Replacing speakers in 1980 Interstate


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Replacing speakers in 1980 Interstate

Postby justincr250 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:43 pm



I'm looking to replace the 4" speakers on my 1980 Goldwing. The covers say "Clarion" but I don't see any screw holes, etc.. to take these covers off. I was hoping I didn't have to remove the whole front fairing? Has any others did this before? Thanks guys/gals…...



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Re: Replacing speakers in 1980 Interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:31 pm

justincr250 wrote:I'm looking to replace the 4" speakers on my 1980 Goldwing. The covers say "Clarion" but I don't see any screw holes, etc.. to take these covers off. I was hoping I didn't have to remove the whole front fairing? Has any others did this before? Thanks guys/gals…...


It's fairly simple - remove the front turn signals, and you will find four wing nuts on the inside that hold the speakers in place. You can see pictures here as part of this "How To" article: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=70

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Re: Replacing speakers in 1980 Interstate

Postby justincr250 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:19 am

Thanks a ton WingAdmin! Much appreciated...

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Re: Replacing speakers in 1980 Interstate

Postby jonjohn » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:25 pm

Just a caution: be careful not to drop the wingnut or the two washers into your fairing's "black hole". If you do, you may be able to retrieve the washers with a magnet (they have enough real metal in them. The wingnuts are just "pot-metal" and a magnet won't work. Carefully move the wiring around and look into the bottom with a strong light. If you can see it, you can pick it up with a mechanical grabber. Good luck, I have had mine off several times, they now have three wingnuts each.


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