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    Lightbulb Boom Box GTS alternative

    For those of you with a 2014-2018 with the Boom box 6.5 there is an inexpensive alternative to the Boom Box GTS and it already has a Apple Carplay system and traffic maps without Harley's expensive WHIM and headset requirement. A complete $568 system below:Sony XAV-AX7000 Plug & Play Bundle

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    Are you going to make the switch Mojo ????


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    Only hic up for me on this system is, no blue tooth ability for Apple Carplay. Must have phone plugged into usb for Carplay.

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    Itís good to know there is an alternative if/when our BOOMs die..


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomA View Post
    Are you going to make the switch Mojo ????

    Tom- I just put that out here for informational purposes.
    The price and features are awesome compared to HD's however- There are some drawbacks and questions:

    A. Is the Sony model waterproof?
    B. No access to your HD "Information Screen" to view EITMS, Oil Pressure, etc.
    C. Questions on what "Joystick" features are still available.
    D. Will it be compatible with the CD module & controls?

    Some things to seriously think about with the swap.
    The new Boom Box GTS has some concerning issues as well however. WHIM requirement and Harley headset for Carplay. I understand there are some work arounds but realistically for me personally I never listen to music while riding so the only really important feature I want or need is Carplay and traffic maps. I have a new car WITH Carplay and you don't need any extra "options" to make it work.

    Im not going to purchase either replacement unit but if I were- the Sony would work well for me due to my limited feature needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31 Yrs. View Post
    Only hic up for me on this system is, no blue tooth ability for Apple Carplay. Must have phone plugged into usb for Carplay.

    True- My new Honda Accord has Carplay and it must be plugged in via lightening cable to operate Carplay as well. I believe BT is a coming feature from Apple.
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    Milwaukee Eight 107 l Reinhart Slip Ons l 4 Point detach l Low Backrest l ClearView Shield l Fairing wings l Fork deflectors
    Custom Dynamic Fr & Rr LED's l Halo headlight l CVO seat l 115 Anniversary Razor Tour Pak
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    My wifeís new car has the Car Play and there is no doubt itís the future. Iíd love to have that on my SGS. As far as Bluetooth connectivity, yea that would be nice, especially for short trips when you donít need to be connected to keep a charge going.


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    A little humor: I was stopped at a dealer on a ride recently and 2 guys were going across country on their Ultra's. One had duct taped a Ipad Mini
    over his Boombox screen so he could use the Google traffic maps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
    A little humor: I was stopped at a dealer on a ride recently and 2 guys were going across country on their Ultra's. One had duct taped a Ipad Mini
    over his Boombox screen so he could use the Google traffic maps!
    What ever works best I guess ha ha ha ha. Have seen that before also. I don't use my GPS very often because of the clumsiness of operation. It will work if you have 1 address to find and that's as far as I go with it. I usually map it out in my head before I go somewhere I have never been before so I have an idea what to watch for. The best part is getting lost and discovering new places.


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    Soundz Customz level 5 Carbon Iron series, 5x7 lids
    Color matched inner fairing and King tour pack with lowers
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    I have the Sony XAV-AX1000 on my SGS and love the Apple Carplay feature while riding, works just like it does in my Silverado. I've had it on there for 1.5 years.
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