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Old 11-20-2012, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a used HD RadioTech radio which needed a little TLC. I first needed to trouble shoot a short. Never found the real problem, but in the process of completely dissembling, ground testing all leads and reassembling all the circuit board connections problem went away.

The radio was originally all black, a little on the rough side(I'm picky) and the buttons showed a lot of wear(as well as a missing power botton). I decided to give it a complete make over.

1. Removed all electronics.
2. Remove all misc hardware.
3. Prep and rubber coat spray the membrane keypad
4. Polish/remove scratches of LCD screen cover
5. Sand, prime and color match the bezel and bottom housing with Olive Pearl (my bike is stock two tone olive/black) (Top of radio is leather)
6. Fab up a power button from a piece of rhinestone off a piece of cosmetic jewelery.

On the fence about painting the chrome speaker rings black. I'm going to be changing out quite a few chrome parts on the bike with gloss black powder coat parts in the future, so maybe I'll do it then.

Here's a couple of pics. Sorry for the crappy phone pic quality.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe black chrome on those speaker bezels? Nice job!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe black chrome on those speaker bezels? Nice job!!
Didn't think of the black chrome option. That might be the way to go.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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very nice job
I didnt think it was that bad when I sold it .!!!!
I am glad the right guy got it though.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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paint em black... will look 100% better...
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's an interesting doo dad you got there, nice work on making it your own.
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