1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls


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1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls

Postby clydekingery » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:54 pm



I just bought a 1500 to replace my old reliable 82 Interstate. I have two questions.

1) On the radio, what are the three rotating controls between the power/volume and the tone. I think the 2nd and 3rd have to do with the headsets which I do not have, but no clue about the one just before the tone control. Is there a Booklet covering the radio howtos?

2) I have a hesitation on take off that is agravating. A mechanic says polishing the carbs sliders would fix. Does anyone know if this is the only way?

Thanks, Great web site!



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Re: 1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:18 pm

The three knobs are:

Intercom - volume of the intercom system
Mute - controls the amount of sound required on the intercom system before it will mute the music
AVL - auto volume control - turning it to the right makes the radio automatically increase the volume as the speed of the motorcycle increases

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Re: 1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls

Postby clydekingery » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:51 pm

Thank you!

I have called several honda dealers in the Louisville, Ky area and no one knew???

I am going to love this place!

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Re: 1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls

Postby Sempai » Tue May 01, 2012 10:54 am

I believe the MUTE knob works slightly different then that. The more to the right you turn it, the quieter the tuner gets when you speak over the mic or when a CB transmission comes in. All the way to the left, and the tuner does not mute at all, all the way to the right, and the music will mute entirely when you key the mike or speak into the headset.

I could be mistaken, it's been a looooong time since I've used our headsets.
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Re: 1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 01, 2012 11:11 am

Here's what my manual says:

The intercom mute system automatically lowers (does not silence) the music/program volume when you speak through the intercom.
• To increase how loudly you must speak to activate the mute circuit - turn the knob counterclockwise.
• To decrease how loudly you must speak to activate the mute system - turn the knob clockwise.

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Re: 1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls

Postby robb » Tue May 01, 2012 11:26 pm

When the intercom mute knob on my 89 is turned all the way to the left you can whisper and passenger will hear over radio, but when turned to the right you must speak louder to mute radio. When my wife is in a chatty mood it does get turned to the right and intrercom volumn is turned to the left. Better said, she can talk and all I hear is the radio.

Hesitation may be at the 90 degree bends where vacumn lines attach to heads, in section where plugs are.

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Re: 1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls

Postby GoldWingRev » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:37 pm

My question has to do with the AVC feature. I can't find much info about it, so I'm hoping that somewhere someone can answer me based on what they're experienced.

When I have AVC activated, turned all the way right, it doesn't seem to make a hell of a difference, the volume stays the same. Is it only over certain speeds that his will actuate, say 45 MPH? Or could a wire have come loose at some point?

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Re: 1995 Goldwing 1500A aspencade Radio controls

Postby robb » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:03 pm

Owner's Handbook
Auto Volume Control Knob
This function increases the volume as the speed of the motorcycle increases. Turning the knob clockwise raises the operating level. Set the knob at the center position under normal conditions and then adjust the volume control for desired sound level.




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