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P500 MTX Overhead Audio Pod fits!

Discussion in 'Pioneer 500 Accessories and Modifications' started by Mudder, Feb 25, 2019.

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  1. ehart814

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    If nobody offers what I want for it, I won’t sell it. I love the machine but I can’t afford to buy something else if I don’t get enough. And I still enjoy using the 500 so it’s okay if it doesn’t sell.

    It couldn’t be too hard to make this work on a 700 or 1000. At least not any harder than it was to put it on a 500.


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  2. Mudder

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    Agree, with the tapped mounting holes, a mounting bracket could be made for many machines with 24 inch length on roof. Originally posted on home page General Discussion, maybe add a 2nd opinion comment there to let others know. Music Radio deal

    Improved my bass sound quality by 0 Treble and Max Bass setting.
     
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    Used the radio finally. Very very pleased! Cruising down the road at almost Max speed (for a 500) and could hear the music over everything else. The sound quality is great!

    Now I just wish that I would have got this radio sooner!

    The only nit to pick is that the Bluetooth range is not great. If your streaming music from your phone, it will start cutting out when the phone is just a few feet outside of the machine. Very very minor and not a problem for me at all.


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    Agree on BT range, but of course no issues with the phone in the radios phone box. Keeping an old recycled phone in there on USB charge. Not a bad unit that turns out good for a universal fit in other machines. Liking the easy access to controls overhead, “old school” knob for volume is nice versus push and hold button on prior radio.

    Bet @trigger never imagined his sticker next to POLARIS, on a P500! LOL

    Just kidding, whats different between the two pics.

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    Mudder. Great find.easy install and will be awesome on the trails.plenty loud and radio sounded great without antenna hooked up
     
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    Well, since I'm a glutton for punishment, I bought one of them for my 700. I knew I'd have to install center bars, and had planned on welding them in. So I packed up my tubing, hole saws, and tube notching jig to do it at work, since we were going to be slow today. Once I started taking things apart, I decided that I really didn't want to weld anything permanent to it just yet. The new still isn't wore off the thing. So getting my inspiration from this QD855OGR.jpg , I set out to build an adjustable center bar that I could remove if I wanted to. And this is what I came up with.
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    I drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the passenger side cage bar and ran the wires down the A-Pillar to my accessory fuse box that is powered by the aux battery.
    I gotta say, this was a great purchase. The unit has no problems with Bluetooth connectivity like others I have tried, and it sounds amazing for as small as it is. Thanks Mudder for the original write up.
     
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    Good idea and skills for a sturdy mount and extra ROPS protection. Just a thought, using Honda Quick camps to support a moveable L/R cross bar for overhead mount of rear bolts, flat bar stock to connect, for people like me without welding skills, LOL. A bonus is the dual row LED dome lights. Looks like you have a good platform if you want to add light storage overhead. Thanks for the first P700 post @Gunslingertom .
     
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    Wonder how it would work on a different machine? Are the clamps made for different dia roll bars?
     
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    Some play with stock bracket screws, very likely OK. Worse case fix with longer screws as brackets are not a full round design for a specific diameter. Unlike the honda OEM quick clamps which are more diameter specific.

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    @ToddH , Yes, simply drilled holes and shifted center roof bracket a few inches, but still inside the OEM humps. Plugged old holes with small bolt/nut and black silicone. It could have fit on either side, but I centered it due to preference of driver side ham radio mount. Stereo separation effect is better if directly overhead, but just adjusted the balance to compensate. Know this as my Polaris Ace is centered over the single seat. Good thing is it can be easily positioned. Lengthy reply, but hope it makes sense. Next step is to check out the audio ouput to see if I can add in the two under hood speakers from the prior radio, it seems to have plenty of wattage output to handle it (volume wise).

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    Jealous of the success of the catchy @trigger shield name, may call this MuddersMTX. LOL
     
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    Don’t see why two would not fit. Interesting..
     
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