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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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So I recently purchased a used 2012 cvo rg and love the bike, however I have a stereo issue that is driving me crazy and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on what I can do.

What is happening is the radio and amp are stock cvo but the old owner added a set of Rokker 7.25 speakers to the bike, the speakers sound great when the bike is off or idle but when I ride it the speakers cut in and out and sometimes turn off all together. IDEAS????

O.K. I just got a call from my local hd dealer and he said that the cvo has a unique audio set up that is 1 ohm and the Rokker speaker is 2 ohm so that is probally why this is happening. Does that make sense to anyone or has anyone else had this problem with the cvo rg?

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I don't have a CVO but that doesn't make sense. A 1 ohm load is more work on the amp than a 2 ohm load. The amp would more likely cut out at 1 ohm which I doubt the CVO can even run at. When the bike is running is the only time they cut out? Not running they are fine? If that's the case sounds like a loose wire shorting to ground if both speakers cut out. If it's just one sounds like a loose wire at the speaker terminal or a loose signal wire from the head unit to the amp. If they are cutting out at high volume sound like the amp is putting itself into protection probably due to the speaker bottoming out causing the temporary short. Try gaining the amp down a little if it has one or turn the bass down on the radio a little. Hope that helps


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Try turning off the automatic volume control.. could be when you ride the stereo it's turning up the volume and making the amp clip... just a thought

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So I recently purchased a used 2012 cvo rg and love the bike, however I have a stereo issue that is driving me crazy and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on what I can do.

What is happening is the radio and amp are stock cvo but the old owner added a set of Rokker 7.25 speakers to the bike, the speakers sound great when the bike is off or idle but when I ride it the speakers cut in and out and sometimes turn off all together. IDEAS????

O.K. I just got a call from my local hd dealer and he said that the cvo has a unique audio set up that is 1 ohm and the Rokker speaker is 2 ohm so that is probally why this is happening. Does that make sense to anyone or has anyone else had this problem with the cvo rg?

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I call bullshit on the dealer!

You have a loose wire somewhere. Plain and simple.


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If you bought the bike from a Private Owner , I'd start w/getting back in touch w/him and asking him if he installed the speakers and if he checked it out b4 install. Or did he have a Dealer do it???
Call J&M,....they will tell you straight up whats go n on.


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I call bullshit on the dealer!

You have a loose wire somewhere. Plain and simple.
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One of my riding buddies has an 11 CVO RG with the J&M speakers from and rear and stock stereo and amp. No problems like this on his. I was just riding with him today. The mechanic at the last shop I worked at installed them. I tend to think the wiring is what is causing this issue since it is only when the bike is running.

Maybe the wires have a loose connection, have the sheathing partially rubbed off or something like that and the shaking of the engine causes this to happen when moving only. I always solder my connectors on the speakers so i know they will not come loose or off.

The first road glide I owned had an issue with the power wire for the head unit and amp and when the bike started moving it would cut out. We took off the fairing, kept pushing on the wires until it started to happen and finally figured out that it was the blue remote wire. Thank god for my buddy who does wiring for a living.
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So I recently purchased a used 2012 cvo rg and love the bike, however I have a stereo issue that is driving me crazy and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on what I can do.

What is happening is the radio and amp are stock cvo but the old owner added a set of Rokker 7.25 speakers to the bike, the speakers sound great when the bike is off or idle but when I ride it the speakers cut in and out and sometimes turn off all together. IDEAS????

O.K. I just got a call from my local hd dealer and he said that the cvo has a unique audio set up that is 1 ohm and the Rokker speaker is 2 ohm so that is probally why this is happening. Does that make sense to anyone or has anyone else had this problem with the cvo rg?

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This is an amp issue that a large amount of the 12-13 CVO owners are experiencing. Harley will not address it. I had had same issues. You will see a lot of write-up on it on the CVO forums. It is what got me in the motorcycle stereo business

Your only solution is to replace the amp with a good aftermarket unit. With already having the JM speakers, I would consider using one of their amps

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news
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This is an amp issue that a large amount of the 12-13 CVO owners are experiencing. Harley will not address it. I had had same issues. You will see a lot of write-up on it on the CVO forums. It is what got me in the motorcycle stereo business

Your only solution is to replace the amp with a good aftermarket unit. With already having the JM speakers, I would consider using one of their amps

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news
may I ask if you had the same issues, what did you do to remedy it?

Also what CVO forum are you refering too?

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may I ask if you had the same issues, what did you do to remedy it?

Also what CVO forum are you refering too?

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I did, I have a 2013 RGC CVO and after a couple of months riding, my speakers started cutting in and out. After a couple of trips to the dealer, I was informed by Harley that I was listening to my music too loud.

Harley refused to address the issue. So I changed out my amp front amp with a Hawg wired RS-400 and upgraded the speakers to the Hawg Wired ZX 6.5".

OMG what a difference. IT ROCKED...like the Harley system only wished it could. I became a Hawg Wired dealer and install these and other systems for my riding buddies.

The CVO forum is cvoharley.com

IMO stay with a matched system unless you really know your 12V stereo componets. You already have JM speakers, call John at JM and get one of his amps and get back to enjoying you bike and tunes. His stuff is all plug and play. No cutting or sodering.
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