Mystery wires


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Ol' Man
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Mystery wires

Postby Ol' Man » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:48 pm



While waiting for a battery to arrive I decided to look over some other items on my '96 GL1500 Motortrike. In the process of getting to the air cleaner, I came across a bundle of wires that went nowhere. There are 2 Blue, 2 Pink & 2 Red w/Green Stripe, 2 Black, 1 Yellow & 1 Brown, 1 Yellow w/Red Stripe & 1 Brown w/ White stripe. All were in the same bundle with about 3" hanging from the bundle. They were under the air intake. I don't want to proceed till this is resolved. Thank you or your input.


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Re: Mystery wires

Postby MikeB » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:08 pm

Very possibly from a previously removed rear speaker fader control, either Honda or aftermarket. If you have rear speakers, they are probably not working. If that is the case, it is most likely what the wires are for.
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Re: Mystery wires

Postby Ol' Man » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:00 pm

Very possibly from a previously removed rear speaker fader control, either Honda or aftermarket. If you have rear speakers, they are probably not working. If that is the case, it is most likely what the wires are for.

That is a possibility. There is a silver knob (which operates nothing) a few inches aft of the ignition. So far,we've only used the intercom on our rides. I'll check that out when my battery comes in. Thanks for your input.
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Re: Mystery wires

Postby Ol' Man » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:19 pm

MikeB, You piqued my curiosity, so I hooked up to my boat battery and discovered I *do* have rear speakers and they *do* work. Thank you, again :)
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Re: Mystery wires

Postby redial » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:14 pm

With your boat battery, do the rear speakers sound as though they are playing water music? :D
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Re: Mystery wires

Postby Ol' Man » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:20 pm

redial wrote:With your boat battery, do the rear speakers sound as though they are playing water music? :D

But I did think I saw Esther Williams. :lol:


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