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the_mad_rshn
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PostSubject: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:35 pm

Hey guys,

I really enjoy my Pandora Radio 50's channel so I decided to install an audio system on my "sewing machine". I decided on the Boss Audio MCBK420B system. You can use it with Bluetooth or Aux input. When I received the package in mail and took out the speakers, I realized that because of the static faring that does not move with the handle bars, it would be difficult for me to find the place to mount the speakers without impacting the turning radius of the scoot. I searched a lot here on the forum and all of the solutions by other riders did not satisfy me. I did not want a bag with speakers, nor did I want to have them mounted on the step boards right under the fairing where the running board curves up. So I took the speaker out to the scoot and right away I found my spot. :-) I will mount them with brackets on-top of the brake reservoirs. I will use aluminium 1" or 1.5" wide stock for that purpose. It should come out awesome bounce I am a happy camper. Wait, a happy scooterer, rather cheers

Updates will come.

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:17 pm

You should post some photos of the install when you get it finished. We're always interested in the accessories and modifications by Swing riders.
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PostSubject: Looking foward to your updates   Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:43 am

Sounds like a great idea looking forward to seeing your progress and hope it all works out...

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:59 pm

So i finally got the speakers installed. At the same time I installed a combo cig lighter/2-port USB in the left glove box. I ran both on the common +12v with different points for the ground, not that it matters. I ran the wiring from the battery terminals all the way to the front of the bike under the left side covering. Removing tupperware was not difficult, but installing it was a real PITA. The speakers sound awesome and are very clear and very loud. Here is some of the pictures of the job:







Below is how I mounted the speakers to the top of the brake fluid reservoir




I will post better pictures of the install shortly

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:22 pm

Why don't you try something like this?

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:54 pm

HORNBLOWER wrote:
Why don't you try something like this?


Thank you. Interesting. Who makes it, if you do not mind me asking, good sir?

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:35 pm

Well done! Great adaptation of the brake fluid reservoirs for mounting points. There is a limited amount of space on the handle bars, so attachment points are at a premium on the Swing. Enjoy your tunes!
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:13 pm

This might be what you are looking for: http://tinyurl.com/z2aogrs
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:16 am

Hi Mad I'm sorry but no idea. I have seen them on the Internet. I got them in a job lot of parts that I got from Scooter boy on this site. Perhaps you could contact him, or if he sees this he might be able to let you know. As Dale has posted there are some quite neat universal ones on the site for ram balls.
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:47 am

Thank you, gents. I think I am good with what I have for now. I dont really care for looks at this point either. A life sound is what tickles my fancy right now Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:04 am

Thats cool mate enjoy your sounds and your ride at the same time!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:04 am

Honda reservoir tops from Motorcycle Larry if they are still available.
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:52 pm

Thanks for that bikerboy, they have some great stuff on the site, and they do still do the ram ball reservoir cover.
Here is the link.

http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:44 am

HORNBLOWER wrote:
Thanks for that bikerboy, they have some great stuff on the site, and they do still do the ram ball reservoir cover.
Here is the link.

http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8

Thank you, guys. Lot's of good stuff there.

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:54 am

Singer dude: Applauding your ingenuity and resourcefulness! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:59 pm

I recently put a motorcycle Larry's reservoir cover on my wife's Burgman. Fit was perfect, a quality product. The Burgman cover has room for two ram balls. She'll be able to put on something in addition to her cup holder.
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:07 pm

Mad, great install and thanks for the pictures. What is on your handle bar cover to the left of your ignition?
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:17 am

That's a great job you did on your SWing and I bet it sounds good too. You sure are adding your mods quickly. Thanks for posting.
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:33 am

It does look nice! I might have to try something like that in the future. Great photos too by the way!
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:52 am

ScottO wrote:
Mad, great install and thanks for the pictures. What is on your handle bar cover to the left of your ignition?

Thank you, Scott. These are the volume control knob for the Boss Audio amp and the other is an on/off switch that I purchased in Radio Shack specifically for this install. I wanted my amp to be wired to the constant +12V on the scoot so that I can listen to the stereo, while the key is out of the ignition. Picnic or something. The switch is illuminated, so that I do not forget to shut it off before leaving the Singer on the parking lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:53 am

JeffR wrote:
That's a great job you did on your SWing and I bet it sounds good too.  You sure are adding your mods quickly.  Thanks for posting.

Thank you, Jeff. I am trying to have it all done, so that I can just ride it and not worry about anything else. Just oil changes and maintenance.

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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:44 pm

rammount.com - anything you could possibly want. I got a brake reservoir mount for my ram mount phone holder. I say - anything and everything. No machine shop needed (but I wish I had a machine shop)!
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PostSubject: Re: Boss Audio Speaker System Install   Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:11 am

Thank you, sir!

Cheers,
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