Thanks for everyones input. still a big decision to make. Seetiggergo, Ive seen that the pre 14's do come without speakers. but havent seen the 14/15 models come without. can you point me in the right direction on them with out the speakers for the 14/15 models? really want to go with the 6x9 speakers. bigger = better. send me a link or something. I really want to make sure that they fit well. I do use the saddlebags, so I dont want to lose space in the bag
You are most certainly welcome for the input...as you mentioned, this is a great forum filled with great folks eager to help answer any questions you may have about your new Road Glide.
As for the Hog Tunes Speaker Lids for 2014+ models...to be honest, I'm not really sure why they only offer these with the speakers unlike the pre-2014s. I know that we personally sell more of the pre-2014s without the speakers since most of these folks already have a particular set in mind that they prefer to use. That being said, it is certainly possible that they will start offering these at somepoint but that's just speculation at this point.
As for other Lids that do not include speakers...we also offer the Bad Dad Competition Speaker Lids (link below) which do come in both configurations. In my opinion, these are a very sharp looking lid and I like that there is the option of getting LED lights for either added visibility or to use as a replacement to the OEM tail lights. The only downside with these particular bags in your instance is that the largest speaker you would be able to put in them are 5x8". However, their Lids that include speakers come with 5x7" J&M ROKKER Speakers that sound put out a lot of sound.
Bad Dad Competition Series Speaker Lid Kit - Iron Aces Speed Shop
btw...if these are of any interest to you, shoot me a message so we can discuss further.
Last, dont know much about the speakers that come with the lids, running the HCX speakers in the fairing, and would like to use the 6x9 models in my lids. just to make sure that they have great sound. using a Diamond audio Micro4v2 amplifier, right now the gain/sensitivity level is aprox 2/3 rds up and sounds really good, and around 100HZ on the crossovers, thats on the front. in the Rears its around 1/3rd and same on the crossovers on the tourpack, using the Boom stage 1 speakers.
WOW...sounds like you've got LOTs of audio power on your Glide as is!! lol While I have never personally heard the Hog Tunes Lids that come with their 6x9s, I've heard nothing but positive feedback in terms of sound. I'm sure there are several folks on the forum who are using them so it might be beneficial to search some of the past posts to see what you can find.
Hopefully this helps but certainly let me know if you have any other questions.
btw...my personal email is lindsey @ ironacesspeedshop.com (no spaces before / after the @ symbol).