Rear speakers - Road Glide Forums
Audio List your speakers and audio solutions for the roadglide.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2010, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
shermanator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 255
Rear speakers

I bought some Polk DB521 5.25" speakers for the rear tour pack. The magnets hit on the outside wall so speaker does not sit flush. Does anybody have any recommendations for rear speakers. I installed Polk 6.5" in the front fairing. I thought the front would be harder to install but they were easy. I'm having more problems with the rear speakers.
shermanator is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 08:05 AM
Grey beard
 
Sincecrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Warrior River, AL
Posts: 1,100
Could you extend the speaker housing with an adapter ring, so that it offers more depth? Im thinking it would have to custom built.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Time - it devours the body while it develops the mind.
Sincecrazy is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
shermanator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 255
I thought about shiming speaker out a little. I've read on this forum where other people have bought these speakers for the rear & was wondering what they did. I'm just going to get another set of speakers that fit right.
shermanator is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 10:19 AM
Member
 
Carisma Audio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Nothern Maine
Posts: 324
I have had no problem installing any speakers there,maybe move any padding thats in there for clearence,I allways install some padding to pick up standing waves if you need adapters let me know I can fab some up,just make sure to seal the enclosure for proper speaker sound
Carisma Audio is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 11:56 PM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 119
I replyed to your PM.

Take the factory mesh speaker grill off. Lay it upside down, pry out the mesh spot-glued fabric from the speaker grill. It is now essentially a flat black speaker spacer.

Install the new "formerly a grill" spacer under the POLK speaker.

Paint silver POLK speaker grills FLAT black Krylon paint. Let dry.

Buy 8ea. new 1" longer machine screws from home depot, paint heads black.

Install.

POLK speakers need their speaker grills installed to protect and support their aimable tweeters.

2012 FLTRX Denim
Lama is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 11:58 PM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by stroot View Post
I thought about shiming speaker out a little. I've read on this forum where other people have bought these speakers for the rear & was wondering what they did. I'm just going to get another set of speakers that fit right.
Those Polks with the increased magnet size is better than anything that just "fits".

2012 FLTRX Denim
Lama is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-2011, 07:50 AM
Hangaround
 
hdxbones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 74
I had those, along with 4'' Polks in the glovebox doors on my last bike. Powered them with a Hogtunes amp. Sounded good until the amp crapped out, then the stock HK didn't seem to have enough power to drive the 4 ohm speakers. Are the stock speakers still 2 ohm on the new bikes?


Ridin' Roadglides before they were cool.......


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hdxbones is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-27-2012, 09:04 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by stroot View Post
I bought some Polk DB521 5.25" speakers for the rear tour pack. The magnets hit on the outside wall so speaker does not sit flush. Does anybody have any recommendations for rear speakers. I installed Polk 6.5" in the front fairing. I thought the front would be harder to install but they were easy. I'm having more problems with the rear speakers.
I just did the same install for the rear speakers I used the speaker rings that came with the 6.5 that i put in the front. Break all the tabs and grind down whats left or take a knife and try to smooth them out. also I had to use the speaker covers that were included with the speakers it worked out well no problems hope that helps
tcuster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Hogtunes 24.2 amp and 5x7 speakers - or other speakers w/ rings kyle31490 Wanted! (Buy or Trade) 5 06-16-2015 02:33 PM
Lower Fairing speakers or Inner Fairings speakers. Looking to "thicken" my sound a bi Tvbird Audio 14 07-24-2014 10:55 PM
inner fairing depth for speakers & Critical Mass speakers vinman4444 Audio 9 01-06-2014 06:58 PM
2 speakers or 4 speakers LeotheThird Audio 9 04-13-2013 10:15 PM
After you install J&M or other speakers, what do you do with the factory speakers? Black09inOK Do-IT-Yourself 6 10-01-2010 01:53 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome