I'm lazy, and did not go thru the entire post, but a couple of things to take into account when putting in speakers. These are issues I ran into.
The front speakers cannot have thick mounting rings. That is the area where the screws go thru. I had a problem with thick ones that prevented them from clearing the grills. I tried JBL Stadium GTO620 and they did not fit. I went, instead, with JBL GTO638. These fit, but they are an older model I, luckily, found on eBay.
There is not much depth in the rear speaker pods. Those stock speakers have a very tiny magnet. I tried putting the GTO620's in the rear, but they would not clear because their magnet is humongous compared to the stock one. I put in 1/2 inch spacers and they cleared, but be careful.
Harley was wonderful when they switched the windshield mounts from well nuts (pre-Rushmore) to real screws. But... guess where the well nuts went??? To the rear speakers!!! Those well nuts are fine for the cheap-ass, lightweight, stock speakers, but would not hold the heavier JBL's. I ended up using zip ties to hold in the spacers, and screwed the speakers into the plastic spacers. All is well now.
I have no amp, yet. But these speakers still sound 100%+ better than the stock speakers, in the garage. It needs an amp to hear them on the highway. But I mainly use my in-helmet bluetooth (WHIM) to listen anyway so an amp is low on the priority list.
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