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Hey. I upgraged the stock speakers for Alpine's SPS 410 as soon as I got the bike delivered last winter.

Sound was better but I was missing some volume when I got strong lateral winds or at higher speeds. I can use the NAV VI to stream BT in my helmet but I prefer the fairing speakers, less fatigue on long rides than in the helmet... so no need to rant about the noise... my music does not bother anyone on the highways and I turn the volume down in residential areas.

So I got a good price on a used Rockford Fosgate 2 channels (thanks Soundman05 :grin:) to boost it up a bit.

Panier removal is easy once you know there is a plastic tab to push from the top after you removed the 2 screws inside the panier.

I used 18GA for speakers and 10GA for power, with an inline 30A fuse.

Amplifier is turn ON/OFF by the signal detection from the stock radio, thus I did not install the remote wire.

Amp is secured with 4 x ¾" long x 10 stainless steel bolts with SS nuts with nylon locks.

I installed a 11/16" rubber grommet so I can pass the connectors through it if I have to remove the panier. I'll probably wedge a piece of neoprene to "seal" it since there is a little bit of space between the wires.

Solder every wires to make it look as clean as possible.

Now the real question... what's the easiest way to remove all the dirt under the seat :confused: ... I want to try a paint brush with compressed air
 

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Also impressed with your work. You asked about cleaning - I would use compressed air with a long, fine nozzle (3mm dia ish) and yes, a soft brush.

BTW, if you ever want to include a quick disconnect, you might consider Weatherpack multipin connectors. We use them at work and they are very reliable.

Cheers,

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Also impressed with your work. You asked about cleaning - I would use compressed air with a long, fine nozzle (3mm dia ish) and yes, a soft brush.

BTW, if you ever want to include a quick disconnect, you might consider Weatherpack multipin connectors. We use them at work and they are very reliable.

Cheers,

Derek
Thanks for your comments and the info about the Weatherpack... I was not aware these exist.
 

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Nice Job!! I just ordered the same amp and was gonna try to mount under the seat but this may be a nicer install...don't need disconnects, they're already on the amp. Now I can get my winter project started!

Thanks for the pics, very helpful!!
 

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This is what I ended up putting in the B. A little over kill on the amp but I have room to grow with the system if I choose later. Had to do a little custom work with the heat gun to mold the speaker housing to fit the monster magnet though.


Focal 100AC 4" Coaxial Speakers -- 80 Watts Max
Rockford Fosgate T400X4AD 4 Channel Amp. 4x100 Watts RMS @4 Ohms


Sounds GREAT !!!
 

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Nice Job!! I just ordered the same amp and was gonna try to mount under the seat but this may be a nicer install...don't need disconnects, they're already on the amp. Now I can get my winter project started!

Thanks for the pics, very helpful!!
Glad it helps, if you have any questions you think I could answer, don't hesitate !
 

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Have purchased equipment and will have stereo shop that are magicians install when I get back from my Yosemite, NoCal trip in a couple of weeks. goal is to have everything done internally and leave stock look.
Equipment:
Focal ES 165 KX2's with Hertz ST 25 Horn Tweeters in fairing, Audio Frog GS693 6X9's also with Hertz ST 25 Horn Tweeters in top case all powered by 2 Arc Moto 600.4 amps run through Arc PSM DSP.
I have this exact system in my 19 CVO Roadglide (don't hate me..) and the sound is crazy clear and loud even at 100 mph on the freeway with loud exhaust and ff helmet.
I absolutely love my BGA and having this system will make my bike perfect for me! I get back from my trip on Nov 12th and will take it to shop next day. Since they have never done a extensive system like this on a BMW before they told me they need 2 weeks to complete. I will post pics when done.
 

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Have purchased equipment and will have stereo shop that are magicians install when I get back from my Yosemite, NoCal trip in a couple of weeks. goal is to have everything done internally and leave stock look.
Equipment:
Focal ES 165 KX2's with Hertz ST 25 Horn Tweeters in fairing, Audio Frog GS693 6X9's also with Hertz ST 25 Horn Tweeters in top case all powered by 2 Arc Moto 600.4 amps run through Arc PSM DSP.
I have this exact system in my 19 CVO Roadglide (don't hate me..) and the sound is crazy clear and loud even at 100 mph on the freeway with loud exhaust and ff helmet.
I absolutely love my BGA and having this system will make my bike perfect for me! I get back from my trip on Nov 12th and will take it to shop next day. Since they have never done a extensive system like this on a BMW before they told me they need 2 weeks to complete. I will post pics when done.
You wouldn't happen to be printing money in your basment would ya?
Those ES165's are 1k. All joking aside how are you even fitting them on the fairing, I estimate the front fairing only accommodates a 4" speaker.

Anyhoo would love to see pics and stuff to find out how it all fits together, you are a brave soul for trusting your bike with a mr pimp ride audio place. I wouldn't allow anyone's who's not a specialist to touch mine for any reason.
 

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You wouldn't happen to be printing money in your basment would ya?
Those ES165's are 1k. All joking aside how are you even fitting them on the fairing, I estimate the front fairing only accommodates a 4" speaker.

Anyhoo would love to see pics and stuff to find out how it all fits together, you are a brave soul for trusting your bike with a mr pimp ride audio place. I wouldn't allow anyone's who's not a specialist to touch mine for any reason.
I don't drink, smoke, have affairs, do drugs, lost 165 lbs 7 years ago and have kept it off so I barely eat, been married for 30 so I barely ---- but I do love my motorcycles and spend all my money on them for sure!
Shop I use in San Diego truly are magicians and have done the impossible many times including last week where they found a way to "bridge" the Hertz horn tweeters over the Focals and Audio Frogs and you cant see it from the outside which I love!
 

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Shop I use in San Diego truly are magicians and have done the impossible many times including last week where they found a way to "bridge" the Hertz horn tweeters over the Focals and Audio Frogs and you cant see it from the outside which I love!

SDBagger, I am up in Vista. I am 50/50 on doing this upgrade. I was wondering if you would let me know on which shop you use just in case I go with the upgrade.



Thanks!


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Have purchased equipment and will have stereo shop that are magicians install when I get back from my Yosemite, NoCal trip in a couple of weeks. goal is to have everything done internally and leave stock look.
Equipment:
Focal ES 165 KX2's with Hertz ST 25 Horn Tweeters in fairing, Audio Frog GS693 6X9's also with Hertz ST 25 Horn Tweeters in top case all powered by 2 Arc Moto 600.4 amps run through Arc PSM DSP.
I have this exact system in my 19 CVO Roadglide (don't hate me..) and the sound is crazy clear and loud even at 100 mph on the freeway with loud exhaust and ff helmet.
I absolutely love my BGA and having this system will make my bike perfect for me! I get back from my trip on Nov 12th and will take it to shop next day. Since they have never done a extensive system like this on a BMW before they told me they need 2 weeks to complete. I will post pics when done.


Anxious to see the pics of this setup.
 
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