I understand in the rear, you need to cut two sections of the round speaker frame to square it off. What did you use to cut the metal? My Dremel just did not like it.
i didnt need to do any cutting at all
for my sony xplod
I did not see a way to fit these 4-way Sony Xplod XSR 1343s into the rear enclosures (on a 2001) without cutting something. I am not sure if they are larger than the older model XPlods or if perhaps there is another way to fit them that we don't see?
If you look at that last picture I posted that shows both speakers in their enclosures, you can see the cutouts I had to make in the speaker frames to clear the "posts" (on the inside bottom of each speaker). The post where the screw screws in is small, but in the base of the speaker/storage housing that stays on the bike there is a much larger in diameter plastic post (about the size of a quarter) that the smaller post of the speaker housing fits into. That is what was hitting on the speaker frame on mine and that is why I had to take out quite a bit of metal to get them to fit.
I had the same problem you describe when I tried to "seat" the enclosures - both were hitting on something - it turned out to be those base posts. I did not want to cut any plastic from the base so that is why I chose to cut the speaker frames.
You might have to check the post on the other side of the speaker because it is such a tight fit you might have interference with the speaker on that one as well depending on how you positioned your speakers.
its been almost 5 years nowLoren:
Thanks. Did I read somewhere that you had installed an older model, three way maybe. Mine are the newer 4 way and I have seen that others had to cut. I did figure out that the mounting stud on the bike is hitting the speaker ever so slightly and I'm not a fan of cutting the bike so I will trim the speaker alittle more. Based on Pauls photos, I see the error in my ways.
Howard, I am certainly not "the man" - I would never have known that you could even use automobile speakers in these if it weren't for those who tried it that first time and were nice enough to document what they did and share it (like Waldo). They are the pioneers. I am just a follower.Paul: You are the man. On closer inspection I found the same thing. Back to the body shop tomorrow to cut the last small section of the speaker and it should go back together nicely. Thanks for all your input.
Howard, I am certainly not "the man" - I would never have known that you could even use automobile speakers in these if it weren't for those who tried it that first time and were nice enough to document what they did and share it (like Waldo). They are the pioneers. I am just a follower.
I do like to try to share what I have tried, though. Installing the Sony 1343s in the front and rear was a pain, but it was also a learning experience. I am working on a document to share what I did and learned. In hindsight, it would have been a LOT easier to just buy speakers from (for instance) J & M that fit without cutting and grinding. But, what fun would that be :grin:?
Rocky, the 1343s look to be the same physical size as the 1342s (just different color and style). I think I see now how you did the fronts without having to cut the screw slots in the speakers a lot - it looks like you can angle the screws slightly (since the nuts they screw into are in those rubber holders). I never thought of that when I did mine - duh :sad:Here is the thread where I installed 4 way xplods.
I too had to modify the speaker cage a tad to get them in the rear enclosures,But they went in with little effort..
I'll have to pull my rear enclosures to take some pic's one day.
Allen, mine don't seat fully either. But they are (at least to me) "plenty good enough". I posted a reply to your same question on the riders rally board HERE. As I posted there, I am working on a pdf of the entire install front and rear and as soon as I get it done, I will share it. In the meantime if you or anyone else would like all of the pics (front and rear) I took, they are in a zipped folder that you may download: Xplod-Install-Pics.I purchased the Sony XPLOD XS-R1343 speakers last night, and made a great effort to install these damn speakers into the front speaker pods. After about 2 1/2 hours of carving on the plastic pod with a razor knife, drinking a beer or two (have to fess up here..5 beers) I still couldn't get the speaker fully into the pod and seated ....
Allen Serviss Vernon, VT