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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Installing some audio in my '13 FLTRX

Posted this on HDF, but I'm sure not all of you go over there. I'll post what I'm doing here:

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Started off with an Alpine CDA-9886 and Hawg Wired adapter. Only bummer is the white trim around the deck, but I think my buddy has a black one from another Alpine deck I can swap.

I installed some Polk MM651's in the fairing using some Hawg Wired speaker rings. These are badass, way better quality than my Dragonfly rings I installed in my '10 FLHX. I also used some Hogtunes metal speaker grills.

In the rear I used the Yaffe version of the Cycle Sounds lids. Basically these are garbage. The quality leaves a lot to be desired. And the Headache Eliminator Kit does not eliminate any headaches without modifications, which I figured out AFTER the install.

-Two slots need to be ground with a Dremel cutting wheel and the insert bent a little to allow them to bite the plastic lid and keep from spinning.
-The screw holes do not line up properly so a couple are at an angle
-The gasket material is weaker than the stock HD material, so the bag latches don't snap closed as securely.
-The lid strap does not fit properly
-The speaker grills themselves aren't made very well and bend easily (unlike the Hogtunes grills in front)

My other issue is that I used TS-A9665R's instead of TS-D6902R's and I can't change them out without a lot of work. I'm leaving them in there for now.

Other items I'm working on:

-I'm installing a Bluetooth module so I can stream Pandora and Spotify to the Alpine deck. I will not be installing a microphone. I do not take calls when I'm riding, I ride to get away from phone calls among other things.

-MM651's in color-matched lower fairings. I'll be running the wiring through the crash bar

-I'm mounting a PN4.520D on the left side of the fairing using a home-made bracket. Additionally I'm making a bracket for the right side that can either fit a PN4.520D or two smaller amps. Right now I'll install a PN2.350D to run the 6x9's, but there's enough room to later mount a PBR300X2 to run a pair of speakers in my tour pak.

-I'm trying to decide whether to install some HID lights, or just wait until I can buy the Daymakers

More pics to come...

More pics of my pile of junk to be installed:

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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 08:51 PM
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Wow looks great. You went all out curious to hear your thoughts on the amps.
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LOOKS like a fun project

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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, got my Wards fans installed:

Now working on the Jagg 10-row fan-assisted oil cooler:

The local HD dealer loaned me a bracket from the Boom! amp kit:

And the PN4.520D fits the bracket perfectly. But I'm not paying $400 for a bracket!

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Let us know if your happy with how it ROCKS when your done!

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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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So I went and purchased some aluminum, and had a sheet metal shop match the bend and angles on the stock bracket, and reverse the angles for the right side:

My plan is to put the 4.520 on the left side, and use a 2.350 for the 6x9's in the bag. Then, later on when I order speaker pods I'll run Tour Pak speakers off the PBR300x2. My Tour Pak is detachable, so the remote turn-on for the Fosgate will come from my accessory switch:

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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Now I need to start making a template and trimming. I'm not going to add the "ear" sticking out of the HD amp, I'm going to move the amp back. But I need to make sure I get the clearance correct:

I plan to mount the power distribution blocks and maybe the MM651 Crossovers to the front part of the bracket:

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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the positive comments. Hopefully I'll make some good progress this weekend.
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 10:27 PM
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it's going to look very simalar to my ride in a different shade of orange. Great minds think alike!

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