Just wanted throw this out there. I am in process of installing 6 x 9's in place of 5 1/4" in front locations. I've seen all the threads on adding 6 1/2 with adapters and which brands are suppose to be better and so on. Just wondering if anyone else has accomplished this chore and if so what is there opinion on what they ended up with. Reasoning for doing this was a simple side by side comparison of what i had versus another couple bikes with same amp setup i have one with the 6x9's and other with 6 1/2". I am striving to keep this bike setup simple without losing space and functionality. ( Trust me I have been looking at adding subs and rears and more power) I bought my XC for the storage and longer trips and I plan on keeping all the storage I have. Thanks for all responses and input. Ride safe!