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How many have used the lids with speakers? Is there any problem with the lids leaking? How about the sound quality?

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I use the hogtunes lids with no leaking issues. Sound is going to be a function of your audio setup. I can hear mine at 80mph with all other speakers turned off. From reading posts on here, I'm not sure that's the norm.


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I have HD lids on my 15RGS.... I used weather stripping on the mounting base of speakers... no leaks

Arc amp pushing Hybrid Audio 157-2's.... I love them and waterproof
 

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I've had zero issues with with leaks. However, on my 2012, I have Never been satisfied with the quality of the sound output relative to the cost. I understand that the Rushmore audio is a significant improvement over what I have though. But it on my bike, I wish that I would have never started down that path.
 

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I ran a thin bead of RTV sealant under the speakers to keep water out. I even blast them with the hose.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I have bought the Harley lids and going to use focal speakers with the arc amp. I am now debating on if I should buy a separate hardware kit for the new lids for quick change out if needed.
 

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it really depends on if your looking for riding or parking lot stereo.

At speed, your not going to get much quality sound from your lid speakers. They will sound great in the parking lot at bike night or bar hopping.

Faring and lower speakers give you the best sound for riding

If you have a good amp and speakers in your faring and add these to your lids you will have the best of both worlds

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Thanks for the replies, I have bought the Harley lids and going to use focal speakers with the arc amp. I am now debating on if I should buy a separate hardware kit for the new lids for quick change out if needed.
Check out the Hybrid Audio 157-2's compared to Focals... I almost got Focals, but found out they don't like water... 157-2's are waterproof. That's what I decided on....
 

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Thanks for the replies, I have bought the Harley lids and going to use focal speakers with the arc amp. I am now debating on if I should buy a separate hardware kit for the new lids for quick change out if needed.
FLGator,

I have the Arc Amp in one bike, but am considering the new Marine Fosgate Amps TX Series. I have heard both side by side and am leaning towards the TX series, 840 amp 4 channel with the focals.
 

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it really depends on if your looking for riding or parking lot stereo.



At speed, your not going to get much quality sound from your lid speakers. They will sound great in the parking lot at bike night or bar hopping.



Faring and lower speakers give you the best sound for riding



If you have a good amp and speakers in your faring and add these to your lids you will have the best of both worlds



keep us posted

Sloride-which speakers and amp are you using for your speaker lids?


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it really depends on if your looking for riding or parking lot stereo.

At speed, your not going to get much quality sound from your lid speakers. They will sound great in the parking lot at bike night or bar hopping.

Faring and lower speakers give you the best sound for riding

If you have a good amp and speakers in your faring and add these to your lids you will have the best of both worlds

keep us posted
Adding the lids mainly for the wifey. I already have new fairing and lowers installed.
 

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For the most part, that sound is behind and below you. You better have some pretty damn good speakers hooked to a pretty damn good amp if you think that sound is going to travel forward through 70+mph winds. Put that money into engine mods. Unless you're just a bar hopper, then I guess they'd be fine.
 
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