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Well, you are either going to like it or hate it!!! Several posts were
inquiring about radio and stereo systems for our Burgers.....well, I
mounted a very nice walkman style cd/am-fm radio combo in my
glove box, then I purchased the Creative Labs TravelSound battery/ac
powered speakers. It is a high quality, one piece unit with titanium
speakers. If ran solely on batteries, the 4 AAA will last 35 hours. I
mounted this unit directly under the front edge of my seat using
industrial strength velcro so they can be removed easily. It is totally
out of the way, and I think that it really looks decent. They sound
great. They cost about $70 from CompUSA, but can be had on the
net for about $60 including shp.
For your viewing pleasure or not, I posted 3 more pictures(page 2 in
my photo album) in the photos section.....see what you think.

Gib McKain
AN400
 

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mistergib said:
Well, you are either going to like it or hate it!!! Several posts were
inquiring about radio and stereo systems for our Burgers.....well, I
mounted a very nice walkman style cd/am-fm radio combo in my
glove box, then I purchased the Creative Labs TravelSound battery/ac
powered speakers. It is a high quality, one piece unit with titanium
speakers. If ran solely on batteries, the 4 AAA will last 35 hours. I
mounted this unit directly under the front edge of my seat using
industrial strength velcro so they can be removed easily. It is totally
out of the way, and I think that it really looks decent. They sound
great. They cost about $70 from CompUSA, but can be had on the
net for about $60 including shp.
For your viewing pleasure or not, I posted 3 more pictures(page 2 in
my photo album) in the photos section.....see what you think.

Gib McKain
AN400
I'm glad you tried it and it works. I was just telling a friend that I thought
the PC speakers were the way to go...any room for a sub-woofer?
 

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speakers

No, they are not waterproof......thats the reason for being easily
removable(velcro). I am a 100% fair weather rider so this is not as
big a deal to me as it is to you guys that ride in the crappy weather or
tour and get caught in the crappy weather. If I'm out riding and I see
that I'm going to get caught in some wet weather, I can just VERY easily
reach down and dis-mount/store the unit in a dry place.
I just did not want to cut or drill holes to mount some all-weather
speakers and maybe end up looking like a junky add-on so this way I
have the best of both worlds. If I don't like them, then no harm done, IF
it looks like rain, don't use them until it looks like sun.....seems simple
enough to me.
Like I said, some people will like them, some won't....

Gib McKain
 

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Sounds like a good solution, can you hear them at highway speed ?
 

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speakers

Don't know yet as I don't get on the highway much....I will do it though
and let you know....I think they will do fine there....

Gib
 

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speaker test

Well, I tested my stereo speakers at highway speed......they could use
to be louder, but keep in mind that I have the louder LeoVince exhaust
with the baffle removed and the K&N filter that also gives more intake
noise....speakers might be ok if all was stock.
Around town they are fine so I'm not taking them off. I also am installing
the helmet speakers for the highway driving.

Possibly if they were mounted directly facing me. it would probably be a
big help.

So, bottomline, they are not ideal, but they are sure better than nothing.
Its your choice on this one.... on a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate them
a 6.5.

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May I ask the part number for the K&N filter? I was told that there was no filter for ther Burgman 650. Thanks in advance.
H. :p
 

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K&N filter...

Hate to bust your bubble but not everybody has a 650....mine is a 400,
I checked on the K&N web site and they only make a oil filter for the 650,
sorry.....

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Here is the ultimate Creative Labs speakers for the Burgman

Hi,

I have installed the creative speaker set. It is located at:
Creative Labs portable speakers

It is very easy to install. I am amazed at how loud they can get for two small speakers powered by triple A batteries. You can place the tiny radio on the handle bars or in the "glove" box.

Ciao,

Red
 

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Speakers

No offense folks. But are those speakers removable cause they are definitely ug go ly :(
 

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Re: Here is the ultimate Creative Labs speakers for the Burg

>>I have installed the creative speaker set. It is located at:
Creative Labs portable speakers >>

Very sweet install! Thanks for posting and the link.

Ride safe
 

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Mistergib,

What is the title of your photo album?
 

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say i got my secret radio installed but because it is terrible cold outside and I'm setting here recovering from surgery i can't test it out but as soon as the warm weather gets here i will. in the meantime i will get photos and post them. i have the interface to the radio where the burgman logo is on the bars with a clear polycarbonate cover i can lift with one finger. the radio has an rf remote that i can place on the right brake fluid reservoir and the radio went in the back of the seat compartment. ran wires thru the inside of the frame left side along other wires. need to mount the antenna and top box. the speakers are quite different that posted here and i placed them next to the mirrors. the sound just dandy. and if i decide to install larger speaker wires i expect the sound to improve a lot.
 

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Hey Gib,

Where did you get those hand guards? How much were they? Did you have to paint them to match your scoot? Are they easily removed? Are they just as good as the mitts? They look good.

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well i took the bike out today it was 48 deg. the radio sounded good. i had some trouble adjusting the volume becasuse i'm not real familiar yet with the cover i put on the buttons. i have not yet mounted the remote, but i had it in my pocket and a few times i did use it to adjust the volume. i'm going to add some speakers on the back in the trunk to give it a little better sound on the high-way. when i'm going ovewr 50 the wind noise is just enought to drown out the radio that i have the volume set for 35 mph. but when i raised the visor the air noise reduces enought to allow the radio to come through great! it looks like i may remove the full visor and install a half visor.
hope this help those of you that want to install one of these on your bike. with the sounds of the 05 bike having od with a button and no chance so far of retro fitting the older bikes i may be selling the 03 in favor of the 05 just to get the OD. but first i think i will see how many problems other owners report on. bob p
 
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