I've always mounted my amps on the side of the inner fairing using industrial strength velcro from home depot. never had them budge in over 10,000 miles. The two amps I had were the Elf (exact same as Arc, just different name) and the RF PBR300X2.
For a very small period of time I installed the plate mount which is often used and attached kind of in the front of the inner fairing. Within 3 weeks my amp blew due to water and dust while on a big bike trip. Just from my experience and my two cents, velcroing it to the side is a better solution because it is protected from water and dust better in all weather riding.
Of course mounting it on the side with velcro goes out the window if you add inner fairing speakers.
Originally Posted by Northwoods_Maine
This amp is a bit too large to mount on top of standard head unit (which is what I was hoping for) so how are people mounting them on their RGs? I've read that some use a heavy duty velcro and mount to the fairing itself, anyone tried that method and how did it work out? Which velcro model did you use? I travel some reasonably rough (frost heaves, etc.) roads and don't want it coming loose from being jounced around. Your thoughts, tips?
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