Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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- Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:51 pm
- Location: Axton, Virginia
- Motorcycle: 1998 electra glide
Hi all new guy here. My question is has anyone ever made the stereo sound better on these bikes? I have been messing with it for a bit now with no real results. It had a button or knob that you turn but someone before me broke it and has the wires taped together. I was able to move them around until it does sound ok but should have more I think. Any advice would be great.
- Posts: 301
- Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:30 am
- Location: Wichita, KS
- Motorcycle: '94 GL1500SE
At one point in time, doing unrelated service to the bike, I discovered that one of the electrical connectors on the back of the stereo unit itself was a tad loose. The connector itself was holding just fine, but the actual wires' terminals themselves had lost their tightness. Using a simple, flathead, jeweler's screwdriver, I tweaked the female terminals so that they'd have a tighter grip on the male terminals...and to cover all my bases, I tweaked ALL the female terminals in BOTH connectors (there are two bundled-wire connectors on the back side of the stereo unit. After doing this, the radio came on louder and clearer than it had ever been since I'd owned it! YAY!
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