I appreciate the comment. Much like any electronics, it works better if cool. I was thinking about ventilating my handlebar bag since I don't have a windshield yet. Curious to see what kind of decibel-age I'll get with no shield.
I do like your setup, however. Perhaps the handlebar tool kit will be a temporary solution.
I've got mine in a sony camera bag I got from Walmart I think...It had a lower zip-up pouch that worked out well for wire management, all the wires go in there. I cut out the wall between the compartments to allow them in. I also put a piece of aluminum L-bar on top of the amp, down through the opening I cut- this gives it a channel for air to come through. You can kinda see it here.
Now, though, I'm thinking about mounting it to the underside of the triple tree or in the toolbox- I've got it wired on a switched lead of it's own. I like the convenience here, but I find I never use the radio, just my mp3 player, so I really don't need access to it. You can use standard RCA extensions and a phone line extension to add to the length of the wires, without having to cut into them.
Plus, I can't see my risers and the chrome triple tree cover this way!
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I have a 250w Shark audio system I just purchased from Gooddeals (and before anyone says anything, I know it isn't louder with the higher watts) and I'm not sure where to mount the amp. I tried the tool box area, but it is a bit too bulky to fit in there... so, I've heard tales of putting it into a motorcycle handlebar bag. Comments, anyone? I would think it prone to over heating in there.
I'm pretty new to this board, so forgive me if this has been covered before. I've looked but can't seem to find anything.
BTW... I have a 2006 VTX1300R.
mine is in a bag mounted inside my black fairing for over three years, and works just fine, for the clean way I mounted it, and its cheap price, I will replace it if it ever burns out. I have the memphes bat wing speakers, amp control switch and mp3 are all mounted way inside it and cant hardle see any of it, VERY clean install and works fantastic!
Everything looks good. Nice install. The ONLY thing I'd do differently, and to each his own, is to wire it to the battery or another continuous power source. If you want to listen to it while stopped somewhere you'll have to have the key on. I put a switch on mine and have only left it on once and that was in the garage so I could charge the battery easy enough.
2002 Honda VTX 1800C
2001 Kawi Concours
I bought my husband the 600 Watt shark radio for Christmas. He installed it yesterday and put the amp in a windshield bag on his Dyna low rider. The amp got extremely hot - what can he do to rectify this? Is there a bracket that he can get or what other suggestions are out there?
The year of his bike is a 2008.