SONY BLUETOOTH SOUND SYSTEM INSTALL
By Buck Lovell photos by Buck Lovell
When Kevin Jager was offered a smoking deal on a 2004 harley-Davidson FLHT, he jumped on it. He literally got the bike for a song. Well sorta, he paid cash. Kevin is a PHD Harley-Davidson mechanic at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid CitySouth Dakota. The one thing this 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle didn't have that Kevin wanted was a sound system. Harley-Davidson FLHT model didn't come with a radio or other sound equipment back in 2004. Kevin went shopping on the Biketronics website and came up with a Biketronics kit that had all the equipment he wanted. Becaue the bike has absolutely no sound equipment Kevin needed a radio/receicver, speakers, amplifier, and a adapter/wiring harness. Kevin selected the Biketronics BT1005 Kit which included a Sony Bluetooth radio (MEX-BT400P) with SonyBluetooth Pandora capability, and CD Player (MEX-BT 4100P). The install the kit a Genera Sony Harness was required, to allow the use of a dual 7" Titan speaker kit (BT7P1), and 2 channel amplifier kit (BT2180). Both a BT66 (splash cover), and BT68 (fancy spalch cover with chrome trim) were also acquired.
The Biketronic equipment is/was very easy to install especially if one follows the very specific and comprehensive installation instructions included with every kit. In this particular case, a new inner fairing was installed so that the new sound system would'nt be sitting in an old tired inner fairing. The old tired inner fairing was removed and a new unit installed.
The Sony Bluetooth radio was found to be a very versatile unit in that in can be controlled with the supplied remote, or using the riders smart phone. Also, if the riders phone is Pandora capable, the Pandora music can be played through the Sony unit. If you're a real world audiophile this was probably already know to you. The installation process you'll see here is for entertainment and informative purposes. If you're install this kit, the best results will be obtained by following the instructions included with the kit. That being said the kit was very easy to install, and functioned perfectly and the conclusion of the instruction process. If you're looking a radio kit, speakers or any other audio component for your Harley-Davidson motorcycle, make a point of visiting the Biketronics website. Biketronics has been my favorite place to shop for audio equipment for the last several years. The crew will go out of their way to please their customers. At least that's been my experience. See ya on the road, enjoy the following installation story.
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