The owner of this cool yellow 2013 Harley-Davidson Ultra Glide recently visited the motorcycle audio experts at Ocala Car Audio for a sound system upgrade. The client wanted his music to play louder and sound clearer while cruising on the interstate. After checking out his ride, we showed him some of the work we’d done on our bikes. He loved the way they sounded, so we put together a package that would meet his expectations.
Fairing Radio and Speaker Upgrade
The first step was to set the client’s Ultra Glide up with a new radio. We removed the inner fairing to make way for a Metra 95-HDIF kit that would allow us to mount a double-DIN Sony XAV-AX7000 multimedia receiver in place of the stock radio. The AX7000 has a weather-resistant touchscreen display and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. We used an ASWC-1 interface to connect the radio control buttons on the handlebars to the Sony radio to make adjusting the volume and changing sources more convenient.
We mounted a set of Rockford Fosgate TMS5 5.25-inch speakers in the fairing and a second set in the rear Tour-Pak speaker pods on either side of the back seat. These speakers are designed specifically for outdoor use and have all the necessary weatherproofing features required to ensure they’ll last for many years. The speakers feature high-output 25 mm tweeters and an efficient midrange driver that delivers clear sound.
Saddlebag Speaker Upgrade and Harley Amplifier
The next step was to add a set of the Rockford TMS69BL-9813 to the saddlebags. This unique speaker kit is designed specifically for 1998 through 2013 Harley touring bikes and includes a pair of 6×9-inch speakers, mounting brackets and custom grilles. We removed the saddlebags’ lids and used the provided template to cut an opening for the speakers. The grill and mounting bracket bolt together for a clean and tidy look. Of course, the 6×9 speakers sound great, and their large size helps deliver great sound.
A four-channel Rockford Fosgate TMX400X4ad amplifier powers the system on this Harley. The kit for this motorcycle includes a mounting bracket that allows us to locate the amp above the factory radio. The brackets and upgraded heatsink install without the need to make any permanent modifications to the bike.
Central Florida’s Motorcycle Audio Upgrade Experts
With the new radio, amplifier and speakers installed, our team set the crossovers and level controls on the amp to maximize the audio system’s performance. The client can crank the volume on the radio, and the system stays crystal clear and detailed. He loves the way it sounds! If you’re interested in upgrading the stereo on your Harley, drop by Ocala Car Audio and speak with one of our Product Specialists. You can also reach us by phone or e-mail using our contact page.