magnum+trunk=no audio

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  1. Poseidon

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    ^^^^ This

    Here is a link to the amp he is referring to. You could also use an aftermarket amp and V-Twin Audio's plug and play harness.

    Magnum Saddlebag Audio Amp | Victory Motorcycles
     
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    Exactly what I thought, I was just hoping there was wiring already run from the fairing to the rear in anticipation of installing bag lid speaker systems in all the Magnums out there. But I understand Vic is saving money by not running unnecessary wiring for bikes that might never get additional speakers.
     
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    There is wiring from the fairing to the back of the bike on Magnums. The plug is under the left side panel below the seat. You will need the wiring from there to the Magnum's rear amp (or an aftermarket amp) then up to the trunk speakers. Let me know if you need me to post a picture of the plug and where it is located.
     
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    Oooohh!!! I LOVE pictures and it will make it easier for me to show the parts guy at my "dealership"....which I guess is no longer a Vic dealership...sad. but please, pics are helpful!
     
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    yeah its just the standard xc plug. its even in the same spot.
     
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    Yeah I put the trunk on and no speaker but lights and power outlet work fine so I took it to my local dealer where I bought it and they told me I needed to buy the 4 channel amp which is about $400 or I can buy aftermarket for around the same price....Fairing speakers are enough I listen to music with headphones because they also work as ear plugs for those long ride days
     
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    The audio is not amplified at that connection. It will require either a 4 channel amp up front (V-Twin Audio has the wiring harness if you go that route) or the Victory 2 channel amp that gets mounted under the rear fender to power either the saddlebag lid speakers or the trunk speakers. You could actually do both trunk and saddlebag lids if you find a small 4 channel amp to power all four speakers.

    Here is the 2 channel from Victory. Might be worth a little wait to see if they drop the price on them. Just a thought...

    Magnum Saddlebag Audio Amp | Victory Motorcycles
     
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    You can get 2 and 4 channel bike amps of GREAT quality for far less than $400..I know that's what I will be doing. Maybe a little Rockford Fosgate to power the trunk speakers. PLENTY of boom!
     
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    I was just throwing all the options out there. I would recommend aftermarket also! I'm installing an Arc Audio system in my magnum right now. 4 channel 600 watt class D amp, 6x9's in the saddlebag lids, and 6.5's up front. Can't wait to get it finished up and hear what it sounds like!!!
     
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    So what wires on the connector provide the 12v necessary to run the amp if mounted in the trunk? I got my trunk and amp at the dealer...wiring up the speakers is easy...its getting 12vdc from that harness to the amp. Does the trunk harness even have power other than for the taillights?
     
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    Yes, there are actually 2 power sources in the harness. The green with a pink tracer wire I posted pictures of is a keyed power source. There is a second power source in the harness that is not keyed. I didn't pay attention to the color of the wire tho. If you check it with a test light, it is in the same row as the green w/pink wire.

    Check out the pictures in post #2 in the link below for a keyed power source.

    Arc Audio Magnum Install
     
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    i would be cautious about running an amp off of stock wiring. Specifically if you are running one of the aftermarket amps. they usually request a larger power and ground.
     
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    So running a quality Rockford Fosgate just for the rear speakers is going to need more robust cabling than the provided trunk harness? The power wires seemed robust enough in the pics Poseidon provided. I have seen the harness connector and the wires look like they'll handle enough without getting too hot. Can't imagine I'd be running that much power to the trunk speakers. They're not as big as the saddle bag lid types and those are powered by a trunk amp made by/for Victory and all installs with stock wiring. What gives?
     

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