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Shark Radio Update
Written by dave_hiett on 7/2/2012 at 09:01 pm

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 suggested contact cleaner in the remote button housing. So what the hey,
nothing to lose, I soaked it good. Ta Da, problem solved. I am back to liking my
Shark radio and glad I was too lazy to pull it out.

Now as to the speakers: I was using the original Kenwoods that were in the
fairing when I got it, but they had started going all fuzzy. I transferred the
Shark speakers out of the bullet housings to the fairing (didn't fit well, but
made do), they were all mushy too. So I broke down and got a couple of new
Kenwoods (4" 140W) that dropped in place perfectly and now after messing around
for a year and a half, I can say things are finally working well in the music
department on Happy Dog. Well, at least until my next ride, which will be in
about 10 minutes.

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

Message Thread for message #114615

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