1981 Goldwing speaker removal


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1981 Goldwing speaker removal

Postby pahrumpdaddy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:34 am



Does anyone know how to remove the speakers out of my fairing on a 1981 Goldwing?



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Re: 1981 Goldwing speaker removal

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:14 pm

First, remove the front turn signals on the fairing - two screws each. You can let them dangle by their wires.

Looking inside the fairing, you'll see four wingnuts on each side. Carefully remove them (I say carefully, because if you drop them into the depths of the fairing, you will spend a great deal of time fishing them out. Trust me on this.)

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Once you've removed the wing nuts, the speakers pull out the front of the fairing:

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You can then identify the wires inside the fairing connecting the speakers, fish them out, and pull the connectors apart, so that you can completely remove the speakers.

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Re: 1981 Goldwing speaker removal

Postby NKYWinger » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:02 am

^^^^^what he said about being VERY careful not to drop the wing nuts!!! (yes, I dropped one also) It takes QUITE a while to fish it out from the depths of the fairing.....just take your time and you are good to go.
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Re: 1981 Goldwing speaker removal

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:43 pm

Would having a Magnet in there with your hand help? just in case you drop things, the magnet might catch them, if there is room. Or pack rags in under the place they might go if dropped.

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Re: 1981 Goldwing speaker removal

Postby NKYWinger » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:51 pm

Stuffing a rag down there sounds like a good idea (I didn't do that). I used my extendable magnet to pick up the wing nut that I dropped... :D
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Re: 1981 Goldwing speaker removal

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:20 pm

NKYWinger wrote:Stuffing a rag down there sounds like a good idea (I didn't do that). I used my extendable magnet to pick up the wing nut that I dropped... :D


I never found mine with extensive use of magnet on a extendable stick, and just gave up, putting it down to the small-parts fairy and her vanishing magic wand. I went with three wing nuts on one side for a year, until I had to take out the CB tuner for an overhaul, and lo and behold found the wing nut lodged securely underneath it. I now have four on each side again.




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