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2015-2016 RG Stereo and removal questions

Hello all! It's been a while since I've been on... But it's been for good reasons. I have finally upgraded to a new RG!

I have a couple questions:

I want to change out the standard stereo for the Boom Nav unit. Is the stereo easily removed without removing the complete fairing? I see you can access the top just by removing the windscreen... But didn't want to yank the fairing off if I don't have to.

Also, since this stereo is actually coming off a new bike, it should be flashed with the previous bikes info... So it should work by simply plugging it in, not needing to be flashed. I know if I want to change up and maybe add speakers, I would possibly need a flash... Just looking to confirm it won't need to be flashed purely because it's going onto another bike.

Any help you could offer would be great!

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Hello all! It's been a while since I've been on... But it's been for good reasons. I have finally upgraded to a new RG!

I have a couple questions:

I want to change out the standard stereo for the Boom Nav unit. Is the stereo easily removed without removing the complete fairing? I see you can access the top just by removing the windscreen... But didn't want to yank the fairing off if I don't have to.

Also, since this stereo is actually coming off a new bike, it should be flashed with the previous bikes info... So it should work by simply plugging it in, not needing to be flashed. I know if I want to change up and maybe add speakers, I would possibly need a flash... Just looking to confirm it won't need to be flashed purely because it's going onto another bike.

Any help you could offer would be great!

Thanks in advance ��
You will have to remove the fairing to get to the radio. On the 15/16 RG that is very easy to do with basic hand tools. Not sure which bike the new radio is coming from, but I believe you should be good to go without a flash (others on here may know more than I on that).

I believe there is a post on here on removing the fairing, just do a search. Also, here is a link on how to do that from YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvwSsWefj9A
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You will have to remove the fairing to get to the radio. On the 15/16 RG that is very easy to do with basic hand tools. Not sure which bike the new radio is coming from, but I believe you should be good to go without a flash (others on here may know more than I on that).

I believe there is a post on here on removing the fairing, just do a search. Also, here is a link on how to do that from YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvwSsWefj9A
Awesome, thanks! I saw a vid earlier today, they just didn't discuss the radio removal... Which is exactly what I needed to know. LOL!

The stereo was removed from a SGS, so I shouldn't have compatibility issues right off the bat. If I want to upgrade to more speakers, a flash will be needed... This is just like the previous HK tuners, what a way to make some cash...right?


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Awesome, thanks! I saw a vid earlier today, they just didn't discuss the radio removal... Which is exactly what I needed to know. LOL!

The stereo was removed from a SGS, so I shouldn't have compatibility issues right off the bat. If I want to upgrade to more speakers, a flash will be needed... This is just like the previous HK tuners, what a way to make some cash...right?
I may be missing what you are looking for, but once your fairing is off the radio is easy to remove. It is easy to see how HD has it bolted on and all the wiring plugs are easy to get too on the back of the radio. I have had mine out to add an amp and it took longer to remove the fairing than it did to remove the radio.

The only thing would be going from a standard radio to the upgraded radio w/navigation. That would require a nav antenna, not sure about the wiring between the standard radio and the one with nav. I assume the mounting and opening are the same size on the fairing.

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Sorry, just thought of another thing, not sure if the standard RG comes with all the controls that a RGS would have to operate the navi radio, which would include the wiring in the handle bars to the handle bar switch pack on each side.

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I do have radio controls on both sides...operates the standard radio already. And the GPS antenna is included as well.. My understanding is it's a direct swap. I hope I'm right on this. Hehe


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The best thing to do instead of spending the big bucks for the Info system is go with a big screen radio after market. Better GPS, better sound, still uses the controls on your bike and much better radio for a lot less money. There was a thread on some site that showed a really cool radio at least than half the price.

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I might look into that, but I'm getting a screaming deal on the OEM unit.

Something to mull over though....


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Currently you have no waterproof double din options. You can get single din but not with gps that are waterproof.

The stock unit gets a lot of flack but just as a fyi, the system that just won the audio shootout at Dayton has a stock 6.5 as a head unit
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I have a 15 and installed the Special Boom system in my standard bike. Haven't really used the GPS yet but the stereo works great. We upgraded to an amp & Arc moto speakers and what an improvement. Loud & clear @ 70-80 miles per hour.
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