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I've seen the woof pack for the tour pak's,.. but don't want to have to keep my tour pak on all the time if I want some bump. I also don't want to not have any kind of storage loss in the tour pak, as its nice having a lot of room.

I have seen where people have put subwoofers in their saddlebags, but nothing inside, not mounted solid, easy to take in and out. The few I have seen have drilled holes in the inner side of the saddlebag with the speaker facing the rear tire. Bagger concepts supposedly makes a subwoofer for your saddlebag,. but they don't answer emails and I have read a lot of bad stuff about the company.
So it got me wondering about these.

http://www.pyleaudio.com/itemdetail.asp?model=plmrbs8





There are a lot of slim profile amplified subwoofers, but I havent seen any that are marine or water proof like this one. Back in highschool I had a friend with a Pyle system and that sucker rocked.

So anyone think this would work? I could run the cables through the side of the saddlebag, and when not in use could plug the hole. Wouldn't take up that much space either.

I have also thought about if it doesn't sound good inside the saddlebag, to mount it underneath the tour pak facing down. (last resort)
 

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Can it be powder coated or painted black?:D

Seriously, I like the concept and I agree a little thump would be nice.. I'd seriously consider the under the tourpak idea, as that would be the simplest and cost you no storage at all. Would it fit?

I hesitate to even ask what it would cost.......
 

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Nothing a can of krylon can't fix. I think it would fit under the tourpak,. I haven't measured on the bike to know for sure. Cost is cheap,.. I've seen these on ebay for as low as $120
 

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How often do you think you would remove it from the bag...once you are used to the sound, you'd never wanna take it out. Im voting for under the tourpak. Especially since its marine grade. Theres my 2 cents.
 

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Ive seen a few shallow amplified subs out there, but dont know about Marine Grade.I was looking at this one to put under the seat of my truck. Boss Bass 120 Amplified sub. I like your idea of mounting outside and under the tour pak.
i think the tricky thing is getting them to sound good. i dont know anything about stereos, but I think t has to do with the crossover settings etc.
 

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Ive seen a few shallow amplified subs out there, but dont know about Marine Grade.I was looking at this one to put under the seat of my truck. Boss Bass 120 Amplified sub. I like your idea of mounting outside and under the tour pak.
i think the tricky thing is getting them to sound good. i dont know anything about stereos, but I think t has to do with the crossover settings etc.
Thats the thing with mounting it out in the fresh air,. I'm pretty sure you won't feel much bass and it would sound like doo doo. From my experience with enclosures, if done right even an 8" subwoofer can sound like a 15" 1000 watt monster. So placing it in the saddlebag, would almost make it like the old bandpass boxes that were popular a while back.
 

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Dont let your speaker problem mess w/ya man. You'll be satisfied once ya get BOTH speakers back up and runnin. You can thank J&M for your need of wanting(or momentary lapse of )more BUMP-THUMP! U-No what I'm sayn?
 

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Thanks for the link GR8FLH, I had never seen that before. From the couple of reviews sounds like that one might do the trick. However the watts are really low,.. I kinda like how the pyle uses 600.
 

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Not enough documentation what is the RMS watts that’s what you wanna look at wahts the freq. response? also you don’t want to do any 6x9? I grantee that will sound better
 

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FWIW Chain, my best buds own Sound Decision here in town and they don't generally have great things to say about Pyle these days. We put an 8" JL W7 under the backseat of my truck and it slams, but I know that won't even come close to fitting in a tour pack or saddlebag.

There are some new shallow mount subs on the market from either MTX or JL, I can't remember. Not sure what sizes are available though.
 

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Pyle used to be great (late 80's) but went to hell sometime after. Those small, powered subs are usually marginal, at best, regardless of who makes them, and that is in a car.

Putting any sort of sub on a bike is going to be tough. With no 'cockpit' they lack modal reinforcement, so it will take a lot of driver, and a lot of power (think outdoor concert). Further, the 'bass' you are hearing, from concerts, or even from cars driving by, is actually at a farily high frequency, and is more from harmonics created by the sub, than actual sub bass.

I think you'd be much better served with a farily high powered, properly enclosed mid bass...something playing from 80-100hz to around 500 hz. This would fill in nicely with the smallish speakers in the fairing. Since the higher the frequency, the more directional the sound, getting these in the fairing, perhaps firing in toward the forks, would work well. Part of my winter project list includes a serious stereo study of my 08 glide.

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Thats good to know about Pyle. I haven't been super deep into the car audio stuff for a long time, other then with RCA Mobile and powerbass.
 

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I had a Pyle head unit in a Dakota I had about 4 years ago. It was cheap, motorized face would work when it wanted to. You get what you pay for.
 

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inner fairing facing forks gets my vote or the yafee 6X9 speaker lids or both and you wouldn't lose any storage space, hopefully somepeople will chime in on either with results.
 

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speaker lids are out of the question,.. got pinstriping there and it looks to good to take away. Besides, I really don't need speakers behind me as I was never impressed with them on my Ultra. The J&Ms do a good enough job up front, that it almost sounds like there are speakers behind me.
 

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Chain,
I went with the 6.5 inner fairing speakers,
however I also have 4 other speakers up front to really give me plenty of sound coming at me. I have a set of 6.5's replacing the oem 5.25 and a set of 4x6 for my highs....all upfront
6x9's in the bags and a additional 2 speakers when I add the tour pac....
I will add a video soon of the system with and without the tourpac...
I think if you gotta have more bass you could get away with a small sub in either one of the bags, or have a stereo shop fab something for the tourpac.... + I think you could get it done a lot cheaper than some of the sub woofer stuff I have seen online.....
 

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I don't want anything in my tourpak, because now that the wife has her own bike it will probably not be on except for a couple big trips every year. Trying to keep it in the saddlebag if I can, and something that is powered as well.
 
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