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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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My stereo, Soundstream amp and speakers

Hello all,

I have installed my stereo on my 2010 RGC over a coupel nights, working

a few hours a night. I used the HK radio and used the speaker level

inputs on the amp. I used pins 1,2 and 24 25 on the unused terminals

for the rear speakers. I used a 4 channel amp.

I have never taken my outer fairing off before this and did lots of

research before diving in.

I chose the Soundstream line of products after visiting a local shop

and saw that they had an Soundstream amp they wanted to use.

A few tips:

When installing the 6.5" speaker adapters, not the cone style, rather

the flat ones, after following the instructions provided, take a file

or grinder and file down the speaker mounting area flat. The screw

heads stick up a bit and won't allow the speaker to sit flush.

I found switched power from a 4 pin harness under the seat.

I found the 15 pin molex plugs, pins and heat shrink at Fry's

Electronics. I found the 2 pin power connector molex at Radio shack.

I made a grid of 7/8" wide squares and drilled 0.5" holes with a step

bit for the rear speakers, 37 holes per side.

Since I used 8" speakers I had to make my own speaker rings with 0.75"

MDF and a rotozip. I made 4 before I was happy with them fitting flush

with the bag. Lots of trial and error and fiing from a rasp file.

Mounting the amp was tough. I wanted to stash my half helment in the bag so that dictated how to mount the amp. The best way to secure the plexiglass mounting plate for the amp was with the screws that held the "saddlebag lid tether thingie." I wired up the amp and made sure everything worked.

Oh yeah, label everything all wires, left right - or +, everything.

I am sure there are better ways to do some things that I've done.

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Nice job with the install and great job with the Picts!! So???? Are you happy with the sound?????

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Thanks for the compliments. I haven't heard other road glide stereos, sooo I am happy with the sound.

In the garage the bass is pretty good. Another tip, if you are running speaker level inputs to your amp, you shoudl turn off AVC as it will distort the sound when increasing the volume.
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The 6.5" speaker adapters are from Throttle Up industries. They still require grinding off the 3 speaker post, but are designed for the Road Glide only.
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