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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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simple up grade

Ok - love my new 2015 roadglide but the stereo sux
I need advise on a upgrade
-amp and speakers I would assume
I need super simple, plug and play if possible,
I don't want to go hacking up the fairing to get speakers to fit

Also want something with quality and proven reliability

What would you guys recommend

Thanknyou and ride safe

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 07:32 PM
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Remmag ,,,,,

the very best upgrades for your 15RG that I know of are here (both 2 & 4 channel) http://www.jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=55 ,,,,, but unfortunately we don't give them away ,,,,

we also have the Performance series KITS here also requiring the J&M Harley/Radio flash http://www.jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=56 ,,,,,,,

to put your system together a piece at a time start here http://www.jmcorp.com/Static/14-15_rokker.htm ,,,,,, NO Harley radio flash need for these ,,,,,, and ALL 3 options are 100% plug-n-play ,,,,,,,

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Ok - love my new 2015 roadglide but the stereo sux
I need advise on a upgrade
-amp and speakers I would assume
I need super simple, plug and play if possible,
I don't want to go hacking up the fairing to get speakers to fit

Also want something with quality and proven reliability

What would you guys recommend

Thanknyou and ride safe

Thanks
Contrary to many here, I like my HD stage 1 speakers and amp setup. Single HD amp mounted in the fairing running two sets of stage 1 speakers, one set in the upper fairing and one set installed in the lower fairing. I had it installed shortly after my initial purchase of the bike in Febuary this year. Simple plug and play setup with the appropriate software flash, I can hear it load and clear even at 80mh. Unless I'm traveling against a tremendous head wind, the volume control is all I need to be able to enjoy this system. It is expensive I'll give you that, but it all falls under the same factory warrantee as the rest of the bike and I know where to go if there's a problem. I have had upgraded audio systems on my previous bikes, which I all worked well. I just decided to go all in with the moto co with this bike, and am happy for it so far. Sure, you can get louder more powerful systems, but it's still a motorcycle, with all the element working against all those finely tuned notes. I've found that things like a wind screen that fits your stature (head height) and or a helmet or hat that blocks the wind but traps the sound from the speakers, to be much more important than more power when it comes to a pleasurable listening experience on a motorcycle. I know many have had bad experiences with the Rushmore sound system and I'm sure that can be frustrating. Fortunately, I haven't had to experience those frustrations. Other than that tremendous blinding glare one gets from the display when riding with the sun just right, all has been good for me.
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I'll be calling J&M Monday. I bought the Harley amp and stage II speakers for my 2015 RGS and I think they are horrible. I've already had them replaced 3 times. 1 set was because the dealer programmed it wrong I think. Currently if you don't turn the fader a few clicks one way the mids pop like crazy a higher volume. Worst is the fader resets to the defualt in the middle every time you turn the key off. Even with this figured out I think the speakers are poor sound quality
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input
I think the j and m is out of my price range
Are there any more reasonably priced options
Thanks again
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 06:20 PM
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lots of options

If you can do the install,there are lot of options for less than 1/2 of what some of these company's are getting.these guys have lots of overhead.my system cost me a total of 500.00 and I know it sounds better....than most of the audio packages sold around here.do your home work and you will not regret it.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Can you give some input to get me going in the right direction
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 10:32 PM
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oh ya!

Jl audio hx 280/4 bridged=140 watts per channle. I was lucky and got it on sale from creative audio 179.00 biketronics 6.5" coaxle speakers made by hybrid audio also on sale at (tax time) for 179.00 They have a life time warranty. Nice speakers.soundz audio magic box 69.00 my dealer had no idea how too flash the head unit. 8ga.amp install kit around 60.00. Poly fill from local craft store 4.00. For speaker cavitys. Jl & biketronics tech lines were helpful during the tuning.good luck. this set up sounds as good at 80 mph as it does in the garage.

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I have to agree with Dozer. I had a Biketronics amp and speaker setup that I think I paid a little over $500 for, that I installed in a Street Glide I had previous to my 2015 RGS. I was quite happy with it. Good sound and trouble free operation for the seven years I had the bike. Like Dozer said, do your homework.
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