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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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2013 and older RG stereo change (can't see the display due to the angle)

Anyone else suffer from changing out the stereo head unit and can't read the display because of the location and angle? I put in a Kenwood marine deck but can't see the display while riding.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 09:10 PM
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thats a common complaint. not just due to the location and angle either. a lot of aftermarket head units just don't have a bright enough backlight to be effective in the daylight on a motorcycle. be it a road glide or street glide.

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I plan to change my radio out on my 13, so thanks for the info on the aftermarket radio's. Maybe some radio's have better lighting than others, i'll have to do some research before buying.

I found out some info on the newer boom radio's that might help some of you who don't know about it. If you press and hold your info button on the hand controls, it will light up the display screen so you might be able to see it better.


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It helps a little if you can change the contrast from negative and positive on your HU. White seems to be the easiest color for a lot of folks to see, but there are some times when the sun angle is just so bad that nothing works.


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I'll have to see if my new stereo can change the contrast. If not, I may need to look into another stereo.

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I've had good luck with the JVC Marine head units. White ish display with black numbers. They run close to 100 on Amazon. CD, mp3, Bluetooth, usb.

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OK cool. I'll look at those.

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