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post #1 of 4 Old Sep 8th, 2008, 10:44 pm Thread Starter
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The CB radio on the 1200 LT. Does it work better in the high or low mode.
The other day I was riding with some friends and they were saying that my radio didn't sound very clear, any ideas?
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Re: CB Radio

Sorry, I can't help you but I am sure someone will jump in when they get a chance.

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Re: CB Radio

Originally Posted by beemercat
The CB radio on the 1200 LT. Does it work better in the high or low mode.
The other day I was riding with some friends and they were saying that my radio didn't sound very clear, any ideas?
Hi Mike,
If you search the archives here for CB RADIO you'll probably find enough reading to keep you busy for a week or so. There have been lots of problems documented with the re-badged J&M radio that is sold as the BMW CB Radio. There have been a bunch of issues with the little spring loaded contact within the antenna mount as well as grounding issues with the antenna. There have also been problems with electrical noise from the alternator and possibly other sources when transmitting. Some have found workable solutions to these issues and others may still be struggling. As far as the HI LOW settings I would say that if your within a 1/2 mile or so of your riding buddies the low setting should work just fine and it may be bennificial to use that setting to help minimize any noise issues that you have. It's also important to have the microphone close to (touching) you lips in order to get the best response when transmitting.

Hope this is of some help.

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Re: CB Radio

I assume the Hi and Low is for wattage transmitted.

Most CBs cannot produce good audio from strong (close) signal. If you use the Low setting, their radios might handle it better.


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