The owner of this stunning blue 2019 Harley-Davidson Road Glide CVO recently visited Westminster Speed and Sound to inquire about upgrading its stereo system. Harley’s CVO bikes roll off the showroom floor with their Boom! Stage II speakers and a 75-watt per channel amplifier. It’s a good upgrade for a bike that costs at least $43,000, and compared to a standard Road Glide, this audio system sounds much better. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. For those who want even more output and improved clarity for cruising on the interstate, our Rockford and ARC Audio upgrades raise the bar much higher.
Harley-Davidson CVO Stereo System Upgrade
We started by removing the fairing cover and the lids from the saddlebags so we could take out the Stage II speakers. When absolute clarity and output are the top priority, we turn to the ARC Audio Moto602 speakers for the fronts of Harley bikes. These 6.5-inch coaxial drivers drop right in without any modifications, and they sound amazing.
For the rear of the bike, we installed a set of Rockford Fosgate Power-Series TMS57 coaxial speakers. Just like the ARC Moto drivers, these speakers deliver great sound and feature a water-resistant design that ensures they’ll last for many years. Both speaker sets feature UV-resistant materials that won’t dry out or fade due to prolonged sun exposure.
Crystal-Clear Sound from Amplifier Upgrade
While the Boom! Stage II amp sure beats just having a radio to power the speakers, our Rockford Fosgate TM400X4ad upgrade delivers 66% more power. With more than 125 watts of dynamic power available from each channel, cranking your tunes to 11 isn’t just a possibility; it’s a recommendation! We used the Rockford RFKHD14 installation kit to mount this four-channel amp in the fairing and wire it into the factory harnessing. The connectors in the Rockford kit ensure that the warranty on the bike’s electrical system isn’t affected by the upgrade. True eight-AWG power wire connects the amplifier to the battery for efficient operation.
Harley Davidson Boom! Radio Reflash
The second-last step in upgrading the stereo system on this amazing Harley CVO was to reflash the radio. We aren’t sure who tunes the audio systems that roll off the showroom floor, but we know that they sound a lot better once we reduce the equalization added by the source unit.
Once we flashed the radio, our technicians finished the installation by adjusting the settings on the amp to work with the signal from the factory radio. This is a crucial step that ensures the system will play loudly without any unwanted noise or distortion.
Baltimore’s Harley-Davidson Stereo Upgrade Experts
With the new sound system dialed in, it was time for the client to return from Damascus to pick up his bike. He was not only thrilled with how our team integrated all the new components into the motorcycle; he loved the way it sounds. Vocals and instruments were crystal-clear, and the system played as loud as he’d ever want.
If the stereo on your Harley-Davidson CVO isn’t quite enough for your listening style, drop by Westminster Speed and Sound to talk to our award-winning motorcycle audio system upgrade experts. If you can’t visit the store, give us a call or send our team an e-mail using the contact form.