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Radio suggestions to replace HK?

Ive been running a Sirius receiver on top of my dash, ran thru the aux plug in the front of the radio. With the Cee Bailey 14" Euro I used a ram mount to hold the receiver. These receivers dont take vibration well. Since replacing the shield with a factory shield Ive been able to mount the receiver back to the top of the dash, which is far better with less vibration. Anyhow Im on my fourth receiver and Im tried of messing with it. I would like a radio that can use my factory controls (PAC connector is a possiblility), is satelite ready, and has a usb port for memory chip. Post pics and price of what youve got, or recommend. Thanks.


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I put my Sirius Sportster 4 on my Roadie and it started powering on and off intermittently after about 800 miles. I powered it from the cigarette lighter on the fairing. Is that what yours did?

I wired mine from the back side of the cigarette lighter, using an aux female plug (cig lighter). The voltage for these units is 6v, so if you remove the original plug, then you are wiring it to 12v. Ask me how I know.



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Have you checked out BikeTronics, here are the radios they sell on there website: http://www.biketronics.com/categories/Radios/ I did talk to them and it will work with any radio that has a wired remote option. You might want to check with them directly for a updated list or if you find a radio you like they can tell you if it will work.

I have there RetroRadio setup with a Sony radio. Works great, all controls work and the Auto Volume works also. I have had mine for a while so the radio I have does not have a USB port, but I think the CDX-GT640U on the above link has a USB and is Sat ready. I have had no issues and installation was a breeze. If you look in the install section on there website you can view the directions to see how easy the install is.

Here is the RetroRadio link: http://www.biketronics.com/categorie...-Install-Kits/

I bought the radio from BestBuy because it was cheaper then directly from BikeTronics. I can post a picture of it tonight if you are interested.

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I put my Sirius Sportster 4 on my Roadie and it started powering on and off intermittently after about 800 miles. I powered it from the cigarette lighter on the fairing. Is that what yours did?
I wired mine from the back side of the cigarette lighter, using an aux female plug (cig lighter). The voltage for these units is 6v, so if you remove the original plug, then you are wiring it to 12v. Ask me how I know.


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I have a Sony and got the Hawg Tunes adaptor so I could keep the controls on the hand controls. The radio Has all the fixn's Blue tooth, CD, Sat ready, AUX inputs, and a wireless remote. Only thing I don't like is that you can't adjust the contrast very much on the didplay.
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This is the one I am looking at right now.

Kenwood KMR-440U marine receiver
* MP3 and WMA playback
* built-in iPod control
* compatible with Kenwood's Bluetooth® adapter, HD Radio™ tuner, satellite radio



Gonna go with the Biketronics retro-fit kit to retain handlebar controls.

Currently using a Sirius Starmate 5 that I just renewed for another year. When that is up I'll prolly go with the Sirius tuner.


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Ive been running a Sirius receiver on top of my dash, ran thru the aux plug in the front of the radio. With the Cee Bailey 14" Euro I used a ram mount to hold the receiver. These receivers dont take vibration well. Since replacing the shield with a factory shield Ive been able to mount the receiver back to the top of the dash, which is far better with less vibration. Anyhow Im on my fourth receiver and Im tried of messing with it. I would like a radio that can use my factory controls (PAC connector is a possiblility), is satelite ready, and has a usb port for memory chip. Post pics and price of what youve got, or recommend. Thanks.
Sincecrazy,... when I replace mine (next year) I will go with Hawg-Wired. There stuff aint cheap but so far so good with the Amp. I've got the Doubleshot 150 watt x2 channel. I improved on that BIG TIME this year with the addition of the Titan-Hertz 6.5" speakers. Long story short,... I adjusted my Amp when I replaced speakers this year,... with Gain adjustment all the up,... I'll go 1/2 way up on volume, with the H.K. Headunit and Man!... What a IMPROVE$MENT! Harmon Kardon Head Units start to distort, when volume is over 1/2 way up. To get that good clean sound I want I'm gonna have to get a aftermarket radio!Biketronics or Hawg-Wired is the way to go but I can only say how much I really like the Hawg-Wired stuff. They have a section on there web-site that tells ya what replacement radios will work with the aftermarket bracket. These guys are Very Cool and I highly reccommend them. But,... there is one other guy ya should talk to b/4 ya make a decision. His name is Wayne, hes on the HD Forums as Firecap501. Hes very cool also. I didnt know about him b/4 I bought my Hawg-Wired products.I would choose 1 of the 3. I would get Alpine or a Sony. IMHO Keep me informed! Hawg-Wired site will tell you the x-act model#'s of these radios. When I bought my DblSht pkge,... They gave me a Tech's cell# that was available 24-7, for anything I mite be in question on with install. Little things like that sell me. Nice amp,... built very well! Wayne deals with ARC equip. But I've heard nothing but praise about him. Have spoke with him once and he is very knowledgable.
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Kemwood for this application is supposed to be the way to go ...check the net though prices are all over the place

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I have been looking into replaceing my stereo, but I a have been thinking about getting the popout screen with a GPS. I have not found one yet. I dont like things on the bars.
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Wayne deals with ARC equip. But I've heard nothing but praise about him. Have spoke with him once and he is very knowledgable.
I dealt with him a couple years back when I purchased my Arc mini amp. He was very good to deal with. Im just trying to see what other ideas are out there.


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