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Looking to add a rf pbr300x4 amp, 2 of the rf 6.5 slims in the inner fairing and replace the factory speakers. Im thinking the j&m (i think) 7.25 that were just reviewed here recently. Besides an amp install kit and speaker wire, do i need anything else for this? I assume the factory hk has rca outputs on the rear? How about adapter rings? Do the 7.25 speakers come with them? Anything else i need to consider? Or anyone know where to get the best prices on this equip? Thanks in advance

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Going to try to answer a few of your questions:
1. The 300x4 is a 4ohm amp, the JM speakers are 2ohm. The speakers will work, but not recommended. You would be better off with 2 300x2 amps in your situation, the 300x2 is 2ohm stable.
2. The JM speakers do come with adapters.
3. The OEM HK radio does not have RCA jacks and if you are going to use the RF amp you wouldn't want to use them anyway.
Best prices will probably come from e-bay or a dealer, not the factory.
If you do go with JM, the Rokkers would be worth the extra investment if you are going to use an amp.
Read through some of the audio threads, there is a lot of advise on set ups, and a lot of people that will be willing to help you. Do you have a $$$ amount you are targeting? What you are willing to spend, and the sound you are looking for mean a lot. I hope this helped.

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This seems like a dumb question but I can't find a thread or post that addresses .... besides the less than optimimum sound coming from the rear, what would be the downside of boosting the front speakers with an amp and leaving the rear speakers un-amplified?
 

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This seems like a dumb question but I can't find a thread or post that addresses .... besides the less than optimimum sound coming from the rear, what would be the downside of boosting the front speakers with an amp and leaving the rear speakers un-amplified?
Not a dumb question at all. You would basically have less volume from the rear, easily adjusted with the fader, if you ride solo most of the time, it's an economical way to get more sound in your face.
 

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Not a dumb question at all. You would basically have less volume from the rear, easily adjusted with the fader, if you ride solo most of the time, it's an economical way to get more sound in your face.
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Thanks dbell,
Money is always an issue and this isnt my top priority. Im just looking for a bit better and louder than the stockers can offer. I liked the rf amp for the price so buying 2 of the 2 channels is a little much. I guess here is the big question...what 4 speakers can i buy that offer a decent quality, preferably at or under 100 a pair, that will not require losing my gloveboxes and can stand up to rain? I may get the speakers and buy the amp later when money is available. How does the rf amp hookup to the factory hk if not by rca? Line level output and do i need a converter or preamp in that case? Thanks again

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You can still buy the thin RF speakers for the inner fairing. I had a set of Polk MM651's when I had the RF 300x4, they worked great. The Polks are 2.7 ohms, not 4 but didn't seem to cause too much harm to the amp, (I don't think I would try it at full volume for a long time). You would hook the RF amp to the speaker output of the HK radio on the high level input. No converter or preamp needed, just adjust the input. Also you would need to run a power and gnd to the amp, not a big deal.There are several reasonanbly priced 4ohm 6.5" speakers that will fit in the fairing with adaptors. Keep checking Hawgwired, if you can get a set of there 4 ohm speakers that would be nice, every now and then they have an open box special.
 

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And are there 2 versions of the rf t165 speaker? A thin and a regular? I see them on ebay but some are 70 buckas and some are 150. Whats the difference? Anyone have a good link? I think id like to stay away from the polks if the impedance doesnt match. Ill look up the other ones though.

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And are there 2 versions of the rf t165 speaker? A thin and a regular? I see them on ebay but some are 70 buckas and some are 150. Whats the difference? Anyone have a good link? I think id like to stay away from the polks if the impedance doesnt match. Ill look up the other ones though.

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There are 2 versions, T-165 should be the ones your looking for, S usually means (shallow), but I believe RF uses it for their component speakers. Just make sure you don't get the T1675, they will not fit....ask how I know. Go to the RF site look it up and then do a search, they can definetly be had for around $100 or less.
 

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Anybody with the RF T165 in the inner fairing have an issue with the speaker grill rubbing on the bolt holding the plastic trim on the forks when you turn hard left? I am getting the bike stripped down for my audio install, including the RF's and thought i would check the clearance between the grill and the forks before i took inner fairing off. Found it to rub a bit on the right side. Anybody else have this problem?
 

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Speaker clearence

I did ! ended up going to the hardware store and getting some Rounded head stainless Allen bolts to replace the stock bolts...No issues since
 

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Sorry for bringing the old thread up but can anybody post where to run the speaker wires for either 2 speakers or 4 speakers with an amp and factory hk head unit? I keep trying to wrap my brain around it and just cant. I get how to wire the power and ground up but then I get lost. Sorry only used to dealing with sub installs on radios with RCA's.
 

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I know it is more than you are looking to spend but I went with the biketronics Titan 6.5 II. Worth the money. They hold up in the rain really well and really good sound.

For a amp, I with a soundsteam 520 watt amp. Also very happy with that purchase. It is slim enough you don't loose your glovebox and doesn't get hot.
 
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