If you are a Harley Davidson owner and don’t like the sound quality of your motorcycle stereo system, join the club. One of the most common complaints we get at Westminster Speed & Sound from motorcycle owners is:
Why does my Harley stereo system sound so bad?
Two Problems With The Stock Harley System
It is a very good question. The simple answer to this question is speaker quality and lack of power. Your Harley stereo system does not have the power needed for you to enjoy your stereo system at speed. When you are sitting still and the engine is off, volume is not an issue. But just starting the engine and letting it idle makes it hard to hear your music. When you couple that with road noise while riding, it is a lost cause.
Need Power? We Got It!
The good news is that we have several different amplifiers that are designed to work with the limited capacity of your bike’s electrical system and give you the power you need to hear your music clearly. Whether you have a system that has one set of speakers in the fairing or a second set in the tour pack, or you want multiple sets added to your vehicle, we have the amplifiers for you.
Bigger Is Better!
The second thing lacking in your Harley is speaker quality and quantity. Let’s start with quality. Your stock ones are lousy. There – we said it. If you own a 1997–2013 model, your fairing came with 5.25” speakers, and they need to be bigger. The team at Westminster Speed & Sound can install larger (6.5”) speakers that are more efficient and better-sounding, bringing new life to your music. When you couple them with an amplifier, you won’t believe the improvement.
Now, just like anything else, speakers come in a multitude of models and price points. We have taken all of our expertise, developed over the years in doing car audio and marine systems, and applied it to motorcycles. The most important thing is that any product you have installed on your Harley has to be able to take the punishment of life on the road. Everything from dust, moisture and vibration will wreak havoc on normal equipment, so you need to know that the shop you choose has done their homework. Our team has you covered.
More Speakers For More Sound
Maybe you are the kind of person who wants to turn up the music on occasion, and you want it to be crystal-clear at any riding speed. No worries here. We can add speakers in your bag’s tour pack and lower fairing to give you all the sound you need.
Trust Our Decades Of Experience
We are not newcomers to the motorcycle audio game – we have been upgrading audio systems on bikes since the ’90s. We don’t sell chrome parts for bikes, and we don’t do motor work. Custom wheels and paint jobs aren’t on our menu. Just audio systems. And we know them well. Our installation work has become legendary, because we build systems designed to give you years of reliable service.
When you are ready to upgrade the audio system in your Harley, we invite you to contact us HERE at Westminster Speed & Sound in Westminster, Maryland. One of our team members will work one on one with you to design and build the motorcycle audio system that best fits your needs.