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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Lower Speakers and Heavy Breather

I looked around and didn't see this question specifically asked or answered so I'm asking.

Will the speaker pods in the lowers fit along with a heavy breather (on and ultra)?

I'm going to upgrade the noise, but I'm not sure how just yet. I don't really want to cut my own inner fairing, so I'm thinking maybe I'll add speakers to the lowers and amp the front 4 and just move the front 6.5s (2ohm) to the rear, so the 4 channel amp (4ohm) would power 4 speakers up front and the stereo would power the rears. (I personally don't think the rears matter, but I'm already running 6.5s upfront from the stereo so no point in throwing them away)...
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I found answer to this, turns out if you spell things correctly your search results are much better...
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I was going to try this on my 13. You can get it to fit but it looked like with the vibration it would hit the grill. Never started it up to be sure but it was tight.
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i would say no. I run a heavy breather with lowers. with the stock filter, it will not fit. with the compact filter, it will fit and give you about 1/4'' clearance. add the speaker pods into the lowers and I think the grill is going to stick out too far.

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i would say no. I run a heavy breather with lowers. with the stock filter, it will not fit. with the compact filter, it will fit and give you about 1/4'' clearance. add the speaker pods into the lowers and I think the grill is going to stick out too far.
Not to mention that even if it did fit, it would cover up most if not all of the sound from that speaker rendering it useless. Just use an A/C that works with lowers and be done with it. Plenty out there that perform just as well as the heavy breather anyway.

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One of the guys at Horny Toad opened up a new compact filter and tried to fit it on my '13 with lower speakers. It wasn't even close to fitting on mine and I use the Harley speaker pods and Harley speaker grills.


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As has been stated, it's pretty tight clearance with the SE Heavy Breather and the Lowers on an Ultra.






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I've got a bit more space on mine... but it will not work anyway.

I have the heavy breather for looks, performance wise it isn't any different than anything else.

For now I opted to jump amp the 2 front speakers. I'm not to excited about old jumpy hands me, cutting holes into my fairing, so maybe next year I'll shell out the $$$ to have it done by the pros...
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As has been stated, it's pretty tight clearance with the SE Heavy Breather and the Lowers on an Ultra.












The pic only shows the glove boxes. The compact breather will fit with the glove boxes. The OP is asking about clearance with speaker pods. And the answer is a resounding no with the HD speaker boxes.


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That's what I was trying to convey. There is ABSOLUTELY no room for speakers with the Heavy Breather. There's barely room for the lowers and that is using the shorter air filter.

I apologize if I was not clear earlier.

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