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post #1 of 10 Old 08-29-2012, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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After market speakers in K1600 GTL

I replaced the factory BMW speakers and installed a set of Pioneer TS-G1043R 4 In. 2-Way Speaker with 120 Watts Max. Power. They do produce a little more volume, but when you crank the Vol up to max the radio still distorts. I think is was worth the $30 investment. They come with a built in tweeter so I did not hook up the BMW tweeter. Soldered the connections. Easy install as the Pioneer speakers had to have two of the mounting tabs removed, which I did with a side cutters and then used a metal file to smooth the edge nice and round. Nice tight fit! I purchased speakers from Amazon. (free shipping)
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-29-2012, 09:09 AM
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The distortion may not be the speakers anymore. Amp may not have enough push for them at that volume.

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It's not the speakers...

IMHO, even replacing the speakers with a set of Focals will not help the sound on this bike. The amplifier that BMW uses is just not powerful enogh to provide sufficient volume at road speeds. If you really want to change it, you will need to replace the factory amp with an aftermarket one. I dont think that there is enough room to do this nor is there a space-efficient amp that is waterproof that can be used for this. I personally just gave up on the speakers and use my helmet headphones, which i like better because it is far less offensive to my driving neighbors...and i couldnt really hear it over my Remus exhaust that is on the way anyway"

BTW...the distortion that you are hearing is because the Pioneers are not tuned for your amp, and the amp is distoring because it doesnt have enough power to drive the pioneers. Even the BMW speakers would sound better (and louder) with another 10W of CLEAN power.

Cbdane...i think i just found your next business venture! An in-line amp that will drive the speakers from say 120Hz to 20kHz that is powered off of a switched souce controlled by the radio power button... I'd buy one!

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A bit of a challenge size-wise, from the last issue of RoadRunner.

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I have that Punch under rear seat. It just fit there, but i had to cut a little bit plastic off from saddle and one cable holder from bottom. I drive rear speakers with it:



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A bit of a challenge size-wise, from the last issue of RoadRunner.

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For Harley Baggers the Hawg-Wired stuff is amazing... in fact, I have a note into them about the possibility of making a product for these bikes. I'll report back when I hear!
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OK guys... just talked to Mike from Hawg-Wired and they are definitely interested in developing a good system for the K1600... I'll be working with them over the next few month's to find a solution that's right for a bike of this caliber with some real life R&D... if you've ever owned a Hawg-Wired system you know how good they are... I'll start a new thread once we get things up and running... And for the record, I have NO affiliation with them other than having experienced their products... Will keep you all informed as it comes available.
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-16-2013, 06:39 PM
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I ordered a set of alpine sps410 speakers. Should be here wednessday.Might need some help on the wireing end. What color goes where and so on.
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post #10 of 10 Old 04-16-2013, 08:24 PM
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The Alpines are easy to install and make a huge difference in sound volume and quality... You will have to cut off one mounting tab to get them to fit.... There is an entire thread on this topic started by Soundman....

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