Bugs behind speaker covers


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Bugs behind speaker covers

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I hope I have a simple question! 07 gl1800, CSC Cobra trike. How do the bugs continue to get behind the speaker grills? Do they enter through the scoop vent on the front of the fairing? Where does the air from that vent go? Sorry I guess that was 3 questions!


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In tens of thousands of miles I've never had a bug get behind a speaker cover, you must have a bad case of audiophlies.
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tamathumper wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:05 pm you must have a bad case of audiophlies.
That's Funny! :lol:
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Stretch56 wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:41 pm I hope I have a simple question! 07 gl1800, CSC Cobra trike. How do the bugs continue to get behind the speaker grills? Do they enter through the scoop vent on the front of the fairing? Where does the air from that vent go? Sorry I guess that was 3 questions!
I get them in my speakers also. You are not alone in this.
They can come in the front brow hole and the side vent holes and meander(wiggling and air pressure pushed) into the speaker crossover tunnel then into the speakers.
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tamathumper wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:05 pm you must have a bad case of audiophlies.
Maybe we should start up a new forum section to help each other cope with it. Seeing as you are good at the diagnosis, you can lead the group therapy sessions......
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...or, ride in an area with no bugs.

One of the (few) positive things about riding in cold(er) temperatures.

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kwthom wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:43 pm ...or, ride in an area with no bugs.

One of the (few) positive things about riding in cold(er) temperatures.

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Colder temps are just a temporary fix as the bugs are usually more prevalent come warmer temps there.
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Stretch56 wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:41 pm I hope I have a simple question! 07 gl1800, CSC Cobra trike. How do the bugs continue to get behind the speaker grills? Do they enter through the scoop vent on the front of the fairing? Where does the air from that vent go? Sorry I guess that was 3 questions!
They get there because you are riding thru their air ... their area. If you don't want them, go ride somewhere else.
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During our bug season I get quite a few bugs behind my speaker grill too. My guess is that they come up from the fork area and some go through the the wind tunnel under there and some get sucked into the speaker grill area. A couple times a riding season I take the grill out and them them bugs out. I wonder if installing tunnel fillers if that would help.
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newday777 wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:10 pm
tamathumper wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:05 pm you must have a bad case of audiophlies.
Maybe we should start up a new forum section to help each other cope with it. Seeing as you are good at the diagnosis, you can lead the group therapy sessions......
Truth be told, I can't tell the difference between audiophlies and tune bugs.
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tamathumper wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:55 pm
newday777 wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:10 pm
tamathumper wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:05 pm you must have a bad case of audiophlies.
Maybe we should start up a new forum section to help each other cope with it. Seeing as you are good at the diagnosis, you can lead the group therapy sessions......
Truth be told, I can't tell the difference between audiophlies and tune bugs.
You'd better get studied up.....
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Living here in MN we have lots of bugs, and in the late spring and summer they get very thick at times. That being said I've never had the speaker covers off on my 1800, my1500 I did have the covers off and I don't recall ANY bugs in the speaker covers. Yes, different bikes and different covers, but similar situations?? Just seems odd to me!!

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If you run your fingers under the speaker area on the dash you can feel an opening. Shove a piece of foam up there. \
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While riding through the Texas Hill Country a while back during the migratory season of butterflies we ended up with those things in just about everything including behind the speaker covers. Several of them. It was amazing. My wife was very saddened at the though of us hitting so many of them.


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