Newbee rear speaker wiring question gl1500 96'

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brian darflinger
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Newbee rear speaker wiring question gl1500 96'

Post by brian darflinger » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:23 pm

Hello everyone!! Lifelong motorcyclist, first time Goldwing owner, and new to this site!!
-So, I just bought a beautiful 1996 gl1500, and although the bike is great condition, the rear speakers dont work. speakers are there and test fine with a direct signal.
I followed the speaker wires up to the front cowling, and i cant figure out how the wiring is supposed to be.
does the radio only have a right and left output, and it just splits from one output pair into two? if so, where is the split?
I'm guessing the previous owner may have installed something in that circuit and not reconnected it..
Thanks for any guidance

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Re: Newbee rear speaker wiring question gl1500 96'

Post by SG_Jay » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:37 am

Most likely there is a fader control to balance the sound between front and rear. A knob somewhere that you might be overlooking? Maybe down below the left pocket, up above the radio somewhere? Or anyplace else it may have fit nicely.

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Re: Newbee rear speaker wiring question gl1500 96'

Post by Stew » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:00 am

I believe you are correct Brian. The factory radio only has L & R output and the fader control is what splits the signal between front and rear so that would be where you want to look if you are getting front output.
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