This spring, when I get a new bike, I'm going to put the loudest stereo ever. I've been working on a new wiring harness, and testing amplifier/speaker setups.
I want to get a chrome air-horn setup, but they are usually double the price of the basic automotive air horn and compressor.
I thought you might be interested to know that, although the moped was totalled, the Air Horns and stereo remained in one piece and stayed attached to the bike through the whole accident.
One rear speaker came off, and was ruined, but 2 of the speakers stayed attached and were ok--!
If I get a scooter, I'll be able to carry more batteries and perhaps even power the stereo from the Scooter battery--
I was hoping to power the Air compressor for the Air horns from the Tomos Targa Electrical system, but the compressor took too many amps, and would not work from the Targa horn connections--
I think a scooter will have more available amps and might put out a bit more voltage.... The less additional batteries, the more room for BASS speakers
When I designed the stereo, I had to keep the system totally seperate fromt the moped electrical.... So it's a pannier bag with an Amp, Stereo, and 12v gel cell battery. It detaches easily in case you need to go out in bad weather....
That Gel Cell, I cant say enough about it-- WOW, does it put out some power-- it's a 10 amp hour battery, but it would power an 80w amp and 3 speaker system on my ped for 6 to 8 hours constant use.
Winter is a good time to build a moped stereo.... although you can't actually road test it. I found that the toughest part was making a front bracket for the speaker-- you want that front speaker pointing right at your face, but you don't want it to jiggle the handlebars or get in the way of any wires or cables.
anyone interested ask, or do a search of the forum for tons of info about this project. Lots of photos were posted as well.