stereo upgrade

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Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500 Aspencade Trike

stereo upgrade

Post by jdn40 »

ok , installed an amp , subwoofer and new speakers . looking for a stereo . has anyone gotten an eagle 1500 3.0 ? I'm looking to buy one . I've been in contact with the company . they can ship one from EU but very pricey ( around $800 ) I'm willing to spend the money but would like to see if it is as good as they say . I know I can do something cheaper but this is what I want . the 3.0 retains all the controls and CB .

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Re: stereo upgrade

Post by thebruce »

I'm in the middle of installing a powered compact sub, amp and speakers myself. I'm using the stock radio/cassette player with the high level inputs on the amps, which have automatic power on (in theory).

My goal was to get more/better sound for as reasonable a cost as possible, with no butchering of the otherwise pristine harness on my bike. That's right, NO FARKLES.

I use a cheap mpow bluetooth FM transmitter (not available anymore, but similar ones out there) on my bike with the stock stereo. In fact, I have 2 of these that I swap between my work/personal trucks and my goldwing as needed.

It has basic functions to answer calls, a microphone to talk through if parked (wind noise makes it hard to talk when in motion), which is surprisingly handy, music play, fast forward and rewind. My phone peeks out of the left pocket with the 3 snaps at the front undone.

Might do what you need without having to fork over a pile of money...
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