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post #1 of 18 Old 03-05-2011, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Adding tunes to my Strom

Life doesn't come with a soundtrack, but it should. :beatnik:

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If you're not a fan of music while on the road you may want to pass this by. I enjoy music when I'm riding, especially on a long trip. I've had several bikes which came the electronics built in, but as you all know the Strom does not. I've recently purchased a J&M cb radio, the installation is a bit beyone my capabilities so while I'm waiting for some assistance, I went this route using a Mix-It2 to incorporate my iPod for music and my Zumo for directions.

Anyhoo, here it is and I hope you guys like it.

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-05-2011, 02:44 PM
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I'm happy using my Zumo to play MP3s. A set of Got Ears? Brand Challenger Custom Molded High-Performance Isolation Earphones - Full-Custom Earphones provide GPS instructions, music or recorded books while keeping down external noise dangerous to a motorcyclist's hearing.

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I used this same setup on my ST1300 with great success, but I'm not sure how much wind noise it will cut on the Strom. They are very, very close to my ears and the foam/rubber casing keeps it pretty tight while still being comfortable. I'll be testing tomorrow weather permitting and will hope for the best. I never ran the gps through my old original Mix-It so this will be a big change for me.

I will say that the quality of the sound is awesome with these headphone speakers. I'm kicking myself in the butt for not having a set of ear speakers made at the bike show this season but I was just too cheap to do it. LOL I made a set of Radians but haven't been happy with them much. So far, the best hearing protection has been the foam inserts for me. Time will tell.

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It's almost madatory for music on a long trip. I installed a Sirius radio along with an ampliRider amp and a ChatterBox speaker system in my helmet. Simple but it works for me. I get to listen to my old Country music without the wife griping about it too.

The sirius is mounted on a Pat Walsh shelf, wiring run under the seat to an aux fuse block. AmpliRider originally mounted using double sided tape under the seat. Now I have it under the seat support wrapped in bubble wrap and halway water-proofed. Maybe overkill since I never got it wet before. Supposedly no issues from sealing the amp up. AmpliRider volume control is velcroed/velcro--d/stuck on with velcro on the r/side cowling. Speaker connections just run up from the front of the seat, zip-tied to frame so I don't yank them out.

To get away from wind noise I just use regular old foam ear plugs. You can still hear the music w/o cranking it up.


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Gary makes a great product in the Amplirider. I had a couple of those on previous bikes also. Thanks for the info on the foam earplugs. I was hoping that would work if the headphone speakers didn't do enough to shield my ears from the wind noise. I hope to test this thing out tomorrow.

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I have an autocom system that has a sandisk mp3 player plugged into it. The player is housed under the small black box on the handlebars with the "support the troops decal" on it. The player is turned on everytime I start the bike. I also have a USB power outlet under the seat for charging it.


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Life doesn't come with a soundtrack, but it should. :beatnik:
Actually it does, which you should be paying attention to rather than what's blaring through your earbuds.

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No offense, but that windshield and add-on "wings" remind me of something...

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iPod Nano in a jacket chest pocket and ear buds at a sensible (low) level does me just fine.
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Installing speakers in the helmet this weekend, TORKX2 - Tork X2 Helmet Speakers

The Zune should be here in a week. I have to recess mount the speaker into the helmet, My ears stick out a bit, very painful for me if I just velcro them in place. I glued my first set in, The Gorilla glue expanded into the speaker -

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Actually it does, which you should be paying attention to rather than what's blaring through your earbuds.
I will not argue this............I'm hoping the music is no more distracting than when driving the car.

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