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After cleaning up a spaghetti wiring job from the bike.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/5907

.....I ran across this and need to know what it is. It is in the white boxed area. It is on the left side by the CB.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/5905

This is what was on the other end

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/5906

What does this do, if anything?...I really don't think this is a factory setup. The Harness is factory by the size wire and markings, but the attached piece has bigger wire and the colors are solid. Just don't look like Honda wiring.

Can I remove this without problems?
 

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Looks like my aftermarket rear speaker kit made by Drag Specialties. If so the pot is the fader for front to back speakers. Normallythe pot is mounted to the ignition switch cover. Note there is also a black connector coming out of the same harness with the white connectors.
 

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I agree the one with the multiple plugs looks like a fader, but the other that looks like some type of distribution center (hot and ground), seems similar to the principle that Rudy uses for his writeup on the axillary wiring option he put together for the 1500. especially, with those wires looking like they are going back to the battery.

http://goldwingtech.info/auxwiring/auxpwrwiring.html
 

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Took me a bit to figure out what you were talking about; "distribution center". I am not sure what the other pictures on his photo site are. The links that he put up showing photos with little white boxes are the onesI am looking at. Photo (link #5907) shows him holding a mess that he has removed. Photo (link #5905) shows the connectors in a white box. Photo (link #5906) shows his hands in the picture, left hand holding the fader pot, right hand holding the aftermarket harness.
Looking at the picture (link #5905), inside the white box, there is a (L to R) white male plug, white female plug, and a blackmale plugout the sheathing. On the otherpicture (link 5906), inside the white box,are the three plugs and in his left hand is a pot.
To install the rear speakers with a fader control youseparate thecream coloredOEM plugs and plug in the white plugs. The blackmale plug is plugged into a blackfemale plug, another part of the kit, that is routed back to the rear speakers.
I looks to me like someone didn't want to drill a hole in the ignition switch cover, set the pot for balance front to rear, and left it underneath.
The wiring that he is holding in his hands looks just like the one in my installation page. My scanner is not working right now or I would have scanned a picture.
One quick way to tell is to turn the radio speakers on and adjust the pot.
 

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Thanks Guys!!

I wasn't sure of what it was as I suspect this bike was a Police Escort bike in a previous life. The wiring in my hands (first pic)is what I pulled out that actually went nowhere. They were all deadended and connected to nothing. Some were still LIVE when the bike was turned on! The other pics in the gallery are just a documentation of what I was getting into!

Come to think of it I did notice that the factory radio does not have a fader control like my LTD did (it just never dawned on me at the time as I don't have an Owners Manual).

So, if I am to unplug the fader control and reconnect the factory plugs to each other, it will just mean that I cannot control the sound front to back? That will be ok as I ride with a 3/4 helmet and use the headsets for my radio/CB. (I like singing and hearing myself in the headset:cooldj::cheeky1::cheeky1:).
 

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So, if I am to unplug the fader control and reconnect the factory plugs to each other, it will just mean that I cannot control the sound front to back? That will be ok as I ride with a 3/4 helmet and use the headsets for my radio/CB. (I like singing and hearing myself in the headset:cooldj::cheeky1::cheeky1:).
If you unplug the two white plugsfrom the cream colored OEM plugs, then plug the two OEM cream colored plugs together, you will have sound only at the front speakers.and nosoundat the back speakers.:cooldevil:

Headset operation is not affected either way.
 
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