Not long ago, one of our expert installation technicians here at Precision Audio in Bainbridge decided it was time to upgrade his 2006 Suzuki Boulevard audio system. He came up with a cool plan to create an amazing sound system that would also show off our Line-X coating service. Let’s look at how he tackled the project.
Motorcycle Component Disassembly
He started by breaking the bike down and removing the fairing, both fenders, the fuel tank, the saddlebags and the luggage rack. This gave him access to the frame of the bike and the electrical system to run new power wire from the battery and speaker wires to the saddlebags.
With the bike components removed, the next step was to sand their surface to give the Line-X coating something to stick to. After the preparation process, each part was cleaned with a chemical wipe to ensure it was spotless and free from grease and potential contaminants. Each part was then sprayed with a layer of Line-X coating. Shortly after applying the base coat, he added a layer of Line-X Platinum clear coat. The clear coat contains a UV-inhibitor that helps prevent the base layer from fading and adds some gloss to the finish.
Suzuki Boulevard Audio System Assembly
Though the surface of Line-X is dry to the touch in a matter of minutes, our technician let all the parts cure overnight before reassembling them on the bike. Once back together, he installed a set of Rockford Fosgate T1692 Power-Series 2-way 6×9 speakers in the openings of the inner fairing. Next up was a Kenwood KDC-X502 single-DIN CD receiver. He chose this radio because it sounds great, will play music directly from his smartphone over Bluetooth and has a 5-volt preamp output. The unit will also play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV and FLAC digital audio files from a USB memory stick.
A set of Rockford RM1652B Prime-Series marine speakers were mounted in the saddlebags to provide a little extra sound. A Rockford TM400X2ad amplifier powers both sets of speakers on the bike. This tiny amp has a footprint of 7 by 4.3 inches and is only 1.6 inches thick, yet it produces an impressive 200 watts per channel. The small size made it the perfect solution for this Suzuki Boulevard audio upgrade project.
Upgrade Your Motorcycle Sound System at Precision Audio
With the system installed and the amp configured, it was time to crank things up! Everyone here at Precision Audio in Bainbridge thinks the bike sounds great and we love having it around to show our clients some of the unique applications for Line-X. If you are interested in an audio system upgrade or are looking for the protection and durability of Line-X products, drop by our store or send us an e-mail using our contact page.