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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Radio Problems 2012 Glide

Hey All
My radio cuts in & out in both radio and iPhone . Very erratic patterns , half a second to 2 seconds both with bike running or not , on the road or stopped .
I have had my bike since June 2012 , would this be covered under warranty ?
Thanks in advance for your help
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 01:38 PM
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Unless you have done some modifications that actually caused the problems it definitely should be covered under warranty.

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I had a problem with the display on mine and they fixed it under warranty.

Check your IPhone and make sure the "shake to shuffle" feature is turned off. That was turned on on mine last summer and every time I hit the slightest bump it would jump to the next song after a slight delay.

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Thanks for your reply, This happens all the time even with radio on bike sitting not running
Thanks again
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 12:57 PM
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I have the same issue. I brought my bike in for it's 5K and rolled it out with my speakers not working. It was fine when I brought it in. If I flip any switch (Speaker, Cruise, Aux), it comes back for a second or 2. Sometimes one speaker cuts out and sometimes all my speakers cut out. One thing for certain is that its worse when the volume is turned up. I have the bike back at H-D now as it is a warranty issue. Since it broke on their watch, they are attempting to give me speedy service.

My guess (and it's only a guess) is that either a wire got shorted, a ground dropped, something got wet that shouldn't have, or the radio died. I've read many threads with possibilities on what happened. Most often, this is happening on batwings as the fairing mounts used to allow extra vibration. I can't wait to see what happened with mine.

I'm happy it's under warranty now, but I hope that this doesn't repeat after my warranty runs out...

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I am assuming you have an X not a U. I had that problem on my U one day and it drove me crazy until I figured out I somehow had turned the CB on and anytime it picked something up the radio would cut out.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 03:58 PM
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My wife's TriGlide trike had a radio problem and the whole radio was replaced under warranty. Do a search on line for "Harley Kendon Radio Problems". Hers would just stop playing through the speakers, although the faceplate showed the radio on, on a station, volume up/down etc. The only way to fix it was shut it off and turn it back on. So, it got replaced free.

I did notice over the weekend on my Ultra, that I would lose the sound intermittently. That turned out to be the fact that I had the CB enabled, and was in range of someone using theirs. Problem solved by turning off the CB.

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