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post #1 of 6 Old Aug 1st, 2015, 7:54 am Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,
Just registered on this site having bought a '99 K1200LT for me and the Mrs to tour on.
Also have an '07 R1200GS which is my daily, all year round ride, had it from new and now has 60k miles on it.
I'm in central England and have been a biker since I had my first bike (Suzuki TS50ER) at 16yr old!
I've found lots of useful info on here already, but couldn't find the answer to one burning question, so here goes...
My bike has the radio/cassette player + CD changer fitted.
Will one of the radio/CD units swap with the cassette player as I want to remove the CD changer and use the AUX-in facilty these units have or can be upgraded to.
Cheers!
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Hello everyone,
Just registered on this site having bought a '99 K1200LT for me and the Mrs to tour on.
Also have an '07 R1200GS which is my daily, all year round ride, had it from new and now has 60k miles on it.
I'm in central England and have been a biker since I had my first bike (Suzuki TS50ER) at 16yr old!
I've found lots of useful info on here already, but couldn't find the answer to one burning question, so here goes...
My bike has the radio/cassette player + CD changer fitted.
Will one of the radio/CD units swap with the cassette player as I want to remove the CD changer and use the AUX-in facilty these units have or can be upgraded to.
Cheers!
First, a warm welcome to the forum! Great bunch of people here!

I had an '07 RT, and so the radio unit is the same as the one on your GS. You will find that the CD player is an integral part of the radio, which means that you can't take out just the CD player!

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Thanks PadG, but just to clarify:
I want to remove the CD changer to free up space in the sidecase.
This leaves me with the radio/cassette player up front.
I would like to replace the radio/cassette player with a radio/cd player (I believe there are 2 models used on the LT's over the years), because I have found the link to a company in London who can install an AUX-in or bluetooth to those units.
So I need to know will the wiring loom on the cassette player be a straight swop for the cd player or will I need new connectors etc?
Thanks
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Thanks PadG, but just to clarify:
I want to remove the CD changer to free up space in the sidecase.
This leaves me with the radio/cassette player up front.
I would like to replace the radio/cassette player with a radio/cd player (I believe there are 2 models used on the LT's over the years), because I have found the link to a company in London who can install an AUX-in or bluetooth to those units.
So I need to know will the wiring loom on the cassette player be a straight swop for the cd player or will I need new connectors etc?
Thanks
Sorry, but that was a bad assumption on my part! The radio are not the same after all! It's all a single unit on my '07 RT. It sounds like your set up is more like what's on the LT, and I am sure that somebody will pipe up with the information that you need!

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1960 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
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Re: Newbie from England

If I remember correctly from past posts, the radio and the controller on the Lt early models have different firmware than later models and can not be interchanged. So you would need to swap both units to be sure everything works. The controller is the unit in the stingray with the buttons to run the radio.

No problem removing the CD player in the pannier lots of folks do that.

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Re: Newbie from England

This may not help but you can buy Maxell Hi Bias cassettes that record real close to CD quality and record 90 minutes of digital quality music from your satellite provider free of charge. Remove the changer til you find what you want.

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