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post #1 of 3 Old Jul 14th, 2019, 6:22 pm Thread Starter
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No sound from K1200LT speakers

I hate to start a new thread but I have read a few dozen on the K1200LT radio and none them seemed to be the problem I am having with my '01 K12LT. So, here is the problem: The radio appears to be working except I get no sound from the speakers. The radio powers on, I am able to read the display and change channels and also change inputs i.e. Cassette, CD. I can even see the radio station identifier, for example, the local country station at 99.9 FM calls itself the Big Dawg, and the words Big Dawg will appear on the display. But there is no sound coming from the speakers.

I took apart the coupling/jacks underneath the rear seat and identified which wires go to the rear speakers. I then used the headphone output from a portable radio and an old headphone jack that I had stripped the wires so I could put the headphone jack wires into the correct location on the jacks on the bike. I was able to get the sound from the portable radio to play through the rear speakers. So I know the speakers are working. They are just not getting any input from the radio.

There is a cassette adapter in the cassette player and I cannot get it to eject. I am wondering if that is part of the reason for the lack of sound from the speaker(?). I even used the aux cord from the cassette adapter to plug in to the headphone jack on my iPhone, and still no sound.

I have some of the tupperware off the bike, most of it on the left side. I don't really want to take any more of it off but I guess I will, especially if anybody can give my a good idea as to what might be able to solve this issue.

Has anybody had this issue? Can anybody offer any advice on a possible fix? Can anybody tell me how to eject that cassette adapter?

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post #2 of 3 Old Jul 14th, 2019, 8:24 pm
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Re: No sound from K1200LT speakers

I can't help with the cassette adapter, which may be related, but one item for the 'no-sound' issue might be worth checking. There is a menu button on the radio control head that offers selections in treble, bass, fader, balance, and speaker on or off. Without going to the garage to check for sure, I will say that this button is labeled as a music note.
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post #3 of 3 Old Jul 18th, 2019, 12:43 pm Thread Starter
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Re: No sound from K1200LT speakers


I tried navigating through all aspects of every button on the control panel. I tried turning the Loud on and off several times and still I got no sound. Thanks for the suggestion.

I guess I am wondering if what I have described are the symptoms of a blown amp? The reason I didn't think it was related is because it seems that all of the posts indicate that when your amp is blown, the display on the radio will read, "NO RADIO", mine doesn't say that.

Still looking of suggestions....
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