I got the radio and speakers off e bay ($12.00). It is a waterproof with mp3 input and earphone output,it came with speakers but throw them away. The radio was a no name brand the speakers are 300 watt pyle ($45.00)they are also waterproof.
I found them, the ones from China? Looks cheap enough. Did you ever test the waterproofness? Is there a place to mount an external antenna? Do you have one mounted? How is the reception? I don't want the speakers, going to stream the noise to my helmet speakers via bluetooth.
OK...I'll be the first poster in this thread that considers "music" to be a distraction that affects rider safety. For those who need this to muffle the noise of their load pipes...get quiter pipes.
I know there are some that feel the way you do. It's just a personal choice I guess. To wear a helmet or not... to wear street clothes or MC gear... I will agree 100% with you for a new rider just learning to ride, too much to think about. Some feel the same way about GPS too.
I have stock exhaust, like to keep it stealthy and I can hear my music better.
Nowhere near as a destraction as talking or texting on a cell phone while driving.
I think if it was a real concern they wouldn't have radios in cars?
For me, I've been riding for over 30 years, so trust me when I say all controls are instinctual. Mind you, you must still be alert and not falling asleep, but there is no time lapse for the mind to remember what to do. (like someone who is just learning).
I've been using my Shuffle for mountainbike racing for many years as well as racing Enduros and Harescrambles. All these I feel require more alertness than riding a street bike on the road. I think I'll be OK. I think if I crash it won't be from listening to music, more likely a case of going too fast.
In the case of Kiwi it could be a saftey concern not from a distraction point but from a motivational point, makes him want to go faaaaasssster.
Life is made up of choices - I choose to ride