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Thank you for all the information.



So is the suggestion to go back to a non-bridged setup? Also it install a system volt meter to monitgor the voltage levels so I can make sure I am adequately charging the system?



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I would leave the amp like it is, but adding a voltage indicator would take the guesswork out.

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Thank you for all the information.



So is the suggestion to go back to a non-bridged setup? Also it install a system volt meter to monitgor the voltage levels so I can make sure I am adequately charging the system?



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I would leave the amp like it is, but adding a voltage indicator would take the guesswork out.

https://www.denniskirk.com/kuryakyn/...prd/406981.sku
Leaving 2 speakers in parallel across 2 channels will potentially damage your amplifier, especially if the voltage is dropping below 12v. The Amp is 4 ohm stable bridged, not 2 ohm. See my first post. Rewire to a stable load and if you can use an oscilloscope to tune the gain for a clean signal.

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The user manual for the amp addresses the speaker ohm relative to bridged usage. It specifies to use either 4 or 8 ohm speakers for bridged.



The troubleshooting also references how to remedy an issue if the overload protection is triggered.



Without a doubt, running the output in 4 or 8 ohm will reduce the chance of amp failure. The screenshots were taken from the NGMD60.4 manual.

How was it wired from Tsukayu when you received it? Reach out to their technical support for confirmation of the setup.


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They originally had the speakers wired using option 2 with their speakers.

Right now, I have it wired with option 1 with the Polk Audio speakers.

Is the consensus that I should be changing the wiring Back to Option 2 using the Polk speakers, then add a voltmeter?

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They originally had the speakers wired using option 2 with their speakers.



Right now, I have it wired with option 1 with the Polk Audio speakers.



Is the consensus that I should be changing the wiring Back to Option 2 using the Polk speakers, then add a voltmeter?



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I would change it to option 2 given that is how the manufacturer setup the system.


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...Also it install a system volt meter to monitgor the voltage levels so I can make sure I am adequately charging the system?
I think it is essential to have a voltage monitor, again, that system is capable of using about 450W and you only have about 120W. On the X I had the Kuryakyn linked above but in chrome, comes with sticky foam on the bottom and mounted it on top of the triple tree next to the left riser. On my GS I went with a sparkbright multicolor single LED. I like the sparkbright better as I only need to see one light. Not sure if the sparkbright would mount under the tank console on the X. I think every bike should have a monitor, bike's electrical systems are probably the most prone area to failure. Good to know about a developing problem before it becomes a showstopper.

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Thanks.

I will be adding a voltage meter. Right now I'm trying to get my new exhaust mounted. Apparently the 2009 has a different muffler bracket than earlier 1300R's.

I will be back to tackling electronics after that.

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Volt meter installed. I haven't had a chance to test out the system on road as it was 26 degrees yesterday with a snow dusting.

This is more about my exhaust, but you can see the volt meter stuck to the triple tree towards the ending of the video:


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