Increase Power Handling of Your Harley Fairing Speakers
There is a simple thing that can be done to increase the power handling and efficiency of your fairing speakers.
Take the speaker pods apart and seal them. The factory pods are specifically designed to not be water/air tight. This is bad for speaker performance. The good news is that the enclosure can be disassembled, gasketed, and reassembled easily. Also make sure that you seal the water drain hole at the bottom. You will notice a jump in output afterwards. The enclosure must be totally air tight for this to work. When you press on the cone you should not be able to detect any leaks. The cone speaker suspension should be much stiffer. This can be done on both Road Glides as well as Street Glides as shown.
Be sure to get a good seal on all of the corners. The 1/4" neoprene gasket shown here is available free of charge with any of the speakers we offer if you request it. You can also find weather strip at your local hardware store. 1/4" width is a bit difficult to find, but 3/8" is pretty common.
Be sure to pay attention to the power port hole on Street Glides. That part needs to be sealed as well.
Also gasket the speaker