The owner of this 2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic traveled from Boyertown, Pennsylvania, to Westminster Speed and Sound to have our team upgrade the stereo. The client had some existing upgrades on the bike but wasn’t happy with the sound. He was also having problems with the system randomly shutting down. After auditioning new speakers and an amplifier in our showroom, we provided the client with a quote to integrate the new products and completely rewire the system to make sure it would be 100% reliable.
Harley Ultra Classic Stereo Upgrades
We started by removing the original radio and speakers from the bike. An Aquatic AV MP-5UBT-HS radio would serve as the brains for the new system. This radio is designed to fit perfectly in place of the stock unit and adds Bluetooth audio streaming, a cool color display and support for MP3 files from a USB memory stick.
We connected the preamp outputs of the radio to an ARC Audio KS125.2 Mini amplifier to act as the heart of the system. This impressively compact amplifier can deliver up to 125 watts per channel to ensure the new front and rear speakers would sound excellent. Unlike most amps on the market, this a Class GH design, so it sounds silky smooth from the lowest bass notes to the highest of highs. The amp is mounted just above the new radio inside the front fairing. Power for the amp comes directly from the battery using Sound Quest eight-gauge power and ground cables with a Stinger fuse holder.
Harley Motorcycle Speakers Deliver Great Sound
In terms of speakers, we upgraded the front speakers with a set of ARC Audio Moto 602 6.5-inch coaxial drivers. We used a set of mounting adapters to allow the speakers to bolt directly to the factory speaker fasteners in the fairing. For the rear Tour-Pak speakers on either side of the back seat, we installed a set of Rockford Fosgate TMS5 speakers.
We ran all new wiring to the radio and front speakers and double-checked that all the connections to the Tour-Pak speakers were perfect.
Maryland’s Motorcycle Audio Upgrade Experts
After spending the better part of a day integrating the new equipment into the bike and running new wiring, we had the system sounding great. Our technician finished the project off by tweaking the sensitivity settings on the amp to work with the output of the new radio. The client was thrilled with the way the new stereo sounded on his Ultra Glide and was excited to make the drive home. If you are interested in upgrading the audio system on your motorcycle, cruise into Westminster Speed and Sound and speak with one of our product specialists. You can send us an e-mail if you’d like to schedule a consultation.