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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Are they for real?

My Harley dealer said If I use anything other than boom audio amps and boom 2 speakers my radio will not up date. I have a 2018 RG. Basically they saying I can't use after market audio parts any input?

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My Harley dealer said If I use anything other than boom audio amps and boom 2 speakers my radio will not up date. I have a 2018 RG. Basically they saying I can't use after market audio parts any input?
For the price of Boom Audio you can replace everything and will sound way better.

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Nope it’s all BS. I have aftermarket amp and speakers. My boom radio does the updates every time I do them.

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What a load of shit

Stealership are a joke

Need to find a better dealership

I have a great dealership here in Texas

Good luck finding a better place to work with

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My Harley dealer said If I use anything other than boom audio amps and boom 2 speakers my radio will not up date. I have a 2018 RG. Basically they saying I can't use after market audio parts any input?
Go back to the dealer and ask them to explain exactly how the Boom! radio can identify what speakers or amp you’re using. How precisely does the radio know it’s not Harley. Does it have a brain that no one knows about? It must be able to do that to deny the updates. Please come back and tell us what line of crap they feed you. Better yet, do this dealer a favor and call Harley customer service and ask them. Amazingly I’ve had very good luck with Harley’s corporate customer service.
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My Harley dealer said If I use anything other than boom audio amps and boom 2 speakers my radio will not up date. I have a 2018 RG. Basically they saying I can't use after market audio parts any input?

Maybe if the Boom! shit wasnt so overpriced. underpowered, and shit sounding, the dealer wouldnt have to resort to BULLSHIT tactics like this to sell the shitty ass audio!

Thats the nice things I have to say about that, dont ask me to give you the uncensored version, it gets real ugly.

To answer your original question, yes you SHOULD go aftermarket, no it wont void the warranty, yes eveything will update just fine, and most important, YES it will sound much better!


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Lol!!!! Thank you all
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It freaking kills me how they try to force feed us how this or that is going to "void" the warranty or something won't update.

I've learned over the years that what most of the guys that work in a dealer says is bs.
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i had a parts guy tell me they needed to run my VIN to buy CVO parts. i laughed at him and walked out the store.
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My dealer told me that the 17 RGS had to be programmed for the Boom 6.5 which I bought from private sales any truth to this ( I had the 4.3) I said you must be full of it he said the digital signals to the ecm wont match whats on the bike eg 4.3
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