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I have been looking for an affordable sound solution to the Shark 250 watt system. I had one and it sounded, well, lets just say not very good.;)

I looked around and just could not find anything with the adaptability of the Shark. I started thinking, the speakers might just suck. So I cracked one open and found a cheap 10 watt speaker.

I ordered a set of Polk Audio handlebar speakers from Motorcycle Tunes (http://www.motorcycletunes.com/speaker-systems.asp). These are rated at 75 Watts RMS. I replaced my 250 watt radio with the Shark 650 Watt system that puts out 75 watts RMS. Now, I have good sound at highway volume. I can actually listen to music at 70 mph, and it sounds decent.:D

This unit is neat. It has FM radio, reads music from an SD card, data stick, or mp3/ipod input. I also enjoy the equalizer function that lets you adjust sound to your musical tastes. I mounted everything on the handlebars. I used a standard Kuryakyn mount for the radio.

I do notice a slight lag on some SD card mp3s. This might be my recording though. Here are a few pics, and a link to a few bad video clips.





http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/ad333/KennethBedwell/?action=view&current=PersonalPics252.mp4

http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/ad333/KennethBedwell/?action=view&current=PersonalPics253.mp4
 

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Thanks for the post and pics. Was leery of the cheaper units for inferior volume and sound quality. How many bones do you have in the whole setup?
 

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Very cool! Been looking for an audio solution for mine.

Got a link to that head unit setup? It looked cool. Can you operate those buttons with gloves on? I always wear gloves when I ride so I've been looking for something I can actually use without having to stop and pull a glove off.
 

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Very cool! Been looking for an audio solution for mine.

Got a link to that head unit setup? It looked cool. Can you operate those buttons with gloves on? I always wear gloves when I ride so I've been looking for something I can actually use without having to stop and pull a glove off.
http://www.sharkmotorcycleaudio.com/c=kRemh79JWz1KXWXQffBmvCQoy/product/SHKAMP5800/shark-shkamp5800-mini-car-motorcycle-snowmobile-atv-600-watt-amplifier-w-radio-wired-remote.html

Here is a link. Yes, I can use the buttons with my gloves on. :D I don't use the wired remote. My wireless remote from my last unit works just fine. I use it to change equalizer settings. Thre are no real instructions to speak of. My 250 watt unit had a power b utton on the back. On this model, holding the "Mode" button shuts it on and off.
 

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Thanks for the post and pics. Was leery of the cheaper units for inferior volume and sound quality. How many bones do you have in the whole setup?
Too many ;) The radio ran me around $72.00, I think the price has gone up to $78.00.

The Polk Audio speakers were $180, but the JVCs are $140.00. I had to install a couple RCA adapters on the speaker wire ($12.00) from critchfield. I had the mount aready. I am not sure what one runs just now.
 
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