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post #1 of 34 Old 10-07-2018, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Amplifier installation in Bagger's panier

Hey. I upgraged the stock speakers for Alpine's SPS 410 as soon as I got the bike delivered last winter.

Sound was better but I was missing some volume when I got strong lateral winds or at higher speeds. I can use the NAV VI to stream BT in my helmet but I prefer the fairing speakers, less fatigue on long rides than in the helmet... so no need to rant about the noise... my music does not bother anyone on the highways and I turn the volume down in residential areas.

So I got a good price on a used Rockford Fosgate 2 channels (thanks Soundman05 ) to boost it up a bit.

Panier removal is easy once you know there is a plastic tab to push from the top after you removed the 2 screws inside the panier.

I used 18GA for speakers and 10GA for power, with an inline 30A fuse.

Amplifier is turn ON/OFF by the signal detection from the stock radio, thus I did not install the remote wire.

Amp is secured with 4 x ĺ" long x 10 stainless steel bolts with SS nuts with nylon locks.

I installed a 11/16" rubber grommet so I can pass the connectors through it if I have to remove the panier. I'll probably wedge a piece of neoprene to "seal" it since there is a little bit of space between the wires.

Solder every wires to make it look as clean as possible.

Now the real question... what's the easiest way to remove all the dirt under the seat ... I want to try a paint brush with compressed air
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Looks good, so how does it sound, now that it is completed?
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Looks good, so how does it sound, now that it is completed?
Way too loud at max power in the garage, sound quality increased significantly... I will test tomorrow on the road... now it's beer time
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Also impressed with your work. You asked about cleaning - I would use compressed air with a long, fine nozzle (3mm dia ish) and yes, a soft brush.

BTW, if you ever want to include a quick disconnect, you might consider Weatherpack multipin connectors. We use them at work and they are very reliable.

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Also impressed with your work. You asked about cleaning - I would use compressed air with a long, fine nozzle (3mm dia ish) and yes, a soft brush.

BTW, if you ever want to include a quick disconnect, you might consider Weatherpack multipin connectors. We use them at work and they are very reliable.

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Thanks for your comments and the info about the Weatherpack... I was not aware these exist.
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Soap, water and a soft brush. AFAIK, everything under there is waterproof. At least so far.
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Nice work ! Iím sure it sound much better 😁

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Nice work ! Iím sure it sound much better 😁
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Yes, now I can hear the music instead of noise with a beat
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