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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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I need help with 6.5 speaker adapters...

I bought a set of 6.5 speaker adapters from YAFFE (made by dragonfly). The adapters came with terrible instructions and the included pictures are too dark to see correctly. I also noticed that the directions seem to be for a batwing. Anyway.... I cant get these the adapters to fit! I played with them for over an hour flipping them every which way and i cant figure them out.

Anybody have any suggestions or pictures of installed adapters?

Could YAFFE have given me batwing adapters by mistake or are they all the same?

I know it should be simple but i feel like im trying to put a round peg in a square hole

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 07:19 AM
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The small side goes towards the factory grill but you will need to modify the factory grill mounting spots by making the area at the 3 mounting screws smaller then they will it properly. they are the same ones for the street glide and not made from dragon fly hope this helps
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Thanks for the reply. Im still having some trouble understanding...

Do i reuse the entire factory "speaker pod" to include the mesh grill and the original plastic speaker mount or should i peel the mesh grill off and trash the factory plastic?

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The factory grill and speaker mounting plate stay intact and the new adapter mounts to that.
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You have to modify the adaptors to fit the grills. There are fins on the adaptors that need to be snipped off to make them fit. I used a dremel to grind down the fins.

Call Dragonfly and they will send you a copy of the instructions.
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Not impressed w/ Dragonfly stuff...

FYI...Dragonfly's adapters are $hitty. The Focal 6-1/2" speakers don't fit completely inside...hampering the speaker's ability to move correctly for best sound quality and performance. If I had it to do all over again, I would have gone with another set of adapters...and likely a completely different system altogether.

I'm underwhelmed to say the least....I got caught up in all the hype...my bad I guess.
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The adapters I have had no issues installimg them they fit well, but I do add material to make the adapters resonate less so there are no frequences cancelled out and then grind a small amount of material from the adapters then, if I have cone clearence problems I modify the adapters so all is perfect.
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I agree that these adapters are sh*t!! I finally got the adapters and the 6.5 rockfords installed but when I tried to put the outer fairing back on it was hitting the speaker magnets on both sides. I most likely could have tried repositioning the adapters but it would have been a huge pita. I pulled the whole setup and order some JM 7.25's. Thanks Yaffe! Terrible instructions and cheap plastic adapters that didnt work after I had to make them fit

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The adapters I have had no issues installimg them they fit well, but I do add material to make the adapters resonate less so there are no frequences cancelled out and then grind a small amount of material from the adapters then, if I have cone clearence problems I modify the adapters so all is perfect.
Carisma, Wondering if you took a pic of the install. I also got sent the poor directions from yaffe. Having a problem on exactly how to mount/remove material if needed. BTW what material do you use for resonance and where does it get installed? Thanks.
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Should bolt up maybe clip a fin or two to help rotate. Here are the only pictures I had






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