Motorcycle Radio Installation Package
Improve the overall sound quality of your motorcycle audio system. Replace your factory radio with an aftermarket stereo using a Volunteer Audio Motorcycle Radio Installation Package. The package includes the Fairing Kit, the Harness/Interface, and the Radio.
Please read the Installation Notes below for relevant information about Retaining Thumbcontrols.
This package will help you achieve a quick and professional looking installation. An installation using this package can be easily reversed in order to reinstall your factory system at a later time should you decide to sell or trade your motorcycle. This may help maintain your motorcycle’s value.
Simple wire connections make for an easy installation of a radio.
NOTE: We recommend that if you’re an avid rider (on your bike rain or shine) that you choose a marine – grade radio for the weather resistance, antiwash screen (stays highly visible in direct sunlight), and the added vibration resistance features.
About the Sony XAV-AX5500
One serious stereo
Sony packs just about everything you need in a modern stereo into their smartly designed XAV-AX5500 digital multimedia receiver. You’ll get a vivid 6.95″ capacitive touchscreen as well as handy buttons for quick control, plus a compact chassis that makes installation very convenient. To enhance your in-car smartphone experience, Sony integrates Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto so you can access your essential apps for entertainment, texting, navigation, and more, and even use your voice to make commands so your eyes stay on the road.
Fits in many spots
Since the XAV-AX5500 doesn’t have a disc player, it can go into a lot more spaces than a regular radio. The screen is the same size as a typical double-DIN (4″ tall) receiver, but the actual chassis is just a single-DIN (2″ tall) opening height. And it’s shallower than typical stereos, so you can tuck the wiring underneath the chassis to make sliding it into the dash easier.
The Sony XAV-AX5500’s slim and shallow chassis allows plenty of room for wiring.
Easy smartphone integration
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and WebLink let you access your phone’s content with the sound of your voice or the touch of a finger. This stereo’s controls behave like your phone’s interface, so there’s no learning curve. Plug in your Android™ or iPhone®, and you’ll get access to your navigation, phone calls, weather, text messages, and of course all your music.
The wonder of WebLink®
WebLink is a handy way to access certain phone apps that aren’t covered by Android Auto or CarPlay through the receiver, Dominic, another Crutchfield writer, got hands-on with the XAV-AX5500 and had this to say about his experience: “I connected my iPhone with the WebLink app on it via USB and the receiver offered a simple interface to access YouTube, Yelp!, and more apps, plus videos and music on my phone. It was pretty cool watching videos of my toddler on the large screen, so I can definitely see its utility in parked vehicles.”
Go wireless with Bluetooth®
Bluetooth enables wireless streaming for music, podcasts, and audiobooks, along with the convenience of hands-free phone calls. This Sony lets you enjoy all the content without plugging in when you get behind the wheel. You can install the included wired microphone close to you, so callers can hear you loud and clear.
If you’re looking for radio stations that won’t fade away when you look for new adventures, add a SiriusXM tuner to this Sony to enjoy satellite radio’s deep programming from coast to coast.
Dual USB inputs
Sony builds in two USB inputs for keeping your phone charged as well as easy access to files on a flash drive, including FLAC and even a variety of video files. Please note that one input provides select audio functionality while the other provides audio/video functionality.
This receiver also offers an impressive array of sound-sculpting controls, including a 10-band graphic equalizer and Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) which creates virtual speakers on your dash for better soundstaging. Supporting the soundshaping is the clear and natural sound of Sony’s powerful Dynamic Reality Amp 2. The XAV-AX5000 also includes 5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs for when it’s time to add amplifiers to your system.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver’s Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities.
Smartphone note: If you’re going to use your smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check “Details” for compatibility information.
You’ll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.
- digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner
- 6.95″ capacitive touchscreen display with brushed aluminum key terminal
- Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
- wireless remote
- works with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and WebLink
- voice control with Siri and Google Assistant
- plays media from USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
- 10-band equalizer
- EXTRA BASS™ for bass enhancement
- Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) compensates for low speaker positions
- subwoofer controls
- compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
- inputs: dual rear USB inputs, rear-view camera input
- outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, mono sub)
- wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
- built-in internal amp (20 watts RMS/55 peak x 4 channels)
- CTA-2006 compliant
- fits double-DIN dash openings
- compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
- warranty: 3 years
- MFR # XAV-AX5500
Please verify your vehicle’s original sound system specifications before purchasing your dash kit. We have information after the vehicle Fitment area (below) and in the vehicle Compatibility area (above — see the notes column on the left) that will show exclusions and/or exceptions to the stated vehicles.Metra 95-HDIF2
The Metra 95-HDIF2 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT/Sharknose fairing is a replacement inner fairing designed to fit almost any 4-inch tall Double-DIN radio into 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide FLT models.
This product allows for the upgrading of the stock radio to a model with a display screen for modern radio technology like Apple® CarPlay and Android® audio. These motorcycles come from the factory able to accommodate only a smaller 2-inch tall Single-DIN radio.
This customization kit comes with the radio mounting hardware and speaker plates in three different sizes; 6.5-inch, 6×9-inch, and a blank plate so that you can add the speaker size of your choice. The fairing is painted high-gloss black but can be custom painted if desired, and it retains all of the original gauges on the motorcycle. Like all of Metra’s radio installation kits, it is constructed with durable ABS plastic and designed to match the factory look and feel for a sleek upgrade that will withstand the elements.
*Will Not Fit Street Glide or Electra Glide Models*
- Designed for installation of an aftermarket Double-DIN large face radio
- Comes with radio mounting kit and retains all original gauges
- Complete inner fairing for a factory look Painted high-gloss black 6.5”, 6“x 9”, and blank speaker mounting brackets included with decorative metal mesh grilles
- Stainless hardware included
- 1-year limited warranty
DOUBLE DIN :
- Chassis Size: 180mm x 100mm (7.086″ X 3.937″)
- Maximum Radio Face Size: 96.84mm x 173mm (3-13/16″ X 6-13/16″)
We advise that you retain all factory screws or other fasteners when removing the factory system as these may be needed when installing your new aftermarket stereo. Depending upon vehicle configuration other fasteners may be required.
This install package ensures that you get every major component you need to make your purchase and installation as easy as possible. Please feel free to contact Customer Service with any install or package questions at 1-844-30AUDIO, Ext.1, or message us through ebay.
DISCLAIMER: This fit guide has been researched to the best of our ability with the most current available vehicle information.
Different trim levels and/or factory premium audio systems may cause your particular vehicle’s specifications to differ from the specifications offered in this fit guide. Volunteer Audio recommends that you check your vehicle for proper fitment, or consult your professional installer, prior to purchase.
• 1996-2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide :