How to Customize an Electra Glide

How to Customize an Electra Glide

by Chris Rutter April 26, 2021

One of the best parts about owning a motorcycle is working hard to make the bike uniquely yours. Riding a motorcycle is more than just a mode of transportation, it's a lifestyle and a hobby. It's important to find a bike that you enjoy. Some riders like to purchase bikes that already include all the bells and whistles, while others want to add improvements as time goes on. Motorcycles have an array of features to update and aftermarket products you can add to customize your ride.

The Harley-Davidson Electra Glide is the perfect motorcycle to customize. This standard model provides an ideal canvas from which to create your one-of-a-kind motorcycle. From radios to saddlebags, the upgrade options you have for this bike are limitless. Looking for tips on how to customize your Electra Glide? Consider these ideas for various aftermarket parts and other enhancements you can make to your Harley-Davidson Electra Glide bike.

Electra Glide Specs

For many Harley-Davidson enthusiasts, finding the right Harley bike isn't about searching for the most expensive bike available — it's about finding a ride that fits your style. For the riders who want the feel of luxury but don't want all the add-ons or factory accessories on their bikes, the Electra Glide is the perfect option. The Electra Glide is the bike Harley-Davidson manufactures for riders who want to continually upgrade their bikes with custom features, enjoy long-distance rides comfortably and experience a luxurious ride at an affordable price tag.

Here are some other specs on the Electra Glide:

  • Upright riding position
  • Floorboards
  • Saddlebags
  • Fork mounted faring
  • Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Glove box
  • Standard anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Solo touring seat
  • Batwing Fairing windshield
  • Rear shock absorbers
  • 49-millimeter forks with dual bending valve suspension

Electra Glide Accessories and Aftermarket Parts

Riders can update various accessories on their bikes with aftermarket parts. Shopping for parts and accessories at local shops or online stores can increase the selection of products available for your ride. You might want to make changes to the bike's frame, wheels, body, audio system and fenders. Check out these Electra Glide aftermarket parts that can help you enhance your Harley:

1. Technology Accessories and More

Many riders want to invest in technology products for their motorcycles. A major tech accessory riders look to upgrade is their radio system.

You can find different radio and stereo systems on the market with varying features. Some systems will be more basic motorcycle audio equipment, while others will be far more advanced with numerous capabilities, like Bluetooth, display options, speakers and more. Some of the aftermarket audio system options for the Electra Glide model include:

  • Amplified Premium Sony DSX-M80 Plug & Play: This audio system will work on 1999-2013 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide models.
  • Rockford Fosgate 2014+ Speaker & Amp Kit: This six-speaker audio system can completely revamp your Harley's audio capabilities.
  • Sony DSX-M80 High-Power Plug & Play: Cruise with your music in a new way with this radio bundle for your Electra Glide.
  • Electra Glide Standard Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play: This amazing audio system will transform your 2014-2021 Harley Electra Glide. It comes complete with Apple CarPlay or AndroidAuto, Bluetooth, dual USB connections, touch-screen radio and more.
  • Electra Glide Standard Sony XAV-AX7000 Plug & Play: This audio system for your Harley is similar to the Sony XAV-AX5000 system, but with more capabilities. You'll find great audio performance, weather-sealed buttons, a waterproof screen and more.

You can also add more eye-catching accessories like LED kits, windshield pouches, gauge sets and more custom add-ons.

2. Wheels

No matter what type of bike you ride, you can customize its wheels. A new set of wheels can change the look of your bike completely. Depending on what type of look you want, you'll need to find tires that work for your bike model and match your style. It's important to know what size and type of tire work for your bike so the motorcycle can still perform at its top ability.

3. Frame

The frame of the bike can completely change the visual appearance of a motorcycle. Frame appearance depends on your style. Do you want a bike with more negative space and a stripped-down look, or are you into the beefy and bigger look of a Harley-Davidson bike? You can work with and customize your Electra Glide frame to show your style.

4. Body

The body of the bike is what covers parts of the frame and defines the look of the motorcycle. Some bikes have a body that completely covers the frame, hence the bigger look that most Harley-Davidson bikes show. Customizing the body of your bike is up to your personal preference. Decide if you would like more of an enclosed look or if you want to see more of the frame.

5. Fenders

The purpose of the fender is to protect you from any debris or substances as you're cruising. Riders need to adjust fenders so the tires have room to expand and contract as weather conditions and elements change. Customizing your fenders adds another major visual element to your motorcycle. You can match the style and color of your frame for a cohesive look or add some flare to your bike with a bold statement.

Buy Aftermarket Parts for Your Harley-Davidson Electra Glide at Fat Head Cycles

If you own an Electra Glide or are looking to purchase this bike, you're in a great position to customize your Harley and make it your own. Riding a Harley-Davidson bike is more than a hobby. It's a passion. It's essential to find the best aftermarket parts for your Harley-Davidson bike customization.

For a trusted Harley-Davidson parts distributor, check out Fat Head Cycles. We offer a wide selection of aftermarket parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson bikes and are the only Sony-authorized online retailer that specializes in Harleys. Fat Head Cycles is your go-to shop to reimagine your Electra Glide motorcycle. You can count on us for helpful information on aftermarket parts and videos on how to install audio systems on your own.

Contact us through our online form or call 301-825-9007 if you have any questions about parts for your Harley or our other services.

Chris Rutter
Chris Rutter


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