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Harley Boom Stage 2 vs. J&M Rokker vs. Cycle Sounds vs. Hogtunes-What's the Best?

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Jr Hunt (17 days ago)
I installed the Rockford Fosgate system and it’s friggin excellent
Jr Hunt (8 days ago)
Sounds great!! I didn’t do a second set of speakers yet.....im waiting to catch a good deal on lower front fairings first
Edward Smith (8 days ago)
Jr Hunt does the Rockford Fosgate system sound good? I’m looking into putting it in my 2019 RG. Did you do the rear lid speakers as well?
paul jacobs (22 days ago)
Hi sir, are the speakers interchangeable meaning can I run alpine front speakers with the Rokker system or only there stuff?
Ryan Urlacher (21 days ago)
I believe you can run what you want. I'd say for the best sound I'd run their setup as they've been tested together for sound etc....
Gary Shook (25 days ago)
What about the new Hog Tunes “Wild Boar” amp and speakers that just came out? Or have you tried them yet?
Ryan Urlacher (23 days ago)
Not yet
Mud Digger RC (1 month ago)
What are the buttons on the side of your seat
Brett Fischer (2 months ago)
I was inches away from doing a Boom! Stage II setup on my new bike - Ultra Limited using the stock speaker locations - no bag lid speakers or speakers in the lowers. It wasn't apples to apples but I listened to a CVO Street Glide with the Stage II setup in the dealership and was really disappointed in the sound quality - same crap I experienced with my Stage I in my '14 Limited. Gotta turn the bass way down (-2 and lower) in order to avoid the distortion. I did some homework on the J&M setup ... I know a lot of the die-hards don't like either, they're confident they can setup something that sounds better for $500 but I'm pretty sure we all know that's not true. Anyway ... there's a couple of ways to hit the J&M, you can go without flashing the head unit or you CAN send it to J&M and have it flashed (can be done by a dealership if they've got the necessary software but many / most do not). Choosing to have it flashed will lower the output of the head unit and put all of the heavy lifting on the amp which J&M also configures properly for the setup - that's referred to as the "Stage 5". I'll post an update once I've got the bike back ... Moral of the story here is that I think this is an option you should share here as well.
Jeff Staggs (2 months ago)
Iam curious now that some years have gone by, has the flash update improved for the Harley Davidson Boom Audio Stage one system so you can turn it up more than half way without distortion?
Ryan Urlacher (2 months ago)
Unfortunately, no. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Doug Ford (2 months ago)
Just discoverd your videos. The ones I have watched on sound systems and brake systems are very helpful. I am in so ca where are you located???
Ryan Urlacher (2 months ago)
Welcome Doug! We're in the Yakima, WA area. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Danny Menia (4 months ago)
Does the J&M allow for adding the saddlebag speakers later or would i have to get a new amp set up? I want to do my speakers and amp soon on my 18 SG but add in the saddlebags later. what would you guys suggest?
Ryan Urlacher (4 months ago)
You can get the amp that can handle the added speakers. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Lee Fuller (4 months ago)
Also, you mention that in the video (purchased one) that you'd be talking about the rear speaker connections later in the video. Can't seem to find that info.
Lee Fuller (4 months ago)
2016 Road Glide Ultra - Just purchased the J&M Rokker front amp and speaker kit. I have two questions. 1) I'd like to replace the trunk lid speakers as well. Do you have a suggestion for those? 2) Does this kit have the harness needed to complete the installation of the replacement lid speakers - or is there something else I need to get? Thanks! Purchased your installation video as well. That may answer these questions. But thought I'd ask here. Haven't watched that video yet.
stuartschweitzerss (4 months ago)
I have a 4.3 do these all work with this system?
Ryan Urlacher (4 months ago)
yes
Jim Myers (5 months ago)
People really need to listen to and talk with bikers who have done upgrades already. Spending the most money does not mean having the best system for you. Many times you can put a system together for half of the kit costs, if you can wire it yourself and don't need plug and play, etc.
Ryan Urlacher (5 months ago)
yah, we've done a bunch around her. Each has it's differences in sound and install etc.
Tim Willis (5 months ago)
Ryan I’m getting ready to add a amp and replace my HD speakers and I want to add speakers in my lowers, I had a 2016 road glide ultra with cooling equipment in the lowers what are my options. Thanks Tim
Tim Willis (5 months ago)
Ryan Urlacher I travel on mine so I usually need that space but I’m fixing to do my stock speaker first.
Ryan Urlacher (5 months ago)
Have you considered saddle bag lid speakers? Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Bruce Kuhn (6 months ago)
Ryan and I got a question for you, I have the stock Harley Davidson audio system on my Ultra Classic. A unique thing about my bike is I have United a states a Navy Senior Chief anchor speaker grill covers that I had custom made. I would like to keep the anchors but I’m looking for a pair of speakers that will allow me to do that. Will the J&M or the Boom stage to speakers allow me to do that? The anchors screw into the inside fairing speaker holes, then I placed the speakers in. It wasn’t easy but I made it work. Thanks.
Ryan Urlacher (6 months ago)
I honestly don't know. Sorry! Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Danny Ohly (8 months ago)
Thanks Ryan.
Ryan Urlacher (8 months ago)
U betcha
Ricardo Rivera (8 months ago)
Great informative video for those whom have a 2014 and newer. I, on the other hand have a 2002 FLH. What would you recommend for that and would you have install videos for those recommendations?
Ryan Urlacher (8 months ago)
Sorry Ricardo, we don't have an install on older bikes. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Gary Jones (1 year ago)
Ryan I have the J & M and they just don't hold up One of mine blew out already .
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Sorry to hear that. Mine have treated me well so far. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Kirk Sides (1 year ago)
As far as flashing the system goes, do you have to flash the J&M and the others if you add lower speakers?
Scott Winslow (1 year ago)
I have the J&M rocker system that I had installed at Daytona Bike week a few yrs ago. it def cranks and I also pulled off the sticker and adjusted the amp gains a bit as I have always had amp systems in all my vehicles and like it loud. the system is 2 yrs old and has held up very well. I have heard horror stories about this system after I purchased it with some people saying that J&M customer service suck, their amps suck blah blah blah but over all am happy with my system. thanks again for all your great videos and how is your new shop/studio coming along?
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Thanks for the input and long term testing of the system. Appreciated. Yah, I love mine too. Still holding up strong.
Keith K (1 year ago)
Hey Ryan, well I bit the bullet and went with Boom Audio Stage 2 on my 2014 CVO Ultra Limited. I figured since I already had Stage 1 might as well stick with it. The system sounds great until I'm at highway speeds then the treble & mid highs are almost unbearable. I've tried turning the treble to zero on the head unit and it helps some. Do you have any suggestions or will Harley come out with a software update for the equalizer so the highs and mids can be better adjusted? Keep up the great work on YouTube!
Keith K (1 year ago)
I have a 2014 CVO Ultra Limited with Boom Audio Stage 1. I think it’s a great system. So much so I just installed a Stage 2. Harman Kardon (aka JBL) makes these systems for Harley. With the millions of dollars 😬both these companies spend on R&D I just can’t imagine that small companies like J&M & Hogg Tunes can make better product. Harley/Harmon Kardon make quality products built to last. IMHO...
Jeff Martinson (9 months ago)
Bird WolfPack Ridaz I've been looking at the Rockford Fosgate set too for my 2018 Road Glide... really surprised Ryan hasn't tested these yet.
Keith K I agree. Hogtunes is horrible! I just bought a Rockford Fosgate amp & speakers for a 16 Roadglide Special & it sounds 10x’s better than Hogtunes & Harley’s stage 2.
Brian Cruise (1 year ago)
Which upgrade did you go with? The j&m sounds good but they have several which gets expensive
Jake Morley (3 months ago)
+Ryan Urlacher r
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
I currently have the J&M on my bike. I prefer it the best. Lurch has the HD Stage II, which isn't bad. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Bad Azz Machines (1 year ago)
If you have boom stage 2 you have to flash your boom radio for j&m amps. If you have boom stage 1 same thing
AWitty PIlot (1 year ago)
Really informative vid bro....thanks for putting in the effort!  It's hard to find a decent opinion out there and you're right....you can't tell shit with a computer that listening to microphones and drippy speakers.  Great job!
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Thanks much
Terrill Hicks (1 year ago)
Have you done anything with the Rockford Fosgate system?
Locrum (5 months ago)
I'm looking at adding one of these (Rockford Fosgate) kits to mine, just wish there was more videos and reviews on them.
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Not yet. Some of us have experience with their car audio products and like them. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Lee Green (1 year ago)
Ryan, I had the Stage Two Boom installed in my 2016 Roadglide. I have been back to the shop twice. Once for a blown speaker. Second time for sound quality issues. I'm still disappointed with the performance of this system. Once I start to roll, the system fades in and out. I've messed with it taking the volume speed feature on and off etc. Hands down the worst investment ever. I had plans to install the saddlebag speakers and amp at a later date. Unless HD can straighten out this problem, I'll be looking elsewhere for better options...I'm tired of taking my bike to the shop for issues that should be corrected the first time. Any ideals I could do to tweak this myself? If not, what do you think of Dragonfly?
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
We haven't experienced this with the Boom Stage II system we have. Sorry to hear that bro. If you dump the HD, we suggest J&M. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Ed Callahan (1 year ago)
What if you already flashed the radio? J&M still the way to go?
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
The HD Stage 2 is good, but we think the J&M is the best right now. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Patrick Emerson (1 year ago)
I have read, watched and listened to a lot of info on choosing an upgrade for my stereo. I appreciate the comparison of these systems and found it to be very helpful. Thank you and keep up the great work
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Patrick, you are welcome bro. Glad we could help! Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Joe Sanpetrino (1 year ago)
Do you need to hook up the hogtunes amp to the battery or is there a power supply in the fairing for it?
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
You're nest off to hook it to the battery with an inline fuse. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Benny The Jets (1 year ago)
I just had the Boom Audio installed on my 2015 Street Glide Special in less than a month one Lid Speaker Blew but under warranty, rode this weekend now the other Lid Blew OMG sounds great but they charged me 50.00 for labor unfortunately. I'm be taking it back in to get replaced but for just over 3000.00 Bucks I really can't recommend the Boom Audio
HD Road Glide (1 year ago)
Couple questions about amps my last amp install was over 25 years ago and I couldn't get rid of the frequency hum are the newer amp clear now? Second my 15 Roadglide standard has the shitty radio not the touchscreen can I amp that radio with one of these amps?
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
No hum from there amps. They were all clear in that aspect. You can put an amp on either head unit. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
J D (1 year ago)
I would just like to thank you guys for all your reviews and install videos!!! If it wasn't for your videos, I would have had to spend a lot of money at the dealer getting after market parts installed. Thank you for all you guys do...
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Thanks Jeremy. Appreciate the shout out. Puts a smile on my face late at night to know all our hard work is appreciated and it's helping bikers out there! Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Jeremy, we love to hear that! Our goals is to help other bikers. Stoked that we could help out. Take care. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Mr. Booch (1 year ago)
Ryan:. If I install a Boom audio stage 2, is a larger capacity alternator/generator required?
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Nope. Good to go. Stock stator/generator is fine. We have quiet a few running the Stage 2 around here. NO problems.
Scratch And Dent (1 year ago)
Hello, I bought a 2017 ultra limited that the dealer upgraded with stage 2. The sound rocks, but when you move the fader around to hear each set of speakers individually the lower fairing speakers only put out mid range & high, no bass. They said that was normal. Your thoughts?
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Yah, that's normal. Those are mid range speakers that put out little to no bass. You should hear decent highs and good mid range (vocals). Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Peyto Rig 9 (1 year ago)
I've owned two J&M amps the 330W on my 2011 Limited and to 500W on my 2014 Streetglide Special. Both went in for repairs and when I got my 500W back the fan was rubbing and you could hear it when bike wasn't running. When I phoned John he said it wouldn't hurt anything. My response it shouldn't be rubbing and will eventually cause damage. My buddy install one at same time and his went in for repairs 2 months before mine. Sound was great, but service and longevity of equipment are really in question. I bought molded earbuds with speakers and sounds 10x better than any amp on the market. Anyone want to buy a 500watt amp lol
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Great info. Thank you for taking the time to share with the Law Abiding Biker community. This is what we need to hear. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Sinister (1 year ago)
I did a Rockford Fosgate pbr 300x2 amplifier with a pair of polk audio db 651's on a 2015 streetglide..I'll put it up against anything you tried.
toben42 (1 year ago)
Sinister so you're THAT guy? Oh yeah! Mines better than anything you've got.
Ryan Urlacher (1 year ago)
Sounds cool. Enjoy your system!
cole098 (2 years ago)
2016 Street Glide Special.. I listened to the boom audio display, and the most expensive speakers they had I thought had way to much highs. But I liked the middle of the road speaker with tweeters attacched to speaker. sounds good, but I felt there was room for improvement.. guess I was use to Bose in my cars.. I didn't buy any additional speakers only replaced the two in fairing, I'm wondering if I upgrade to either lower fairing speakers or the bag speakers will it improve sound much???? any thoughts
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Lower fairing speakers will improve sound to the rider. The bag speakers are behind you. They don't do much for rider sounds, but everyone else will hear your stereo better. Our suggestion would be to go with and amp and upgraded fairing speakers. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Christian Gutierrez (2 years ago)
Just a suggestion to the over heating amps. I think you can splice a small desktop or laptop computer fan into the power line and tuck in behind the fairing.
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
That's a great tip. Thanks for sharing it with the community. That's what this platform is all about. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Christian Gutierrez (2 years ago)
what if I already have the stage 2 speakers without the Harley amp, can I install the rocker amp and still use the stage 2 Harley speakers?
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
I suppose you could. I would suggest confirming that with J&M before you purchase. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
hemixprs (2 years ago)
Have you guys tested the Rockford Fosgate or the Hogtunes Wildboar systems? Thanks Dave Tottenham Ontario Canada
Brett Fischer (2 months ago)
+Rick "Big Daddy" Kane lol ... as soon as they send you some units so you can install them, make monetized videos and get paid? How about you unass some of that money you're making and install the systems?
Rick "Big Daddy" Kane (2 years ago)
We haven't yet, but as soon as they send us some units we would be happy too. Ride safe Dave.
Prost!Stuttgart (2 years ago)
Great Videos Ryan! Just Subscribed
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Thank you. Glad to have ya. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Billy Gilbert (2 years ago)
Thank you for his video.  I'm considering an aftermarket, Stage 2 upgrade for my 15 Road Glide Special.  I will definitely go with the J&M Rokkers after watching this.  NO flashing and NO distortion have me sold.  Amber Whiskey is a great color isn't it!
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
You are most welcome. Check out our video on installing a J&M system. https://gumroad.com/l/jandm Yes, amber whiskey is a great color. I'm partial to it. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
10mm Heater (2 years ago)
Hey all I've been doing a lot of looking before I made my choice and I encourage everyone to check out biketronics. Lifetime warranty on all products easy to install and no flash required!
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
As soon as Biketronics wans to pony up and send a system, we'll test and review it.
10mm Heater (2 years ago)
Hey guys I've been doing a lot of research out there on what audio systems different companies are putting out and I was wondering if you guys have had any experience or have heard good things about the new Rockford Fosgate audio system kit they just came out with this year for the 2015+ roadglides? Thanks as always!
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
We have not John. Maybe we'll be able to squeeze in a test and install in 2017!! Stay tuned. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Carlos Pagan (2 years ago)
Awesome Video, Easy Follow , No bias
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Love the feedback. We put much time into them to try and help bikers make informed decisions. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Joe Sanpetrino (2 years ago)
Two questions I have are the hogtunes that much better then stock without the amp and what model speakers do I need for front and rear installation on my ultra classic low 2016. Thanks
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Any aftermarket speaker is better, to be honest. They can handle more power with distorting and are better made. I would refer you to the Hogtunes website for the correct speakers. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Howie Harding (2 years ago)
Purchased a new street glide in January and went with stage 1 upgrade. After a few rides and never exceeding half volume the right speaker blew. Harley covered cost of speaker and labor so I decided to bump up to stage 2. After a brief period of time the speaker blew again. Taking it again this week to have problem checked out. If it wasn't for the dealer being so helpful I'd be steamed. If it happens again I'm definitely going to another system. Curious why you didn't include soundz customz? Heard great things
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
We are only limited by time and money on what we can put out. We simply only did four systems up front. There are others out there. These were the four most requested. We'll be doing others in the future, so make sure your subscribed so you know. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Debra Kirkley (2 years ago)
I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY MR. URLACHER LIKES THE STAGE 2 BOOM SO WELL CUZ IT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD BUT PROBLEM IS HARLEY MAKES JUNK I AS MANY MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH THE SPEAKERS BURSTING I REPLACED 4 SPEAKERS AND HARLEY CHARGES 60 BUCKS A POP AND THEY ARE UNDER WARRANTY AND THEY ONLY HAVE A 2YEAR WARRANTY. SO I BOUGHT THE 6.5 ROKKERS WITH 330 WATT AMP FOR 850.00 APPOSED TO HARLEY 1000.00 AND THEY SOUND BAAAD ASSSS!! WITH A 20 YEAR WARRANTY.
Debra Kirkley (2 years ago)
thanks friend!
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Roger that Debra and thanks for weighing in. Good info for the community here! Ride safe. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Luther Khachigian II (2 years ago)
Glad you're not having issues. I know others that have the same complaint. Customer Service is the WORST. Dropped well over 2k........what a bust.
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Man, that really sucks...... ;-(
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
We've heard of experiences like this, but honestly we have been happy so far. Thanks for sharing the info. Others should consider this when purchasing.
Lonnie Helle (3 years ago)
Thanks.. doing hogtunes,no flash,less money,iam not a millonaire but like my music.Thanks again.... you guys helped me install my 10 in bars also ,,, 2010 street glide,,wasnt much fun just jumping into it,but your videos held my hand threw it ,,HAHA....
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Awesome. We love hearing stuff like this. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Ride safe. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
sokodad (3 years ago)
I've heard boom system has had problems. Plus harley has told me if I install anything non Harley approved my warranty is voided. Has anyone else run into a problem with warranty at Harley?
sokodad (3 years ago)
Warranty they said it'd effect is the head unit. They said I'd lose my warranty on my head unit in dash.
sokodad (3 years ago)
I found Harley dealer about 200 miles away that'll work with me. Several of their own employees have aftermarket because they weren't pleased with boom system. A coworker put a boom system at our local dealership and he's getting popping through his speakers. I decided to go with a system that Soundz Customz is going to install for me.
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+sokodad What warranty are they claiming it will effect? Per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act you're protected. They are giving you less than credible info. We have no problems at our HD dealership. They want to force you into them doing all the work at an expensive cost of course. Call them on that crap
T Bailey (3 years ago)
Nice video. HD flash is a joke though. I just went with Biketronics and aftermarket speakers. You'll never beat the sound of aftermarket speakers such as alpine focal or hertz. Nothing jm hawg tunes or harley makes can compare. thanks for the great videos. Especially loved the fp3 one.
Rick Kane (3 years ago)
+Tim “Timberjkd” Bailey No problem. Each bike seems to be a little different Tim. We are not sponsored by any of them so our review and comments are based on our experience. We love the J&M and several people have mentioned the Biketronics. We picked the units we did based on viewer and Patron suggestions. At the time no one mentioned Biketronics so we went with HD, J&M, CycleSounds. If Biketronics would reach out we would love to install as system, do an HD install video and get a review out.
T Bailey (3 years ago)
Nice video. HD flash is a joke though. I just went with Biketronics and aftermarket speakers. You'll never beat the sound of aftermarket speakers such as alpine focal or hertz. Nothing jm hawg tunes or harley makes can compare. thanks for the great videos. Especially loved the fp3 one.
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+Tim “Timberjkd” Roger that. As we've said in other threads. If someone at Bikertronics sends us a unit we'll test it and check it out. Thanks for commenting. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Hector Montero (3 years ago)
I have the Harley Boom Stage 2 what can you say about the clipping  going in and out.  This system was installed by a Harley Davidson Dealership..... I am very disappointed....
Rick Kane (3 years ago)
+Hector Montero Usually clipping occurs when there is an over-powering of the system. I would ask them to make sure they did the correct download for the Stage 2. We have heard of that not being done correctly. Such as for a 4 speaker system instead of a two, etc. Rick from LAB.
BigDave12768 (3 years ago)
+Hector Montero Nothing he can say.  Watch the JM videos. They have a boom all the way up and its in and out.  I bought jM system. easy enough to install.
Luther Khachigian II (3 years ago)
When it did work, it sounded great. The J&M amps can't take heat. If you're riding in hot weather, expect amps to cut out.......OFTEN.
883Horze (23 days ago)
I did had that happen to me while I was is South Dakota around sturgis rally. But all I had to do was let it rest by turning off the radio and then turn it on again after 5 minutes. Didnt happen again after that. I was at around 109 degrees
Rick Kane (3 years ago)
+Luther Khachigian II Very interesting Luther. We are in a very hot area so we will have to watch for that. So far no problems. Rick from LAB,
Luther Khachigian II (3 years ago)
J&M gave me nothing but issues!! Horrible customer service too. Amps cut out, speakers cut out. Had to replace front amp once, rear amp twice. STILL had issues.
Debra Kirkley (2 years ago)
U MUST BE TALKIN ABOUT HARLEY'S JUNK CUZ J&M ONLY HAS ONE 330WATT AMP AND IT COVERS 2 SPEAKERS OR U CAN GET THE 500 WATT OR 630WATT AND THOSE TWO COVE 4 OR 6 SPEAKER SET UP.
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Man that sucks Luther. No problems on our end. thanks for sharing.
Dennis L (3 years ago)
I have come across a few people with HD Stage 2 Boom and they are having problems with volume "pulsating" during high volume levels of play, depending on the type of music. There is a video showing this and also some concerned customers that are having this problem. Do you have any information or experiences with that?
Arthur Enright (1 year ago)
FWIW I have an '18 CVO with the full Boom Stage 2 setup (3 amps / six speakers) and I've ridden all day in high wind (meaning volume cranked up) with no volume pulsating or heat issues. The hottest weather I've ridden in has probably been mid 90s here in South Texas. I have to agree with Ryan, this system hits hard and plays loud. I have concerns on longevity but the bike is under warranty so hopefully any problems I might run into will be covered. I've not heard a J&M Rokker XX setup but have been doing a lot of research as my brother just bought a '17 RG Special. We did a custom install with Infinity Kappa speakers and a Candy Micro amplifier and it is a HUGE improvement over stock (and surprisingly no distortion at max volume - no flash change) but higher volume while retaining the audio quality would be nice.
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+Dennis L (Pilotlang) Lurch hasn't reported any problem. We'll monitor and advise. Thank you for the info. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Adrian Blade (3 years ago)
Which video would be best for me? Im using jl audio 4 channel amp
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+Adrian Blade not sure of Jl? We have a J&M video here: J&M ROKKER XX EXTREME: https://gumroad.com/l/jandm
MojoRicky (3 years ago)
VIDEO IS GREAT!!!!! First I watched this video.  Then I purchased video on how to install the J&M Audio Rokker XX Extreme on 2014 and beyond. I have an 2015  FLHTK Limited. I purchased and  watched your installation video. Then I purchased  the Rokker Extreme 500w 4 spkr kit  RXEK-500SP4_14UL  I not sure if I' m the first one to install this system since you made the video, but the video was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this for anyone thinking about installing them, it made it easy. It took me 5 hours from start to finsh by myself. Use the tool configuration to remove speaker cabinet for sure as discribed in the video. After installing and turning the audio on WOW WOW WOW!!!  The sound system sounds so great!!!!!! Can't wait to get off work today, so I can go riding( since I live in South Florida) and listen to the new sound system.  By the way the 57th Daytona Bike Week was great also. Keep up the good work at law abiding biker, and again thanks to all who  helped  produce the videos. Keep up the great work.
Brian Cruise (1 year ago)
Rick Molina how is your system working 1 year later? Do you have any issues in the summer with the heat?
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+Rick Molina Awesome Rick and thanks for taking the time to shout out. We have had many bikers around the world install that system now with the help of the video. Super stoked the video was useful and that you are up and running. Rock on! Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
MojoRicky (3 years ago)
I have a harley 2015 FLHTK limited. I am thinking of purchasing rokker extreme 500w 4 spkr kit. RXEK-500SP4_14UL. Two speakers in batwing and two speakers in tour pak. I have Harley stock flash on my bike. I thought I would not need a flash if it is stock. But I am hearing that J&M needs to perform there flash for the front/rear fader control capabilities to work??? Is this true??
BigDave12768 (3 years ago)
The deal with JM needing a adjustment to the Harley radio on happen on SG and RG. Our boom system that is same as your does not have the rear out put speakers turned on. The way the jm system works is. They they plug into you factory output to speakers. It turns that high level signal into a low level RCA signal that plugs into amp. Then the amp has a factory type plug that goes back out to the speaker pods. You use the factory wires in the pods to attach to jm speakers. Add in a the power wire and your done. Front is pink rear is blue. Blue has nothing coming out of it unless you get radio update/ flash/ adjustment to 0 amp 4 speakers.
MojoRicky (3 years ago)
+Ryan Urlacher Thanks Ryan for clearing that up for me. Keep up the good work, you and your friends are doing a great job with the videos and podcast!!
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+Rick Molina Our understanding is that no flash is require with the J&M system. They found a workaround.
EPILEF PIPE (3 years ago)
how can fix the discharge battery problem whit the sound system
EPILEF PIPE (3 years ago)
+Rick "Big Daddy" Kane thanks..
Rick "Big Daddy" Kane (3 years ago)
+felipe carrillo Rick from LAB here. Felipe we haven't had any issues running the stock charging unit running just one amplifier. Now if you got with saddlebag speakers as well it is recommended by us. However you can always add the charging unit HD sells, but it is expensive. They recommended it for the stage 1 amp and four speakers I had, but I saw no issues without it. Hope that helps. Check out more free videos and our store front at www.lawabidingbiker.com
Pete Fleming (3 years ago)
I purchased the Stage 1 speakers last summer and put them in myself. They have the tweeter that is enclosed by the grill. I didn't have the money for an amp at that time. I do want to purchase the Harley amp for my 14 Flhx this year. Would it be worth it with the speakers I installed or would I have to upgrade to the Stage 2 speakers? Thanks for any input, great video!
Rick Kane (3 years ago)
+Pete Fleming If you are going to Stage 2 do it from the very beginning. So if you are going that route look at the Matrix in the HD catalog and make sure you get all the stuff you need. You can always sell the Stage 1 speakers to someone. But once you go stage one you are kinda stuck, because the stage two uses 2 channels per side vs. 1. Rick from LAB.
Michael McGinniss (3 years ago)
Thanks for the video. Would be curious to hear what you/other folks think of Biketronics amps/speaker kits. Also would be nice to get feedback on lid speakers across Hogtunes, J&M, Biketronics and Harley. Thanks again.
Cory Sederlund (3 years ago)
+Michael McGinniss x2 on the Biketronics
Michael McGinniss (3 years ago)
+Rick "Big Daddy" Kane thanks so much. Great stuff
Rick "Big Daddy" Kane (3 years ago)
+Michael McGinniss We will continue to test new products as they come out for all different types of parts for bikes across the metric and Harley spectrum. So many projects and only so much time Michael. These are just the four systems we have tested so far. As we continue there will be more, but we have to balance it with other products. Big things coming at LAB. Can't say to much, but we are working with some good companies to keep the content coming. Rick from LAB.
Kevin Thierry (3 years ago)
Enjoyed the video, thanks. Thanks for not trying to crank tunes as part of the video, that's a waste. I'll probably go with HD, still want to hear reviews after some time of using it. HD S2 still has some poor reviews, but maybe getting better. My experience with J&M is no thank you!! Maybe they've figured out the bugs since I tried their install which did require a flash. Now no flash required, I suppose that's good, just beware of updates with your HD software. Most updates won't effect it, but HD is at liberty to make any software changes as they feel necessary and could disturb function of the head unit with aftermarket equipment. For the $100, I'll go with HD.
BigDave12768 (3 years ago)
+Kevin bla bla  Boom is a nightmare right now.  I got Rokker xxx. No flas required and it awesome
Kevin Thierry (3 years ago)
Enjoyed the video, thanks. Thanks for not trying to crank tunes as part of the video, that's a waste. I'll probably go with HD, still want to hear reviews after some time of using it. HD S2 still has some poor reviews, but maybe getting better. My experience with J&M is no thank you!! Maybe they've figured out the bugs since I tried their install which did require a flash. Now no flash required, I suppose that's good, just beware of updates with your HD software. Most updates won't effect it, but HD is at liberty to make any software changes as they feel necessary and could disturb function of the head unit with aftermarket equipment. For the $100, I'll go with HD.
Ryan Urlacher (2 years ago)
Awesome and super stoked the video was helpful. Thanks for weighing in and commenting.
Teddy Kinzer (3 years ago)
Ryan, any information on how the systems sounded with speed of cycle? I have noticed once I reach around 50 mph it starts getting harder to hear. Maybe it's juat me? I have a hybrid setup with the Harley Stage 1 fairing speakers and the cycle sounds mini amp. I think I need to tune the amp further as I have had clippping when at near full volume.
Teddy Kinzer (3 years ago)
+Rick "Big Daddy" Kane Rick. Yep I did get the magic box and the HD harness. Cycle Sounds has been great to work with. I am not unhappy with their setup. Now I am concerned about getting HD warranty work done. Yes, would agree HD does not appear to want to work with you of any after market add ons are used. I do appreciate what LAB is doing to test and provide options. The challenge is whether a lower price is worth the risk of impacting warranty.
Rick "Big Daddy" Kane (3 years ago)
+Ted Kinzer Are you using their magic box to level the signal from the 6.5GT Boom Box? It is needed to decrease the output from the radio. As a side note, HD system not a horrible idea. Harley is actively working to make it as difficult as possible to use aftermarket systems with their radios.
Teddy Kinzer (3 years ago)
+Ted Kinzer Thanks all for information. I am considering just going to the Harley Stage 2 Fairing setup based on my latest trip to the dealer. I added the Comm Dinn cable (to use witth LAB Boom Mic) and XM Satellite. FYI they both both work great but I was experiencing some unintended behavior with the Boom System. In talking to Harley, they told me, they may troubleshoot but noted the after market Amp (Cycle Sounds) may be causing issues. Given I have only had the bike for 9 months, I am ready to pull the Cycle Sounds Amp and just go with Harley Stage 2 Fairing setup. At least then I will be warranted, I can tell I will have to talk my way into the shop otherwise.
Charles Harris (3 years ago)
+Rick "Big Daddy" Kane Gains should be set to match your head unit output. It will be different for every head unit out there. As for frequencies for a 6.5 speaker a high pass filter of 80hz is about standard. The amp used by cycle sounds really does not pack enough power to be heard at volume. They rebadged a NVX amp that sells for much less. This alone should steer you away. http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_71776_NVX-MVPA1.html
Rick "Big Daddy" Kane (3 years ago)
+Ted Kinzer Ted you will need to adjust. I have that same unit. Running four speakers with the amp I have fine tuned it to have no issues. I am running the gain at 1/4 for front and rear and the frequency all the way to the left. The 6.5 speakers just cant handle the frequency more than that at 3/4 volume. The most I would run is 1/4 frequency dial. Rick from LAB.
Josh Calbert (3 years ago)
Trying to figure out where you found the rokker system for around 850? the amp is 600 and 400 for speakers not including wire harness ect
4GeeGaming (3 years ago)
+Josh Calbert Direct Cycle has it for $699. Eastern Performance will match(where I got mine from).
Kevin Thierry (3 years ago)
+Josh Calbert I found the best price for this stuff is Direct Cycle parts. And they will stand behind your purchase. But, if you're going to spend that kind of money, I'd go with HD. If you can install yourself, you're already saving a lot of $$.
Rick Kemner (3 years ago)
+Josh Calbert J&M Audio offers price reductions periodically, 15-20% off, if you're not in a hurry....
Josh Calbert (3 years ago)
Thanks Ryan i am interested in this system but over a grand is steep 
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+Josh Calbert You can get it using our Amazon Affiliate link: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/amazon OR our Revzilla Affiliate Link: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/revzilla. Prices vary from time to time. Thanks for your support!
David Nemeth (3 years ago)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU there ain't crap worth of reviews on bike speakers n amps glad i found your channel can you suggest who to buy speaker lids from??? im gettin the j&m # RXEK-500SP4-14SG
Randy Petrik (1 year ago)
I bought mine off EBay $99.00 New Aftermarket.  nice, heavy duty and work great.
Rick Kane (3 years ago)
+David Nemeth You can try Cycle Sounds David. I think they and Hogtunes sell the lids only.
David Nemeth (3 years ago)
+Ryan Urlacher the speakers come with the kit im buyin im just tryin to find just the lid for my bag
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+David Nemeth Awesome and we appreciate that you took the time to comment. We work hard to put out content like this. Here is a direct link to Revzilla for the lid speakers. http://bit.ly/1oBVLM9 You can check our other affilate banners and click through at: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/banners. Ride safe & Ride Often! Here is a link to a bunch of our useful Free vids bro: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/freevideos Here is a link to some of our useful for purchase videos: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/buyvideos Want Answers & Information Fast? And help support us at the same time? Do you like the content we provide? Our patrons get answers to their questions/comments/feedback in less than 24 hrs and are part of our Private Facebook Group. If you are interested in being in this exclusive group you can get all the details at ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/patreon If you haven't subscribed to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast make sure to do so. Listen in as we talk weekly about issues/items like this & so much more. You can listen on iTunes (Apple/IOS), Stitcher Radio (Android), or any other Podcast App ==> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/podcast Join our free email club at http:///www.LawAbidingBiker.com/EmailClub. Only relevant content will be sent from time to time. Email club members are the first to find out about free or for sale content are given special coupon codes.
Vanilla Gorilla (3 years ago)
What highway pegs/bracket do you use? I went with HD's and it sucks! Took it off after the screws kept stripping.
Ryan Urlacher (3 years ago)
+Vanilla Gorilla Hey there, thanks for watching. Those are just Kuryakyn ISO foot pegs. I can't remember, but that is just a foot peg clamp. Not a ton of adjustment, but works for me. A ton of companies make those basice crash bar clamps for pegs. Please consider clicking through one of our Affiliate Banners on our page. No additional cost to you, but if you do click through and purchase, we get a small kickback. Helps us move foward and continue to help bikers. --> http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/banners

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