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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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I just had Hertz 6.5's installed in the fairing and Hertz 6X9's installed in the bags with a Rockford Fosgate 300 watt amp. At highway speeds I'm still having difficulty hearing them, very loud stationary! Could it be I need to change the stock windshield? Pretty please help!!!!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 12:53 PM
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yeah, maybe you need a windshield. throw in some earplugs. You might actually hear the radio better without the wind buffeting your eardrums. IF that fixes your problem, then get yourself a windshield
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throw in some earplugs. You might actually hear the radio better without the wind buffeting your eardrums.
I've found this to be true also. It may seem counterintuitive, but I hear the radio better with earplugs in because they "filter" the wind noise. But I'm surprised it's a factor with your upgrades.

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Sure an audiophile can answer but is 300 watts enough?

That said, a taller windshield does help regardless of the set up. I never had luck with the plugs but some do.


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I just had Hertz 6.5's installed in the fairing and Hertz 6X9's installed in the bags with a Rockford Fosgate 300 watt amp. At highway speeds I'm still having difficulty hearing them, very loud stationary! Could it be I need to change the stock windshield? Pretty please help!!!!!

Which Rockford amp? The 6x9s are useless on the road. Your front is where you make your money when moving. I have the same speakers you have with a JL XD400/4 and my fronts are loud and clear at highway speed with KW 8" shield.


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May be a dumb question ?but, did you adjust the gains properly? Also your not running all four off the same amp are you

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The 6x9s are useless on the road. Your front is where you make your money when moving.

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Speakers in front are what you are going to hear at speed.

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Besides a taller windshield, (I have the 15 inch wind splitter). Get a set of wind deflectors fro HD. They go on the crash bar in front of the gas tank. As soon as I put them on I could here my stereo all they way up to 80mph or more. They send air over your head and it puts you in a burble with much less wind noise. They are only like $35, best upgrade I did.

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Hey thanks for all the replies, I'm new to the site and to my Road Glide, I'm learning a lot. This bike is nothing like my Heritage Softail, lol, Thanks a million.
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Hey thanks for all the replies, I'm new to the site and to my Road Glide, I'm learning a lot. This bike is nothing like my Heritage Softail, lol, Thanks a million.
Also try the Sancho wings. The work well with the crash bar wind baffles.

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