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Old 04-09-2011, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Radio problems?

I was riding down the freeway this afternoon and out of the blue the stereo stopped playing. The unit itself stayed on but it was like the speakers were turned off. I turned the unit off for a few minutes and then back on and it done the same thing again. I went through this process several time with the same result and then it stopped working all together. I can change stations, play a cd, turn the volume up or down but there is nothing coming from the speakers.
any ideas?
Thanks for the help!
. I did remove the outer fairing anc can't see anything loose or disconnected. There are like 3 plugs with the headlight wire that go nowhere though. 2 look like they never had but one looks like it could be from something
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if it is the stock HK radio I have seen this before. nothing you did, the radio outputs are just going bad. should check to see if under warranty.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The bike is an 07 so I doubt the radio is under warranty. Maybe time to look for an aftermarket if the HK is only good for 3 years
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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With the outer fairing off and looking at the left side of the radio , left from the front of the bike . Check the wire harness that runs down the left rear of the radio , the harness has a tendency to wear thru against the radio heat sink .

Also two of those loose wires are the HDI connectors . What's the color of the one you think goes to something ?
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you cant fix it you might want to send it to Iron cross. 250.00
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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With the outer fairing off and looking at the left side of the radio , left from the front of the bike . Check the wire harness that runs down the left rear of the radio , the harness has a tendency to wear thru against the radio heat sink .

Also two of those loose wires are the HDI connectors . What's the color of the one you think goes to something ?
Its a 2 wire plug. I will check wire colors today. I see that cross will fix these not sure if I want to keep it if this is a common problem. I did notice I have a broken fairing mount while I was in there so I need to take care of that too.
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That fairing mount can be fixed if you don't feel like replacing it . I use a small angle bracket bought at the local hdwr. store , drill a couple holes in it and the fairing mount and bolt it together then bolt it back onto the inner fairing . Stronger than the original flimsy factory bracket .
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That fairing mount can be fixed if you don't feel like replacing it . I use a small angle bracket bought at the local hdwr. store , drill a couple holes in it and the fairing mount and bolt it together then bolt it back onto the inner fairing . Stronger than the original flimsy factory bracket .
I will try that. The factory one looks really thin. I may do that to both sides while I am in there
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the 2 wire plug has one blue wire and one black wire
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Mine did the exact same thing. With 22 days left on the warranty, they had to replace it with a new one. If not still under warranty, you might want to look at an after market like you said.
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