Like many other riders out there, I went with a bike with a full fairing. The issue I was having was with the stereo head unit that was in it. The head unit they used was a Kenwood CD player. Every bump I would hit would cause that fairing to shake so bad the CD would skip. Eventually this became a huge issue as I went on my last trip of the season. I rode over a bridge and the entire face plate detached from head unit and the face plate went tumbling. I ended up having to tape the face plate back onto the head unit. The faceplate suffered a bit of road rash after hittting me in the face.
I found a cheap alternative and a much lighter option. I picked up an XOVision XD103 head unit off eBay for around $30. This is a weaker power than the Kenwood, but I don't think it will be an issue since it will only be pushing two 6'' speakers. As you can see, the head unit does not have all the features of higher end head units, but I feel this is a plus. This head unit does not include a CD player or AM radio, both which are out of date technology. It does have an auxiliary input, USB port and SD card reader, all easily accessible. ALSO, THIS IS NOT WATERPROOF. Not an issue with my garage queen of a motorcycle.
Now what is included with the head unit is a mounting sleeve, wiring harness, removal keys and instructions. The wiring harness has its own build in fuse.
The real selling point for me was the weight and about half the size in depth of a regular head unit. The stereo is a single DIN, meaning it fits a standard 2''x8'' opening. The Kenwood is full of electronics with very little empty space. With the XOVision, the only electronics are two boards, one up front and one in the back. The housing is mostly empty space. I don't have a scale or else I would have weighed both units. The Kenwood felt like an anchor compared to the XOVision.
Kenwood is on the bottom. XOVision on top.
Another selling point was the fact that the face plate is not detachable from the head unit. When my face plate on the Kenwood failed, from hitting multiple bumps, the small plastic tabs broke. With the XOVision, the face plate is screwed on with massive tabs.
XOVision on the left. Kenwood on the right.
This is a terrible picture of the XOVision installed. I'll try to get another one posted soon.
If anyone has any questions, please post them and I'll try to get you an answer or opinion. I would recommend this for anyone that has a hard jarring of their fairing when they hit bumps. I know most of the jarring is the fairing, but the weight of the head unit still factors in.