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Author Topic: Stereo HELP!  (Read 950 times)

thumper

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Stereo HELP!
« on: June 26, 2017, 07:20:15 PM »
My radio just *hit the bed!!!  I have a reckless fairing and want a good bluetooth radio and 5/14 speakers and amp with a handle bar controller.  I cant find any thing any suggestions, tips help and place to buy it would be great!


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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 12:33:35 PM »
I just installed a new marine grade Kenwood amp and 6.5 inch polk speakers. Amp has a remote for the handlebar and bluetooth so all you need is your phone's music in your pocket or in the fairing compartment.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UTXQL74/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 03:40:28 PM »
I just installed a new marine grade Kenwood amp and 6.5 inch polk speakers. Amp has a remote for the handlebar and bluetooth so all you need is your phone's music in your pocket or in the fairing compartment.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UTXQL74/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I was planning to install one of these, but I sold my bike before I could get it in.  If anyone is interested, I'd sell my unused one for a good price :)  It's a great option to improve the stereo!  Send me a PM if interested.

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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 07:22:07 AM »
I have a Reckless, to use 5.25 spkrs you will need to mod, unless Reckless made changes in enlarging the speaker openings.  When I got mine they were for 5" spkrs, so had some 1/2" thick donuts made to seat the spkrs flush (I use Polk audio), without the donuts the spkrs will not seat flush around the openings.  I also only use Jensen Marine grade, they are the only radio I could find that does not need a constant 12v to maintain memory, when it's off, there is zero current draw.  Mine is bluetooth, ipod ready, also using a Alpine 45w amp.  No handlebar control, at least not with the radio I use, I see no need for it.
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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 08:09:53 PM »
hey motorbikewineguy I just bought that same amp on your recommendation. Just wondering if you have any heads up to tell me before this comes. Just wondering if you ran all new wiring back to the battery or did you cut off the wires for the old amp. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Wayne

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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 10:47:07 PM »
Hey Dakota, I am in the process of installing this amp. Just search for amp install. there are some good articles. I just sent a message to another member who has a great write up on the install. Unfortunately it has been so long ago that the pics won't load. Hopefully he will get back and reload the info. Just keep watching for an update.
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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 06:30:41 PM »
i will . thanks for the reply.

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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 07:25:48 PM »
Hey Folks

I got the PM but couldnt upload a pic of how i did it so see attached. I essentially too a dremmel to the plastic of the inner fairing and placed the amp on the top of the headlight with some exterior grade velcro. Added two zip ties as a safety measure. Its dark in there so cant really see the zip ties. See the pic attached. Yes I believe different years must have different inner fairing "voids" I see pics of people who have huge amps inside the void but my 2014 was having non of that. Hence the only place it would go is behind the ignition key...hope this helps.
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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 05:09:51 PM »
My radio just *hit the bed!!!  I have a reckless fairing and want a good bluetooth radio and 5/14 speakers and amp with a handle bar controller.  I cant find any thing any suggestions, tips help and place to buy it would be great!

Check these out: https://www.aquaticav.com/where-to-buy/online-store/marine-products/marine-stereos/bluetooth-usb-waterproof-marine-stereo-aq-mp-5ubt/

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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2017, 08:31:42 PM »
Thanks motorbikewineguy it is much appreciated. I did something similar just built a bracket and cut that plastic piece out and bolted the bracket on to the remaining plastic. Did the cowling repair bracket and now just trying to repair some of the busted inserts. Tried jbweld putty but I dont like it. Tried to get some of those inserts but difficult to buy when yo only need a couple. Thanks for the input it does sound good.

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Re: Stereo HELP!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 12:03:46 AM »
Hey Dakota, yeah that's the same amp and speakers I installed. The amp will fit over the GPS but you will have to cut the "hump" out of the bracket. Just leave the side parts on it where the bolts go. It actually helps to keep the amp cool in the fairing. I like how you can toggle between Bluetooth on the phone and ipod on the bike. My only problem is the speakers sound "tinny". No bass, but they do sound better at highway speeds. Also it helps to grind down the 2 raised plastic ribs on the inner fairing where the amp will sit. Even with all this done the amp will still push up on the underside of the outer fairing. Hope you enjoy your setup as much as I am enjoying mine.
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