stereo change out


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deanstrand
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stereo change out

Postby deanstrand » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:10 pm



Ok my tape player died long ago, so i pulled it. recently the radio/helmet com unit died also.
I simply want to install a normal cd player stereo but there are soooo many wires and plug I dont know where to begin to install it. All i need is hot wire, and 2 speaker wire. It cant be that hard. Any help???



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Re: stereo change out

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:21 pm

If you want it to be reliable, I would run a wire to the Accessory terminal on the fuse block for power, and run your own speaker wires. That way you know your wiring is good, and you can abandon the questionable wiring that's there. In fact, you could probably just rip out all that mess, including the existing tuner, intercom, etc. and make a few dollars selling it on eBay.

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Re: stereo change out

Postby deanstrand » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:04 am

great advice, I guess I was trying to overcomplicate it.
Ok next question. How do I get speaker covers off to tap into those wires?

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Re: stereo change out

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:47 pm

Remove the front turn signals (two philips screws each) and let them hang outside of the fairing by their wires. Reaching into the fairing, you will find four wing nuts (one at each corner of the speaker) fastening each speaker to the fairing. Remove the four wing nuts from each speaker, disconnect the wires, and you can pull the speakers right off.




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