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Old 06-25-2012, 10:01 PM
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Default Fosgate media center vs Sony Marine

I am adding a RG Fairing to my Road King. I have fabbed the bracket and gor all the parts I need now I am down to the audio portion. I was going to do the Sony m60 head unit my concern is the splash cover.125 through hawg wired seems nuts for what it is. So that took my to the fosgate media center through Paul Yaffe which I would not need a rain cover. Is there many of you using a marine head unit without a splash cover? The problem with the yaffe setup is the crazy markup as you all well know. Thanks for the help
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:17 AM
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I can't really say one over the other. Good thing about the sony is that it can be replaced for about $150.

Mine sat out all night in the rain, still works but the tuner portion went out.

responded worse to a foamy bike wash than it did to actual rain ? ?

long story short, try and cover up your electronics

the actual PCB got wet, had it all in pieces yesterday drying it out, still the tuner never came back. everything else working.

I'd like to look into buying some spare circuit boards rather than the whole radio.

the splash cover thru Hawgwired may be for an Alpine head unit and a Batwing fairing.
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I am concerned about the biketronics kit it seems a little less sturdy. But I guess a lot of people use them. The guy at biketronics said they like a small amount of movement its better for the head unit than such a rigid design such as the hawg wired.
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I am concerned about the biketronics kit it seems a little less sturdy. But I guess a lot of people use them. The guy at biketronics said they like a small amount of movement its better for the head unit than such a rigid design such as the hawg wired.
I don't know why? and my HUA moves a little also, just has a big billet bezel.

I used both. not exactly economical. but what I wanted.

the hard mount parts from biketronics are like a $40-50 value.

I used BT harness, taped and greased
and the HUA470 from PC Pain, he had leftover

but you can always make your own if you are starting from scratch





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I have the Sony marine radio in my 05 RG and very happy with it. I've been in the rain several times while riding, however I have a cover I put on when stopped. So far no problems in the three years it has been on the bike. I do intend to buy the Hawg Wired cover in the near future, I know it's pricey but their stuff is top quality.
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I have a friend that bought the Rockford RFX3000 and the remote for a little over $250 i believe off amazon. A local stereo shop made him an abs bezel for it and installed a PAC steering wheel remote kit in for him. He loves it and has alot less than the Yaffe kit. I myself have an Alpine media deck no CD ive had it a couple years several rainy days and zero problems and ive never had any rain guard on it other than the clear plastic on top that comes with the Biketronics kit.
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I don't know why? and my HUA moves a little also, just has a big billet bezel.

I used both. not exactly economical. but what I wanted.

the hard mount parts from biketronics are like a $40-50 value.

I used BT harness, taped and greased
and the HUA470 from PC Pain, he had leftover

but you can always make your own if you are starting from scratch





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I have a friend that bought the Rockford RFX3000 and the remote for a little over $250 i believe off amazon. A local stereo shop made him an abs bezel for it and installed a PAC steering wheel remote kit in for him. He loves it and has alot less than the Yaffe kit. I myself have an Alpine media deck no CD ive had it a couple years several rainy days and zero problems and ive never had any rain guard on it other than the clear plastic on top that comes with the Biketronics kit.
I think that's the route I am going to go the yaffe kit is just to much. I can save a little money and get exactly what I want. I am not familiar with the PAC steering wheel kit how does that work for the bike?
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Motocom: which cover do you use? Looking for something easy. Thanks
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