09 electra glide sound system

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chuyhdez, May 4, 2009.

  1. chuyhdez

    chuyhdez Member

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    Hello, my name is Jose, just trade in my 05 sporster for the new 09 Electra glide, so I’m pretty new to the ownership of a touring bike. I need to get a stereo install on my Electra but I don’t know if i should go Factory or after-market; any advice will be appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to the Forum. Lots of great info here on the various pages and in the heads of your fellow members.

    If you have nothing now (no radio, no speakers, no speaker housings, etc.) the HD full-on rig is gonna be steap. About $1k for the radio kit plus dealer costs to install and setup. Here is the babble on it:

    "Upgrade your Electra Glide Standard model to the latest in mobile communications technology. The Advanced Audio Radio is the first step to a total entertainment experience. Compatible with other Advanced Audio accessories, the radio features a menu-driven display that provides easy access to the many standard and available features. The radio features 6 AM and 10 FM radio presets, integrated weather band with weather alert warnings, and a single disc CD player that is compatible with CD/CDR/CDRW and MP3 format discs. MP3 compression technology allows each CD to hold up to 10 hours of music. The two fairing-mount speakers (included) are powered by a 20-watt per channel internal amplifier, and the Automatic Volume Control adjusts the volume to compensate for motorcycle speed. The complete Advanced Audio Radio Kit includes everything your dealer needs to install the AM/FM/WB/CD unit in the fairing of a 2006 Electra Glide Standard model. Dealer installation is required, labor cost not included.

    Fits '06-later Electra Glide® Standard models. '06-'08 models require Frame Mount Antenna P/N 76325-06, '09 models require Antenna Frame Mount Kit P/N 76556-09 and separate purchase of antenna. '06-later models with Tour-Pak® require Tour-Pak® Antenna Kit P/N 76251-98A."

    So you can see you also need some additional stuff not in the kit.

    Aftermarket will run the gammit of pricing. You probably want something that will be controllable by your bar controls (assuming you have those?). My bike is an UC, so it has the OEM stuff (although I pulled the radio and set that to Radio Sound for a workover a while ago), so I do not have any first hand knowledge on the aftermarket except what I have read. Someone should be along here with some experience.

    TQ
     
  3. chuyhdez

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    thank you TQ. I've found this system on ebay, what do you think of it?
    "Biketronics Motorcycle Stereo Radio Harley FLHT Stand"
    can you look it up on ebay and tell me if you would go with it?
    thanks
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks OK, but I do not have any personal experience with it, so I would not recommend it to you. Someone else here may have personal experience with Biketronics stuff. I assume you are installing this yourself? I doubt an HD Dealership will do it for you. I couldn't get one of them to install HD spec tires that I did not buy at THEIR store!!

    Only point I would make, is why go to eBay? Go direct to Biketronics if this is what you want:

    Biketronics Audio Touring Kits

    TQ
     
  5. chuyhdez

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    Thank you TQ,

    this way it would be $500 cheaper and it looks like is %100 liked by all the buyers on ebay(feebacks are all positive)
    thank you for your advice and if anyone else knows anything negative or positive about this product your comments would be greatly appreciated
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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  7. chuyhdez

    chuyhdez Member

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    Thank you Steve, looks good, it's funny I was thinking about Boat's sound system for being Water resistant. Great tip, thank you. I'll defenetly would give them a shot.