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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Road Glide audio help

So I've had this Glide for about 10 years. It has a completely stock stereo on it down to the speakers. Let's say it has seen its life 10x's over. I'm in no way trying to build an award winning system but just want to hear the system as clearly as I can without breaking the bank. After all it's a 14 year old scoot but I have a personal attachment to her and she'll always have a home with me.
I plan on adding some tour pac pods this winter, either bought or made, but not right this minute. Anyways, with the help of this forum and endless googling, this is what I've come up with. Can anyone see any issues I might come across with this set up:

Metra 99-9890 Radio cover kit
Soundstream PN4 1000D
Infinity kappa 62IX 6.5" coaxials
Metra Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface

Of course wiring and cables/fuse holders I'll make myself

What does everyone recommend for the dash speaker adapters (brand) and will everything here play nice together? Am I missing anything? Will I have any issues with the factory speaker grills? The reason

My riding style is usually state routes and occasionally interstate but try to avoid those as much as possible (No fun factor) Music is across the board and nothing particular.

Thanks for any and all help ahead of time
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 09:20 PM
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My Stero upgrade experience

I ride an 2005 as well. Re-did the Stereo about 2 years ago.

I believe the adapters I used were Metra as well- not that expensive $20 to 40 I can't remember. but they work fine to change out to 6.5 speakers from stock.They pull the speaker out and down for clearance.

My only regret is reading the HU screen, fine in the garage but outside impossible to see anything ( I got a Kenwood 998- mostly because it had a front and rear USB ports). Make sure your HU is ok in that respect.
The RadioSound screen that Harley used was great- miss the orange screen you could actual see when riding.

If this is important to you- make sure that if using Bluetooth connection that you can actually use the HU to change songs etc , and not just from the phone- I found this out too late.

As well I miss the weather channel when on the road and you see the winds pick up the sky darken and not sure if heading into a big storm or.....not.

I had the Infinity Kappa speakers for a year or so until one morning after a major rainfall on a ride they just failed. Replaced with Hertz Milli Pro 165

Lowers really not needed. I have the same AMP and the sound from the lowers not heard that much by driver, but may be better for passenger. I get enough clear sound that you can clearly hear on the Interstate

I used Velcro pad to initially hold amp ( pushed between glove box and inner fairing it was snug) but found some wires over time vibrated loose (i think it was actually the remote on power line). Replaced with Hawgwired mount(AB150R) and bolted to front studs of fairing. You could make this plate as well.
Also put new steel speaker grills on (RG5252) as the fabric originals were looking- well old!
The most difficult item to find was the speaker pods for the Road Glide lowers. At some point I know they changed all the lowers to be the same, but mine were original non vented specific for the RG . I think I got some from Factory Fairing, (but 150 for the pods and 150 for the speakers in them and had to find grills that fit ) but I would spend that money on something else.

Just my 2 cents, actually much more to get in the stereo game.
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Sounds like you got it all planned out. I used Hawg-wired speaker adapters. Some of the cheaper off brands gave fairing fitment problems .
The Infinity kappa's are great speakers, just make sure you tune the amp accordingly. They don't have a real high wpc rms.
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Congrats, should sound better than stock...The old Radio Sound is going way back..

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Hi 20king05; nothing wrong with your set-up there. But I would try to avoid a HU that requires a splash guard. Not just for those rainy days on the road but also the hassle when hosing down the bike.

I did some research before retirering my RadioSound. I ended up with the Auquatic Av Bluetooth stereo. It's not cheap but it uses the existing factory stereo mounting bracket and wiring connections just plug & play! And even better – control this HU directly from the factory handlebar controls!! It has a removeable face-plate and inside is a phone/MP3 charger and a 3.5mm jack. I usally just hook up my phone by BT.

I had planned to add an amp but the built-in 288W-amp can drive up to 8 speakers. I replaced my factory speakers with a set of J&M 7-1/4" fairing speakers! I had to add a an adapter plate kit to fit these huge speakers (stock is 5-1/4") – the sound quality is amazing! To top it off I bought new speaker grills from J&M with tweeter pods!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input. Decided to ditch the Sony head unit and went with a kenwood instead due to the sonys 2v pre amp outputs compared to the 5v kenwood.
Everything I will listen to will be on a flash drive or connected by bluetooth so a CD player and FM reception is not a concern (no good stations around here anyway)
Pulled the trigger 2 days ago and expect everything here today.
Thanks again
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