. at least its a start.

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Thanks for the quick response. I will look into them two right now. Anyone else got some thoughts on the upgrade?
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I upgraded to an AM/FM/CD player with an AUX and USB port. I was more interested in the AUX and USB ports than the CD. That way I can play music from my Iphone and charge it at the same time.

I ended up buying a marine grade head unit made by Kenwood. All the electronics have a conformal coating to resist moisture. I got it on Amazon for around $120. It looks and performs better than the stock unit from my 1987 Tour Glide. The only downside is the hand controls don't work, but I rarely used them anyway.

Just thought I would give you something else to think about. BTW, I have found that the CD will skip on roads with bad expansion joints . . . The iphone never skips.

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Dale, thanks for the reply. The hand controls are important to me. I use them almost exclusively. I had a rather lengthy conversation with a tech at Biketronics last nite. They no longer produce a plug and play complete kit for my bike, 93 bagger, due to the fact that the connectors for this model are no longer available. They will put a kit together and walk me thru adapting to what is available. I will get Cd, USB and better quality. What I will not get is weather radio. Shit!

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I upgraded to an AM/FM/CD player with an AUX and USB port. I was more interested in the AUX and USB ports than the CD. That way I can play music from my Iphone and charge it at the same time.

I ended up buying a marine grade head unit made by Kenwood. All the electronics have a conformal coating to resist moisture. I got it on Amazon for around $120. It looks and performs better than the stock unit from my 1987 Tour Glide. The only downside is the hand controls don't work, but I rarely used them anyway.

Just thought I would give you something else to think about. BTW, I have found that the CD will skip on roads with bad expansion joints . . . The iphone never skips.

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there are radios available that you can keep the hand controls for instance any kenwood that has the wired remote control option. it is a blue wire with yellow stripe on the back of the radio. then there is an adaptor that can wire to the controls.

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I have an '01 UC, my dealer has told me that I can bring them the bike and they will do an upgrade (retrofit) of my system, upgrading to one that is MP3 capable, the cost was ~$400' still trying to decide if I want to spend that. I guess it may be a bit harder for an older bike though...

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I am confused. the original post was dated 3-19-2010. is this still an issue to the OP??

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Pretty much any stereo designed with stalk controls can be adapted to work with handlebar controls. You just need someone who knows what he's doing. Last year, I put a Sony in the 05 I had. A local custom shop charged me $100 to wire it into the handlebar controls.
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