After successfully upgrading the sound system on his 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, this Prince George client returned to Extreme Audio in Mechanicsville for a 2016 Indian Roadmaster stereo system upgrade. This client takes great care of his bikes. In fact, we would call them immaculate. It is always an honor to have a customer come back and tell us we did a great job, and that we get to do it again.
Source Unit Amplifier Integration
The fairing on this Roadmaster is not as big as on some other cruisers. The small size of the Indian fairing and the motorized windshield meant that there was no room for an amp. We decided to locate the Arc Audio Moto 600.4 amp in the trunk.
Indian integrates the factory source unit into the instrument cluster, and the controls are on the left side of the handlebars. We tested the audio signal coming from the radio to ensure that there wasn’t any significant equalization or filtering. Once we knew the signal was usable, we connected it directly to the speaker-level inputs on the Moto 600.4 amp.
We take pride in how we make our electrical connections and where we route the system wiring. For this Indian Roadmaster stereo system, we ran signal and speaker wiring all the way to the trunk, then back to the front speakers. We installed a piece of paint protection film on top of the rear fender to protect the finish from the new wiring. The wires are enclosed in braided nylon loom and secured in place to ensure they will not rattle or vibrate. Any exposed wiring is wrapped with cloth Tesa tape to protect it and conceal it where visible. Heat-shrink tubing secures all of the connection points to enhance reliability. Thanks to a set of quick disconnects for the speaker wires and power connections, the trunk can be removed without upsetting anything.
Arc Audio Moto Speaker Upgrade
We replaced the front speakers with a set of Arc Audio ARC 502 coaxial speakers. These 5.25-inch speakers fit nicely into the factory locations, and the stock grille protects them without any modification. We replaced the rear speakers in the Tourpak with a second set of ARC 502 coaxials.
Indian Roadmaster Stereo System Tuning and Delivery
The client loves the way the new system sounds and is thrilled with its ability to get loud without distorting.
If your cruiser needs better sound, drop into Extreme Audio in Mechanicsville or Midlothian and talk to a member of our team. You can also reach us by e-mail using our contact FORM.