Question about Kenwood TK-3101 Radio
It would be nice to use the bike electrical system for power and not worry about battery juice. The TK 3101 is PC programmable so you could try and put in PL Tones.
They are like a way to filter radio signals out but that is different from the whine you are probably getting over the wiring.
Posted on May 28, 2008
I would really recommend against painting the radio. Paints may contain chemicals that can be harmful to electronics. Even if you could get the outer shell of the chassis completely removed and separated from the electronics components before painting (which is likely not a small undertaking), the paint can still emit fumes for a long time after drying and those fumes could potentially contain corosive chemicals.
As far as cleaning, most manufacturers recommend thay you simply wipe the outside of the unit off with a damp cloth when cleaning is needed. (NOTE: a damp cloth NOT a wet one.) Most radios are gasketed against dust so the inside of the radio should not require any cleaning. Should the grooves along the outside of radio require extra attention you can use a dry (or damp, if necessary) cotton swab. (Again, not a wet cotton swab.) Do not use cleanser or chemical cleaning products on the radio under any circumstances.
If you have experience in disassembling electronics devices and feel comfortable in your ability to take the unit apart and put it back together, instructions on doing so (including diagrams) are in the manufacturer's service manual which is available from Kenwood Communications. You can contact the manufacturer on their website at http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Communications. However this should rarely (if ever) be required for cleaning the unit and may void your warranty if you still under the warranty period of the radio.
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Posted on Jun 09, 2008
Here is a link to the Kenwood TK3101 Manual which explains how to program this radio.
If you need custom programming please contact us.
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Posted on Mar 27, 2009
This is commonly a sign of a bad or poorly charged battery. Check your charger, battery and battery contacts. Clean contacts with a pencil eraser. Try recharging the battery, making certain the radio is turned off while on the charger. If this does not solve the problem, try swapping batteries with a known good unit. If the swapped battery solves the problem, you know you need to replace your battery and/or charger.
If the problem remains with the swapped battery, you know you have a radio problem. In this case, you will need to look at the battery contacts on the radio, where the battery meets the radio and see if you see a problem there. OR a problem with how the battery fits to or in the radio.
If it is a radio problem, you may need to see your local Kenwood dealer for assistance.
Posted on Jul 15, 2012
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