If you ride a motorcycle, you know they don’t come cheap. And, if you ever plan on upgrading to a newer model, you also know that you will need to invest in some new speakers. But what are motorcycle speakers, and why are they so important? This blog post will explore all of these questions and more. We will also provide a list of the best motorcycle speakers based on our experience and other riders’ experiences. So read on, and learn everything you need about motorcycle speakers!
How do speakers work?
Speakers are found on motorcycles to provide sound for the rider. They come in a few different types, but most commonly, they are either an amplifier or a speaker system. Motorcycles use a variety of speakers, depending on the type of engine and style of riding. Amplifiers are typically used with larger engines producing more power and louder sound. Speaker systems are typically used with smaller engines that produce less power and sound quieter.
Bluetooth Speaker for Motorcycle
Motorcycles use a variety of speakers to listen to music and radio. Some motorcycles have built-in speakers, while others rely on Bluetooth to connect to external speakers.
Bluetooth speaker for motorcycle can be portable or mounted on the bike. Portable speakers are convenient since they can be taken with you when you ride, but they can also be less powerful than those mounted on the bike. Mounted speakers provide more power and sound quality but may require drilling into the bike’s frame.
The type of music you listen to is also a factor in which motorcycle speaker you choose. Riders who like to listen to rock or country music will likely prefer a speaker that provides loud sound without distortion. Riders who like rap or pop music may prefer a speaker with a better bass response.
Regardless of what type of music you enjoy, finding a speaker with good audio quality is important and doesn’t distort when played at high volumes. This is especially important if you plan on using your motorcycle for long trips where you might need to keep the volume up to hear the music over the engine’s noise.
How to hook up speakers on a motorcycle
When it comes to speakers, most motorcycles use factory-installed speakers. However, there are a few ways to connect your speakers to your motorcycle. The easiest way is to use a speaker wire harness plugs into the cigarette lighter or 12V socket. Another option is to use an audio amplifier and speaker system. There are plenty of options available on the market, so be sure to research which one is best for your specific motorcycle.
How to replace speakers on a bike
Motorcycle speakers are typically very small, lightweight, and easy to replace. Most motorcycles use either a single speaker or a pair of speakers. To replace motorcycle speakers, you’ll need the following tools:
- An Allen wrench (or equivalent)
- A Phillips head screwdriver
- A wire-stripping tool
- Soldering iron
- Determine which speakers are failing. If you’re only replacing one speaker, you can unscrew the old speaker and replace it with the new one. If you’re replacing a pair of speakers, first remove the cover on the rear of your bike that covers the speakers. Then remove the screws that hold each speaker in place (see photo below). Be sure to label each screw so you can re-install them correctly when you replace the speaker(s).
- Remove the old speaker(s) from your motorcycle. First, remove the screws that hold them (see photo below). Next, use your wire stripping tool to remove all of the insulation from both ends of the coil wire. Finally, use your soldering iron to attach each end of a new coil wire to one of the screw terminals on the old speaker(s), as shown in the photo below. Make sure that both terminals on the old speaker are connected to two separate wires (one for positive (+) and one for negative (-)), as shown in the photo below left.
- Replace the cover on your bike and re-attach
Motorcycles use a variety of speakers, depending on the type of motorcycle and the audio needs of the rider. In general, motorcycles will typically use larger speakers that can handle an engine’s power and noise level. They will also usually have subwoofers to help with bass reproduction. However, some riders may prefer smaller, more portable speakers, while others may want to use large speakers because they enjoy listening to music while riding.