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Are Saddle Bag Speakers Worth It

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Earl Hamilton
• Friday, 04 December, 2020
• 7 min read

I have hog tunes replacement speakers in the fairing of my 08 street glide. Now that I picked up a 13 ROC I was looking at doing the Harley Boom replacement speakers and the Haley Boom speakers with saddlebag lids.

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I figure I would have to do the boom amp to get the best sound out of the speakers and noticed that if i want to run the I pod interface I have to mount it in the saddlebag because the amp will take up the room in the fairing. Looking for good clear sound I can hear cruising down the road doing 70.

Honestly, I changed my speakers to Jim Rockers and it made a world of difference. I did not need to add an amp, the improvement was that good, and they are clear at highway speeds.

I think nobody really gets saddlebag lid speakers for playing music @ 80+ mph for the rider to hear. IMO, the best sound for 80+ mph for the rider are ear buds. That's my method.

The more stereo noise you make, the less attention they'll pay to my pipes......... I agree about the statement that said the sound from the rear is hard to hear at 70 MPH.

I was not happy with the radio output when riding at Freeway speeds. With this, I could now hear the radio when at full volume riding Freeway speeds. That was OK, but I wanted to be able to really “Rock” some songs through the Fairing speakers.

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Low and Behold, some Forum Sponsors donated several systems. Now when I want to listen to the radio using my Fairing speakers, I only need half volume.

Looked at doing the Bag speakers but after you do the bike nights and listen to guys that have them I opted for putting another amp up front and doing the inner fairing upgrade. Its clear and sounds great, I would say that I have the 8-inch KW head.

I have hog tunes replacement speakers in the fairing of my 08 street glide. I figure I would have to do the boom amp to get the best sound out of the speakers and noticed that if i want to run the I pod interface I have to mount it in the saddlebag because the amp will take up the room in the fairing.

I'm not putting them on so much to hear my tunes at 70+, most of my riding is rural, as I like the looks of the Harley system, and I think the wife will like them. I looked at some other lid kits they didn't go with the shape of the bag like the Boom kit does, they look like you chopped a big hole in the top of the bag and stuffed some speakers from your local junkyard in them.

Thanks for the help everyone ill just focus on the front really didn't want to spend 1,000 on lids and speakers to have really no improvement. Rear speakers are worth it whether tourney pods or saddlebag lids.

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Albeit the rears become more of a “fill” speaker at speeds, you WILL hear the difference. The Cycle Sounds lids are $359 (mine were $559 painted vivid black). Custom colors, I think I'd take to a painter but it's kinda hard to screw up black, so I let them paint them.

Hey stang9986 sounds good, but I already have the fairing, handlebars, fuel tank off with the wires run, amp installed, so I'll just put them on, thanks for kindest offer nevertheless. I will sell you my stock lids, handlebars, windshield, speakers, air cleaner, exhaust, headlight if you want them.

I have heard there isn't enough room in the fairing for amp and I pod interface. I have heard there isn't enough room in the fairing for amp and I pod interface.

Rear speakers are worth it whether tourney pods or saddlebag lids. Albeit the rears become more of a “fill” speaker at speeds, you WILL hear the difference. The Cycle Sounds lids are $359 (mine were $559 painted vivid black).

Custom colors, I think I'd take to a painter but it's kinda hard to screw up black, so I let them paint them. A little creative wiring, a good set of 6×9s, and CS lids will be quite a bit less than $1000.

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With proper investment in speakers and amp (as you get what you pay for, or you return it), you will know the difference at speed, legal and beyond! Assuming your not running a dental floss windshield and say... Big Radius 2 into 2 pipes (VH), which is exactly what we have on our '09 FL TRI demo bike and although the system will compete with it, it's way too much sensory overload.

Wind, exhaust and road noise, topped with a super loud stereo = hearing loss! Got these from SidecarGoing in to this I knew that I wasn't going to have a competition level system and that lid speakers wouldn't be that effective at highway speeds, but I am OK with that.

With proper investment in speakers and amp (as you get what you pay for, or you return it), you will know the difference at speed, legal and beyond! Assuming your not running a dental floss windshield and say... Big Radius 2 into 2 pipes (VH), which is exactly what we have on our '09 FL TRI demo bike and although the system will compete with it, it's way too much sensory overload.

Wind, exhaust and road noise, topped with a super loud stereo = hearing loss! People have said, that 'The Rider' cant hear the 'Bass' w/the addition of, any of these saddlebag lid configurations.

Think I'm going to go with a set has anyone with the Harley boom lids had water leaks when riding in the rain? Sidecar also included their drain system for me to install, it is essentially a pocket that attaches to the front of your bag under the speaker and funnels water through a tube to drain out the bottom of the bag.

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You do have to drill a hole for the tube in the bottom, no big deal. Sidecar also included their drain system for me to install, it is essentially a pocket that attaches to the front of your bag under the speaker and funnels water through a tube to drain out the bottom of the bag.

You do have to drill a hole for the tube in the bottom, no big deal. The sound is still there and moving at its theoretical speed, but the wind carries it away from you.

I have an additional amp mounted inside my left saddlebag. If you're going to do the saddlebag speakers you should consider removing a couple of gauges on the faring and adding some tweeters.

They look a lot cleaner than the HD setup, and I have NEVER heard a set of 5×7 speakers that really sounded good. I have the Hang Wired 6 Pack with the HW Tweeter Grilles and love the sound.

I'm caught between the HW Lucky 13 Lids, The Sidecar Cycles; modify your stock ones, and The HD Boom Audio Speaker Lids. I have the Hang Wired 6 Pack with the HW Tweeter Grilles and love the sound.

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