A client from Damascus, Maryland, contacted the team at Westminster Speed and Sound to inquire about upgrading the audio system on his 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. As many touring motorcycle owners find, the factory sound system has pretty good features and a simple interface – but falls short once you try to turn up the volume. If you’re cruising around town, it’s not too bad. Once you’re on a freeway or interstate, it isn’t very impressive. After talking with the client, we used our experience to design an upgraded sound system that would be crystal clear at any reasonable speed.
Harley-Davidson Fairing Speaker Upgrade
For the most important speakers in this audio upgrade, we wanted to make sure the client would have something that sounds great and can handle lots of power. We turned to ARC Audio for its Moto 602v2 6.5-inch coaxial powersport speakers. These two-way speakers are weather-resistant and bolt directly into the plastic speaker enclosures inside the fairing.
For rear speakers, there isn’t a better upgrade solution than the Rockford Fosgate TM69BL14 kit. This saddlebag upgrade kit includes a set of 6×9 speakers, a custom mounting bracket, a set of grilles, and cutting templates for the lid covers. Our team used the templates to make an opening for the new speakers, bolted the system together, and reinstalled the lids in just a few hours.
Rockford Fosgate Powersports Amplifier
We installed a Rockford Fosgate TM400X4ad amplifier to ensure that the new speakers will sound great at any reasonable volume level. This amplifier is rated to produce up to 100 watts of power from each channel. We used a Rockford RFKHD14 amplifier installation kit to wire the amp to the battery and into the factory speaker harnessing. The kit also includes a mounting bracket for the amp that places it securely above the factory radio in the fairing.
Baltimore’s Harley Audio System Upgrade Experts
With the equipment installed, we used our programmer to flash the radio so the new speakers and amplifier would sound their best. We finished by setting the sensitivity controls on the amplifier and double-checking that everything was integrated securely.
When the client returned to Westminster Speed and Sound at the end of the day, he was excited to hear the new audio system on his Harley. We gave him a tour of the work we had done and let him have a listen. He was thrilled with the clarity, especially at high volume levels. If your motorcycle audio system can’t be cranked to 11, drop by our store and talk to one of our product specialists. We’ll make it right!