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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone those are some great ideas I look forward to customizing this for the way that we ride. Are there any good radios that just bolt-on to handle vars and hook up to the battery, wife wants music....lol
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 08:26 PM
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External (handlebar setup) must have volume turned way up when traveling at highway speeds due to wind and possibly exhaust noise. I've used a Bluetooth setup for streaming music from phone and communication with passenger. Works very good and only you and passenger are hearing the music, not every one on the road beside you. I used the Uclear brand and they worked very good. They are over 5 years old and only issue I've had is the battery life has recently reduced to about 6 hours. Many people here use different brands of Bluetooth and if you are interested here's a few good threads comparing Bluetooth and external music.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...h-headset.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...nications.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...nd-system.html

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Oil cooler is an excellent add on for the engine and you. The 1600/1700 engine is pretty much bullet proof as long as you do your part. oil changes on time.
Amsoil or Mobil 1 with high zinc count. There's a lot road star's with over 100,000 miles that still run like new.
As for comfort I would look into a fairing At least a Memphis shades Batwing.
I have the Z1R seat on my Roadie and after it broke in Its really comfortable. 500 miles no problem.
KentB recommended the Brake away throttle lock and I have to agree. Road trips are a lot better because of it.
Just installed one on my new project Stratoliner S.
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I did the Wide Open Customs fairing with the radio, speakers, wind deflectors, and powered antenna...I have been very happy with it and with my perception of the value-cost over the Hoppes or Memphis Shade. I painted it (and sanded, painted, sanded, clear-coated) myself, so the bill was just under $1100. I also made my own bracket to join the Yamaha windshield mount to the W.O.C. bracket, rather than to purchase the additional kit. If you check them out and decide you want to go that way, I'll post some pics.... no relationship, no kickbacks, just my experience.

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External (handlebar setup) must have volume turned way up when traveling at highway speeds due to wind and possibly exhaust noise. I've used a Bluetooth setup for streaming music from phone and communication with passenger. Works very good and only you and passenger are hearing the music, not every one on the road beside you. I used the Uclear brand and they worked very good. They are over 5 years old and only issue I've had is the battery life has recently reduced to about 6 hours. Many people here use different brands of Bluetooth and if you are interested here's a few good threads comparing Bluetooth and external music.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...h-headset.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...nications.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...nd-system.html
I have handle bar speakers. I do like them. Never had them till now. They are way better than listening to me sing to my self.
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Tunes would be nice, but I'm not a fan of external speakers. I could do the earbud thing but then I'd need a full face helmet, Bluetooth device, a phone with more storage, etc, etc ... way too much of a headache.

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Might not be the time to think about it now but a battery tender is a nice device especially if storing for a while. There are other accessories that you can get for the battery tender umbilical such as a USB charger. It does come in handy if your phone is chewing thru the battery because you took one too many twisty's and are lost...

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With my handlebar speakers it came with a usb charger. The speakers were on the bike when i got it outlived their usefulness. I just ordered another exact pyle audio system $39 waiting for delivery from amazon. Matched with 8gig mp3 player form walmart $13.
On my old vtx i had a memphis shades windshield and the black gradation faded to blue. The bike was uranium green and it looked stupid. So i got testors transparent emerald green spray paint and painted the inside and it worked great to hide the blue. Yet it was still see thru.
I have been known to have the top of the line of the cheap stuff.

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