Radio question


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Stansharp
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Radio question

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Hello, new to the site.
Looking for a bit of info plz.
I found a radio from an 88 wing and I'm wondering if it will fit into my 92.
Does anyone know if that year is compatible to mine?
Thanks guys



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Charlie1Horse
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1992 GL1500I Interstate

Re: Radio question

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It should fit if it is the same radio. There are two radios. One has four knobs, auxiliary input, and no cassette. The other has five knobs, no auxiliary input, but, has cassette. The radio with only four knobs has a small display on it's front, (tuning and clock display), and no digital display in the instrument panel.
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Stansharp
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Re: Radio question

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Hey Russell
Thanks for the reply.
My problem is that I don't know what was originally in the bike.
I just bought it and it had a gaping hole where the sound system used to reside. 😟

89 1500
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It will work. When I got my 89 years ago one side of the radio was out. We tested the factory wiring with the radio out of my friends 97 and it worked. We used an am/fm temporarily while I searched for a replacement cassette radio and it worked fine too. I'm searching for one out of a 97 to 2000 to replace the one in my 92. Found one OEM brand new last year but there was no way I'd spend $1300 for it. I'm not willing to spend $300 for a factory radio anymore either. I'll fit an android touch screen and an amp for that money.

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My '92 is an Interstate model and has the non-cassette radio with aux input and four knobs. Someone else may correct me, but I'm pretty sure the Aspencade and SE models had the cassette option radio.

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Stansharp
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Re: Radio question

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Thanks guys for the replys.
I am now looking for a replacement radio.
anyone out there got one they want to sell. lol

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