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Old 11-17-2012, 11:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have several friends that have Ultras with CB's. So we use our CB's all the time when riding together.

Make sure your speaker switch is set so you can hear your cb on outside speaker if your not using your headset. If I rmember right push all the way down on speaker switch for everything on outside speakers, center switch posistion intercom inside helmet, CB outside speakers, switch all the way forward everthing in headset.

Set your squelch. Run your squelch up till you hear modulation then take it down a couple of bars. Most radio traffic in on 17 and 19. Most of the bikers I have met are on channel 1.

As far as tuning goes. These CB's and antennas are made for the bike. I doubt if you will be able to improve on it much. I have my own SWR meter. and have checked several bikes. You will need some special connectors to attach to the Harley CB. The PL connector on the Harley CB at the radio is smaller than what you would normally see for automotive or truckers.

The CB antenna in the Tour Pak uses a automotive am/fm connector as well. For best results your suposed to check the SWR as close the CB as possible. But with the hassle of removing the Batwing shell I just use the connector in the Tour Pak with a special adapter.

One more thing. You CB antenna is on the right side of the Tour Pak. Make sure you have the right antenna in the right location. The antennas are marked at the bottom am/fm and cb..

For operating without the Tour Pak you will have some lighting wiring connectors to disconect as well as the antennas. You could get the under the fairing radio antenna (in the harley acc catalog) and then relocate the CB down low on the rear fender (also in the catalog) But I think the relocated antenna will hit the trunk when you put it back on so you may have to swap the antennas back and fourth.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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He said go get em stroker a couple times. That's when I ran down the BMW , and st 1300's
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He said go get em stroker a couple times. That's when I ran down the BMW , and st 1300's
This was the first time I have used mine and it was nice,especially on the Cherhala Skyway when Stroker alerted me to a on coming school bus,That dude got WIDE in the curve..
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I can hear it now... comonnn stroker... wait up!
I didn't bother trying to keep up with him,he rides way better than me in the curves,on the interstate the ol' 103 hung in there pretty good...
On the Dragon I was just stayin' in my lane....
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I have not tried the CB yet. I need to find a good used headset that will work on a half helmet. Some friends that I ride with have the CB and I think I will give it a try. Never know when it will keep you out of traffic or a bear out of your pocket.
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I didn't bother trying to keep up with him,he rides way better than me in the curves,on the interstate the ol' 103 hung in there pretty good...
On the Dragon I was just stayin' in my lane....
Wish I were there... and no, I'm not FUS ...
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I have used mine on occasions and could hear and talk very clear but most of the time I do not use it.
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Nope ... Never even plugged in the headset.
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I'm feeling like a puusssy for not making the trip...
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Here's the deal about the Harley Ultra CB radio, stock it's a pile of junk. I replaced the cable from the back of the radio. To that funny looking car antenna push in connection, it now has RG 58u all the way. And I tuned the antenna to the radio, and now I'm talking to people 50 miles away.
If you take the bike to a CB shop and ask them to make the radio talk they can do it.
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Here's the deal about the Harley Ultra CB radio, stock it's a pile of junk. I replaced the cable from the back of the radio. To that funny looking car antenna push in connection, it now has RG 58u all the way. And I tuned the antenna to the radio, and now I'm talking to people 50 miles away.
If you take the bike to a CB shop and ask them to make the radio talk they can do it.
Ten fur dude, I hear ya. I also seem to remember that your antenna cable must be kept at a certain length. Don't know what that would be on a bike though.

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Ten fur dude, I hear ya. I also seem to remember that your antenna cable must be kept at a certain length. Don't know what that would be on a bike though.
The type of vehicle shouldn't change that, seems to me.

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You guys should start enjoying your motorcycle and the ride. All this superfluous "stuff" you have is not necessary. Just ride your bike and let it happen naturally. I know it's hard to get away from your sofa with drink holder, music, and whatever else you're used to but do it.
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