88 Aspencade handlebar.


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Sprins
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88 Aspencade handlebar.

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Just purchased an '88 Aspencade, and was wondering if someone could enlighten me. On the left hand side of the handlebar, there is an on/off switch underneath the turn signal and horn buttons. My manual says nothing about it. Can anyone tell me what it's for?



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Andy Cote
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Re: 88 Aspencade handlebar.

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Welcome to the forum. Where are you from?

Sounds like something that was added. Could you provide a picture?
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Re: 88 Aspencade handlebar.

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The wires coming from this switch runs into the handle bar as if it was factory installed.



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So that definitely is not factory. There is a factory mounting hole there as I had my PTT (push to talk) ham button mounted there on my GL1500. Is there any light or such that is obviously aftermarket as well?

BTW - there is no Aspencade in 1988. There is only Goldwing. Interstate, Aspencade and SE come later in the GL1500 run. This post will help with details: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=54120&p=318617#p318617
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Thanks for the info. It was probably installed by the original owner.

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Sprins wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Thanks for the info. It was probably installed by the original owner.
did you figure it out yet?
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Re: 88 Aspencade handlebar.

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Probably fort some added lights.


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