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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Sony AX-5000 for Road Glide Special

It seems that "EVERYONE" loves this radio for the Road Glide, Street Glide, but, when it comes to the Road Glide SPECIAL, there's always a "BUT"......

BUT, the "BUT" never get's explained, or if it does, it goes over my head....

WHAT is the drawback to putting this unit in my 2018 Road Glide Special....

Yes, I know I have the "BIGGER" Unit, with the bigger screens, but, what, if anything, am I losing over the Stock Boom System????

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If I’m not wrong you are gonna loose the “information” page (oil pressure and air temperature indication)
The other issue is the “marine” waterproof, but biketronik seems to offer a dedicated kit to solve the problem
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You are also going to lose the built-in navigation of the Boom 6.5 and have to depend on Google maps on your phone, which makes you dependent upon cell phone service...


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Wasn't there something about losing controls on the bars or some of them or different functions?

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If I’m not wrong you are gonna loose the “information” page (oil pressure and air temperature indication)
The other issue is the “marine” waterproof, but biketronik seems to offer a dedicated kit to solve the problem
You lose oil pressure info that only tells you "OK" its useless anyway, and something I myself never looked at, and unless you have a non smartphone, you can use Android Auto and Apple Carplay, that will have way better weather info anyway

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You are also going to lose the built-in navigation of the Boom 6.5 and have to depend on Google maps on your phone, which makes you dependent upon cell phone service...


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I use Android Auto and utilize the Google Maps and WAZE navigation, its a hell of a lot easier to use and updated with current info better than the Harley stuff...just MHO Plus you can use offline maps that are just basic. Again I rode many years without a screen to tell me where to go so if I lose it its not the end of the world

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if you use a plug and play kit form Fat head cycles or Biketronics your control work for scanning music, volume, switching input.

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You are also going to lose the built-in navigation of the Boom 6.5 and have to depend on Google maps on your phone, which makes you dependent upon cell phone service...


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Yes, the HD head unit only shows oil as ok, but it does warn of low oil pressure, if that was ever to happen. Not saying that is a show stopper, just info.

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Yes, the HD head unit only shows oil as ok, but it does warn of low oil pressure, if that was ever to happen. Not saying that is a show stopper, just info.
Is it worth it/CAN you add an oil pressure gage???

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Stay out of any rain. And Sony's do fail had the high end one in wife's car repaired twice . And the one in mt car is no prize.


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Yes, the HD head unit only shows oil as ok, but it does warn of low oil pressure, if that was ever to happen. Not saying that is a show stopper, just info.
On the 15, 16 bikes its does give oil pressure. Harley hooked you up on the newer bikes with OK.


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