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Offline wayzalot

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Right speaker cuts out when hit a bump.
« on: August 08, 2017, 02:42:52 AM »
1999 Ultra.  For a few years when I hit a hard bump in the road my right speaker would cut out. Then another bump and it would be back.  When I say speaker, I don't use the speaker so I wouldn't know. I connect to my head set in my helmet. Lately it has been connected to my Sena headset.  The short has gotten worse. If the speaker cuts out, I can get it to work again by turning up the volume (a lot) with the handle bar controls and it will come back on.  I wiggle the volume control and it doesn't change so I don't think it is in that switch. Any idea on where to start.  I could go for a ride with out the headset to see if the speakers cut out or if it is in the wires to the plug on the tank where I plug in the headset.
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Re: Right speaker cuts out when hit a bump.
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 05:07:02 AM »
Try testing it with the speaker, but I have a feeling it is in the head unit itself. I have a stereo in the garage that does the same thing. Sometimes if I tap on it, the speaker will come back on, or like yours, crank it up and it works.
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Re: Right speaker cuts out when hit a bump.
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 03:02:49 PM »
Being headphones, it's internal.  Call Tony at iron cross audio.


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Re: Right speaker cuts out when hit a bump.
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 05:02:57 AM »
Curious what year HD radios would fit in a 1999 Ultra. Maybe I could find one from a totalled bike.  I know a guy that buys totalled bikes and repairs or parts them out. 
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Re: Right speaker cuts out when hit a bump.
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 05:17:57 AM »
you can make a 2006 - 2013 unit work with your 1999 by doing some re-wiring to maintain the 2nd plug on the back of the radios.  If you don't care about the CB/Intercom/Etc. on your 99, then the new one will plug right in and work for you.  The older radios use an analog speed control for volume, where as the newer units (2006/up) can be either and you'll need to switch that to analog in the menu section of the new radio once connected if you want the speed controlled volume to work.
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Re: Right speaker cuts out when hit a bump.
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 05:53:40 PM »
Being headphones, it's internal.  Call Tony at iron cross audio.

Headphones plug in at the tank.  Could it be wiring where it runs up to the radio?  I am interested in switching out the radio but hate to do this and find out its the wires that flex everytime you turn the steering.  I have 107,000 miles on the bike.  Anyone have a 2006 to 13 radio laying around?
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