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Speakers for the 82

I wanted some input on a set of speakers for the Gold Witch. I would be looking for a set that will mount to the fairing much like I have now, not a pair that mounts to the handlebars. See below. Moderately priced. Most likely will need an amp. Want to change the radio too with something bluetooth.

This is my set up and it is old. The speakers(old Realistics) wash out easier than me on skis.



The radio was made by an unknown manufacturer, originally placed in Nixon's old Buick.



The only thing I like on the radio is that it has knobs. Having pre-sets and seek would be nice. That way I can lock in Dan Lebatard and the Stugotz.

I couldn't fix my brakes so I made the horn louder
Motor started to knock. Turned up the radio.


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Polk 405 or 505..since you can cut holes to match..much better than mounting on top of the fairing..just my .02, any good marine radio will do..and an amp to match speaker and radio. Lots of guys also mount speakers in the trunk too, to get "surround sound"...

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Why not get a set of OEM housings and a set of marine 4 inch speakers
http://www.ebay.com/itm/83-Honda-CB1...-/291683430043


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Wow! That's a good price for those speakers.

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It is and a great solution. Ordered. Thank you Wayne.

I won't even have to drill new holes if my thinking is right.

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Motor started to knock. Turned up the radio.


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If memory serves me right the fairing has dimples for the bolts and we used wing nuts and just hand tightened them. On the factory radio install I had my daughters who had small hands run the harness under the headlight inside the fairings. I still have the factory stand that we used to mount the fairing to install the Type 1 and 2 systems.


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A set of OEM speakers on eBay right now for 2 days left $5

1981 GL1100I Sold her..so sad!
1976 GL1000 Sulfur Yellow sold
1976 GL1000 RED rebuilt SOLD
1979 GL1000 parting out PM if you\'re looking for something
1975 sold
1978 sold
1981 sold
1982 sold
1982 sold
1983 A sold
1997 1500 SE SOLD
1999 1500 SE SOLD
1998 1500 SE..RIDING
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OEM speakers are 30+yrs old,most are way past their expiration date.just saying,4" Polks or a 3-way set of Pioneers are way better

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Polk 405 or 505..since you can cut holes to match..much better than mounting on top of the fairing..
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4" Polks...
With a blank canvas like that to work with, I wouldn't even consider something like 4 or 5" Polks. No way. In a retrofit situation where that's all that would fit, then, ya.
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