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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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That caught my eye also. Coiling wires is never a good way to deal with extra lengths, especially coiled around other wires. Keep in mind that coils are what are used to make electromagnets, transformers, etc. Coiling wires can have negative effects from creating interference in radios to causing voltage issues and other unwanted electrical behaviors.


Thanks for taking the time to shed some light as to why it's not good instead of just saying it's not good. I honestly have no clue what I'm doing so with your statement I now no I shouldn't have done that. I'll reconfigure it.


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I've found the best way to listen to music/FM radio while riding is a blue tooth headset inside a FF helmet. The inter rider intercom and phone connectivity is a bonus. The FF helmet is best as it cuts wind noise, which allows the music to come through better. The left side, helmet mounted, JOG dial on my Sena unit also allows control of the unit and skipping through music selections with just the use of my left hand while riding.

My concern with a stereo with external speakers, mounted to a motorcycle, is you will be unable to hear it at speeds above slow city traffic and there may be a lack of privacy as there is no sound proof cabin to contain your musical tastes. To illustrate this issue, drive through a densely populated, downtown area, in slow, stop and go traffic, while blaring Celine Dion's "my heart will go on" or perhaps "Polka hits of the 50's - reinterpreted for the Scottish bagpipe", while watching the reaction of those nearby


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I've found the best way to listen to music while riding is a blue tooth headset inside a FF helmet. The FF helmet is best as it cuts wind noise, which allows the music to come through. The left side, helmet mounted, JOG dial on my Sena unit also allows control of the unit and skipping through music selections with just the use of my left hand while riding.

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I have a Bluetooth headset too. Now I have two options. I'm good up to about 60 and depending on the song even 75. I rolled to work today with my helmet on and one notch to go on the volume while listening to Metallica. I could make out the lyrics enough to sing along. When I'm in the mood I'll use the Bluetooth headset.


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Where did you mount the speaker? I'd like to see a picture.
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That caught my eye also. Coiling wires is never a good way to deal with extra lengths, especially coiled around other wires. Keep in mind that coils are what are used to make electromagnets, transformers, etc. Coiling wires can have negative effects from creating interference in radios to causing voltage issues and other unwanted electrical behaviors.




Much better now. Thanks again.


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