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How to Upgrade Your Motorcycle Before Your Next Big Cruise Event


Visit Us in San Diego to Get Started on Your Shopping List of Aftermarket Bike Accessories


The sense of camaraderie and community that comes from riding with a group of like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts is a joy. Some of us enjoy the chance to socialize and make new friends with other motorcycle enthusiasts, while others simply love the thrill of riding their motorcycles and the opportunity to explore new roads and destinations.


Many people also find that participating in a motorcycle cruise event is a great way to relax and de-stress, as it provides a chance to get away from the daily grind and enjoy the natural environment's beauty.


Motorcycle cruise events are organized throughout the year in San Diego. Harley-Davidson tours are popular, with events happening once or twice a week in California.


Before your next big cruise event, consider visiting San Diego Car Stereo in San Diego for some choice audio upgrades to your ride. Let's look at just some of the many aftermarket motorcycle accessories you can consider adding - either from San Diego Car Stereo for tech items, or other retailers for the rest.


Get a High-End Motorcycle Stereo

Motorcycle stereos need to be rugged enough to handle the environment. San Diego Car Stereo has the perfect motorcycle stereo for you, from top brands such as Rockford Fosgate. The best motorcycle speakers are designed to fit snugly on your motorcycle so they never get in the way.


You can pair your motorcycle speakers with an amplifier that takes the sound signal from your phone or other device and amplifies it, making for fun times for all. Often, we like to use our motorcycle stereo when we’re on stopovers, as a bit of music keeps everyone’s energy and enthusiasm up, no matter the weather.


Overall, there are a few things to consider. The head unit will be mounted on the dashboard or handlebars and give you control over the audio playing. Then, you’ll need an amp to boost its signal. Two or more speakers will output the sound. You’ll also need a wiring harness that connects everything together and directs power from your motorbike’s electrical system. Finally, you might want a remote control for your system that allows you to manipulate it without touching the head unit.


Level Up Your Storage Space

The further you plan to ride, the more storage space becomes a hot commodity. It’s best to choose saddle bags designed for your particular make and model of bike. You can choose hard saddlebags (made of fiberglass or plastic), soft saddlebags (made of leather or fabric), tank bags you can attach to the gas tank, and tail bags that attach to the rear of your bike. We can advise on the best options depending on what you’re planning to carry, as heavier items can affect how your ride feels.


Improve Communication

With a motorcycle radio and a helmet audio interface, you can keep in touch with other riders at all times. If you’re going to join a large motorcycle event, it’s all the more fun and safe when you’re able to talk to other riders as needed. You can continue to use your in-helmet audio interface with your passengers in the future.


Performance Upgrades

If you’re planning on attending a long motorcycle event, it may make sense to look at the comfort and performance of your bike as it stands. A new saddle can make longer trips more comfortable, and you should consider whether you’re running the right type of tires for such a big undertaking. If your bike is almost due for routine maintenance or replacement tires, think about getting this done a few weeks before a big event so you have enough time to check everything is 100 percent ready.


Mounts and Interfaces

A long ride across the country is made all the more easy and more convenient when you have a dedicated phone mount. Handlebar phone mounts allow you to keep your phone safe and you can use the screen as and when you need to. Most riders display a map on their phone they can check when they reach intersections, and the real-time updates you get can make traversing cities and towns a breeze. You can use your mounted phone to display information on traffic, potential routes, and even get alerts about police scanners.


We offer Harley-Davidson interfaces and antenna adapters for your electronic and audio equipment. These single-DIN or double-DIN adaptors include all the parts and interfaces you need to connect your aftermarket stereo on your Harley-Davidson, all while keeping wires safely tucked away with galvanized metal brackets.


Shop for Motorcycle Stereo Upgrades in San Diego

If you’re specifically looking for high-tech upgrades before your next cruise, like the best motorcycle speakers and radios, visit us at 4220 Convoy Street in San Diego to see how we can help make your motorcycle trip more enjoyable.

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