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Boss MC400 stereo install

My first stereo I had installed on my bike was one of the shark audio systems. I hated the size of the speakers and they seemed somewhat cheap. Then I found small metal Pyle speakers (which I now have for sale). I installed on the handlebars and looked great, but they weren't big enough to hear at highway speeds. I did not want another shark system. I ended up going with a Boss MC 400 system. 600 watt with 3" chrome speakers. The only issue I found so far was the housing is plastic, which is a person preference. It is a lot louder than my Pyle speakers. Haven't had it out on the road yet, because of the snow, but I'll post a review as soon as I get it out.

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Amp.



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Speakers.



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I ended up mounting the speakers to the windshield because the mirror mounts are ridiculous in my opinion. I was able to cram the wires and amp into the windshield bag.



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I added a disconnect plug for the power wire near the bag. This way I can disconnect the entire stereo system, leaving it mounted to the windshield, when I take the windshield off.



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I was able to just pinch the volume control knob in the bag. It works alright in that location. I can always adjust my volume on my iPod.



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Some pics of the finished project.










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Nice install, I agree with you about the look of the speakers, thats keeping me at bey from an audio system.
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The Pyle speakers I had were great looking. 2" mini bullets mounted to the handle bar on each side of the riser. Just couldn't hear them on the highway.

I tried hiding my new speakers behind the windshield. Not out of shame, but so I could see over them. Lol



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I could not bare the thought of getting an under performing system,
so I went all out. No problems hearing at hiway speeds so far, and no amp installed as of yet...the GPS and 7" touch screen are a Godsend


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What the **** kinda speakers are those? Lol



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Boss Phantom Skull...1400watts a pair 6x9.....lol
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Very Kleen.. Looks Good.. Great Job..
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I had those on my bike a while back. Sounded great until I got above 60mph, then I couldn't hear them. I had mine mounted under the mirror mounts
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I had those on my bike a while back. Sounded great until I got above 60mph, then I couldn't hear them. I had mine mounted under the mirror mounts
With all this snow I haven't been able to test it at highway speeds yet. I'm hoping the sound will "bounce" off the windshield.



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