Ok, Yes I did it. My fiance went to Vegas for her bachelorette party and I cleaned house. While cleaning came across my drawer of miscellaneous box of electronics and a thought occurred for a project. So I installed an amp, MP3 jack, and 2 speakers so my ninja can rock out. And with a helmet it is loud enough to hear. And before you chastise me for noise pollution I rarely ever use it and only do to show off to friends, cruising with friends, and other nonchalant activities.
What you need
- cheap amp, wattage is not displayed on it, that is how cheap it is
- lots of wire
- power over ride switch
- MP3 jack or just use an exposed cable jack
First I took off all the fairings so I could wire the whole bike and install the override switch. Cut out a hole in the inside fairing for the speakers. Attach it all together and BAM.... Music.
Picture of the MP3 jack tucked to the fairing... I did this so my MP3 player can stay in my pocket and not have to worry about it falling out
Here is a picture where i put the manual override switch to the power, just so I can kill it at any time.
Placed the amp underneath the rear seat for easy access to change bass/ treble/ main volume if I need to
Installed speakers on the inside front fairings, didn't have a saw but a hot knife did the trick!
Nikolaos: I was thinking about putting a baffle on the back sides but that would go against my zero dollar job... will just wash the bike carefully and avoid puddles as much as I can, Once they die or break I may buy some marine audio speakers.
Virtual: Thanks for the color compliment, (as a SF Giant fan could only go one way) It is pretty loud, I can hear it up to around 55mph with full helmet on with shield down... Highway wind noise makes it impossible to hear... My Zune doesn't shove as much power to the speaker jack as a Ipod (to keep battery life higher I think)