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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Alright, i have read every forum i could find about updating the stock stereo. i have finally pulled the trigger and went with the rockford 4x75 and ran that to polk 4 ohm speakers. now here is my issue. with the key on i can crank it as loud as i want. but if i start the bike it will cut out when turning it up. now if its hot out and i ride the bike for about 3-4 minutes the cutting out goes away and it works like a million bucks. if i stop and shut the bike off for a minute then start it back up it cuts in and out again for a lil bit. if its cold it seems to take a very long time for it to play normal. the battery has around 12.43 volts just sitting there, draws down to 11.12 when i hit the start button and then goes upto 14.43 when running. i even put the battery on a draw tester and it passed with flying colors. all my speaker connections are soldered and good and my power and ground for the amp are ran directly to the battery. anyone have any ideas of something before i drop the $75 on a new battery. thanks
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I have it hooked direct. im possibly thinking there is something internal inside the new amp. because whenever the amp warms up then it is fine.
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what does Rockford say

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Still waiting on a reply from them. i am going to try to call on my lunch break.
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as of now rockford is having me check the speakers to make sure they are in spec and are not shorting out. so that will be tonights project.
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It's the battery. There is nothing wrong with it, as it operates as it should, but it's a weak battery for the monster starter these bikes have. That's why it works fine after it "warms up" because the battery's getting charged back up after the starter had it depleted to levels below what the stereo would like. So if you do get a new battery, make sure you do not buy the same one that came with the bike (try one from Ballistic Performance).

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sounds good. it does make sense. the only thing that doesnt jive is that when its only about 60 degrees it takes forever and sometimes never for it to play normal. but on hot days like today (90) it works within 5 minutes.
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sounds good. it does make sense. the only thing that doesnt jive is that when its only about 60 degrees it takes forever and sometimes never for it to play normal. but on hot days like today (90) it works within 5 minutes.
Batteries, in general, operate better in warmer ambient temperatures than in cold. The chemical reaction that generates electrons to supply the current is sped up at higher temperatures, and slowed down at lower temperatures, and you might be observing just that. My money's on the battery - I'm only betting my 2 cents here, so I don't have much to lose.

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well i think im gonna just bite the bullet and try a battery. the only reason i ruled it out was because i had it hooked upto a battery charger while i started it and left it charging while running and it still cut in and out. but you definitely have a good point and it sound promising. (maybe im just afraid to try the battery and to still have an issue!!)
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