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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-27-2015, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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I need new "cheap" speakers.

I have passed the 40 mile mark with my 2011 ultra. The stock speakers are wore out and it is becoming more noticeable all the time. The ultra is my daily driver so whatever I replace them with needs to be durable and sound good. Hopefully for another 40k. I am all stock so I am just looking to replace the speakers. Your help is appreciated.
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In my opinion if you're going through all the trouble to replace the stock speakers, I'd spend the extra 30$ and buy speaker adapters and move up to 6.5" speakers... You can buy Infinity or Polk entry level speakers for around 50$...
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I have passed the 40 mile mark with my 2011 ultra. The stock speakers are wore out and it is becoming more noticeable all the time. The ultra is my daily driver so whatever I replace them with needs to be durable and sound good. Hopefully for another 40k. I am all stock so I am just looking to replace the speakers. Your help is appreciated.

If you're keeping everything else stock, you may want to consider just upgrading to the "boom" audio speakers. May cost a bit more than "cheap", but you won't have to worry about ohms or fitment or adapters.


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if you want stock speakers I have some in my basement you can have for the shipping costs.

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Don't know what your definition of cheap is but.. keep in mind anything larger than 5.25" aftermarket speakers are going to require adapter rings.

You want to make sure if you're not adding an aftermarket amp also that you use 2 ohm speakers otherwise you'll lose about 1/4 or more of your output on that stock head unit using 4 ohm speakers. Most car audio speakers are 4 ohm.


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BigNorm ,,,,,,,

decent option for you here also http://www.jmcorp.com/ProductDetail....D=HRSK-7252GTM ,,,,, no amp needed, but they will handle a medium sized amp in the future should you choose to install one ,,,,

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In my opinion if you're going through all the trouble to replace the stock speakers, I'd spend the extra 30$ and buy speaker adapters and move up to 6.5" speakers... You can buy Infinity or Polk entry level speakers for around 50$...
+1 on the 6.5 upgrade. My bike came with an aftermarket amp and 5.25s. I only swapped the speakers to the same brand 6.5s and I still can't believe the increase in sound quality.
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Upsizing speakers

Ok guys shoot me for hijacking if need b, I upgraded from stock by going with a clarion 300 watt amp n INFINITY 5 1/4's r u telling me by cracking open the fairing n using adapter rings n going with 6.5 that I am going to b just overwhelmed by the quality of the sound? Help me make the decision, but no BS .

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Ok guys shoot me for hijacking if need b, I upgraded from stock by going with a clarion 300 watt amp n INFINITY 5 1/4's r u telling me by cracking open the fairing n using adapter rings n going with 6.5 that I am going to b just overwhelmed by the quality of the sound? Help me make the decision, but no BS .
I was. My RG had Hawgwired 5.25s and a Hawgwired amp. Upgraded to the same brand and style, just went up in size (and power handling) and it has made all the difference. I have a video of my speakers playing at half volume. Not sure where I can post it. It's on my phone, I could text it if you PM me your number or I can email it.

I'd say the power handling is the biggest key to the quality and clarity difference.
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if you want stock speakers I have some in my basement you can have for the shipping costs.
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