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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hog Tunes Install (With Amp)

I admit that I was a little intimidated about doing an "amplified" audio system upgrade on my RGC myself, but I decided to grow a pair and pull the trigger. Well, I just finished the install, and have to say that (#1) the install was not that bad at all, and (#2) the upgrade is a big improvement over stock. It went from non-amped 5.25" speakers to 5x7" speakers with 2-channel amplifier.

My seat is currently en route to Mean City Cycles for a passenger seat mod, so I cannot take the bike for a freeway ride yet, but I can still provide a "basic" assessment of the improvement. In a nutshell, it plays noticeably louder, maybe 30%-40%, and when its turned up high, it no longer distorts. With my 12" WindVest, I'm sure I'll be able to hear the tunes at freeway speed now, which was my goal, but I will report back once I get my seat back from MCC and can take it for a freeway ride.

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Good Job man, I installed mine about a year ago and I'm happy with it still. How did getting fairing back on go for u? It was driving me nuts. Enjoy the improved sounds.

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Good Job man, I installed mine about a year ago and I'm happy with it still. How did getting fairing back on go for u? It was driving me nuts. Enjoy the improved sounds.
I actually havn't put it back on yet, as I still need to zip tie the wires. Since I won't have my seat back from MCC for about 10 days, I'm in no rush. With all the down time, I may decide to rig up a garage door opener switch or something. I'm trying to be creative.....

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garage door switch? hmm that a mod I need to do next. Let me know how it works.

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I installed my Hog Tunes with the amp back in 09 and the mounting bracket for the amp covered the light adjustment opening so I had to cut the bracket some. I contacted Hog Tunes and sent them pics of the problem. Does the amp mounting bracket still cover the opening for the headlight adjustment screw or did Hog Tunes modify the mounting bracket ??


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I actually havn't put it back on yet, as I still need to zip tie the wires. Since I won't have my seat back from MCC for about 10 days, I'm in no rush. With all the down time, I may decide to rig up a garage door opener switch or something. I'm trying to be creative.....
With the new amp installed your probably going to have a little more problems getting your outer fairing back on . Remove your head light bucket to line up hooks and push hard.

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Had mine for a week now sounds great, but I just washed the bike yesterday & now getting real bad scratching sounds, so bad I had to turn it off. WTF! Anyway, that's why I'm glad I had the dealer do it, cause its going back first thing in the morn.


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Congrats Tek, I love mine - put speakers in the lowers and added the tweeter pod too, really helped fill the air....

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and the mounting bracket for the amp covered the light adjustment opening so I had to cut the bracket some. I contacted Hog Tunes and sent them pics of the problem. Does the amp mounting bracket still cover the opening for the headlight adjustment screw or did Hog Tunes modify the mounting bracket ??
Yup, they were listening - here is a shot of the beginning my install...

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Congrats Tek, I love mine - put speakers in the lowers and added the tweeter pod too, really helped fill the air....



Yup, they were listening - here is a shot of the beginning my install...

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Too bad that bracket is messed up as well. The slot is going the wrong way. I ended up cutting it off so the signal wiring wouldn't get any more messed up.

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I'm not gonna touch it today, but I'll snap a couple pics before reinstalling the fairing and report back here.

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