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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 08:42 PM
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I got the 600 watt shark radio installed on my 1300t. The speakers came with mounting brackets that were supposed to attach to the mirrors (no thanks). So i mounted them to the top bolts on the windshield and the wired remote on the left handlebar and ran the wiring with the stock wiring for hand controls. Right in front of the tank there is a plastic cover on the frame. I removed the seat and the bottom tank bolt and propped the tank up with a screwdriver handle and slid the speaker wires behind the plastic piece on the frame then under the gas tank to the battery box and tightened the tank back up. Attached the red and black wires to the propper terminals on the battery and put the antenna in the tool/manual box under the battery and taped up wire slack. Then put the battery box top on and the seat back on. I opened up a saddle bag ran the wires into it from just behind the spot where the riders seat bolts on. I took electric tape and taped all the wires together to streamline the whole deal. The inside of the bag is hard plastic so i screwed the amp to the inside of the bag on the fender side and plugged it up. Radio was loud and jammin! I also hook up my iphone and play tunes through it and it charges my phone. Love the set up. If you do use a music player dont turn it all the way up. Keep the player a couple notches from max and then you can turn the shark all the way up with no distortion. Just turn the phone down then the shark all the way up and gradually raise the phone volume until its to the point of maximum volume with minimum distortion. I have the clayton root mod and can hear my music at 80. Much better at 60 though. My woman says she cant hear it as well at higher speed. Maybe next winter ill get the 1000 watt with 4 speakers and mount two on the back for her.
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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 07:19 PM
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Hey Beer,
Do you have any pics to go with this?
I just got my Shark 600 watt speaker and amp system. You CAN"T install the speakers with their brackets via the mirror, because of the brake fluid reservoir.
There's no place to mount the amp.

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I got the 600 watt shark radio installed on my 1300t. The speakers came with mounting brackets that were supposed to attach to the mirrors (no thanks). So i mounted them to the top bolts on the windshield and the wired remote on the left handlebar and ran the wiring with the stock wiring for hand controls. Right in front of the tank there is a plastic cover on the frame. I removed the seat and the bottom tank bolt and propped the tank up with a screwdriver handle and slid the speaker wires behind the plastic piece on the frame then under the gas tank to the battery box and tightened the tank back up. Attached the red and black wires to the propper terminals on the battery and put the antenna in the tool/manual box under the battery and taped up wire slack. Then put the battery box top on and the seat back on. I opened up a saddle bag ran the wires into it from just behind the spot where the riders seat bolts on. I took electric tape and taped all the wires together to streamline the whole deal. The inside of the bag is hard plastic so i screwed the amp to the inside of the bag on the fender side and plugged it up. Radio was loud and jammin! I also hook up my iphone and play tunes through it and it charges my phone. Love the set up. If you do use a music player dont turn it all the way up. Keep the player a couple notches from max and then you can turn the shark all the way up with no distortion. Just turn the phone down then the shark all the way up and gradually raise the phone volume until its to the point of maximum volume with minimum distortion. I have the clayton root mod and can hear my music at 80. Much better at 60 though. My woman says she cant hear it as well at higher speed. Maybe next winter ill get the 1000 watt with 4 speakers and mount two on the back for her.

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Got my Shark 600 watt amp and speakers on Monday. There's no way to mount them on the mirror as suggested. There was no instructions in the package and they really leave you hanging on mounting the amp. Sending it back.

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I would disagree on hard wiring to battery. No music when key is off is acceptable, no crank and bike start is inacceptable.
I hardwired mine to the battery, and it drained it, even when off. I pull the power plug now and re-plug it when I want to use it. The only problem is it seems to pop the in-line fuse for some reason. I power off the unit before I un-plug it. When I re-plug it, I can hear a buzz as it receives power. This leads me to believe that, even though it SEEMS to be powered off, it really isn't. I mounted the entire system in the open behind my Batman wing fairing. Come the rainy season here, I will have a plastic cover over it.
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