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Shark Radio Update
Written by dave_hiett on 3/26/2012 at 04:05 am

Well, dang. Since I was the one who was the Shark radio 'guinea pig', thought
I'd update the group with my experience.

I really thought this little radio would be the cat's meow. Installed the first
one in Jan of '11. Loved it, great sound, a great fit to the PC; but in October
'11, after 9 months, it just quit. Poof. Dead. The seller was pretty good about
replacing it, but for some reason the replacement they sent needed a different
remote, which required re-threading under the shelter to the front.

Now, after just 5 months, the replacement has 'gone bad', refusing to play more
than a few minutes and then going into some kind of fibrillation, sometimes
refusing to turn off, requiring unplugging the radio every time it is used or
else kill the battery overnight. I am awaiting word from the vendor, but it's
well past the one year original warranty so not expecting much. Even if they
replaced it again, not sure I'd put it in. I'm tired of rethreading remotes.

Those of you who followed me, hope your Shark works better than mine. By the
way, I had the 'black' 100W unit with the USB. Maybe other models work better.

Now, if I really want the news or the tunes, I have to ride 'Lucy'. Oh well.
Life is tough and then you die.

Dave Hiett '90PC800 'Happy Dog' '94GL1500 'Lucy'

Message Thread for message #111633

dave_hiett
3/26/2012, 04:05 am
Shark Radio Update
Well, dang. Since I was the one who was the Shark radio 'guinea pig', thought I'd update the group with my experience. I really thought this little radio would be the cat's meow. Installed the first one in Jan of '11. Loved it, great soun

    tradewinds1964
    3/26/2012, 05:05 am
    Shark Radio Update
    I experimented with the Shark 150w and though I could hear, I couldn't really "hear" it. I would catch bits and pieces of the music enough to know what song was playing when at highway speeds. I have since switched to the DWG sy

    rvicke
    3/26/2012, 02:10 pm
    Shark Radio Update
    I am curious....I'm using the Shark 100w, and can hear it, but the remote stinks....they use some combination of buttons that doesn't work too well while you are riding....hard to push two buttons at the same time with one hand, particularly

      bobb_todd
      3/26/2012, 02:46 pm
      Shark Radio Update
      Here is one that might work. Proably made in China but at least sold by a semi reputable company in the USA

    dave_hiett
    7/2/2012, 09:01 pm
    Shark Radio Update
    I had given up on the Shark radio, and was about to pull it out, when I wondered if the thumb drive I had used went bad. Changed it, and suddenly the Shark started working again! But remote controls were not responding consistently. A friend

      yankeesmuggler
      7/2/2012, 09:10 pm
      Shark Radio Update
      Thanks for the update Dave. Even though I'm not in the market now you never know what might happen to my audio system. Tim Davies Seneca Falls, NY YankeeSmuggler II 1998 Sent from my iPhone 4S???? On Jul 2, 2012, at 5:01