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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, Just recently joined this forum and have been reading the Audio section trying to make sense of it all but am more confused than ever now.
Been on bike for many years but this is the first one for me with audio.
I have very little knowledge about audio systems in general other than what sounds good or bad to me.
I have a few dislikes with the standard system setup on my 2012 road glide I would like to correct.

To me it sounds a bit ordinary, doesn't handle volume very well, won't play a mp3 data burn disc and has no USB input. What I do like about it is it is very easy to use.

I understand that a new head unit is necessary to play the music I want via USB and give a better over all performance. A new amp and speakers to pull it all together. Adapter rings, wiring system and mounting assembly will need to be compatible also.
I am not looking for a killer setup just a nice over all system using just 2 speakers in the stock locations.
Head units seem to be a matter of preference with some lasting longer than others which could be down to good luck or not.

What are your suggestions for a simple but effective system that would be considered a good upgrade.
There is one issue with all of this. I am in Australia and there is almost no product available here that I have found and a number of vendors In USA don't ship internationally but some do offer their distributors/retailers as potential shippers.

Any help with this would be much appreciated but please keep it simple as I am not and never have been knowledgeable on audio systems.

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You will get a lot of different opinions and answers for this. Companies like Hawgwired or Biketronics have everything you need to change over and do it simple. Crutchfield also has a good price on a kit to convert. Your budget and sound opinions are going to be what you have to go by, but just about everything is better than stock.

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Welcome from Birmingham AL. I had HD put the BOOM speakers on mine with no amp and it works well. I can hear it at 80-9O. As far as working the phone or MP3 get a adaptor for the headphones and plug into the head unit 10.00 at target.


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Thanks guys, was out riding again today and it definitely needs help. I think I have just about driven it to destruction.
Plan is AMP , Speakers and Head Unit.
budget maybe $1k
looked at a few sites with package deals but I think I could get a better outcome buying different products just from reading the mix that members here have put together.
I guess finding a head unit that I can easily get the wiring connection kit and a mounting set up for is the main issue for now.
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Call Justin @ Hawg Wired, 1-510-894-2999.
He is very knowledgable bout Xactly of what ur wantn to do!
Yeah, hes a sibling of the Owner of Hawg Wired, but, he can guide you in anything and everything, you have a doubt on or a thought about, concerning ur stereo needs.
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That's a loaded question around here.

I went with Hawgwired and the system is awesome, high quality stuff. You should be able to get most of what you are looking for at 1K. Do you have Iphones down under? Before I would go with a different head unit I would get an Ipod/Iphone adapter kit and mount it in my saddle bag. Its easy, all controls work, super clean source for music and it recharges as you ride in case you need GPS. That's just my 2cents as you said you wanted it to be easy.
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That's a loaded question around here.

Do you have Iphones down under?
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You guys are so funny some times. ah yes we have actually seen an Iphone in real life as surprising as that may seem to some. Mate we are on the same planet you know. Iphone is very big here as it is every where but I generally go against the pack. I use android and refuse to have any apple product in our family, that ruffles a few feathers some times but that's my choice.

You know we got some pretty amazing stuff here and even export it to you guys. Have a look at the team that just won the America's Cup.
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