A client from Union Bridge recently contacted the team here at Westminster Speed and Sound to ask about upgrading the sound system on her 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The client wanted the stereo to play much louder with clearer performance. We invited her to audition the demo system we have on the Harley in our showroom. Based on her feedback, we designed an upgrade that includes a new amplifier and speakers to deliver the clarity and volume she wanted.
ARC Audio Motorcycle Amplifier
Once we had the bike in our shop and the front fairing removed, we installed an ARC Audio Moto 720 amp just above the radio. This four-channel amp is rated to produce 150 watts per channel continuously with all channels driven. This is more than enough power to ensure that the client can enjoy her music without distortion at the volume levels she wants.
The amp is fed with eight-AWG power and ground wires that run directly to the battery. We used ARC Audio’s wiring harness to connect the amp to the original radio and the new speakers so that none of the wiring on the motorcycle needed to be modified.
Harley-Davidson Speaker Upgrade
Next, we removed the speakers from the front fairing to make way for a set of ARC Audio Moto 602 6.5-inch two-way drivers. These speakers were designed specifically for motorcycle and powersports applications and include a weather-resistant design and a sealed voice coil design to ensure reliability. Of course, they sound great with the volume cranked.
For rear speakers, it’s hard to find a better solution than the Rockford Fosgate TMS69BL9813 kit. This speaker package includes a pair of weather-resistant TMS69 6×9 coaxial speakers, a set of mounting adapters and grilles for the saddlebags. First, our technicians used the included cutting template to make an opening in the existing bag lids, then they mounted the included steel mesh grille and speaker adapter.
Baltimore’s Best Motorcycle Stereo Upgrades
With the equipment installation complete, our team finished the project by adjusting the level controls on the amplifier to work with the radio and the new speakers. Finally, the client returned to pick up the motorcycle and audition the new stereo. It sounded exactly the way she wanted – loud and clear!
If you aren’t happy with the stereo system on your motorcycle, we invite you to visit Westminster Speed and Sound to talk to one of our audio system upgrade experts. We’ll work with you to understand your goals, then design a solution that will sound amazing. If you can’t bring your motorcycle to the store during regular business hours, give us a call or send an e-mail using our online contact form.