I'm with you on not overpaying JJ, but I went down the same path you have with my SG, had maybe $350 into the system. I guess I was ok overall with that system, which was an RF 300x2 & kappas with the stock HK radio, and eventually the head unit started crapping out on me which was the impetus I needed to make the trade to the RG. Payed $23000 for a new radio & they threw in a bike for free! Haha!
While I will say for $350, that system was ok, I wasn't thrilled with the sound quality overall. It got washed out pretty easily & if I turned it up louder to overcome road noise/speed, those kappas got pretty harsh sounding.
I guess Im really considering the plug & play aspect of the BT system as a bit of a value add in this case. Plus for all intents & purposes, the speakers are HAT's which seem to be highly regarded in the audio world. Oh well, can't take it with you. I still may investigate some more DIY setups, but from what I'm finding, those run about the same price as BT's stuff anyway.
Last edited by Shadowbennie; 02-05-2016 at 10:14 PM.