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I have a 2013 Voyager 1700 and I'm considering having the dealer install Kawasaki OEM rear speakers while the bike's in the shop for some other work. But I have a question.

Whenever I see pictures of them installed, their location looks like if you had a passenger who was a little "thick in the rear section", their hips and butt would be blocking the speakers. It looks like they would have their hips and butt pressed right up against them. And I wonder how much benefit they'd provide in that situation where they would seem to be blocked.

Does anyone have these installed and ride with a passenger who might be a little "full figured"?

I really appreciate your input.

 

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My wife has no issues with them installed.
 

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My wife has no issues with them installed.
Dont think he was talking comfort wise, although should be considered, but how well do you,or you passenger hear them. Are they worth the investment if you ride with a corn fed passenger most of the time?
 

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I have a 2013 Voyager 1700 and I'm considering having the dealer install Kawasaki OEM rear speakers while the bike's in the shop for some other work. But I have a question.

Whenever I see pictures of them installed, their location looks like if you had a passenger who was a little "thick in the rear section", their hips and butt would be blocking the speakers. It looks like they would have their hips and butt pressed right up against them. And I wonder how much benefit they'd provide in that situation where they would seem to be blocked.

Does anyone have these installed and ride with a passenger who might be a little "full figured"?

I really appreciate your input.


I would suggest taking that slightly fuller figured gal to the dealer and have her sit on the back. I think the speakers are far enough out that it should be ok. Now if the gal is really full figured then all bets on sound clarity are off. Worst case is they are additional support for her and you enjoy them when solo...

I see no real issue...
 

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Thanks all for the replies. The dealer doesn't have a Voyager in stock right now, much less one with rear speakers installed. But I think I'm just going to take the chance. I had rear speakers that came standard on my '94 Voyager XII and my passenger at the time appreciated them.

Now if the new Voyager only came with the passenger remote control for the sound system that was standard on Voyagers 20 years ago...
 

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Thanks all for the replies. The dealer doesn't have a Voyager in stock right now, much less one with rear speakers installed. But I think I'm just going to take the chance. I had rear speakers that came standard on my '94 Voyager XII and my passenger at the time appreciated them.

Now if the new Voyager only came with the passenger remote control for the sound system that was standard on Voyagers 20 years ago...
My wife is full figured and I can still hear the speakers when she's on the back.

If you buy the Kawasaki passenger control cable, they do have full control over their volume separately from yours. I have one for my wife.
 

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Its not complete without them. They make a world of difference and as stated before the wife thinks they are perfect. If you are mechanically inclined then they are reasonable easy to install as they also come with instructions and placement templates.
 

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I appreciate the input. Looks like I'm going to have to get this done!

UPDATE: Finally pulled the trigger and ordered them today (3/12/15). Thanks to everyone for the feedback :)
 

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I put them on my 2012 and Love them, much improved sound when solo and the wife appreciates them, before she had trouble hearing the tunes at speed but now no problem, and she says they Vibrate her thighs, it's all good, and I think it gives it a more finished look, kinda open without them. Def worth the investment,
I would shop the price, try goggling "Kawasaki Voyager rear speakers" seen as much as $100.00 difference for the same exact set. Try Motosport.com $276 with free shipping, most are at $380.

http://www.motosport.com/US/cruiser...A8zp3vbviEZYg_ckkIOF3QZIykOw4EwnWiBoCIcDw_wcB

And the Install is very simple, comes with templates and easy plug and play wiring under the seat, took all of an hour to complete and I am very anal about drilling holes in my stuff, but very easy.
 

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No need to have the dealer do it. It's simple. comes with a template for drilling 3 holes each side. Then plug and play with the connectors that are already under your seat.
Ordered mine from ebay for about $285 shipped. Took about 40 minutes.
 

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I would shop the price, try goggling "Kawasaki Voyager rear speakers" seen as much as $100.00 difference for the same exact set. Try Motosport.com $276 with free shipping, most are at $380.
AZ, are these the speakers that you bought? I was about to place an order with them for a 2013 Vulcan Voyager 1700 when this message appeared: "We're sorry, this product does not fit the bike you selected.", although the stock photo shown looks like they would work.
 

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tantasquit yes these are the same ones I have, they are the OEM speakers for Kawasaki they are the same for all years of the Voyager, the design of the bike has not changed since it was reintroduced in 2009, they have only updated their database to 2011, in other words Yes they will fit the 2013.
Looking at Kawasaki's web page the part # has not changed from 2009 to 2015
 

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I put them on my 2012 and Love them, much improved sound when solo and the wife appreciates them, before she had trouble hearing the tunes at speed but now no problem, and she says they Vibrate her thighs, it's all good, and I think it gives it a more finished look, kinda open without them. Def worth the investment,
I would shop the price, try goggling "Kawasaki Voyager rear speakers" seen as much as $100.00 difference for the same exact set. Try Motosport.com $276 with free shipping, most are at $380.

http://www.motosport.com/US/cruiser... same low price. Can't wait to install them.
 

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Thanks guys, that's the best price I've seen yet!! I just ordered them so if anyone else is going to order I'd wait a week or two because with my luck they will be discounted even more!! Haha
 
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