Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Equipment, Travel > Equipment Reviews

Equipment Reviews Post YOUR REVIEWS of ANY Motorcycle, Camping or Travel Equipment and accessories. Tell us what worked and didn't work for you!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.


Parts & accessories for adventure touring motorcycles including GPS mounts, panniers, luggage, protection, dry bags, camping gear, tools, books & DVDs.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13 Jun 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: perth,aussie
Posts: 91
motorbike speakers and amp....any good?

A few months ago (6 to be exact) i brought a set of speakers for my bike just before i set off on my maiden voyage round australia from perth,they plugged straight into my zumo and played tunes from the built in mp3 player.the kit worked great for 2 months then suddenly bit the dust and one of the channels stopped working a week before the whole system died on me.i took it to a few electrical gadget places and had it tested but the parts needing replacing had had the serial numbers scratched off them?? turns out the amp isnt waterproof but it comes with a handle bar mount,dodgey or what?when i called the guy to ask what the GO was he told me " oh yeah your ment to put the amp in a plastic bag then mount it on the bars?,half way through the conversation he said "my phone's crackling mate gotta go feed the dingo" ....." yep mate in a while crocodile ...bye"??just wondering if anyone else has had the same probs Motorcycle Speakers cheers cam
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13 Jun 2010
farqhuar's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oztralia
Posts: 563
Hi Cam, I run the same setup on my Burgman, except I bought it from the US, see Motorcycle / yacht 2 speakers + amplifier + radio pkg - even with shipping the price was still less than buying it locally here in Oz.

The amp is supposedly waterproof but I have mine mounted in my glove box. The only problem I had with the unit was when I rode up to Innamincka the corrugations in the sand caused the speaker mounts to vibrate loose.

The unit isn't bad, but distortion is pretty high once you get the unit pumping enough output to hear it above the wind roar at highway speeds.
__________________
Garry from Oz - powered by Burgman
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17 Jun 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: perth,aussie
Posts: 91
cheers i just checked them out almost half price,their worth it i think,once ive had a pair on my bike.its great pulling up in the bush somewhere setting up my tent and sitting back with a few cold s while blasting out some bangin tunes....i think ill put my next amp under the seat as the speakers seem compleatly waterproof?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorbike or Car GPS Lagan Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS 18 16 May 2011 04:04
Madcap motorbike challenge by motorbike to raise funds for charities, any ideas? AshaBlue Make a Difference 1 9 Sep 2009 13:15
I-POD speakers? wildlands1 Communications 8 29 May 2008 13:27
Small speakers for MP3 player IanJ Equipment Reviews 0 9 Sep 2007 20:52
good camping gear, good prices USA jim stanley Equipment Reviews 0 29 Nov 2003 01:59

 
 



HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.


What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders


contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!




New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.



Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:50.