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    Remove cassette player?

    Can the cassette player be removed from the oddments compartment? I'd like to make more room for a satellite radio with the CB in there. I'm sure I'll never use cassettes.

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    Yep I took mine out. Started with the tiny screws around the housing and kept taking it apart. I didn't take off the control on my handlebar yet. I wanted more storage room.

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    Well it looks like you can't take it out. There are far more wires going into the cassette player to only be a cassette player. It must also be the amplifier and radio. Oh well, I'll just have to find another spot for the satellite!

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    Yes, it's much more than a cassette player as you found... I would think the tuning buttons and display would have indicated that?

    Anyway... I pulled the wires out of the compartment, coiled them up, and then zip tied them just in front of the compartment and to the faring - they don't show unless you really look for them. I completely removed the remote control. I left the antennae in place because it's better than having a hole in the faring. I covered the holes in the compartment with electrical tape and now have full use of the compartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmubrown View Post
    Yes, it's much more than a cassette player as you found... I would think the tuning buttons and display would have indicated that?

    Anyway... I pulled the wires out of the compartment, coiled them up, and then zip tied them just in front of the compartment and to the faring - they don't show unless you really look for them. I completely removed the remote control. I left the antennae in place because it's better than having a hole in the faring. I covered the holes in the compartment with electrical tape and now have full use of the
    compartment.
    Tuning buttons and display? Those are on top, the cassette is in the compartment as a seperate unit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joevano View Post
    Tuning buttons and display? Those are on top, the cassette is in the compartment as a seperate unit!
    K12? I was thinking K11....
    John A. Brown - Kalamazoo MI
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    I pulled mine out. I just kept taking stuff off until those wires and the cassette

    Quote Originally Posted by JOEVANO View Post
    Well it looks like you can't take it out. There are far more wires going into the cassette player to only be a cassette player. It must also be the amplifier and radio. Oh well, I'll just have to find another spot for the satellite!
    My smart phone is now my stereo and communication device.

    came out 1200 LT 2000 and I have a ton more room than ever before. I basically could find no easy way to replace or remove or tap into the speakers and have settled on a bluetooth speaker on top that I battton down with velcro...

    Paul

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    radio removal

    Quote Originally Posted by JOEVANO View Post
    Can the cassette player be removed from the oddments compartment? I'd like to make more room for a satellite radio with the CB in there. I'm sure I'll never use cassettes.
    If you are referring to a K1100LT, the radio is easily removed from the frame with the "radio remover tool" If you don't have that, just make one with some stout wire. The wire ends slip into the holes found on the perimeter of the radio. Depress the tabs that secure it in the carrier and the radio slip up and out. You can see the instructions with illustrations in the radio manual. Google is your friend (sometimes).

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