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I installed the gloss black Kuryakyn LED speaker grills about a year ago and really like them. Gets compliments at night.

Iím looking to upgrade my sound for more volume, specifically at high speeds, over my ear plugs (wind noise). So I was thinking about installing 6.5 in. speakers (with amp) to get the midrange volume up. Does anyone have or had these grills with 6 1/2 in. speakers? If so, will you give me your opinion? Any sound muffling? Iím thinking bigger speaker with smaller home is not the best setup for sound...


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I've been installing car audio since the early 80's so I can help in this area. If you want volume you need an amp. That's it. Lol. I'm assuming you have 5.25" speakers now?

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I have the stock 5.25 in the front. I did install the Kicker Vic upgrades in the trunk.


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I've been installing car audio since the early 80's so I can help in this area. If you want volume you need an amp. That's it. Lol. I'm assuming you have 5.25" speakers now?
You bring up a good point. There are really small bookshelf speakers that sound better than the old 3 foot tall speakers from the old days.

I would think that technology could easily be brought into a fairing or even handlebar bolt on speakers connected to a power source and a cell phone bluetooth using the phone as the controller and music storage.
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Your absolutely correct. Speakers and amplifiers are so much more advanced today. If you want it louder amplify it. If you want it even louder and better sound quality, amplify it and add new 5.25" with a nice tweeter. You don't need to try to cut, cram, and possibly destroy your bike trying to get a 6.5" in there. It will make a small difference for all the work you will have to do. I even have a small Eclipse and Memphis amp I'm not using I could sell you for just for this purpose. If you need any advice on speakers just let me know. I have a killer set of thoes also.
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I'm in the middle of installing a completely new stereo in my XCT. I'm currently waiting for a steel plate on which I will mount my amp. I will say that my initial tests show that this aftermarket stereo and amp provides a much more powerful, rich sound than the OEM stereo with the same amp. It's just seems to be a much cleaner signal with this JVC KD-X330BTS as opposed to the unit that comes with the bike. After this, I might even toy with the idea of replacing the 5.25's with 6.5. I probably really should do this now since I have everything apart...



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Your absolutely correct. Speakers and amplifiers are so much more advanced today. If you want it louder amplify it. If you want it even louder and better sound quality, amplify it and add new 5.25" with a nice tweeter. You don't need to try to cut, cram, and possibly destroy your bike trying to get a 6.5" in there. It will make a small difference for all the work you will have to do. I even have a small Eclipse and Memphis amp I'm not using I could sell you for just for this purpose. If you need any advice on speakers just let me know. I have a killer set of thoes also.


I wasnít able to find much online about the specs of the Eclipse. 15 or 50 watt was listed in a few informal places. I canít identify the other. Could you give me some more info?

I was planning on just getting a Rockford Fosgate BPR 300x4, and Polk Audio DB522 5.25 in speakers for the front. I could turn the rear gain down so the RF wonít blow the trunk Kickers.

If those shown can put out the power then I might be interested.


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Your absolutely correct. Speakers and amplifiers are so much more advanced today. If you want it louder amplify it. If you want it even louder and better sound quality, amplify it and add new 5.25" with a nice tweeter. You don't need to try to cut, cram, and possibly destroy your bike trying to get a 6.5" in there. It will make a small difference for all the work you will have to do. I even have a small Eclipse and Memphis amp I'm not using I could sell you for just for this purpose. If you need any advice on speakers just let me know. I have a killer set of thoes also.
Those small amps sure look like they would be good for motorcycle use as long as they can put up with the extra vibration and jostling around they would get.
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Yea it's 15 to 20 watts rms at 4 ohms. It's nice and slender for hiding on a bike. I have one powering 4 5.25" and 2 10" subs in my camper yes 4 mids and 2 subs. Lol. And it sounds wonderful.


The other is the Memphis sa450

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Does your radio have rca outputs or are you using high level?

And Bob was right about the Bluetooth convenience. It's so nice to just turn on your phone and play whatever you like.

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Not sure who you're asking but my XC has the Rockford Fosgate BPR 300x4. It works well enough and is popular among the Victory crowd. I rarely listen to the radio and something happened to chord going to the saddlebag to hold the apple device I used to hold the music so I can no longer listen to it.

It's good to have options though so these other ones you mentioned are good to know about even though one is being discontinued now. Maybe there's a newer and better one on the horizon.
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