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So guys and gals. Excuse me, biker lingo, brothers and sisters. My radio has decided to shyt on me before I could even enjoy it. I guess it couldn't handle the 15 monsoons on the way home from pickin it up (8hrs away) anyways. I would love some insight on what y'all think I should put in. Now (not to sound like a smartass but) I know the more money you spend, the better quality and what not. I also have read a little about the website that you can send in your radio and they fix it for $250 (I think that's right) I was just wanting to hear some veteran opinions on the subject. I've had the bike a whopping 5 days. Btw I have checked all connections. Fuses. Unplugged fuses. Checked battery. Whole 9. Let's hear what y'all got!! Thanks in advance.
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Oh yah. I'm ballin on a budget here haha. Getting married in November so yeah buying this bike was even pushing it. So best bang for the buck I guess? Thanks again!
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So guys and gals. Excuse me, biker lingo, brothers and sisters. My radio has decided to shyt on me before I could even enjoy it. I guess it couldn't handle the 15 monsoons on the way home from pickin it up (8hrs away) anyways. I would love some insight on what y'all think I should put in. Now (not to sound like a smartass but) I know the more money you spend, the better quality and what not. I also have read a little about the website that you can send in your radio and they fix it for $250 (I think that's right) I was just wanting to hear some veteran opinions on the subject. I've had the bike a whopping 5 days. Btw I have checked all connections. Fuses. Unplugged fuses. Checked battery. Whole 9. Let's hear what y'all got!! Thanks in advance.
Is it a new bike? Warranty?
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I've had my first HD for about 2 months now. My bikes older but speaker went out and I decided what the hell and upgraded through Dragonfly Concepts, Stage 3 stereo upgrade with 2 channel amp for $1,500 bucks. I'm am happy with it and blows doors off my 2000 set up (with cassette player).. Having said that, the audio upgrade thing will drive you nuts because so many opinions and everyone talks in audio shorthand, so as a novice it's hard to comprehend. Many pepole on here have been helped by membe sloride, but apparently he's on sabbatical somewhere. IMO, if it's the head unit that is the problem and you could get back to "as new" with a $250 repair, I would go that route and save your monster audio dreams until your feeling more flush and have the guidance or help to make good decisions. If you buy a new head unit, your going to want to make sure it's plug and play so all the handle bar controls work, (for instance on early HD models like mine, Aquatic AV, is a popular one) otherwise your just adding to problems and expense. IMO either go big with quality upgrade or try and fix what you have.. the middle ground probably will leave you in happy. My opinion bro (and go to audio forum discussion for a lot more).
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Middle ground will leave you "unhappy" IMO
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Middle ground will leave you "unhappy" IMO
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A friend of mine told me many years ago that if you don't ask the answer is always no. If you ask, sometimes the answer might be yes.

That said, if it were me, I would go talk to my local dealer and explain the situation and ask if there is anything they and Harley can do to fix this radio that shouldn't die from being towed in the rain.

If you don't want to deal with the local dealer, maybe a call to Harley customer service. It isn't right that a radio goes out while off being trailered.
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I have great news. After 5 days of no luck. I cranked my bike this morn and surprisingly the radio turned on. Everything works. No idea what finally caused the issue to stop but I'm glad it did. It was either me pulling the battery to go get it tested or it finally dried up. Either way i am relieved. Thanks to all for the help. Y'all are a great group of people.
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