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Old 02-04-2016, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Biketronics speaker and amp package BT2180

Had this put in a couple of weeks ago on my 2016 RGS. BT had a 20% off sale over Christmas and I also mentioned hdforums, which I'm also a member of and got another 10%. Package included 2 Titan speakers, amp, hardware and plug and play wiring.

Took it to a good indie I know for the install. Was 3.5 hours. Gold I did too, as I am not that savvy with the tools.

Even with the discount, the whole endeavor was expensive, but worth it. On the freeway at 80 I can hear the music at 2/3 volume. I actually have to turn it down on some songs. Not sure it's as clear as I want it, but I am on a motorcycle, after all.

Overall I'm happy and glad I did it. Good people at biketonics.

http://www.biketronics.com/2015-and-...eaker-package/
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:22 PM
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First of all, congrats on the system & the excellent deal you got on that setup. 30% off is nothing to sneeze at! I'm looking at the BT kit as well, now I'm thinking I should hold off till near Xmas this year & hope for them to run another special! So I kind of get the feeling like you're slightly disappointed? Were you expecting it to be louder? Clearer? Are you running the stock windscreen?

Most reviews I read about BT stuff is typically very complimentary of the clarity of the sound. Wondering what in particular you are thinking might be improved with the system?

The other option I'm considering is a Cerwin vega & arc motos, price ends up being about the same when it's all said & done when you add in the line leveler & wiring harness

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First of all, congrats on the system & the excellent deal you got on that setup. 30% off is nothing to sneeze at! I'm looking at the BT kit as well, now I'm thinking I should hold off till near Xmas this year & hope for them to run another special! So I kind of get the feeling like you're slightly disappointed? Were you expecting it to be louder? Clearer? Are you running the stock windscreen?

Most reviews I read about BT stuff is typically very complimentary of the clarity of the sound. Wondering what in particular you are thinking might be improved with the system?

The other option I'm considering is a Cerwin vega & arc motos, price ends up being about the same when it's all said & done when you add in the line leveler & wiring harness

Hey there,

It's definitely loud enough. I think I may be losing a little clarity from the source iPod I'm using. I'm playing around with the volume and eq this weekend and will let you know. I'm running the iPod at about 80% volume. There's lots of variables with the settings and even individual songs.

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Old 02-05-2016, 05:44 PM
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The loss of some clarity/volume is due to the rushmore stereo. The BT line leveler has helped a lot, but still not perfect at getting rid of some of the signal distortion issues. I had their setup in my 13 and it is awesome, the 6.5s are on my counter waiting for bike to come back from paint (a week late already) and I know it won't sound as good as the 7.1s with an aftermarket HU and amp, but will blow the stage II crap away and still sounds better for less money (not to mention a lifetime warranty) than the other turnkey kit products out there.
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Had this put in a couple of weeks ago on my 2016 RGS. BT had a 20% off sale over Christmas and I also mentioned hdforums, which I'm also a member of and got another 10%. Package included 2 Titan speakers, amp, hardware and plug and play wiring.

Took it to a good indie I know for the install. Was 3.5 hours. Gold I did too, as I am not that savvy with the tools.

Even with the discount, the whole endeavor was expensive, but worth it. On the freeway at 80 I can hear the music at 2/3 volume. I actually have to turn it down on some songs. Not sure it's as clear as I want it, but I am on a motorcycle, after all.

Overall I'm happy and glad I did it. Good people at biketonics.

2015 and Up RG BT2180 Amp & Speaker Package - Biketronics Inc

200 bucks and a couple of hours and I am in the same boat. I do have a few regrets but works good. Do your research and audio can be done by the owner. I hate overpaying. Over pay for one thing...less I have to spend on the next upgrade. Mine also is not clear at highway speed but good enough to know what song I am listening to. A good windshield will help. Harleys are something else. Good luck and thanks for the updates.
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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.

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Well, I used the discount t code that Biketroincs offers RGorg members & pulled the trigger on a RG kit, but upgraded to a 4180 amp for a measly $100 more. This will give me full flexibility going forward to add either speakers in some lowers, bag lids, or both! After listening to multiple YouTube clips, I think I'm going to be pleased with the outcome. It's definitely going to blow away the current stock sound!
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Well, I used the discount t code that Biketroincs offers RGorg members & pulled the trigger on a RG kit, but upgraded to a 4180 amp for a measly $100 more. This will give me full flexibility going forward to add either speakers in some lowers, bag lids, or both! After listening to multiple YouTube clips, I think I'm going to be pleased with the outcome. It's definitely going to blow away the current stock sound!
Congratulations! Been putting a few miles on mine now that it stopped raining. Been tiring different setting s etc. really glad I did the BT. I'll bet you're going to be happy.

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Congratulations! Been putting a few miles on mine now that it stopped raining. Been tiring different setting s etc. really glad I did the BT. I'll bet you're going to be happy.
Thanks! I talked to Bill at BT several times as I was trying to make up my mind whether I was going to put a diy kit together or go with the BT kit & he gave me a really good comparison & his thoughts of the diy stuff & BT, with no sales pressure. I was thinking about the arc motos & arc 600 amp, which Bill thinks highly of, but it would've been even more than BT.

Although, now I wish I would've waited a couple of extra days for their Presidents' Day sale as I would've saved even more $$!!

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The brown truck delivered the system today. It looks like I've got plans for this weekend. Looking forward to hearing this setup!
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