So I finally got the Amp and speaker kit in. I'm amazed the people who say it's the same as stock, in my opinion it made a huge difference sounds much much better. Louder, clear, better bass and better highs. Not a multi thousand dollar audiophile system but seems to be exactly what I wanted for a reasonable investment. The install on the other hand, wow. Amazed Harley did such questionable engineering on this bike. The fairing reinstall was awful, had to leave the headlight out and click it back in afterward which finally worked. Lining up the fairing to inner faring was a real joy too, pretty cheesy to use six plastic to plastic screws in my opinion, especially as fairing has to come off for every headlight change. I finally left it as "good enough" since it will be coming off...again...for bars and LED headlights before long. As for the installation video I saw, not near as simple as that portrayed, don't know how I got the idea but I was under impression all that needed to come off was the dash. Had to get the tank off to run with the main wiring harness. I was quite impressed with iron Cross audio however, they did a beautiful job revamping the radio that had a dead display, everything works perfect now.
On the doing really really stupid things side, LOL, the guy who had the bike before me cut out the battery strap so the battery was a bear to get out. I eventually got the bright idea to put the screws back in terminals and lock a couple zip ties to them but still could not get enough purchase. Then the brilliant idea struck! I had some mechanic wire laying around, decided "just make a handle". Yes, I hear the collective groans, apparently I am that stupid. Wrap it around one terminal, start to wrap around the other and smelled the burning flesh on my thumb as the wire I am holding immediately heated to welding temperatures and seared a blistering furrow across my right thumb pad. Guess it wouldn't be a project without a scar for me.
Last edited by pacorider; 04-30-2016 at 05:12 PM.