2003 GL1800 and Polk DB522 installation


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gordymichels
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2003 GL1800 and Polk DB522 installation

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***This question is only for Gen 1 GL1800's from 2001 to 2005***
New to the site but I have been lurking for a while. :)
I know that the Polk DB 402's and the 501's will fit in my front faring. ( I have both pairs of those already)
I want to drop a pair of Polk DB522's in the front far and I know there will be some work (dremmel etc..)
Just curious if anyone else hear has been able to do this and could send me a few pics if they have them.
I've got a month on my hands and would rather tackle this myself vs paying a stereo shop a couple hundred bucks to mount front speakers LOL.

If I can get the Polks to fit... then I will supplement with the Rockford Fosgate TM400X4AD...
If I am "stuck" with the 501's.. the I will downgrade to the Punch amp but those can be problematic due to heat. (no fans)

Thank you all ahead of time on helping me figure out how to make the Polk 522's work!!


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Re: 2003 GL1800 and Polk DB522 installation

Post by Wingsconsin »

**** Opinion Warning Follows *****

I do not understand the reason to have upgraded exterior sound systems on Goldwings -
This is entirely my opinion -- so I wish you well with your choices -
But - I prefer to spend the money on a good interior helmet speaker system -
Better sound and protection as well -
Inside the helmet is a great noise reduction method -
Sound on a motorcycle should be internal combustion -

Good luck with what you want to accomplish
Postings are my opinions based on experience and acquired knowledge.
Your results may vary. Universal disclaimers apply.


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gordymichels
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Re: 2003 GL1800 and Polk DB522 installation

Post by gordymichels »

I ride with my wife on the back 99% of the time and she likes having sound outside of her half helmet.
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