A client from Richmond recently contacted Extreme Audio for some assistance in upgrading his 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide audio system. Tired of factory stereo, he wanted something that sounded great, played loud and would put up with getting wet. We had a look at the bike and some of the installation components the client had already purchased, then developed a plan to transform this audio system into something worthy of a Harley.
Motorcycle Source Unit Upgrade
We started the project by removing all of the factory audio equipment and installing an Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-HS source unit. This weather-resistant radio fits perfectly into the dash of the motorcycle and includes an internal storage compartment for the client’s smartphone. A USB port and Bluetooth audio streaming make it easy to enjoy music stored on a portable device
Front Speaker Upgrades
We installed a set of JL Audio C3-650 6.5-inch coaxial speakers in the factory locations in the fairing using a set of ARC Audio speaker mounting adapters. To provide extra clarity, we added a set of C3-100ct tweeters to the dash using little custom-made pods that bolt to the dash. The passive crossover networks for the speakers fit snugly inside the fairing on custom steel brackets.
Saddle Bag Speaker Upgrades
The client supplied us with a set of custom saddlebag lids that have speaker mounting locations. As the rear speakers aren’t protected from the elements, we used a set of JL Audio M880-CCX-SG-TB 8.8-inch coaxial speakers because they are completely weather resistant. Matching JL Audio M100-CT-SG-TB tweeters fill the tweeter location in the bag lids and help to improve high-frequency output.
ARC Audio Motorcycle Amplifier
The icing on the cake for this Street Glide audio project is an ARC Audio Moto 600.4 amplifier. This amplifier fits perfectly inside the fairing of the bike and provides a jaw-dropping 150 watts of power from each of its four channels. Not only is this one of the most powerful amplifiers available for its size, but it also sounds amazing.
Harley-Davidson Street Glide Audio System Upgrade
The client returned to Extreme Audio anxious to check out the upgrades to his cool Street Glide FLHX. He loved the way the equipment looked and was blown away by the sound of the system. It sounds great, even at crazy volume levels. If you are in the Richmond area and are looking for a motorcycle audio system upgrade, drop by our store in Mechanicsville or Midlothian and speak with a member of our team. Alternatively, send us an e-mail using our contact form for information about any of our products or services.