What does this knob do?


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Marciunas
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What does this knob do?

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Hi all. New old gl1500 just rolled into my garage. The thing is humongous and i feel bit intimidated mebeing 5'4" and 130 lbs.

There are some obvious problems like few plastics need attention, side pannier not closing properly etc.

But one think i dont understand is what does this knob in the photo do? :))
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Andy Cote
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Welcome to the forum.

That is the fader knob to adjust the level of volume between the front and rear speakers. Rear speakers and fader were an option on early US models.
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Since it looks like the radio has been changed, if you no longer need the fader it can be removed and the emblem will cover the hole. So, no more mismatched plastics color.
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that is the radio cover that you're looking at. I think the radio is still there
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Post by jbaviera »

joeincalif wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 12:40 pm that is the radio cover that you're looking at. I think the radio is still there
That's a one of two types (that I know of) of radio filler that have been made over the years.


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