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what brand of speakers are recomended for upgrading the fairing ones to 6 1/2, I listen to rock and top hits stuff.

As well has anyone mounter seperate tweeters behind the grill? loking for ideas
 

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I picked up a set of Focal Auditors for less than $100, and put them on a cheap little Kenwood 400 4ch. it sounds awesome, loud and clear at 95+. Im about to reinstall the SS 1000.4 that i had in my old bike on them, and put the DS18 tweeters in the Yeti mod, hooked up to the front channel of the kenwood. should sound decent, and ill have 2 open channels for when i get some speaker lids (or i may put an 8" sub in one of the bags...nah, gonna have to do lids).
 

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This is going to get almost as bad as an "oil thread".... :laugh

@Scooter72 I recently upgraded just my fairing speakers from the Kickers to a set of 5.25" Polk Audio DB521 speakers and I'm very happy with the sound. I didn't want to go crazy upgrading the sound system. I don't listen too it all the time I'm riding, between the wind and my exhaust sound there really is no point. I just wanted more clarity at higher volumes and this speaker change did the trick. These little speakers are loud and clear right up to full volume.
The 6.5" version is Polk Audio DB651 if you want to go bigger.
https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-DB651-Certified-Speakers/dp/B000P0PF9G/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492600434&sr=1-2&keywords=6.5+polk+audio+speakers
 

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what is a yeti mod?
a yeti mod is, you cut 2 holes in the lower fairing and mount extra speakers (aimed down) in these holes. Im not exactly sure why they named it Yeti mod, but Alan Flores was the first (that I know of) to do it, and thats what he called it.
 

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I went with Hertz 6.5's and the punch 400 amp. I think it sounds decent. It doesnt have much bass, but I guess you can only do so much. I plan to do the yeti at some point once I get mounting all figured out.
 

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Here is what I did when I put in my Kicker 6.5 components. I was able to use the VW adapter rings, purchased off ebay for less than $10.
 

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Here is what I did when I put in my Kicker 6.5 components. I was able to use the VW adapter rings, purchased off ebay for less than $10.
I like how you mounted your tweeters.
Which VW rings did you use? Can you post a link? Not sure if there are more than one...
 

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I like how you mounted your tweeters.
Which VW rings did you use? Can you post a link? Not sure if there are more than one...
The part number is Scosche SAVW6, and it looks like the cheapest is from Walmart (if there is one close you can have it shipped to the store for free, $7.57), otherwise, eBay they are $9.99 with free shipping. I did have to file down the tops a little so that the fairing would mount correctly.

I also painted them black and mounted lights around the speakers with LED's from ebay. :grin
 

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This is going to get almost as bad as an "oil thread".... :laugh

@Scooter72 I recently upgraded just my fairing speakers from the Kickers to a set of 5.25" Polk Audio DB521 speakers and I'm very happy with the sound. I didn't want to go crazy upgrading the sound system. I don't listen too it all the time I'm riding, between the wind and my exhaust sound there really is no point. I just wanted more clarity at higher volumes and this speaker change did the trick. These little speakers are loud and clear right up to full volume.
The 6.5" version is Polk Audio DB651 if you want to go bigger.
https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-DB651-Certified-Speakers/dp/B000P0PF9G/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492600434&sr=1-2&keywords=6.5+polk+audio+speakers

@PaiN, now that you have had you DB521's for a bit, what do you think? I'm looking at those and the DB522's and Alpine SPS-510 (not marine grade).


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@PaiN, now that you have had you DB521's for a bit, what do you think? I'm looking at those and the DB522's and Alpine SPS-510 (not marine grade).
Personally, I wouldn't install any sound components on a motorcycle that aren't rated as "marine grade". As for the DB521's I have no complaints, they still sound better and handle more volume than the Kickers they replaced.
 

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Personally, I wouldn't install any sound components on a motorcycle that aren't rated as "marine grade". As for the DB521's I have no complaints, they still sound better and handle more volume than the Kickers they replaced.
I agree. I've had the Polks installed for two years and they are a much better sounding speaker all around, even using just the stock amp.
 

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Personally, I wouldn't install any sound components on a motorcycle that aren't rated as "marine grade". As for the DB521's I have no complaints, they still sound better and handle more volume than the Kickers they replaced.


I did the same thing. Love these speakers.


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