94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs


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94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:20 am



Can anyone tell me how many speaker outputs there are? Po spliced the rear speakers into the front speaker wires. Haven't tried to take the radio out yet to look. Thought I would ask first. Thanks guys!!!


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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:08 am

The Interstate has outputs for 4 speakers.
Take a look at the radio manuals here.
Sometimes you might find an aftermarket fader in the mix, (look for an additional knob someplace), but since the PO wired all to the front I doubt that's the case.
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:46 pm

Thanks all!! It's just that the rear speakers are new and do work but not very loud.
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby ka4yqi » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:57 pm

That the reason the fader were factory installed on the SE models and you could get the add on fader for the other models. Factory speaker are 3 ohms, wonder what the PO put in the rear? Could make a differents.

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:16 pm

Thanks I'll have to check it out!
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:29 pm

Can anyone tell me what aftermarket speakers will be an exact fit in the front of my 94 Interstate GL1500? Having trouble finding an exact replacement.
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:36 pm

Johnf1059 wrote:Can anyone tell me what aftermarket speakers will be an exact fit in the front of my 94 Interstate GL1500? Having trouble finding an exact replacement.


The best aftermarket speaker is the Polk DB501 - they fit in the front cutouts, sound great, and are weather proof.



The rears are slightly smaller, and Polk DB401's fit in there:


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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:58 pm

Thanks wing admin! Do you run a amp?
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:44 pm

On the fronts, you will have to cut the mounting tab slots, so that they extend to the end of the metal. VERY simple modification. At that point, they will fit nicely. You may need to add washers under the mounting screws to assure a good grip on the speaker frame.
I can't speak about the rears with DB401's, as I used a different set of speakers in the rear. But I can tell you the DB501's work excellent in the front.

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:05 am

Just wandering, what bike do you have the Polk speakers in?
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:20 am

The one in my profile. '97 SE

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby SidAbma » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:54 pm

I just bought a rear speaker kit for my 94 Goldwing. Why would Honda build a Goldwing and not include the rear speakers?
I am trying to find in the wiring on the left hand side the connectors Show Chrome is telling me to find these G1 & G2 connectors.
Has anyone else added this rear speaker kit? Where are these connections?
I have the left side of the Wing opened up, and I want to remove only as much protective tape as is necessary.

Looking forward to some advise.

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby NVSB4 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:43 am

My rear speakers are connected to the harness that is under the passenger seat.
There are two 4 pin connectors next to a large 24 pin connector in a rubber boot.
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:17 pm

I've been investigating on my 94 GL1500 Interstate. There is a connector for the rear speakers under th passengers seat. Mine has a black 4 pin connector for the right and left positive and negative. NVSB4 is this like your ?
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:02 pm

Johnf1059 wrote:I've been investigating on my 94 GL1500 Interstate. There is a connector for the rear speakers under th passengers seat. Mine has a black 4 pin connector for the right and left positive and negative. NVSB4 is this like your ?

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby SidAbma » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:38 pm

Hi John
I have a 94 Aspencade. It was not wired for rear speakers. I found on another posting pictures that showed the connector right beside the CB radio. To get to it though took a lot of dismantling. I was noy thrilled by that. Why Honda didn't fit all Goldwings with rear speakers is beyond me. Anyway I finally got it done. I had so run some of my own wires because the harness that I got with the speaker kit was not long enough. It sure is nice to have the rear speakers.

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Wayne » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:12 pm

The reason for no rear speakers is that there is profit to be made selling accessory speakers, some owners only listen to headsets, and some never turn the radio on. Also using only 2 channels, of a 15 watt per channel radio, to drive 4 speakers is kind of worthless at speed.

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:17 pm

Tomorrow I am going to replace the front speakers so all 4 will be 4 ohm speakers and installing a 800watt amp. That is if it is delivered tomorrow. I'm not looking for loud just a good sound. The factory setup sounds terrible! IMO!
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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby w9r1x4 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:26 pm

Johnf1059 wrote:
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Can anyone tell me how many speaker outputs there are? Po spliced the rear speakers into the front speaker wires. Haven't tried to take the radio out yet to look. Thought I would ask first. Thanks guys!!!

Check out my post....you can get nearly true 4 channel without that funky fader device that I thought didn't work worth a crap.

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Re: 94 GL1500 radio speaker outputs

Postby Johnf1059 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:30 am

Ok, got the new speakers in and the amplifier installed! A lot better sound quality! Pretty satisfied with the outcome. Thanks to everyone for the replies and info!! 8-)


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