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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2017, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Another Speaker/Amp question

I've read as much as I could about everything on replacement speakers and a amp for a 2017 Road Glide special.
My brain is overwhelmed and I'll admit I'm new to the enhanced audio world.
I'm only doing the fairing speakers with the possibility of adding saddlebag speakers in the future.
I'd like plug and play. Buying speakers and amp from the same place.
Down to these two, I think.....
Kicker, FHDR15 Klock Werks powered by Kicker 6.5" front speaker/amplifier upgrade kit???
ARC Audio M.P.A.K. 4 kit????
Any thoughts, ideas??

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2017, 09:26 AM
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The two most important questions that you have to answer.

1. What are you looking for? (parking lot disco, loud as hell, super clear, ability to hear at Xmph, etc)

2. Whats your budget? (you can get good sound for around 500, or you can get GOOD sound for around 2k)

Its tough to say this is what you should get, or that is not what you should get, if the 2 above questions havent been answered.

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PS not trying to be a smart ass, just trying to give you some good advise rather than "you should get this and there is no other option". There are so many ways to go when it comes to bike audio and those 2 questions can help narrow the choices.


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A.C.E. powerflex headpipes, and a better than stock stereo.
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Ive been in the same boat as you...twice lol
Once with my 13 and then with my 17
In regards to the 17....I went to Home
I had them install D&D speakers...Diamond Micro amp...line leveler.
I'm very happy with the results and the fact that i just showed up there and they dropped everything to do the install.
I fully recommend these guys.

She might not be the fastest bike on the street, nor the lightest, nor the best handling but with her pipes it'll sound like God's coming to dinner and he doesn't like what's being served. IBA #56452

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NO DISCO
Budget $500 to $1000
We want to be able to rock out loud and clear at highway cruise speed.
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NO DISCO
Budget $500 to $1000
We want to be able to rock out loud and clear at highway cruise speed.
LOL I wasnt refering to music style. Parking lot disco refers to something that sounds great in the parking lot.

On the low end of you budget, I would go with the Cerwin Vega B54 amp and the Infinity Kappa 62.11i 6.5" speakers and the Biketronics BT355 line levelers. Go to a local stereo shop and get the power and ground cable with a fuse holder and do the install yourself over the winter.

You should be right around the 500 dollar mark when you are done with phase 1.

The other 500 bucks will more than likely get eaten up by bag lids and the new speakers to go in said lids.

The above combination works well and sounds good at 80+mph, and it does not break the bank.

Another option would be to spend closer to you upper price range and get better stuff and then save up for the bag lids and speakers after the fact.

There are other people who can guide you in the right direction if you are looking to go that route, as they have 1st hand knowledge on what combos work in the mid range price point.


Hope this helps,


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15 RGS Vivid Black. Lots of Black stuff cause we all know Black is the fastest color. Custom Dynamics turn signals and PlasmaRods.
A.C.E. powerflex headpipes, and a better than stock stereo.
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Fosgate has a new powersports amp, 400 watt, 2 or 4 channel for future expansion. They sell a install kit that is plug and play as well and has the harness for speaker lids if you decide down the road. I have it and like it, was an easy install. Eastern perf was running a sale on it for around $400. Speakers- I've got JL's there pretty decent and affordable. Did my whole upgrade for $600.
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I bought the fosgate lid kit. Came with 6x9 s and everything needed to cut the lids yourself and install. Very easy and sound awesome. I have cerwin Vega amp running those and arc audio in the fairing with a biketronics amp pushing them. Can hear perfect down the hwy
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Kiley, Which DD speakers did you go with?
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I enjoy tunes I want it all loud clear and able to play classical/instrumental as well as Led Zeppelin Pink Floyd BOC Blackfoot ozzy dio Metallica Judas Priest eagles pat banitar lita ford Nazareth Van Halen ect ect ect get the pic. Iím looking at these speakers Legend MLK 1650.3 legend or MLK 165.3 Legend and the biketronics 180 watt x 4 amp or two 250 watt biketronics amps for total of 8 speakers also do I need the crossovers in the Hertz speaks or what and sign the amps paralleling them the 180 still maintains 180 rms or 90 and the 250 maintains 250
Rms or 125 rms per speaker?
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I am a RG newbie - short brag: found one of those bikes that some guy with too much money bought, never road, then he traded it in 3 years old with only 1,441 miles and I get to ride a nearly new CVO for the price of a stock RG.

Coming off a Softail, the whole Boom thing is new to me but it sounds like junk. BB King and Koko Taylor sound decent at low speed but I have VERY LOUD pipes and they get drowned out around 45MPH. Don Henley sounds like he is singing inside a cave - I thought at first it was the audio file but turns out, at least half of the audio files sound that way. Now, keeping in mind I spent the $$$$ pig on the bike but this Boom system has got to be fixed and there are 191 pages of thread on this particular subject - at some point throwing money at the problem will be cheaper than my time and I don't understand the terminology anyway. During the cooler months I will use a FF helmet and there is not a lot of hope in that regard but this is Texas, we have 10 months of riding weather per year - at least 6 of those I will want to go with a half lid and use the speakers. Can I get some advice and please dumb it down for me. I am not a trained musician but I do like good music with good sound (I think good sound comes from Klipsch speakers powered by Outlaw mono-blocks if that helps). I need to keep the cost below $1K and I don't really care that much how it affects the rear (Tour Pack) speakers. I have a quick detach kit and neither my wife nor my daughter will ride - I just have not taken the time to clear a place in the garage to store the T/P after I remove it. That said, I am not opposed to building up the front with an eye towards putting a second amp into the T/P later (in case I find a willing passenger).

I can do basic mechanical, wiring, and I can solder well enough on 22ga or larger wires. However, terms like "line leveler" and "fluke" may as well be ancient Greek. I think a Fluke is some sort of tool that I obviously do not own - so please advise if getting help or a professional is necessary.
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