If you are like most people, the first time you rode your Harley-Davidson up the road, you realized the stereo system needed help. A lot of it. You don’t have enough volume to hear the music clearly while at speed, and the sound quality itself is weak and anemic, making it not very enjoyable to listen to.
The good news is that Driven Sound & Security has the answers to making your motorcycle audio system as good as the rest of the bike. Here are some tips to making your stereo system better.
First Step: Speaker Upgrade
Start by replacing the existing speakers with better-sounding models. If you could hold a Harley speaker in your hand, you wouldn’t have to be an audio expert to see that not much money was spent on it. Driven has several speakers that will work on your bike and dramatically improve the sound you experience. For the 1998–2013 bikes, we also have speaker adapters so we can upgrade your 5.25” models to larger, 6.5” ones. When you combine the larger size with the better speakers, you end up with better sound and more of it.
Second Step: More Speakers
Once you decide to replace your existing speakers, you need to ask yourself, “Do I need more of them to get the sound and volume I want to achieve?” if your bike only came with one set of speakers, we can add extra ones in your bag lids or your lowers, instantly giving you more total sound.
Next Step: Amplification
At this point, you have better sound, but you need more volume, so the next step is adding an amplifier. Your Harley radio puts out a reasonable 10–15 watts per channel. That is fine in your F150, but on your bike, you have three to four times the wind noise and engine noise when you ride up the road as in your truck. To enjoy your music, you need an amplifier that can play your speakers at a level that allows you to easily hear them over the noise around you.
Final Step: Radio Upgrade
The final step may be changing the radio. Driven Sound & Security has replacement radios that allow you to stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or other portable device equipped with Bluetooth. We can also add a USB port so you can control your portable music files. Would you like satellite radio? No problem. We can do that as well. And don’t worry about your handlebar controls or the radio fitting properly in the fairing – the experts at Driven have you covered.
Stop In Today To Learn More About Upgrading Your Harley-Davidson Sound System
Why not ride on down to Driven Sound & Security in Negaunee and get to know us better? One of our audio specialists will work with you to find the best solution for your unique needs. You can also contact us by clicking HERE.