A local client recently contacted the team at Ocala Car Audio to discuss upgrading the stereo system on his 2017 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide Ultra. The client is a member of a local law enforcement motorcycle club and was referred to us by several other members. We met with the client to discuss his goals for the upgrade. After learning that he uses a hearing device, we designed an audio system that would sound great and play loudly enough to be heard and felt while he rides.
Harley Tri-Glide Speaker Upgrade
The first order of business was to install new speakers in the factory locations of this Tri-Glide. Thankfully, the bike is based on the same design as the Ultra touring bike and is compatible with many of the same audio upgrade solutions. We installed a set of Rockford Fosgate TMS65 6.5-inch coaxial speakers in the speaker pods in the front fairing and a second set in the rear Tour-Pak speaker locations on either side of the back seat. Rockford designed these speakers as a direct-fit replacement, so no modifications were required to make them work.
Rockford Fosgate Motorcycle Amplifier
The next step was to install a four-channel Rockford Fosgate amplifier. We used the HD14-TKIT package for this bike, as it includes a Harley-specific mounting bracket for the TM400X4ad amplifier that bolts directly to the framework in the fairing. This four-channel marine-grade amplifier can deliver up to 100 watts of power to each speaker to ensure the system reproduces music with clarity and detail, even at high volume levels.
For the audio upgrade package to function properly and sound good, we flashed the factory radio using our Harley-specific TechnoResearch Centurion interface. Rockford has worked with TechnoResearch to create a specific configuration for the factory radio that works perfectly with the new amp and speakers to deliver amazing sound quality and tons of output.
Harley-Davidson Stereo Upgrade
With the installation and wiring complete, our team configured the new amplifier to work with the modified output of the factory Boom! Box GTS Infotainment system and the new Power Series speakers. These adjustments are crucial to ensuring the system will perform its best for the client.
After a day’s work on our part, the client returned to Ocala Car Audio to hear the new sound system for the first time. He was, as you can see, thrilled with the way it looks and sounds. If you’re in the Marion County area and are interested in upgrading the sound system on your motorcycle, ATV or side-by-side, drop by our store and speak to one of our product specialists. You are also welcome to call us at 352-512-9897 or send us an e-mail using our contact form.