'93 radio ground missing?


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'93 radio ground missing?

Postby dvcruz » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:56 pm



Hi.
I was going to change my air filter on my new-to-me '93. As you know, the radio assembly has to come off. I used to own a '88 1500 and whenever I took the radio off, in addition to 3 wire cables and the antennae wire, there was always a green ground wire attached to one of the screws at the four corners (see picture). There is no wire on this bike. Does that mean the '93 install differs from the '88?
If you know the answer one way or the other, please let me know. In the mean time, I will look to see if the missing wire is hidden down below some where.
Thanks
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Re: '93 radio ground missing?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:06 pm

dvcruz wrote:Hi.
I was going to change my air filter on my new-to-me '93. As you know, the radio assembly has to come off. I used to own a '88 1500 and whenever I took the radio off, in addition to 3 wire cables and the antennae wire, there was always a green ground wire attached to one of the screws at the four corners (see picture). There is no wire on this bike. Does that mean the '93 install differs from the '88?
If you know the answer one way or the other, please let me know. In the mean time, I will look to see if the missing wire is hidden down below some where.
Thanks


Yes, it connects to one of the screws:

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Re: '93 radio ground missing?

Postby dvcruz » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:50 am

Thanks Wingadmin. That's exactly the kind of answer I was looking for. I didn't notice a wiring coming off the main bundle on mine, but I'll look again. Maybe it was cut off and taped over. I don't know if that was your idea, but I like the quick connect you have on your wire. I will do the same. As I remember it, the wire was so short on my '88 it was difficult to hold the radio and fit a screw driver onto the screw at the same time.

Thank again.
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Re: '93 radio ground missing?

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:51 am

dvcruz wrote:Thanks Wingadmin. That's exactly the kind of answer I was looking for. I didn't notice a wiring coming off the main bundle on mine, but I'll look again. Maybe it was cut off and taped over. I don't know if that was your idea, but I like the quick connect you have on your wire. I will do the same. As I remember it, the wire was so short on my '88 it was difficult to hold the radio and fit a screw driver onto the screw at the same time.

Thank again.
dvc


That connector is factory, to allow the easy removal of the shelter without unscrewing the radio.

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Re: '93 radio ground missing?

Postby kane67 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:37 am

I don't remember seen green wire under my radio (-88), need to check next time I take radio off.
Why is it there, my radio is working... :?:

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Re: '93 radio ground missing?

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:30 pm

kane67 wrote:I don't remember seen green wire under my radio (-88), need to check next time I take radio off.
Why is it there, my radio is working... :?:


It's to add additional shielding to the radio enclosure, to guard against interference from the bike.

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Re: '93 radio ground missing?

Postby kane67 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:02 am

Ok, thanks!

Need to check where's my green wire ;)

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Re: '93 radio ground missing?

Postby dvcruz » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:05 pm

So I removed the black tape wrapping on the wiring harness and did not find a cut wire anywhere. There is a green wire that is part of the bundle and leads to the male\female connector. So, maybe Honda tried a different setup on some bikes for some reason or other. I mean, the radio works fine, so I guess all is as should be. Or maybe the there is a difference between a Aspencade\SE\Interstate model. Who knows?
I'll just consider the matter closed for now (for me anyway).


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