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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking about putting a sound system on my bike,just wondering what speakers and sound sytem anyone has? can you use a ipod or mp3 player?
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My wife's boss has a satalite radio on his Goldwing. I have one in my truck, and my opinion is tinkering with a radio and flipping channles is dangerous on a motorcycle.

An Ipod MIGHT be ok, but I am thinking the music could be too much of a distraction, I dont know. I think an Ipod would probably be ok on a long interstate ride but I wouldnt recommmend it in town, on short trips, or on any technical / curvey roads.

You'll probably hear different opinions from others here. Just sharing my thoughts.
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I use a mp3 player in 1 ear. Im pretty sure here in VA its illegal to use in both. Ilike it cause I still hear whats going on but also get music. I have a portable xm mifi, but reception seemed to be a problem. That might be solved using a ram-mount, but I think sitting so low there is just too much to block reception. All of the speaker setups Ive seen for bikes seem to cost way to much. Or at least way too much for my budget.
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I have Rumbel Road speakers and plug in my Ipod.
Easy and good sound, I use it alot almost every ride unless I am just going to the store.
http://www.mhinstruments.com/products/rr_premium.htm
They have built in amps in the speaker.

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As for earphones (ear buds, whatever ya want to call them) here in PA, the only earphones you can have are for communication. NOT music.
But you can have speakers like those Chad mentioned. I believe most all those types of speakers will work with MP3 and Ipod players.
I had thought about having music when I ride, but I'm perfectly happy with the rumble rumble rumble... pop pop pop music my bike makes. And when I stop for a smoke, I just use the music on my cellphone.


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i'd love to have some tunes on my bike! so what kind of music does everyone like to listen to? me? i'm a metal head! as i write this, i've got Iron Maiden playing.
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i'd love to have some tunes on my bike! so what kind of music does everyone like to listen to? me? i'm a metal head! as i write this, i've got Iron Maiden playing.
Mostly Classic Rock for me. Also Blue Grass, some country (older stuff) and Blues.
I can listen to most anything....except rap.
I've even been to a couple of a buddies Death Metal shows. Although, I couldn't understand one thing he was (as they call it) 'Growling', but it had a heck of a beat to it!


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I'm a vet heli pilot, so I'm used to listening to the vehicle sounds as a sort of 'keeping the finger on the pulse' - only God knows how many times that saved me from serious mechanical problems or getting stranded somewhere... For that reason alone, I'd strongly advise against in-ride aural distractions like music or radios. Then again, most people probably aren't as used to listening to machine as I am...
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When I ride, I usually listen to my iPod. Here in FL it's legal to have speakers mounted in your helmet, it's not legal to use ear buds. (the speakers need to be 'mounted' in the helmet, not your ears.

I've seen lots of folks say it's bad to listen to music, but I find once I put a helmet on I can't hear much of anything else anyway, and I don't play the music at full volume, so I'm still aware of my surroundings.

As for what I listen to, it's a very mixed collection, but mostly classic rock, some Motown, and others.
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