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audio setup beginning

Hey again,

Well, I got some shitty news, I dropped my Diamond 4v2 600 watt channel accidentally as I was trying to setup some basic wiring steps as I was watching the football game,but Im hoping it still works.

Anyhow, first things first I took out the inline 60Amp fuse inside the fuseholder of my power cables. I ran a dry run on my couch and this is what I got so far. I attached the the blue reote turn on in the remote turn in hole of the diamond 4v2. I installed the ground and red in the 12v and ground with the looped end toward the other end (battery of the bike).

i read in the manual that the 4v2 gives you a set of options either bridged/normal (with RCA jacks) setup, so I put them both in just to understand this crap. so far thats it.

First question I have:

Inside the power kit, were a set of seperate speaker wires and american hardbag also sent me a seperate set of blue coated 16 gauge wire also, not sure what thats about?

Im looking at my 18 touring service manual and went to the 9.33 boom box infotainment section just to see what the back of the headunit looks like behind my frame mounted fairing.

So here goes: Most obvious question , where do I install the front and rear speaker cable leads from my headunit to the 4 channel amp?

Second question: Where does the remote wire go from the head unit to the receiver?, Im assuming? or splice it into somewhere else?

3rd question: Im assuming Im gonna have to do some soldering, and thats fine! Just unsure what I need to solder in terms of speaker cables from the amp to the front speakers or to the radio harness?

Ifd its to the radio harness, do I remove the radio harness and match up the correct color codes using my service manual wiring diagrams in the back?

4th question how do I install the DSR1?

And final question, for now, if I am to remove the stock radio harness and solder wires, how do the front audio 14+ plug n' play harnesses work, am I installing those in addition to soldering or no?

And finally Ive got an extra set of RCA inputs the guy from American Hardbag sold to me, not sure what to do with those?

PS...On the end of the plug n play front audio harness, there is a seperate attachment that looks like some sort of narrow type of plug, kind of weird looking.

ALso, where does the fuse for the DSR1 go? It says between the DSR1 battery and the DSR1, no idea what the hell there talking about?

I know how to install the split backbone and the rear lids, cause I need to drill a hole in each of the lids to gain access inside the lid to run a wire for future lid speakers, but the front audio Im a bit rusty on.

BTW..I shaked the diamond amp 4v2 and I can hear something light rattling inside, that cant be good for anybody.
Here are some pics hopefully you guys understand what in the hell I'm talking about before I go play in traffic, losing my mind trying to figure this out.

I can only upload 5 pictures but I have more!!

Thank you,
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more pics (cont page 2) audio upgrade for 2018 harley road Glide John S

The 5 th picture shows a set of wire harnesses for bridged mode and the 4th picture shows a set of harness/RCA cables for non-bridged 'normal setup mode'!
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last set of pics for tonight! John S

Heres my DSR1
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...and the literature that came in the DSR1 box

thats it for now!
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ohh wait, last 1!

And a pretty diagram of your basic car wiring diagram and next to it a bike wiring diagram!
Not sure why I put this up!
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Letís talk later. There will be no soldering of any wire on that bike.


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John, sorry to hear about Your Amp. Before installing it I would make sure that it powers up if it doesn't I would contact American Hard Bag to get a solution.
On another note, as roadie13 stated, there's no need to solder anything.
I've listed below American Hard Bag's information re: RF DSR-1.
Hope this helps.
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The Perfect Solution

High to low, equalizer, crossover, Bluetooth all in one plug and play unit. This kit uses the awesome new Rockford Fosgate DSR1 digital sound processor to seamlessly integrate aftermarket amplifiers and speakers with your factory or aftermarket Harley radio.

Simple to Setup

The setup is straightforward and done by smartphone (Bluetooth). We can even make your settings for you remotely at no extra cost!
Easy to Use

Simple smartphone app controls all of the settings. No need to connect a computer.
No Need to Flash Your Bike!

The equalizer can account for whatever flash your bike currently has. The plug and play signal harness comes with load resistors built into it that dramatically improves the sound quality of your factory Harley radio.
Easy to Install

This kit will work with any radio, factory or aftermarket. Optionally it even ships with plug and play signal adapters for any '14 or later Harley Davidson radio. The DSR1 also has RCA inputs as well for aftermarket radios.

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Diamond amp return and biketronics aftermarket adapters delivered today!

Thanks Mike and Roadie13,

I got in touch with Diamond amps and they said that they would replace my amp, after telling them what happened to it as i was looking at.

I'm just waiting on a new amp to be sent to me.
Got the aftermarket adapters for the fairing speakers from biketronics today also.

I'll keep you guys posted
Thanks
You guys are a lifesavers!!

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punch level control and vehicle T-harness

Hey guys,
Got a simple question!
For the DSR1 on the instructions provided, it indicates a Punch Level Control (sold seperately) and a the Vehicle T-Harness (sold seperately).

Am I going to need to purchase those 2 items for my audio install upgrade on my 18 RG?

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Have never had a DSR1 in my hands so guessing here. The punch level control sounds like their remote bass boost for amps so Iíll guess no on that one. The T harness likely has the connector to tie into the radio so Iíll guess yes there. Key word and tricky phrase is guess, call whoever you bought it from or RF directly and confirm.

This is exactly why I buy from guys like biketronics and Badd Azz bikes, they take the time to walk through it with you and provide setup specific advice. Itís easy to miss little things and thatís understandable, but if you bought this stuff from a bike audio shop and they didnít get you every major piece needed (vehicle specific harness is major) call to get it straight and donít deal with them again after this build. If you got it from fleabay or amazon wonít be any help there.

I can have amp and speakers installed and tuned in a heartbeat, this DSR1 Iím worthless when it comes to advice.


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