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Sadly there is only one OEM option and that is the cost. Look up Jensen Radio Installs here to see what others have done.
 

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i need a new radio for my bike. they want 900 here any advice for a cheaper one? thanks
Can you say what the problem is with your radio. There have actually been radios replaced when all they needed was a reboot.

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I really like the LT radio, but if it quit, I would probably live happily with my Bluetooth helmets and get the Sony Bluetooth headset attachment for the iPod and forget about it.

Although they are noisy with the windshield down, my Nolan N103 helmet has a better intercom than the bike does. It allows me to talk on my cellphone without taking off the helmet. Yes, I stop but my wife and I can both hear the phone. She pairs her phone to her helmet.

It would be nice if the Nav III did not have prehistoric Bluetooth and synched better, but I suppose investing in a new Garmin would fix that too.

The battery lasts a whole day on the road and they recharge in about 2 hours in hotel rooms and are ready for the next day. In some ways, it does get silly with two helmets, two phones and the iPad charging away overnight on the road.

The trouble is that if you do not already have a bluetooth helmet this can cost more than a new radio for the LT. But it avoids having those wires that seem to only last about 2 1/2 season before you have to replace them. IMMV.

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Most, if not all dealers will opt to replace a faulty unit. They do not have the tools or expertise to repair an electronic problem in the radio. And yes, they are expensive. Had to replace mine, but l had an extended warranty that picked up all but $50.

If you can't find one on the internet somewhere, you might try to find an electronics repair shop with the expertise to repair it. I can tell you I tried and did not have much luck. Whatever you do, buy a used one or get a repair done, get a guaranteed from the seller or repair person for some period of time.

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Sorry to hear that your radio quit on you. As mentioned above do a search on radio and follow the instructions for re-booting your factory radio.

If you can wait until March '11 the new generation Jensen marine radio will be available and is reported to include weather radio and ipod compatibility.

Do a search on Jensen and take a look. It appears to be an excellent alternative to the factory unit.

Good luck with this dilemma.

Loren
 

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Not sure what year yours it...mine's an '05 and when I called them in September, Becker Radio in NJ would replace the system board for approx. $400 + s/h - includes a 1 year warranty...
 

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Not sure what year yours it...mine's an '05 and when I called them in September, Becker Radio in NJ would replace the system board for approx. $400 + s/h - includes a 1 year warranty...
Becker replaced my main board & it included no warranty at all. It lasted about 1 1/2 years. I have the Jensen radio and will install it soon.
 

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I blame the problem on the lack of air flow.

The radio and CD overheat and after a year or so, one of the amplifier´s, usually the left hand rear speaker one burns out.

On my second radio now ( under warantee ) and will probably order a third, but before I install it I will drill several small holes in the oddments box compartment and, when possible, will ride with the lid slightly open.
 

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Just replaced my unit due to rear L/H speaker failing ,Tried to get it repaired by large repair specialist and was told Becker use a special Resin to hold Amp in place so cannot repair . Total price from my dealer £490.00 and i fitted it myself .

regards numbnuts in snow covered blighty .
 

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Google beemerboneyard and check their used inventory. Sometimes one can save a bit by buying used. Their stock changes daily so check often.
 

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Below is the response from Becker from an Aug 2010 email:


We can repair that radio and add a front Aux jack for $450.
The repair comes with a 1 year warranty.

Tom Mitchell
Becker Autosound LLC
170 N 5th St
Saddle Brook,NJ 07663
www.beckerautosound.com
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My problem is that my left/rear speaker does not work. I swapped the left and rear speakers and the left rear speaker still did not work. I made the assumption that the radio had to be the problem

I have not sent my radio yet because I rarely use the external speakers.

I provided the info in case anybody else would find the contact info useful.

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Glenn
 

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Clearly I need to pull the radio out, which I will never use again, and sell it to pay for more useful farkles. Do you guys really listen to *radio* stations?
 

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I've replaced my radio unit once and the controller twice! You might want to look for a cassette unit instead of the CD unit. You could save yourself some big bucks. I had a CD unit but wanted the cassette so that I could throw in the adapter and listen to my Ipod. Of course, that was before I went with a satellite radio.

I now stream music (SiriusXM/Pandora) from my phone via bluetooth on my Scala G4. It is awesome sounding! I only use the bike's radio when I need music and I don't have cell phone reception. If you have a smartphone and a good data plan, for $150 you can get a G4 from Revzilla .
 

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The piece we're talking about is just the box in the stingray, right? That has the radio/amp everything in one?
 

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Clearly I need to pull the radio out, which I will never use again, and sell it to pay for more useful farkles. Do you guys really listen to *radio* stations?
I find it comforting on long trips to be assured that no matter where I am I can go to the south end of the radio dial and find NPR. The miles just seem to roll by listening to All Things Considered.
 
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