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Boom! Box 6.5GT Radio Kit - Domestic

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Take a big step up the technology ladder. The Boom!™ Box 6.5GT Infotainment System is the ideal upgrade for Touring models equipped with the standard Boom!™ Box 4.3 radio. One look at the brilliant 6.5 display, and you know that this is something special.

  • Factory-equipped with AM/FM radio, weather alert, integrated iPod® and USB audio device playback, map-based GPS navigation, and Bluetooth® pairing of mobile phones
  • Features a low distortion 25 watt/channel amplifier that has been optimized for great sound in an open-air environment
  • Cleaner, sharper sound at volumes up to 25% louder than previous Original Equipment radios
  • Built-in automatic volume control compensates for the increased noise levels as speed increases
  • Automatically adjusts the bass and treble for optimal performance
  • Glove-friendly touchscreen, joystick hand controls and hands-free voice recognition
  • Optional Bike-to-Bike communication, SiriusXM satellite radio, XM® weather and traffic services, and other features are also available
  • For use on domestic models
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Rated 3 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by A Piece of Garbage I purchased a 2015 Limited that came equipped with a version of this. As far as Im', concerned it's a piece of garbage that is only good for listening to the radio and creating simple routes. I have an Apple iPhone 6s with my carrier being Sprint and I just now found out that my device is not compatible with the system. The only iPhones that work with it have ATT as the carrier. This sounds like collusion to me between HD and ATT. In attempting to obtain additional features thru the "naviextras" web page I found out that the downloads are compatible with that other piece of garbage in the IT world, that being Microsoft Windows. If your looking for a navigation device, save your money and buy a Garmin Zumo 590 (available through HD). Its easy to use, and interfaces well with Mac machines and Garmin Base Camp.. If your looking to enhance your sound experience, buy an aftermarket device and install that on your motorcycle. It'll be a lot easier to use. June 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works ok, but could be better Does work pretty well, but it has some drawbacks. I won't restate what's already been said so I'll add to it. Moving around the menus is fairly easy, but could have been programmed to be easier. For instance, Back doesn't always take you where it should. There is no easy way to go backward in the station preset screens. You have to go forward to go backward. This can be annoying and distracting. Lastly, no preamp outputs. This I believe is by design, but it's so old school and for the price these should be present. GPS works well, but I have found at times when entering a street name it will grey out the letter you need. April 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by One glaring shortfall Great system unless your bike, like street glides, does not have a factory intercom connection. you will not have much luck with aftermarket Bluetooth intercoms such as Sena one of the most popular. While the 6.5's Bluetooth will recognize it , it will not pair. It has not been addressed through updates and for some reason not likely to be. So if you are buying the 6.5 with a Bluetooth intercom connection in mind, you will most likely be disappointed. March 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mostly good with a few issues The GPS works better, is more accurate, and is easier to read than the GPS in my car. I have no complaints in this area. Being able to plan a route ahead of time and then feed it to the GPS on a thumb drive is a feature I've never seen before. Although I've only experimented with it so far, this feature has the potential to be very useful, allowing you to plan a trip the route *you* want to go, rather than having to depend on generic rules like "avoid freeways". The voice commands work surprisingly well. I can push the button and initiate a phone call without taking my eyes off the road, and with a little practice, I can program a route for the GPS by voice, or choose an artist, album, or song. The voice activation in my Android phone doesn't work as well as this. Very well done. It's not necessary to have an iphone or ipod to play music -- just dumping a bunch of mp3s on a thumb drive is sufficient. If cover art is included on the thumb drive, it will show up on the display. This has a small disadvantage, as very bright cover art can shine into your eyes like a searchlight at night. I tend to switch to some other function at night (like the gps map) to avoid this. During the day its fine. (Album artwork that features pretty girls can also be a distraction...) There's a defect in the clock that hasn't yet been addressed by a software update. (I'm on 1.19.1.2) In Oregon, if you have the clock set via GPS, the time zone is Alaska time, not West Coast time. Your clock will be an hour off unless you turn off this feature. Strangely, when you cross the border into California, the clock will revert to the correct time. Move back into Oregon, the clock will be a hour off again. This is obviously a firmware defect (probably an error in a mapping table) that hasn't been fixed yet. Others have complained of clicking and popping in the audio. I have not had this experience. I suspect that if this problem was endemic, it was probably fixed in a software update. The unit has paired and worked correctly with a Motorola DroidX, DroidX2, Droid Razr HD, and Bionic. It also pairs and works with a Samsung Note 3. The address book in the phone is downloaded automatically, and you can initiate phone calls by name through the voice recognition system. I have to say, the unit never read the address book for the Droid Bionic correctly. But the Bionic as a product had so many other problems that I don't think this is a defect of the radio. The feature of reading and controlling the phone's music library via bluetooth never worked correctly on any of the above phones. If you started music playing on the phone, you could hear it through the sound system, but you couldn't control track selection and the song name would only appear as "Unknown". Fortunately, thumb drives are cheap and the radio has no problem reading music, track names, album names, and cover art from a thumb drive, so I consider issues with a2dp support to be at worst a minor irritation. Pushing the left side of the right turn signal will give you an information screen with current oil pressure, air temp, and whether EITMS is engaged. For incomprehensible reasons, Harley chose not to include oil temperature, even though the bike's computer clearly has this information. Riding through Arizona and New Mexico, being able to monitor oil temperature without stopping and getting off the bike would be a huge "rushmore"-like improvement. Too bad it wasn't included. The CB system works well. I keep the CB on the trucker channel with the squelch turned up enough so it doesn't interfere with the music but I can still get reports of accidents and speed traps from nearby truckers. I've also helped out by giving accident information to other truckers. I usually travel alone, so I can't really speak to how well the system works for bike-to-bike communication. Looking at the Boom! system holistically, a major drawback is the headset you're required to use to take advantage of most of the system's features. As reviewed elsewhere, the headset has major reliability problems that detract from the total experience. If there was a microphone on the dash for voice commands and phone, I wouldn't use the headset at all. A huge shortcoming of the system is that it does not support bluetooth headsets, instead relying entirely on that 1940's-era DIN connector for wired communications. This seems to have been a marketing decision, as the radio clearly supports bidirectional bluetooth communications to a phone, and supporting a headset may be as simple as a firmware upgrade. In summary, many features that work really well, somewhat spoiled by a few oversights and bad decisions. January 7, 2016
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We would advise contacting your local H-D dealership for additional assistance.

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The Sirius radio unsurprisingly was not built into these units. Its 2016, like every other mobile electronic production the Information Age, you would think it would be, right...
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The 2015 Road Glide Special comes with the Boom Box 6.5GT so why doesn't this fit on a 2015 Road Glide?
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Because there are better things that you will want to fit in a 2015 Road Glide than this obsolete dinosaur. Sorry I'm being honest it's pure garbage. My smart phone is faster and has more capability. I guarantee if you don't set this up properly, and you don't know the roads where you are going it will try to take you right off a cliff.
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Boom Box Flash Questions

I own a 2014 Street Glide Special. I installed the Boom Audio Stage Boom II amps and speakers.

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1: When the dealership programs the radio to work with the Boom II equipment, does it bypass the internal radio amp and send a low level signal directly to the Boom II amps?

2: If yes, what is the voltage out of the low level signal? 1 volt? 4 volts?

I'm thinking about a new head unit, and want to make sure it is compatible with the Boom equipment.

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1) Yes

2) 2.69 volts

We are not aware of of any after market head unit being compatible with Project Rushmore Boom Audio equipment.

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Hi everyone.
I just bought this unit to install it on my FLHX 2014 and the specialist, at the dealer, said that it might be necessary to do some remapping/reprogramming in the ECU, so it can recgonizes/operates this new unit

Is that true? In affirmative case, what would be the cost for this action?

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For a proper install, your dealer will need to do a Dealer Digital Technician software update. As all of our dealers are independently owned and operated, labor costs can vary.

For further questions or concerns, we recommend contacting Harley-Davidson of Brazil:

e-mail: sac@harleydavidson.com.br
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Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am 18:00 (except holidays).
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