Anyone put a fairing with a radio on there nomad?? I would like to see pics and what brand/model number it is.
My new Hoppe Industries Quadzilla fairing came in today.Great I am looking forward to seeing the pics
Actually, I plan on giving the bike a whole new paint job down the road, after I score a Voyager trunk for it. Going with a white color... a metallic white color I saw on an Indian Chieftan. Freakin gorgeous color, and I think Celestia would look beautiful done up that way, especially if I can get the seats/backrests redone in a tan leather, and get the dash portion of the fairing done up in a wood finish.The fairing looks pretty good. Any plans of painting it the same color of the bike?. My bike is the color as yours.
The antenna is inside the fairing. Still picks up the radio stations at least as well as the Alpine stereo installed in my truck.Sounds like you have a plan. It should be a good looking bike when your done. Where do they hide the radio antenna??
The Quadzilla with the 10" windshield gives comparable wind protection compared to the stock Nomad windshield. One big difference I have noticed between the two is that the Quadzilla seems more stable in turbulent air, such as when passing a semi on the highway.Never rode on bike with fairing, does it give better wind protection?
As far as wind noise goes, they seem about equal to me. Then again, the stock Nomad windshield seems pretty good as far as windshields go.Is it quieter than with windshield?
180 Watts is pretty loud, so being able to hear the music will not be a problem. The only time you really need it loud is when going down the highway. 180 Watts works fine. Crazy /b/tards like myself will always want MOAR though lolCan music be heard if it is not way too loud? I don't want to be rolling rock concert
The bike has sat through, and been ridden through, the worst downpours imaginable. Hoppe Industries uses all marine grade components. Seriously, you could chuck the bike in the river, and the radio will be fine. (the rest of the bike... probably not so good)What about rain (I feel this one definitely dumb question) - can it be left in the rain without cover?
Well, if they can get a handlebar mounted sound system to be as loud as the fairing mounted systems, then thats a good thing. I had a 70W amp and a pair of speakers mounted to my V-Max. Was all custom made mountings too. There are companies out there that make bar mounted speakers, and some even come with a built in amp.So, it's all about adding sound? (And changing look - nice bike btw)
Why no handlebar mount system, like cyclesounds?