Rockford Fosgate Saddlebag Speakers Review
One of the most exciting things Harley owners would want to do is upgrade their music experience with some new additions to the existing sound system.
Traditionally, adding speakers to the saddlebag required custom installation. This often involved time-consuming and expensive paintwork to match the modified lids to the existing design.
Rockford Fosgate has introduced saddlebag speaker kits to work with existing lids of 1998 or newer models of Harley Davidson. This audio upgrade solution allows music enthusiasts to add a set of high-quality speakers to the factory bag lids on the bike. In this review, we take a closer look at this product and try to understand why it is worth giving a try.
Rockford Fosgate Saddlebag Speaker System – (For 2014 and up Harley Davidson Hardshell bag lids)
Rockford Fosgate has introduced the TMS69BL14 Power Saddlebag audio kit that comes with a cutting template for the existing lids of your Harley bike so that you can easily install additional speakers to improve the music experience. The factory lid speaker upgrade kit is designed to work with the existing speaker and amplifier upgrade solutions.
The speaker upgrade kit consists of a set of Power series full-range coaxial speakers. Each of these Rockford speakers has a carbon-fiber woofer cone and a glass fiber-reinforced plastic frame. It also has a durable rubber around it to deliver amazing bass and midrange performance. The motor is sealed with a second front spider to prevent any water intrusion.
The woofer is powered by a set of efficient neodymium magnets and a 35mm voice coil that allows the speakers to handle a lot of power for excellent sound. The speakers also feature a high-efficiency 25 mm film dome tweeter as well as an integrated waveguide that handles higher frequencies with outstanding detail and clarity.
The speakers are designed to be resistant to dust, UV exposure, water, shock, and corrosion. This means you don’t need to arrange for shelter when using it in rain or worry about yellowing, cracking, or fading in sunlight. Each of the speakers can handle 100 watts RMS of power to make sure you hear a loud and clear sound amidst the noises on highways.
Rockford Fosgate Saddlebag Speaker Kit Features
If you desire more than two speakers in your Harley Davidson and want to enhance your music experience while riding, the saddlebag audio solution is a great choice. Here are some amazing features of this upgrade kit.
Ease of Installation
This speaker kit comes with a cutting template for the existing bag lids so that you can quickly open them for the grille and mounting bracket. The comprehensive mounting system lets you enjoy a better sound without having to replace the bag or work on painting jobs. The mounting parts are constructed using glass-fiber reinforced polymers and have a heavy-duty steel grille. Direct-connect wiring harness and included grilles and hardware make installation a breeze.
Element Ready Speakers
The kit includes a pair of TMS69 power element-ready speakers that handle all the extreme conditions you are likely to face during a long ride. The 6×9 inch full-range speakers have a power of 100 watts and can be easily installed using the factory hardware and included accessories. High-quality materials used in the speaker cones, tweeters and spiders make sure the speakers can withstand extreme wind and weather conditions.
The Rockford Fosgate Saddlebag speaker kit has a power handling specification that conforms to the industry standards which means the speaker can handle its rated power continuously without halting. The Klippel-verified analyzer lets the system optimize the motor structure, suspension, and coil alignment of the speaker to deliver the best performance.
Plug and Play Functionality
The saddlebag audio kit directly plugs into the Rockford Fosgate front audio kit that uses the power series 4-channel amplifier. It is compatible with the 2014 and newer models of the Harley Davidson Street Glide and 2015 and newer Road Glide models. The speaker kit includes coaxial speakers, mounting rings, grilles, wiring harness, basket protectors, and complete installation hardware and accessories.
Rockford Fosgate Speaker System Components
The TMS69BL14 Saddlebag Lid Audio kit includes the following components to help you optimize the bike’s music experience.
2-Way Coaxial Speakers
The lid audio kit comes with a pair of TMS69 6 x 9 inch full-range speakers with 100 watt RMS power and 4 ohms impedance.
You also get a pair of mounting rings featuring a sandwich clamping gasket design to create an environmental seal.
The speaker system includes a pair of black speaker grilles painted in stamped steel with a durable plastic frame to protect the speaker from UV rays.
The saddlebag speaker system includes a direct-connect wiring harness that connects the speakers to the output of specific Rockford amplifier models. One end of the cable plugs into the rear output of the amplifier while the other end is split and routed into the bags.
The kit also comes with a pair of baskets and speaker protectors that install on the back to add to the durability of the speakers.
This Rockford Fosgate audio solution ships with all the required installation accessories and hardware to make it easy to get started. You get two cutting templates, wire tie wraps, mounting screws, and cable tie mounts to be able to install the system on your Harley without any issues.
The Rockford Fosgate Saddlebag speaker kit is a great way to add to the performance of your Harley’s sound system. It comes with a 3D cutting template to give a perfect fit into the existing saddlebag lid of Harley motorcycles.
The powerful coaxial speakers boost the sound and deliver clear, crisp, and loud music when riding. It comes with all the accessories and hardware to make sure you can easily upgrade your Harley’s sound system.