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K1100LT rear speakers repair, how to get in?

I bought a K1100LT SE with no sound from the rear. I have gone through the system and there are loudspeaker signals appearing at the plug that connects to the top box (trunk in American). I can't see how the speaker pod comes off so that I can continue testing. Anyone any ideas please?
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I managed to work it out in the end! Two dome nuts and two large self tapping screws across the middle of the lid. I found both 'speakers disconnected.

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I managed to work it out in the end! Two dome nuts and two large self tapping screws across the middle of the lid. I found both 'speakers disconnected.
Dang! And I had an answer for you! Just picked up a 97 K1100LT last Dec. Can't get the radio out with the U-shaped tool. I only have one front right speaker that works, but really don't ever use the radio
since I prefer my iPod and noise isolating ear buds. Good idea to check the plug for output.
Really nice looking bike you picked up!

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I had the same issue with the radio. In the end I pulled the mounting plate out of the housing that the radio assembly sits in, then was able to move the radio and dismantle it to re-flatten the plate. The plate sits in three (or four?) spring clips, one on the left, one on each side, top and bottom. When you put it back, bend some tension out of the clips to make life easier in future.

I covered the plate in black vinyl before replacing the radio. Looks far better.

You could use a cassette to 3.5mm converter to run your iPod, that way you could make use of the bike audio system, especially volume and mute controls. Take a pair of speaker feeds out to your helmet via a couple of 3.5mm stereo plugs if you aren't wanting intercom or communications from the helmet. Otherwise mini or standard DIN.

As you have the rear speakers, you could also pick the feed up from there for the helmet and disconnect the 'speakers. Then you can fade between bike and helmet audio.

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I have here in front of me a cassette to memory card converter. Wonder if that might be an option for you too?
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I have here in front of me a cassette to memory card converter. Wonder if that might be an option for you too?
Well, since only one of the four speakers provides sound, my radio, in general, is useless. Thus the iPod and earbuds.

Thanks for the other tips. MUCH appreciated!

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