INTRODUCTION – If you’re one of the thousands who’ve purchased the wildly popular Rockford Fosgate PBR line of amplifiers, you already know how great of an amplifier the PBR is. Its compact size makes it perfect for tight spaces, like the inside of the Road Glides fairing. The PBR is so small, you can actually fit two or three of them inside the fairing if you wanted to. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the PBRs can get pretty hot. Consequently you’ll want to consider how to address the heat issue. Sure, you could stick it to the inside of the inner fairing using Velcro, however over time the heat generated by the PBR amp will likely cause the glue on the backside of the Velcro to fail. The best solution for securing the PBR amp is through the use of a metal mounting bracket, and we’ve found an excellent one in the RF “Dog Ear” Bracket by H-Donut.
DETAILS – The RF “Dog Ear” Brackets by H-Donut are amp mounts designed specifically for the Harley-Davidson Road Glide and the Rockford Fosgate PBR line of amplifiers. The brackets are hand made in the USA from a thick 11 gauge aluminum plate and come pre-drilled with mounting hardware. The brackets feature a unique “Dog Ear”, or rounded outer edge, which the manufacturer claims helps to diffuse bass traps sometimes associated with a bland sound environment.The end result, the manufacturer claims, is lower power consumption, cooler amps and improved overall sound clarity. A set RF (2 – L and R) Dog Ear Brackets retail for $79. Single sides are also available for purchase.
THOUGHTS – The RF Dog Dear Brackets work great. They’re easy to install, and come with all the hardware you need to mount your PBR amp to the Road Glide’s inner fairing. The brackets are thick enough to hold up for years of use, yet light and thin enough to transfer heat away from the PBR amp. The bracket’s pre-drilled holes are spot on with the PBR amps mounting locations, and the shape (bend, cutouts, etc) of the brackets fit the inside of the Road Glide’s fairing like a glove. If you’re are thinking about using Rockford Fosgate’s PBR amplifiers on your Road Glide, the Dog Ear Bracket is must have.
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