What do ya'll have in your housings?!

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A cycle sound ( that didnt work ) came with my mk IV when I bought it.

I want to replace the speakers, but keep the VETTER speaker covers.

I just dropped in a spare head unit I happened to have floating around, but would love a bluetooth compatible system so I can keep my phone charging in the tank bag, and just play music from it.

What are you guys runnin???
 

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Funny, you ask. Being the period correct nerd + hifi audio nerd that I am, I have set out to create the ultimate Cycle Sound unit. One that will sound like a McIntosh/Logan home system, however be located right in the confines of your Windjammer.

I have spent several months designing, building, testing the unit. From the outside the unit, it will look 100% vintage stock (great theft deterrent). On the inside will be an array of modern technology. The twist is, you will still be able to use it as a vintage cassette deck, 8 track or however built, while taking advantage of modern sound technology. Digital power tuned with a DSP. It's all in the chips!

The features include:

Water resistant speakers
Vintage shaft style cassette deck, 8 track, AM radio (pick a year, and or unit)
Full Bluetooth compatibility to steam stereo sound from your phone or MP3 device
Digital amplification
New sound treatment
Tuned for the specifically for the Cycle Sounds unit

I see people that buy these Cycle Sound and Vetter Sound units and cut them up to fit din style systems. Sinners!

Ill keep you posted on my progress. I just ordered a new Bluetooth module with SPDIF and higher data rate.

In the lab doing Bluetooth sound quality testing and comparisons.

Cycle_Sound_Lab_01.jpg
 

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I removed the cycle sound from mine and a din unit dropped right in.

It's a single slot din I guess. Didn't have to do a thing to it.

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The shaft style was in it, along with a metal plate holding it into the gap....how else would you get a rectangular shaped stereo in it?:p
 

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Ohh, I see. Yeah the original units were formed plastic with two holes for the radio shafts. Single din is like the new CD players and modern decks. You have a pic?
 

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Well, I tossed out the shaft player. It was rusted solid.

But the player was in the housing, then had a metal plate inside of the rectangle cutout to line it all up, then the vetter faceplate was on it, held on by the nuts that screwed to the shafts.

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So all I did was open the housing enough to remove the metal plate.... And my regular old din head unit dropped right in.

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I bought my bike in 2010 and the cycle sound came with the bike, but it was empty. Luckily, it had been cut for me so there was no woe's or worry for me on that subject. Radio reception around her is spotty, so I mostly use USB's so I have a JVC KD-R610 with some cheap speakers from Wal-Mart. Works for now.
 
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I wear a full face helmet all the time. I just recently started slacking on that around town.

I'm usually jamming on my SENA system in my helmet.

If you want a great communication system... Sena is the way to go.

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Wow you guys make me feel old. :(
I'm thought I was with it by installing Pyle in in dash radio I got off E-bay They are advertised to fit in the dash.
Don't hurt yourselves laughing:D
What is the difference between a head unit and a radio?
 

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Head unit is just the central user spot for the radio system.

They arent called "radios" really anymore because they do alot more than be a radio ( IMO ):D
 

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I have seen that Pile unit on eBay too. It doesn't seem like a bad little unit, plus I believe it has Blue Tooth as well. I am not one for cutting up the Cycle Sound to accommodate for the modern din style, so I take old shaft style cassette decks and modify them to be more modern and sound really good. In addition you can play music from your phone or whatnot. I should have one picture ready soon!
 

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I have a cycle sound housing on my '83 Hondamatic. I purchased a new Craig am/fm cassette radio off ebay, I wanted a period correct radio for my Windjammer IV. I did put in modern 100w speakers with Vetter speaker covers.
 

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I have seen that Pile unit on eBay too. It doesn't seem like a bad little unit, plus I believe it has Blue Tooth as well. I am not one for cutting up the Cycle Sound to accommodate for the modern din style, so I take old shaft style cassette decks and modify them to be more modern and sound really good. In addition you can play music from your phone or whatnot. I should have one picture ready soon!
Vetter Sound did make radio housings with the rectangular hole cut in. It is a sealed unit with a backing plate that is used to hold the shaft style radios in place. You just need to remove the plate from inside and enlarge the area slightly to put in the new DIN radios. I have this style on my 1977 Goldwing.