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1Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty Speaker repair Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:53 pm

GeorgiaK

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Howdy,

New K owner here. Just bought my bike a few weeks ago. Looks great! Heavy bugger.

I'm doing some general repairs myself (I'm a novice at best) and I have one speaker that isn't working. Anyone had success in repairing one themselves? Any advice before I start taking things apart?

    

2Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty Re: Speaker repair Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:09 pm

charlie99

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replacement would seem the sensible option georgiak

but check for corrosion around the speaker terminals etc

look for pollypropolene or mylar type speakers with rubber surrounds not foam as they are more or less open to the weather all the time ...could i also suggest some form of conformal coating over the rear side speaker mechanics .....(copper going to the speaker cone from the rear....around the spider (speaker positoning diaghram) and terminals )) maybe silicon spray ?

removal of the screen fasteners etc will allow access to the dress area of the internal dash ...just be carefull pulling out the dress plastic ..it tends to get brittle with age



good luck and welcome to the forum


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OSpeaker repair Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

3Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty power inverter Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:11 pm

GeorgiaK

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Also, I'm looking at putting a Cobra CPI 480 on board to charge a laptop, a phone, a camera battery, and a gps during an upcoming transcontinental US trip. Just wondering if anyone has had experience using inverters and if they effect bike performance at all.

    

4Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty Re: Speaker repair Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:17 pm

charlie99

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just be aware of the current draw from the battery whilst it is sitting and in this case charging/powering your devices .

the battery is not small but is still vulnerable to over discharge

the k bike has issues when cranking on low battery voltages ...the starter relay is the possible problem child with contact welding not an unknown condition


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OSpeaker repair Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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88

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Welcome GeorgiaK. Stick up an intro in the members introduction area as is the practice and custom on the forum. Good advice from Charlie on the speakers. With ferard to the inverter you need to be able to shut off the supply from the battery when not in use and I wouldn't be using one without the engine running. Remeber an iverter is drawing current even when nothing is plugged into it.
88KE


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K1/RS - AKA Titan (unique hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
    

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GeorgiaK

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Great advice, thanks! I definitely only plan to run the inverter while riding. I just put a new Odyssey battery in and I don't want to kill that sucker.

I'll keep you updated on the speaker repair.


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7Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty Re: Speaker repair Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:37 pm

GeorgiaK

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What do ya know? The speaker an easy repair. Connections were bad. Now if I could only find a place to install the sub.


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8Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty Re: Speaker repair Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:41 pm

col

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you can buy a usb charging socket from aerpro with a rubber cover to keep weather out of plug when not in use the one i bought cost $25here in oz
works great when charging phone while riding


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9Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty Re: Speaker repair Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:02 pm

charlie99

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@GeorgiaK wrote:What do ya know? The speaker an easy repair. Connections were bad. Now if I could only find a place to install the sub.

a 25 litre top box with 6.5 inch drivers facing forwards .....and a 200watt amp in the box ......maybe ? giggles

    

10Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty Re: Speaker repair Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:09 pm

Inge K.

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@GeorgiaK wrote:Now if I could only find a place to install the sub.
Just dig out some foam from the helmet, to get the space needed.
And let there be rock.

Inge K.

    

11Back to top Go down   Speaker repair Empty Re: Speaker repair Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:10 pm

charlie99

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Speaker repair 44271


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OSpeaker repair Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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