1993 Aspencade Stereo amplifier help


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1993 Aspencade Stereo amplifier help

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Hello,

I would like to install an amplifier to my OE stereo. I'm not electrical or electronic savvy, can anyone help me with suggestions of what amp to buy and how to install? Thanks!



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You'll need an amplifier with speaker-level inputs, as there is no line level output from the radio and its built-in amplifier.

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Not mine but will give you an idea of what you'll need to do



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Thanks for your help!

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Hope someone can help me with another question regarding this amp install...I installed the Kenwood amp per the video that was given to me, can I run the amp power and ground wires directly to the battery terminals? If not, where should I run them to? Thanks in advance for any help.

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YosemiteSam wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Hope someone can help me with another question regarding this amp install...I installed the Kenwood amp per the video that was given to me, can I run the amp power and ground wires directly to the battery terminals? If not, where should I run them to? Thanks in advance for any help.
You need a relay powered aux fuse panel on any accessory on the bike.

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newday777 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:03 pm
YosemiteSam wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Hope someone can help me with another question regarding this amp install...I installed the Kenwood amp per the video that was given to me, can I run the amp power and ground wires directly to the battery terminals? If not, where should I run them to? Thanks in advance for any help.
You need a relay powered aux fuse panel on any accessory on the bike.
Can you help me with details and instruction? I don't even think I'm at the basic level of knowledge of this subject. Thank you!

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This is a start for you.



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That video is an older way of adding a fuse panel as the 1500 is over 20 years out of production but very relevant in adding a fuse panel.
There are newer style panels available and smaller size to fit in tight spots today.
I'll see what I can dig up for wiring diagrams to help you out. The panels can be put where you want to be accessible.


This is a good fuse panel that has relays in it already and can be used for trailer and aux lighting also.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/access ... 129/419224

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A ground block is a good idea too...

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Thank you newday777, I really do appreciate your help.

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Depending on the amp you don't need to have the main power switched.

The big Kenwood in my right saddlebag has the main power connected directly to the battery thru a 30 amp fuse. There's a "Remote Power Control" connection that's supposed to come from the stereo.

Most modern stereos will have a voltage output line (usually a blue wire) which presents 12v when the stereo is turned on. This voltage output is used to trigger the power circuits of whatever stereo system accessories you may have (amplifier, equalizer, etc.). It isn't used used to power the accessories, it just tells them to "Turn On" when the stereo is turned on.

Our Goldwing stereos don't have such an output, so I connected the amplifier's "Remote Power Control" connection to the "Accessory" Power terminal at the fuse box. So the amplifier powers up any time the key is switched to "ACC" or "ON". This "Remote Power Control" connection doesn't draw any power to speak of, it just tells the amplifier to "Turn On". Probably a relay or equivalent electronic circuitry inside the amp.


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