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2015 Amp and Speaker install *write up*

So I have a 2015 Road Glide Special with the 6.5 infotainment. Naturally I had the same problem as everyone else, couldn't hear above 50 mph or so. Now I know the change your windscreen, seat, etc. However I'm not putting a tall windshield on my bike because I think they look stupid (my opinion). So I ordered a set of JL C5-650X component speakers, Rockford Fosgate PBR300x2 amp, Cycle sounds magic box, 50 foot spool of 14 gauge speaker wire, 10 foot {each} of 10 gauge power/ground wire, amp rack off ebay, and a hidden antenna kit from Harley. First thing is to remove the outer fairing, headlight, stock radio, stock speakers. I removed my speaker pods from the bike to make fitment of the JL speakers easier (note if you go with the JL C5's you will need to drill out the screw holes on the speaker for the Harley screws to fit through). Next I discarded the stock wiring harness that connected to the stock speakers and out to the connector. Then I ran my wires from my speakers to my crossovers then to my amp. My remote wire I tapped into the power side of the hidden antenna. The hidden antenna instructions tell you to run the wires on each side around the inside of the fairing, however, I didn't see the purpose so I left them coiled and just laid them on top of the radio (reception is just as good if not better than with the factory whip). The power and ground I ran from the amp directly to the battery following all stock wiring under the tank for a clean look. Install a 50 amp mini anl fuse in the little tray in front of the battery on the power wire side. Then just hook up your cycle sounds magic box to the amp via the interconnect cables and the speaker plugs from the magic box to the factory plug and you are good to go. I will post up some pics of my installation. Feel free to ask me any questions and I will be glad to help if I can.

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Did you apply any sealant to the pods to restrict air and potential whistling? I'm doing my install next weekend
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No need. The speaker pods fit tight and I heard no distortion or noises while tuning the crossovers and amp.
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What grills are you using? Stock grills ?

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Did you apply any sealant to the pods to restrict air and potential whistling? I'm doing my install next weekend
i split the pods and applied RTV to the seals and put them back together. There is a drain hole that I didn't do and there was a hole where the wires went through that had a plug stock. I didn't seal those holes at first and it was a mistake.

If you put a good amp and speaker it will push a lot of air. I had air leaking between my speaker rings and the inner fairing, the drain hole, and the wire hole. Each hole made a lot of noise to the point it sounded like the speaker was distorting. I filled the holes and it fixed the problem now no buzzes or air sounds just clean music.
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Stock grills for now. Fiberglassing a new set over winter.
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Lv junior what equipment are you running
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Did you apply any sealant to the pods to restrict air and potential whistling? I'm doing my install next weekend
i split the pods and applied RTV to the seals and put them back together. There is a drain hole that I didn't do and there was a hole where the wires went through that had a plug stock. I didn't seal those holes at first and it was a mistake.

If you put a good amp and speaker it will push a lot of air. I had air leaking between my speaker rings and the inner fairing, the drain hole, and the wire hole. Each hole made a lot of noise to the point it sounded like the speaker was distorting. I filled the holes and it fixed the problem now no buzzes or air sounds just clean music.
What did you do about then speaker rings and fairing? Foam or weatherstripping?
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What did you do about then speaker rings and fairing? Foam or weatherstripping?
I just used a thin foam weatherstrip
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