Join Date: Oct 2003
Sportbike: A little bit of everything.
Years Riding: Not nearly enough!
How you found us: On a ride in Colorado
I haven't put tunes in mine, but a few thoughts that come to mind:
Avoid adding an amplifier. They consume lots of current & kill battery life. If you decide an amp is needed to accomplish what you're after, compare current draw on several models.
Along those same lines, pay close attention to speaker efficiency specs. Usually expressed in how many decibels a speaker will produce with 1 watt of input, measured 1 meter away. A speaker 3db more efficient requires 1/2 the power to produce the same output!
Look for water & weather resistant speakers even if they won't be mounted in exposed spots. A stored or towed trailer sees huge temperature & humidity swings.
Look for an in-dash receiver with flexibility. Plenty of power, enough inputs to handle i-pod or MP3 players, & maybe even XM if you prefer to not bring source material.
Find a way to keep it all secure or make the head unit easily removeable.