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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for what the best options for front and rear speakers are on a 2012 voyager. Also any info on what the best slip on exhaust for the 1700 is.


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I have cobra slip ons. They sound really nice. I just changed my front speakers to Rockford fosgate punch 152 speakers and added a set of shark motorcycle speakers to the back. Haven't been able to ride it yet to see how it sounds on the road, but in my garage it rocks. If it doesn't sound good enough I'll add an amp. I'll post a pic if I can figure out how.
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Where did you get those and what bran are they. How hard were they to install


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They are Shark. I ordered them from Sharkmotorcycleaudio.com. They were not expensive. The wiring for rear speakers is already under the seat so I just cut the connectors off and butt spliced the wires together. They come with mounting brackets but I didn't use them. I got some longer 4mm screws and some washers then just drilled 2 small holes through the trunk and mounted them to it. I ran the wire between the chrome trim and the frame. It took me a total of about an hour, but I took my time. I could have done it in half that time if I was trying.

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Hey do you know anything about adjusting the rear suspension the air shocks on the voyager. If so any helpful hint. Me and my wife are not huge people but we aren't small people either. Just trying to figure where I should set it at.


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No. I've not messed with them. They ride good by myself and with a passenger so I haven't touched them. If it seems to set too low when you have a passenger just turn them up a bit. The owners manual tells you how to adjust them. You'll probably have to take off the bags to do it.

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Update on the speakers: Don't bother with the Shark speakers. I fried them in the first 10 minutes of riding. I just got the Kawasaki rear speakers yesterday. I'm installing them this evening. If they don't perform well enough I'll move the Rockford Fosgates from the front to the back and order some Polk Audio for the front. It's hard to find anything in a 5.25" speaker that doesn't sound like it's clipping when the bass hits.

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Update on the speakers: Don't bother with the Shark speakers. I fried them in the first 10 minutes of riding. I just got the Kawasaki rear speakers yesterday. I'm installing them this evening. If they don't perform well enough I'll move the Rockford Fosgates from the front to the back and order some Polk Audio for the front. It's hard to find anything in a 5.25" speaker that doesn't sound like it's clipping when the bass hits.


I just ordered Polk audio for the front. Is an amp necessary for them to sound louder and better then stock or can a go no amp.


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