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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Unread 11-07-2019, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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8s in the Fairing?!

How did I not know about these before?! Has anyone actually used or seen these in person? Im seriously thinking that these might need to be the 8 cherry on top of my ride.

https://dirtybirdconcepts.com/produc...s-8-up-to-2019

Be honest, is this just too much? Maybe there is such a thing as too big?


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Just too big for my liking, I mean way too big.
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Just too big for my liking, I mean way too big.
I hear ya... yet Im drawn to them. Its like, I know they are so big they cant be real, but I cant help but smile and drool a little when I look at them. I cant help but think that if I had a nice set of 8s right in front of me Id finally capture that audio unicorn and have more sound than I could want on the highway.

Dont get me wrong, my current setup is very satisfying. But sometimes I get on the highway with the sun at my back, the wind in my face and Im just completely present and the music playlist is perfect. Im rockin out or maybe just a chillin playlist and I want to get just a couple more DBs... maybe just one or two more clicks up on the volume, but Ive peaked the speakers so Ive got to pull back just a little.

Then again, Im sure Id find myself in the same situation with these and then Ill be looking at swapping my lid setup for another set of 8s... then swap the lowers for another set of 8s... LOL

After I finish the air ride and fat tire kit when they arrive next week or so Ill see if Im still lusting after these big beauties. Would LOVE to hear from anyone that might have 8s up front already though.
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I have looked at this fairing a number of times and have thought about it. Right now, I have the Rockford Fosgate fairing speakers and saddlebag cut ins. It's loud and sounds really good to me, even with my full face helmet. Recently, I've been installing a lot of Soundz brand setups (have to go in early today to install one) and have been very impressed. Their speakers have a lot of clarity and punch for being 6.5"s and 6x9"s. I did one customer's bike with 6.5" Carbons in the fairing, 6.5" carbons in the lowers, 6.5" carbons in the tourpack and 6x9"s in the saddlebag lids. VERY loud and clear and the customer didn't lose his gloveboxes or any real saddlebag space.

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If your asking, too much in my opinion. Like crazy4ink said, there are other ways to get there.

Your bike looks killer as is, sometimes less is more.
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Just too big for my liking, I mean way too big.
Thats what she said...
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Local audio shop likes putting them in the large vertical flat space where the inner fairing faces the steering head. They're discreet, yet there, and no storage space is lost. It also sounds really good from the parking lot demo they did at bike night.
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My opinion, good for a comp bike, not so much for a rider. If you want more give Da Funk Shop or Lucky 7 a call. You won't want any more when they get done, but it takes some coin.

As for Soundz, I heard them this morning again at the dealer, they had a tent outside. Sounds ok, but for the price no dam way. Their price of their 2 top level speakers are in the ball park with Beyma price. And they are not on Beyma level, not close.

If you want to go all out, give those 2 companies a call.

Oh, and the unicorn is never caught!
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You want a little more? I think 6.5"s can be tuned a little better than 8"s

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My opinion, good for a comp bike, not so much for a rider. If you want more give Da Funk Shop or Lucky 7 a call. You won't want any more when they get done, but it takes some coin.

As for Soundz, I heard them this morning again at the dealer, they had a tent outside. Sounds ok, but for the price no dam way. Their price of their 2 top level speakers are in the ball park with Beyma price. And they are not on Beyma level, not close.

If you want to go all out, give those 2 companies a call.

Oh, and the unicorn is never caught!
Im pretty sure that my current setup is already as good or better than the Soundz platform, or any other six speaker setup for that matter.

I was just thinking that more speaker surface area (just over 17 inches more at 50.27 inches vs 33.18 inches - which is just over 50% more surface area) AND the fact that the 8s I would be looking at can handle more power than my current (and most) 6.5s will result in noticeably increased volume capabilities before reaching speaker limits and also increased clarity at higher volumes.

Your point about never catching the Unicorn however, I cannot argue with. If the pros at Da Funk and Lucky 7 are still reaching Im sure not catching it with two 8s; two 6.5s; two 6x9s and two ST25 teeters - LOL


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