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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-07-2017, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Now that its winter I want to look at upgrading just the speakers (unless someone convinces me otherwise) to the Rockford Fosgate TMS5. Are these going to be an improvement on the 2107 Vision and is it worthwhile doing the two rear speakers also?

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I used some kicker speakers in my 2011. Don't know the model but they were good. I'm sure any quality replacement would be better than stock. I would like to know where to get the upgrade that Cadillac bob did on this forum. 6.5" up front would be nice

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My understanding is if you use the 6.5" speakers you need some sort of adapter ring?

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My understanding is if you use the 6.5" speakers you need some sort of adapter ring?
That's correct. Only 5.25 speakers will fit in with no mods. I'm currently using the Polk DB522 (5.25) with a rockford PBR300x4 amp, and I am upgrading the radio this winter. Maybe one of these days I'll toss in some 6.5's



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Where can we get the parts to install 6.5?

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Where can we get the parts to install 6.5?
A quick google search for '5.25 to 6/5 speaker rings' got me this:
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_142SAV...c&awug=9003408



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But Dobeck we need to modify the cover or anything inside the fairing ?

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Would these adapter rings work?




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Merry day-after-Christmas everybody, I know these speaker threads of been done to death but since this is just getting started, itís a good time to say that just adding real nice speakers isnít going to do much because audiophile speakers also need ample amounts of power to drive them - youíre going to need a high-quality amplifier in the mix, and thatís where people try to save a few bucks and end up sorry (ask me how I know).

The other misconception is that the killer system that sounds so good in your driveway or rolling through the neighborhood is just going to sound like a transistor radio at highway speeds....compounded exponentially by the loudness of your pipes. So youíve got to have realistic expectations and a realistic budget for yourself. If all you really want to do is sound great while youíre parked at bike night then thatís not terribly hard to do but if you think youíre going to attain rock concert sound while blowing down the highway then youíre going to have to toss us a lot of money at that goal - especially if youíve modified your pipes - because ironically, a whole bunch of the musical audio spectrum falls in the exact same EQ as a barking Victory 106!

Honestly what Iím leaning toward these days is getting some Bluetooth earbuds that have microphones built in them that can sample the outside environment, popping them in my ears, sticking on my half helmet, and being able to dial-in whatever ratio of music versus outside noise is appropriate so I can hear the traffic around me. And even though those set ups are expensive (well over$300) itís way cheaper than trying to set up an in-dash Sound system that can do that. I just wont be able to thump at bike night - oh well.

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After riding with ear buds forever I am looking forward to this bikes speakers. I have cranked the stock speakers in my garage twice now. I thought they were great.

RF speakers are $300. Kickers are $85 and the Polks 5.25 drop ins are about the same price. Hell even the prices are funny. I know what a high end KBL premium sound system is like in my car with 10 speakers. I guess when spring comes and I get to ride this bike I will know more. RF for sure when the readers choice and $$$.

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