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Has anyone installed an audio system on their 8-ball? I am thinking of doing it but I want to put it somewhere it can't be seen. I want to keep the clean look of the 2012 model. Any tips or pics would be great!
 

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Thought about the same a few weeks back and started looking. Can't get past the pair of 3" cans mounted to the bars. Even behind the batwing, just doesn't look right.
For $450, I'll stick with the MP3 player.
Hogtunes has a unit for the Memphis batwing, but you wouldn't be able to see the speedo with it mounted on a Vic.
 

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Hey guys so... I have the same mentality you guys have. I don't want a big thing sticking out of the handlebars on my bike. So I found these speakers on vidsonix. They are black, waterproof and come with a mounting bracket. I plan to mount them in between the forks using the screw that keeps the blinkers on the bike. Because of the speakers size and flatness they will fit perfectly. I also found an amp, its a DWG 150W and it comes with a remote control. I just ordered all the items and I will try to take pics of the installation. I'm hoping it all comes out great so you guys can take advantage.
 

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I wonder if Reckless fairings has a batwing for the Vic. I had one on my Royal star. It was pretty inexpensive and I had a kenwood HU and 2 6.5 speakers in it. The fairing was about 350.00 inner and outer
 

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Hey guys sorry for the delay but between waiting for the shipments to arrive and work I was not able to post an update. I am kicking myself because I didn't take step by step pictures for you guys but I did make a video so you guys can check out the end product. I wanted to keep the stream line look of the bike so hopefully I achieved that. I bought some 2'' marine speakers from vidsonix.com for about 25 bucks and a water proof amplifier to power it. The amplifier is a Pyle model #PLMRMP1A. I picked this one up from Amazon for like $45 dollars. So these two items plus a couple of connectors, and some heat shrink and the job was complete. All for under 100 bucks, here is the link so you guys can check it out!

http://youtu.be/PlAMuDdeEKI

Let me know what you guys think!cheers
 

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Hey guys sorry for the delay but between waiting for the shipments to arrive and work I was not able to post an update. I am kicking myself because I didn't take step by step pictures for you guys but I did make a video so you guys can check out the end product. I wanted to keep the stream line look of the bike so hopefully I achieved that. I bought some 2'' marine speakers from vidsonix.com for about 25 bucks and a water proof amplifier to power it. The amplifier is a Pyle model #PLMRMP1A. I picked this one up from Amazon for like $45 dollars. So these two items plus a couple of connectors, and some heat shrink and the job was complete. All for under 100 bucks, here is the link so you guys can check it out!

http://youtu.be/PlAMuDdeEKI

Let me know what you guys think!cheers
Awesome setup. Can you hear at speed over the wind and engine tho?
 

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I made a custom setup thats pretty clean. I used Kuryakyn Sounds of Chrome speakers with XM Sirius radio. I moved my speedo to a custom mount on the LH side of thre engine and loacted the speakers where the tach and speedo usually sit. I have to run the windshield to block the wind noise at speed, but it sounds pretty decent! I hope the pics loaded.
 

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At a high speed because of the wind hitting my ears that by the way stick out a little more than normal it is some what faint but cruising at 40-50 I can hear it fine.
 

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Hey guys sorry for the delay but between waiting for the shipments to arrive and work I was not able to post an update. I am kicking myself because I didn't take step by step pictures for you guys but I did make a video so you guys can check out the end product. I wanted to keep the stream line look of the bike so hopefully I achieved that. I bought some 2'' marine speakers from vidsonix.com for about 25 bucks and a water proof amplifier to power it. The amplifier is a Pyle model #PLMRMP1A. I picked this one up from Amazon for like $45 dollars. So these two items plus a couple of connectors, and some heat shrink and the job was complete. All for under 100 bucks, here is the link so you guys can check it out!

http://youtu.be/PlAMuDdeEKI

Let me know what you guys think!cheers
I was just checking out the site for the speakers. What model number are those? and How did you mount them?
 

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I was just checking out the site for the speakers. What model number are those? and How did you mount them?
Here is the model number VX-882FRB. I used the L bracket that comes with the speakers and just drilled a larger opening so that the screw that holds the blinker on would fit through it. They are water proof speakers, and I did this setup because I don't want to add a batwing. I want to keep that sleek look the bike has.
 

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Can't do a set of Bose headphones in you helmet somehow...saves cluttering the bike...

Assumption here...down under is you wear a helmet..LOL as legally we must..

Hope you get a working solution..cheers
 

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I went with the Boss Audio MC400 kit. Amp is under the seat and I attached the speakers to my Multi Bar. They're big but they're 300W each and don't look bad in that location.







 

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Can't do a set of Bose headphones in you helmet somehow...saves cluttering the bike...

Assumption here...down under is you wear a helmet..LOL as legally we must..

Hope you get a working solution..cheers
Bose are a joke amongst people who actually know sound. "if there are no highs and no lows.. must be a Bose". Overpriced rubbish
 
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