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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question stereo for the bike?

so does anyone know of a cheap and effective (and hopefully easy) way to get some tunes for the bike? i was thinking of an ipod mount on the handlebars, but i need speakers that go loud enough to hear over the wind and vance and hines pipes? anyone done anything like this that worked?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 11:02 PM
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yup. Shark water proof (probably really water resistant) motorcycle speakers. I have a pair with their small amp. I sync my droid phone thru bluetooth and off I go. Check out www.gooddeals18.com. They are very reasonable and ship fast. The speakers I bought - one had a slight buzz to it, emailed them and they sent a replacement real quick. Didn't even want the other speaker back. Decent guys over there. Good luck.

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can you post some pics on where you installed everything. I think I'm a little short on room on the handlebars so I just wanna see how its done

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yup. Shark water proof (probably really water resistant) motorcycle speakers. I have a pair with their small amp. I sync my droid phone thru bluetooth and off I go. Check out www.gooddeals18.com. They are very reasonable and ship fast. The speakers I bought - one had a slight buzz to it, emailed them and they sent a replacement real quick. Didn't even want the other speaker back. Decent guys over there. Good luck.

Looks good... Damn fine price, and much better then assembling the parts myself like I was looking at. Just picked one of these up and look forward to having it all mounted up for my trip end of next month.

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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man sorry, i can't help but chime in... a radio?? man if i wanted noise, i would stay home with the phone ringing, kids yelling, tv blaring, and wife shouting. the #1 reason i ride is for the PEACE it brings me! i actually wear high end ear plugs now, can't even tell they are there and i have stock exhaust and plexi-fairing.... peace i tell ya!

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I have the Pyle PLMA 60 ,100 watt system on my bike,plug my phone into it and enjoy it a bunch can hear it well up to highway speeds,and it is rather inexpensive.but I will upgrade it later to a full car stereo unit and speakers and amp,When I buy a fairing .What I have now works well with the police style windshield I have on it now.

I ride a lot of rural 4lane roads and it helps to break the monotony while trying to get from point A to B quickly.Keep your eye on the speed though, it will sneak up on you with the tunes cranking and rolling down the highway.




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I download a playlist to my phone, throw the phone in my pocket, run ear buds under my shirt up to my ears, throw my helmet on, and ride. You don't have to do anything to your bike or buy speakers to get road tunes - unless you want to of course. Ear buds are like $4.50.

Let us know what direction you take, I'm curious.
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I download a playlist to my phone, throw the phone in my pocket, run ear buds under my shirt up to my ears, throw my helmet on, and ride. You don't have to do anything to your bike or buy speakers to get road tunes - unless you want to of course. Ear buds are like $4.50.

Let us know what direction you take, I'm curious.
I did that for a while but on long rides it would cause my right ear to get sore.I know ,I'm just too sensitive




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I download a playlist to my phone, throw the phone in my pocket, run ear buds under my shirt up to my ears, throw my helmet on, and ride. You don't have to do anything to your bike or buy speakers to get road tunes - unless you want to of course. Ear buds are like $4.50.

Let us know what direction you take, I'm curious.
I do the same with my small iPod. It is much easier and when I get to my destination I can continue to have my tunes with me if I want. I download specific playlists for specific types of riding and moods from easy smooth jazz to something that is more apt for hard riding. Also with the ear buds you can use one or both depending on your personal choice. I personally use both and have not had a problem hearing car horns, sirens or other road noises that I needed to hear. Another option may be the newer helmets with bluetooth so you can eliminate the hard wired ear buds. The price for these helmets has come way down recently.

I always hated sitting at a traffic light listening to my car radio when another car pulls up with their radio blasting over mine. Many years ago it happened when my daughter was with me and she had just started high school. I yelled out to the young driver, "Can you hear my radio?" his reply was, "No." So in return I said, "Neither can I. Now turn your sh*t stuff down!" My daughter sunk down in the seat embarassed and upset with me as it was one of the so called hot guys from her school. Months later she became friends with him because he recognized her from the incident and he even apologized to me. I wouldn't want to have my speakers turned up so loud just to hear over the helmet padding, traffic noise and my exhaust. There are enough cycle haters out there now so why add to their reasons for being so?

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I did that for a while but on long rides it would cause my right ear to get sore.I know ,I'm just too sensitive
Then you need custom moulded earphones....

http://www.earfuze.com/

I've been using some "off the shelf" Eytmotic? ER6i buds with silicon ear pieces without comfort issues.

They are noise canceling so you don't need to turn the volume up to hear your tunes. I wear them on trips even when I'm not listening to music.

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