Ok. So got my equipment and working on the install and putting it all together, and I just have some newb questions on the install and how I should be wiring this all together. So here are my questions.
First, this is my equipment:
biketronics: BT1005X - 1998-2013 MULTI-BRAND RADIO INSTALL KIT
Head unit: Alpine CDE-HD149BT Single-Din Bluetooth Car Stereo with HD Radio, Premium LCD Display and SiriusXM Ready
speakers and AMP:
Speakers: Infinity Kappa 62.11 150w 6.5inch 2 way
Amp: Cerwin Vega B52 Stealth Bomber Class D Amp b52 2 channels, 1,000W
Now, got the head unit in, and got the amp install plate in. Now I am looking to set up the wiring. I am using the RCA connects on the head unit to go into the AMP. So here is my first question:
1. Should I bridge my AMP? I only have the two fairing speakers right now and I am not planning on adding anymore. Does it make sense to bridge the AMP? Well that help/hurt or not make a difference? The AMP says I can bridge if I want.
2. In my pic of the head unit wire harness, that blue/white wire is for the remote start on the AMP. a). it is not long enough to reach where I have the amp and the actually connection on the amp looks like it is for a heavier gauge wire. So do I just splice more wire at the end of the harness to reach the amp and call it good?
3. How do I wire the speakers? Should I go from the AMP output directly to the speakers? Or should I go from the AMP to the Biketronics module that connects to the original harness and that would send it to the original speaker wires correct?
4. I know the answer, but I was trying to get away with removing my tank because of the crossover and fuel I have in the tank. I should run the AMP power in the cable port under the tank right? Not just take off the cover and run it over the tank and under the cover. I saw a Fosgate video where they did just that and I thought that would make it much easier. Just talk me back into the sensible choice.
I thank all you audio dudes that know what the hell they are talking about and wish I had you in the garage with me, I'd even buy ya some cold ones to watch me do this. If you come to deadwood in August, the first round will be on me. Thanks in advance!!!