Mystery knob?


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kt0937
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Mystery knob?

Post by kt0937 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:50 pm



There is a knob on my 88 wing that I cant figure out what it is. Its just below the ignition and the goldwing emblem to the left side. It turns but I dont know what it is. My local Honda shop had no clue.



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Re: Mystery knob?

Post by thrasherg » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:29 pm

I think you need to look at what is connected to the underside of the knob.. It is not a standard Honda part (or your honda shop would know what it is) follow whatever is connected underneath and see where it goes, then we might be able to help you. I am guessing it is something that a previous owner has added, so it could be a headlight adjuster, an additional volume control, almost anything.. Until you tell us where it goes or what it connects to we cannot really give any useful advice..

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Re: Mystery knob?

Post by trike lady » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:40 pm

There's a possibility it may be for a set of after-market rear speakers and is a fader control.
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Re: Mystery knob?

Post by dingo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:17 am

The one on my 88 is the front/rear speaker fader. If you turn the radio on and turn it you should find that the front speakers will fade out leaving the rear speakers on and vice versa when turned in the opposite direction. When it is in a central position the volume is balanced and should be the same at the front and rear. Pete.



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