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    Front dash speaker removal

    So I am new to this site. And I thought that I would put out a question to the BMW community.

    I have a 2019 R1250 RT. and I don't use the dash speakers on my bike. I prefer to use the speakers in my helmet. So I know we are all looking for additional storage space for odds and end things that were want to carry. But don't use very often. So I have been contemplating removing the 2 speakers from the dash. And using that space to store things that I don't use very often. Like tire pump, tire repair kit, things that take up space in the side cases.

    When you remove the speaker assembly and look inside the empty cavity there is a fare amount of room. And the back side of the cavity has areas open to the environment. So if you use this area to store anythings it will have to be water resistant. So I was wondering does anyone know of a company who makes a plastic shell inserts that mimics the shape of the speaker box and would replace the speaker assembly under the grill.

    I have been contemplating making something that would fit into this cavity. And try to mimic the shape of the back side of the speaker box. And I would still use the speaker grill for the cover of the insert. I don't have access to a 3 d printer. So my next thought was to look into some kind of modeling clay, to build a mold around the out side shape of the speaker box. Giving me an open box that is the same shape as the original speaker box and insert into the cavity. But before I do any of that I thought I would see if anyone already make such a item 1st.

    So if you know anyone who does make such a thing please be so kind as to let me know.
    Thank you for your assistance
    Dave D.

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    Just a thought - Go on over to your local Target, K-Mart, whatever variety store, and look at the selection of plastic cups in the kitchen department... bet there's something "modifyable", especially in the heavy-walled versions like travel cups or a thermos.

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    I've not looked closely at the wethead speaker covers but I imagine water can also get through the grills.

    You might consider a small waterproof bag that can be stuffed into that space, something like this:
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    My tool kit is a small canvas pouch plus a loose 3/8 drive ratchet that is too big for the pouch. Both go inside a similar waterproof bag that sits on my rear fender under the seat. The bag keeps everything dry and prevents anything falling through gaps to the ground. It's worked well for several years and about 12000 miles with no sign of wear. The empty bag also served as a pillow while camping one night in Colorado - it let me get comfortably to sleep and still held some air in the morning.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I like the water proof bag option

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    Quote Originally Posted by adecood View Post
    So I am new to this site. And I thought that I would put out a question to the BMW community.

    I have a 2019 R1250 RT. and I don't use the dash speakers on my bike. I prefer to use the speakers in my helmet. So I know we are all looking for additional storage space for odds and end things that were want to carry. But don't use very often. So I have been contemplating removing the 2 speakers from the dash. And using that space to store things that I don't use very often. Like tire pump, tire repair kit, things that take up space in the side cases.

    When you remove the speaker assembly and look inside the empty cavity there is a fare amount of room. And the back side of the cavity has areas open to the environment. So if you use this area to store anythings it will have to be water resistant. So I was wondering does anyone know of a company who makes a plastic shell inserts that mimics the shape of the speaker box and would replace the speaker assembly under the gri
    Freezer bags conform to the space water proof get more stuff in.
    I have been contemplating making something that would fit into this cavity. And try to mimic the shape of the back side of the speaker box. And I would still use the speaker grill for the cover of the insert. I don't have access to a 3 d printer. So my next thought was to look into some kind of modeling clay, to build a mold around the out side shape of the speaker box. Giving me an open box that is the same shape as the original speaker box and insert into the cavity. But before I do any of that I thought I would see if anyone already make such a item 1st.

    So if you know anyone who does make such a thing please be so kind as to let me know

    Thank you for your assistance
    Dave D.
    Freezer ziplock bags conform waterproof. Cheep

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