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just bought my first wing.very pleased with it only the speakers don`t work down one side(front an rear). i called the seller and he said it`s probably the after market fader that was fitted a while ago.this "knob" is located on a panel by my left knee.he is correct in saying it doesn`t work correctly because it doesn`t fade the one front and one rear speaker that works.i`m confused as to why it would wipe out one side though.can anyone help please.

apparently 1992 did not have a fader on.

1)what did they have and can i go back to it

2)do i need one on or can i bypass it

3)where can i get one if i need one(it`s an aftermarket one)

4)do you think it may be something else ie speakers
 

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Only the SE got the proper Honda fader which is mounted on a nice housing near the ignition switch. If the one you have is a small aluminium knob fitted to the left side knock-out panel (where the CB radio would normally fit) then it's an aftermarket fader. The speaker setup doesn't apply stereo sound to the back, as far as I remember (it was explained to me once) only one front speaker feeds the two back ones. Its easy to check the speakers, just swap them around or just unplug the fader and plug the existing connectors back together. But it does sound like the fader is faulty. Those Add-On faders often gave trouble.
 

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Those aftermarket fades always seem to give up the ghost after a few years. In comparison, the Honda one seems to last forever.
 

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Marky wrote:
Those aftermarket fades always seem to give up the ghost after a few years. In comparison, the Honda one seems to last forever.
That's a good point Marky. The aftermarket ones just seem to die out when the bikes are laying up for a while. :stumped:
 

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One of those aftermarket faders was on my 1500 when I got it. Didn't work when I got it and still didn't work when I sold the bike. The Honda one is more reliable, looks better the way it integrates into the key area as well.
 

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I think corrosion gets into the aftermarket switch and ruins them. Mine packed up and when I took it out everything was corroded badly. If these things were made for use in weather other than sunny countries we would be better off. Less attention to the shiny finish and more attention to important things like function and reliablity would be better.
 

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Rememberthe Honda item only fits the Aspencade (not the Interstate). But if you already have the aftermarket type fitted then the new switch has to be great value at $10.
 

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BenMC wrote:
Rememberthe Honda item only fits the Aspencade (not the Interstate). But if you already have the aftermarket type fitted then the new switch has to be great value at $10.
Love the search feature... didnt have to start a thread and wait for an answer. The only info out of date on this 5 year old thread is the price. Just ordered one. the price is now almost $13. Still a good deal.
 

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Got the fader and installed it. Thought I would report. There is very little "Fading" occuring for most of the movement of the knob. It does work for about the last 1/4 turn either all the way left or right (front or back). When it is turned all the way, there is still a little noise coming out of the other set, but it is negligible.

Overall as for its functionality as a fader, it is OK but not spectacular.
 
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