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replacement stereo

Postby 86pearlblue » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:56 pm



Thinking about replacing the stereo for one that has an aux input for mp3 capabilities. any suggestions?



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Re: replacement stereo

Postby Phunnybone » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:32 pm

Dual has a marine radio with a hardwired remote (other remotes are infrared line-of-sight and wouldn't work well riding down the road).

Here's a couple of YouTube vids (by the same guy) on doing this.

Part 1




Part 2



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Re: replacement stereo

Postby 86pearlblue » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:47 pm

I'll look into it, thanks. Though I was hoping to find something that fit into the existing slot, but it's a start.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby Phunnybone » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:51 pm

I don't know that there's anything other than stock that will fit into that slot - at least I haven't seen anyone post about it.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby 86pearlblue » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:38 pm

figures!! :D still looking...

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby goodoni » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:04 am

Look at the Enrock Black Outdoor Marine Radio (MPEB01).
It measures 9" wide x 1.95" high and only 4.10" deep

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:52 am

Have a look at this.It's the only radio that would fit the depth.I had to trim it in to secure it but it works well.I got mine at Autozone for about $40.Walmart sells them too,but here it it bundled with 6'' speakers.I did buy the Walmart 4" speakers which work well.It's a Dual XR4110.No tape player,no CD,just radio,aux jack,USB and SD slot for MP3.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby goodoni » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:59 am

Check out the Enrock 200W Motorcycle Radio, No CD but is does MP3, AM, FM and USB
Only about $80 bucks which includes a weather cover.
It measures 9" x 1.9" x 4.12" deep, no trimming on an 84 GL1200 Interstate.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby Gkopriva » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:02 pm

I found the mpeb01 for $56.99 online.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby flutie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:30 am

Hey

I know this is a older post, but found it helpful a bit, but am still stuck. Not sure what the etiquette is in bumping a old thread, but here goes. I have done tons of searching

I have a 84 GL1200 Interstate, I want to have a great stereo, am stuck.... Am assuming the dimensions are similar in my bike?

My bike has 4 inch pioneer speakers and a Pyramid 2706D AM/FM CASSETTE Player with CD input, I use only my Apple Ipod Shuffle ....stereo and speakers came with bike

I cant play it loud enough or it just gets distorted, just wondered if you could help me out, can you play your new setup very loud without it being distorted? Perhaps I might look for same package?

The Pyramid 2706D says on front that it`s 40 watt + 40 watt total output, wondering what yours is?

Not sure my problem is the stereo player, the speakers or both, speakers look good, they are 100 watt pioneer speakers, no holes, cracks or anything

Long winter here so yesterday had one speaker out and tried a variety of house stereo speakers I have, they all are distorted after medium volume

Hey Thanks if you have any suggestions

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby 86pearlblue » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:17 pm

I actually found a rather cheap solution. My local car audio shop had a signal interrupter, wherein the ipod plugs into it, it interrupts the signal from the antenna and injects the audio into it at a specified fm station. it was still weak, but I also had a battery operated preamp which was actually used for mp3 players to amplify and split the sound for multiple headphones, and that seemed to boost the signal to an acceptable level. Please also note that all the existing on-board filters and intercoms have been stripped out of the bike, as they were creating more interference than they removed. All told, this solution cost me about $60.00. I will find and post the specs on the unit I installed.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby flutie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:41 pm

86pearlblue wrote:I actually found a rather cheap solution. My local car audio shop had a signal interrupter, wherein the ipod plugs into it, it interrupts the signal from the antenna and injects the audio into it at a specified fm station. it was still weak, but I also had a battery operated preamp which was actually used for mp3 players to amplify and split the sound for multiple headphones, and that seemed to boost the signal to an acceptable level. Please also note that all the existing on-board filters and intercoms have been stripped out of the bike, as they were creating more interference than they removed. All told, this solution cost me about $60.00. I will find and post the specs on the unit I installed.


Thanks 86, am really stumped, have read tons of stuff, and for sure not spending 300 bucks on speakers

While I have you here what do you think of this system if you have a moment that is :)

What do you think of this

http://www.sharkmotorcycleaudio.com/pro ... akers.html

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby 86pearlblue » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:57 pm

Something else I wanted to note is I had tried other forms of audio input for my Ipod (cassette adapter, other fm signal transmitters) and they all were terrible for audio quality. The noise and electrical interference were intolerable.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby 86pearlblue » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:00 pm

I had checked out the shark system at my local motorcycle shop and found it a little pricey for something that doesn't even attempt at looking at looking like it was factory installed.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby flutie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:06 pm

Thanks

Yes I have a FM transmitter in my truck that works well, my problem on motorcycle is that maybe it`s just a lousy system? I like loud and clear, currently I have the cd input/output and mp3 player works fine in it, so do not need transmitter, just better system perhaps

Could I ask you about this one :)

http://reviews.cnet.com/in-dash-car-ste ... 12258.html

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby 86pearlblue » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:28 pm

Looking back at your previous post, I noticed that the stereo you have puts out 40w/channel. The 4"speaker, in general (though technology has changed somewhat), won't handle that much power. As a result, when you get into the upper volume range, it distorts and runs the risk of blowing the speakers. Ideally, the max output of the stereo should be slightly less than what the speakers can handle. For a bike, I would imagine, 15w/ channel is more than adequate. Mine is the stock SONY OEM and is less than that, but still sufficient at 60 mph, helmet on. Pretty much any automotive ISDN stereo will fit in the bike, though you may have to make slight modifications for mounting securely. Matching power is key to a good sounding stereo. 40w x 40w system should have speakers that can handle 60w. The max rating of the speaker should be stamped on the back of the magnet of the speaker.

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby flutie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:18 pm

Thank You 86

I think I am going to purchase a brand new system from Canadian tire,they seem to have a good selection of stuff. Thanks so much for your input much appreciated :) I did answer your PM am in Haliburton. lakes on every side

Was also worried about stator issues in the 84 Interstate, do you think any type of stereo that I pick up for 99 bucks or so will be ok with it, assuming you are familiar with the stator, I wonder if yours has that issue.

Mine was replaced for new stator by previous owner aprox 5 years ago

Thanks again......my current speakers are pioneer 100 watt, so maybe radio and speakers to old

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Re: replacement stereo

Postby flutie » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:29 pm

For those that followed my soap opera

I found the entire process of deciding what to buy so stressful, that I just purchased the same exact package that PARADISE has


Got the JVC stereo

http://www.jvc.ca/www/Mobile/model.aspx?m=KD-R330

Got the Kenwood speakers

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kenwood-KFC-...-/251160691085

Got the Kimber Amp

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Audio-S...item1c2e2640b7

Thanks for EVERYBODY`S input

I feel good about this, am in a fairly remote area, so I save gas money, total cost including shipping and pre paid customs on one order, was 207.00 Canadian. 207 bucks covered everything

Things are cheaper in the US remember, so this is pretty good

The amp is coming direct from China for 12 bucks US, GUYS on ebay wanted a lot more, they get you for shipping, was free shipping from China believe it or not

Speakers came to 83 bucks for the pair, that included 14 bucks shipping and 14 bucks customs pre paid

The jvc stereo was 89 bucks, I know cheaper in US, but shipping was only 6 bucks, and no customs, came from Canada

But the thing is, it was 207 bucks total everything included, tax shipping everything

So I am happy
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