stereo, radio or ipod
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I haven't see any threads discussing adding a stereo to the 650R. Maybe I'm ride too much with alot of Harley and BMW ...
stereo, radio or ipod
I haven't see any threads discussing adding a stereo to the 650R. Maybe I'm ride too much with alot of Harley and BMW guys, but my friends always have their stereos playing and I want one too. After a few hours, I can't hum to myself anymore. Anyone hooked up speakers/radio/ipod on your bike? I'd be interested in finding out what you did and looking at pictures of the finished product.
03-26-08 02:50 PM
Funny you should mention that. I can install anything electronic practically in a car from a t.v to a fridge. I have been drawing designs on a mp3 based system that feeds two 4.5" or 5.25" marine speakers that I will surface mount in the black portion of the bike which will be fed by a small amp under the seat. Working out the logistics of it all. The wiring is not the hard part, but the design limitations are the issue here.
MP3 because you have more song choices with less actual equipment, and I hate the radio to boot. I am even toying wit satellite radio as an additional add on.
Schematics will be up shortly after I measure for space allotments.
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Anything ever happen with this?
He totaled his bike, so I am sure he does not have a platform to work with anymore... But there are good bike to bike communicators out there that you can connect to any bluetooth able device. You get the right type of mp3 player with the wireless connection and your all set. Well as long as you have the money to spend that is.
Originally Posted by Loki047
Nothing for me. I enjoy getting away from the constant input of audio crap.
And if you do fit anything, use helmet fitted speakers. External speakers sound lousy and to hear them they need to be loud enough to annoy everyone within a five mile radius. And you don't have a spare 100W available from the alternator.
My GPS plays MP3s which can connect to blue tooth headset (the GPS also connects VIA blue tooth to my phone and sends it through to the headset.).
Works pretty well.
a few companies make blue tooth adapters for IPODs, which you could use as well.
+1. The Ipod is my favorite riding partner
Originally Posted by jordanmatulich
Though, like williamr said, sometimes I like to listen to nothing.
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install the fridge like the guy in the second post promised.....
NOW THAT, would be great for a road trip.
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Originally Posted by KawiGirl
Can you elaborate a little on your setup? Brands, model numbers etc..
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I that sounds like a nice set up do you know if it works with the chatter box kawigirl
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Such a rare thing, to be alone with one's thoughts these days.
I wear earplugs on every ride. They help me hear better because they mostly reduce the noise created by the wind making other sounds more audible. Not to mention it reduces the overall decibel level so that I can hopefully postpone the date at which I'll need hearing aids.
As for iPod bluetooth adaptors you can find them at BestBuy.com along with other bluetooth devices (headphones for example).
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one to many IEDs already destroyed my hearing. i like the bluetooth idea. I planning on driving form CO to CA in late august and i cant imagine doing it in silence. sirus would be nice too!
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I have the Sirius Satellite radio "Stiletto 100" model portable player. There's an even slimmer model than that now though. It fits in the pocket of your jeans like an Ipod and has a really nice rechargeable battery. Cool thing about it is it's memory. When you are listening live and hear a song you like you just press "down" on the wheel and the whole song is saved to the unit regardless of when during the song you press record. Then it's categorized in an awesome internal file system that lists genre, artist, album, title, you can even make custom play lists to listen to, or put it on shuffle mode -my favorite.
You can also record blocks of live radio, up to six hours at a time with a total 100 hours of storage, which is great because normally you need to wear a special set of headphones with an antenna on top that needs to be outside in the clear to work, or you need to have it plugged into a home or car dock unit that has an antenna running outside. It's great because you can record blocks of radio, like when you're sleeping, and replay them when you don't have access to an antenna, like when you're on your bike. You can even skip back and forth through the songs in the recorded blocks, and the artist and title info is displayed. I love the home and car dock kits -satellite radio wherever you go with this thing, the kits even come with remotes.
If you get the style of ear-bud headphones that have a rubber part that acts like an earplug you can kill two birds with one stone. Some models even come with different sizes of the rubber part to seal off different sizes of ears better. It is kinda tricky getting your helmet on without them popping out of your ears, but it seems to get better with practice. Hopefully the ones you get won't be too bulky. You can't beat the sound, having all that outside noise removed from the equation. I usually only bother with the radio if I'm going to be on the freeway where wind noise gets pretty annoyingly loud though.
Last edited by Ninja650rDude; 07-10-08 at 03:49 AM.
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does anyone make a bluetooth adapter for the iphone? I'd like to mount my iphone on the top of the tree and bluetooth the songs to an earpiece..
Originally Posted by KawiGirl
I have a bluetooth earpiece (Jawbone) for my pihone already, but I think it only wokrs on phone calls...
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