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Old 03-27-2009, 07:33 PM
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Default Biketronics/Sony and ARC amp Radio review

First of all my saga for sound on the Harley started a few years ago and several thousand dollars ago.

I started with a RKC that I had for years but felt it was time to have tunes to listen to. So off I went in search of good tunes. I tried the “Two Wheel Tunes” and was disappointed, these were worthless above 45 miles per hour, COST $500.00.

Then I started looking at a new Street Glide, yes I traded up mainly for the radio, COST $6000.00.

Well I didn’t like the sound so I changed speakers to Hogtunes, better but still not happy, COST $100.00.

I then changed the speakers to J & L, better than original, maybe a little better than Hogtunes, IMHO. Still not happy, COST $100.00

I then installed an arc mini amp, finally getting somewhere. But the amp messed up my AM radio station, and yes I do enjoy talk radio and ball games, Firecap answered several question and made calls to help me work this out, he is a GREAT resource, COST $375.00

I then installed a series of relays that allowed me to turn the amp on and off so I could have AM radio, COST $150.00.

Fairly happy but not perfect...

Then the Harmon Kardon went south, out of warranty of course.

I purchased the Sony set up and harness kit from Biketronics, I installed this today. WHAT A GREAT SOUND, the folks at Biketronics are very helpful and are great to work with, COST $365.00.

Today I took the SG out to try the sound, at 80-90 miles per hour the sound was clear, and I actually had to turn it down. THIS SOUND SYSTEM ROCKS


Did I say several thousand dollars ago....LOL


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Old 04-05-2009, 05:23 PM
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Hey there, What head unit did you go with? amp and speakers as well? Im curious, I did an upgrade to my electraglide and am not that impressed with it.. the sound is def. clearer but not much louder than stock..
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:56 PM
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J & M speakers

Arc Mini 125.2 amp

Sony CD/MP3/WMA/ATRAC3 Player, CDX-GT630UI head unit

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:07 PM
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wow i thought i spent alot at 1100$$
sport bike is gone! now i can ride all day!!
stage 1 76.4hp 87.87tq with SE pro super tuner
reinhart slipons lovin the ride!!!!!!!!!
113 is next summer
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:52 AM
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Is it worth the extra money to get a sony head unit or have iron cross rebuild my harman kardon?
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