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Just bought a 1300R with a Fairing and Im looking for a combination GPS and Stereo or CD Player. Ive been looking everywhere and cant seem to find anything short of the Tsukayu Philips GPS Stereo with Electronic Shock Protection, Bluetooth®, Radio, DVD. And Im not even sure if I can just buy the GPS/Stereo or if I have to buy the entire setup? Is there anything out there short of going with a standard Car or Truck setup. Ive looked into Marine also for the weather/waterproof factor but with no luck. We all love listening to some tunes while riding, where the hell are all the setups so we can customize our rides? Any help would be appreciated! Grazie
 

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JVC made a single DIN NAVradio about 5-6 years ago, the #KDNX5000. Worked well, but retail price was right around $1000 which makes it a heck of a gamble if it needs replacing in a few years.. The biggest problems for us riders is that the consumer reciever market is all about volume-after spending millions of dollars on design and tooling, a manufacturer needs to be able to sell millions of units to have any kind of profit. This is especially true in a cutthroat market like car audio. Most everybody has a car or two, but how many bikes are out there that have a radio or space for one?
Cars/trucks don't shake like a bike and their radios generally don't get played at the same volumes as a bike, with speakers inches away from the head unit. That will affect reliability On top of that, car radios aren't expected to be sitting out in the rain, so they aren't weatherproofed or designed to tuck in behind a weather door. There are plenty of 6½" & 7" "flip up" screen Single DIN Nav radios out there, but they aren't going to like water and the screen may not be able to open up and stand vertical from a unit recessed in behind a door. It's also unknown how well a flip up screen will hold up to being shaken like a cocktail on a bike. 1½ DIN has now become the standard for most cars, and 2 DIN are not uncommon. That's really dried up the R&D for Single DIN units as the older cars they are intended for are starting to sell for less than the new radio would cost. Personally, I'd get a good 18-22 w/channel (RMS) head unit with Bluetooth and run a stand alone Bluetooth GPS unit to blast the navigation instructions through the speakers. That way you can also use the unit in multiple vehicles and because of the sales volume driving the prices down you can get a GPS and radio for less than JVC used to charge for that all in one model.
 

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Thanks for all the info and suggestions. Given me allot to consider. Appreciate the help!




JVC made a single DIN NAVradio about 5-6 years ago, the #KDNX5000. Worked well, but retail price was right around $1000 which makes it a heck of a gamble if it needs replacing in a few years.. The biggest problems for us riders is that the consumer reciever market is all about volume-after spending millions of dollars on design and tooling, a manufacturer needs to be able to sell millions of units to have any kind of profit. This is especially true in a cutthroat market like car audio. Most everybody has a car or two, but how many bikes are out there that have a radio or space for one?
Cars/trucks don't shake like a bike and their radios generally don't get played at the same volumes as a bike, with speakers inches away from the head unit. That will affect reliability On top of that, car radios aren't expected to be sitting out in the rain, so they aren't weatherproofed or designed to tuck in behind a weather door. There are plenty of 6½" & 7" "flip up" screen Single DIN Nav radios out there, but they aren't going to like water and the screen may not be able to open up and stand vertical from a unit recessed in behind a door. It's also unknown how well a flip up screen will hold up to being shaken like a cocktail on a bike. 1½ DIN has now become the standard for most cars, and 2 DIN are not uncommon. That's really dried up the R&D for Single DIN units as the older cars they are intended for are starting to sell for less than the new radio would cost. Personally, I'd get a good 18-22 w/channel (RMS) head unit with Bluetooth and run a stand alone Bluetooth GPS unit to blast the navigation instructions through the speakers. That way you can also use the unit in multiple vehicles and because of the sales volume driving the prices down you can get a GPS and radio for less than JVC used to charge for that all in one model.
 

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Here is one, third picture down on the left. http://tsukayu.com/
This feature looks unique at the hand grip - Would be nice if the review showed a video review how it functioned in real time.


What's odd - why in the world would a player even consider a DVD/CD player built in.
Smart phones have all that and more - that should be able to display on the player's screen.
 
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