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Jensen Heavy Duty HD1BT Digital media receiver for select Harley-Davidson® motorcycles (does not play CDs)

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Jensen Heavy Duty designed their HD1BT digital media receiver to fit directly into a Harley-Davidson factory dash...

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About the Jensen Heavy Duty HD1BT

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Built to fit your bike

Jensen Heavy Duty designed their HD1BT digital media receiver to fit directly into a Harley-Davidson factory dash opening — no brackets, no special mounting kits, and no splicing required. The factory harness plugs directly into the back of this receiver, so you'll be able to enjoy outstanding audio performance while using your Harley's factory handlebar controls. If you really want to enjoy your road tunes while you're touring around on your Electra Glide, Road Glide, or Street Glide, this Jensen is the ideal receiver for your lifestyle.

Built to fit your bike

Jensen Heavy Duty designed their HD1BT digital media receiver to fit directly into a Harley-Davidson factory dash opening — no brackets, no special mounting kits, and no splicing required. The factory harness plugs directly into the back of this receiver, so you'll be able to enjoy outstanding audio performance while using your Harley's factory handlebar controls. If you really want to enjoy your road tunes while you're touring around on your Electra Glide, Road Glide, or Street Glide, this Jensen is the ideal receiver for your lifestyle.

Ready to rock and ride

The fact that this water-resistant receiver fits perfectly on your Harley touring bike is terrific, but the number of features Jensen fit into it might be even more impressive. In addition to an AM/FM/Weather tuner with plenty of presets, the HD1BT sports built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, iPhone®/iPod® compatibility, and SiriusXM capability (tuner and subscription sold separately). Handy AUX and USB inputs mean you can also use a music player or thumb drive to enjoy your MP3 and WMA files.

Get the sound you like

The HD1BT features bass, treble, and fader controls, along with five tone presets. The mute button kills the audio instantly for those times when the music isn't what you need to hear. When you want to expand your system with outboard amps, you'll appreciate the 4-channel preamp outputs found on this versatile receiver.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM/Weather tuner (does not play CDs)
    • designed to fit select Harley Davidson motorcycles
    • compatible with Harley-Davidson OEM handlebar audio controls
    • built-in Bluetooth connectivity
    • Weather Band tuner with SAME technology
    • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • full dot matrix LCD display
    • optional remote control (part #JHDHBC available through Jensen Heavy Duty)
    Audio Features:
    • bass, treble, balance, and fader controls
    • 5 EQ presets
    • mute
    • iPod and iPhone compatible
    • compatible with SiriusXM's aftermarket satellite radio tuner (sold separately, subscription required)
    • inputs: rear 3.5 mm, AUX, and USB
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (rear)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # HD1BT

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (for Harley Davidson)
    • Rear speaker harness
    • Installation/Operation Manual
    • Quick Reference Guide

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    More details on the Jensen Heavy Duty HD1BT

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    Product Research

    Harley-Davidson Series
    Bluetooth & Aux Connectivity
    USB + iPod Integration
    AM/FM/WB Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
    Audio Section

    Harley-Davidson Series

    Harley-Davison Design: The Jensen HD1BT is a replacement radio made to fit into a Harley Davidson factory opening without requiring any special mounting kit or brackets. The plug & play design means the factory harness plugs directly into the back of the Jensen HD1BT radio and works with the factory handle bar controls, without any 3rd party mounting kits. This durable radio was designed from the ground up specifically for this application and has everything you need to keep your music going while you ride,

    Note: The Jensen HD1BT does retain the factory Automatic Volume Control function that was present within the factory installed OEM radio.

    Waterproof Construction: The Jensen HD1BT is built to handle the tough environment that motorcycles endure. It features an IPX-rated faceplate and IPX5-rated rear chassis. It also features ASTM B117 Salt Spray & ASTM D4329 UV ratings.

    Factory Handle Bar Controls: The Jensen HD1BT works with your motorcycle's factory handlebar controls for operation of the aftermarket head unit.

    Plug & Play Installation: The Jensen HD1BT offers plug & play installation any many Harley Davidson motorcycles with up to four speakers and factory handle bar controls. It uses the existing 23-pin factory radio harness to plug into the back of the new aftermarket stereo, plus uses the same four original mounting bolts and mounting points.

    Amber Backlit Display: The Jensen HD1BT features a single-line LCD with amber backlighting. You can adjust the unit's LCD brightness and contrast (1-10). The Jensen head unit features a selectable 12/24 hour digital clock.

    Bluetooth & Aux Connectivity

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Jensen HD1BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, providing wireless audio streaming for added convenience and safety. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless radio connectivity technology that is developed as a cable replacement for mobile phones, and other handheld devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit-per-second (up to 33' range).

    • Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the HD1BT. You can pair up to 5 devices with the HD1BT, but only one device can be used at a time.
    • Wireless Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): The Jensen HD1BT allows you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, PDA, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Skip Previous/Next) of your music on your Bluetooth audio player from the HD1BT. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Jensen HD1BT.

    Rear-Panel Aux Input: The Jenson HD1BT is equipped with a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting external portable audio source to the head unit.

    USB + iPod Integration

    Rear-Panel USB Port: The Jensen Heavy Duty HD1BT features a rear-panel USB (type-A) port. The receiver's USB port can be used for connecting a (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB device - such as select portable digital audio players or USB thumbdrives. The head unit can play music files stored on the USB device in MP3 formats (up to 384 kbps). The HD1BT will recognize up to 512 maximum folders, 12 folder levels, and a total of 999 files. The head unit also supports ID3 Tag information. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the bike's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: This unit is not compatible with Android OS devices.

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The HD1BT's rear-panel USB port also allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included iPod dock or Lightning connector-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod or iPhone (not included with the head unit). The iPod/iPhone power turns on automatically when an iPod is connected, as long a the vehicle ignition is turned on. This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection lets you directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title & artist name on the front display. You can listen to stored music or music apps on your compatible Apple iPod/iPhone.

    • Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC) for better sound quality.
    • Music Navigation: The HD1BTsupports the following playback control for your iPod/iPhone; Play/Pause, Repeat/Random, Skip/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Category Search (Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/Song/Audiobook/Podcast).
    • Information Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including Track #, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
    • Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it. This unit will not charge the iPad.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen Heavy Duty HD1BTis "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 3/17/2015):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod Artist/Song Text Track Info
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4/4S 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 8.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y N
    2/3 8.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    4/air 8.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    mini 8.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
    AM/FM/WB Tuner + SiriusXM Ready

    AM/FM Tuner: The HD1BT is equipped with an AM/FM US/EURO tuner that can store up to 30 presets (12AM/18FM). You can search and store AM/FM stations manually or automatically. The head unit also offer Preset Scan which pauses the radio for 5 seconds at each preset station.

    RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data Service): This unit is equipped to display RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data Service) information when broadcast the radio station. The following LCD indicators appears when data is received.

    • RBDS: The current radio station is broadcasting RBDS data.
    • PTY: Program Type data is being sent. When flashing, PTY search is in progress. In FM mode you can use the following search options - Any, News, Information, Sports, Talk, Rock, Classic Rock, Adult Hits, Soft Rock, Top 40, Country, Oldies, Soft, Nostalgia, jazz, Classical, Rhythm & Blues, Soft Rhythm & Blues, Foreign Language, Religious Music, Religious Talk, Personality, Public, College, Weather, Emergency Test, Alarm.

    7-Channel Weatherband Tuner: The HD1BT is equipped with a built-in weatherband tuner with NOAA weather alert. NOAA Weather Radio is a nationwide weather system that broadcasts local weather emergency information 24 hours a day. The US network has more than 530 stations covering the 50 states as well as the adjacent coast waters, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the US Pacific Territories. Each local area has it own transmitting station and there are a total of seven broadcasting frequencies used. You can set the unit to automatically turn on when there is an NOAA alert.

    WB Frequencies
    Frequency (MHz) Preset
    162.400 2
    162.425 4
    162.450 5
    162.475 3
    162.500 6
    162.525 -
    162.550 1

    S.A.M.E (Specific Area Message Encoding): Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) data is also broadcast prior to alert broadcasts. SAME data contains information about the geographic region affected by the alert, the type of alert, and its effective time. The geographic region included in the SAME data is called the Geographical Area code and has the form PSSCCC where "P" represents a portion of the county, "SS" is a two-digit state, territory, or offshore marine area identifier, and "CCC" identifies the county , province, or major metropolitan area within the state. SAME data also includes the type of alert being broadcast. This unit can be configured through the system setting menu with up to seven Geographical Area codes to limit the automatic tuning or power on functions based on the type of alert.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Jensen HD1BT is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Direct Tuning via front-panel controls
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
    Audio Section

    4-Channel Amplifier: The Jensen HD1BT is equipped with a 50 watts (Peak) x 4-channel amplifier (200 watts total). The built-in amplifier supports 2 to 8-ohm speakers.

    4-Channel Preouts: The Jensen head unit features four preouts (front & rear) for connecting an external amplifier.

    Pre-Set Equalizer: The Jensen HD1BT features a built-in equalizer with 5 preset settings - Flat, Rock, Pop, Classical, or User.

    Bass & Treble: The HD1BT's Preset EQ User mode features manual bass and treble adjustment. You can adjust the bass (100Hz) and treble (10kHz) independently from -6 to +6 dB.

    Loudness: When listening to music at low volumes, this feature will boost the bass and treble ranges to compensate for the characteristics of human hearing.

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    Customer Q&A

    16 questions already asked

    Will it fit a 94 ultra classic?
    jayson  Apr 30, 2022
    1 answer
    For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    kenneth  May 03, 2022 (Staff)
    I have a 2012 harley trike will it fit my bike?
    luis  Sep 21, 2021
    2 answers
    It was a direct replacement into my 2009 flhtcu if that helps any. All handle bar controls work and no need for a control module.
    john  Sep 24, 2021
    Yes. It works with the bar/thumb controls and doesn't have the speed/volume adjustment option. But, the big thing is it is rated for 2 to 4 ohms. Harley normally uses a cheap 1 ohm speaker. I went with this head unit, various Focal ICU speakers and a Sound Ordinance 75watt??4channel compact amp. Very pleased. Also, I recommend replacing the 5.25" upper fairing speakers with inner adapters ($25) and 6.5" speakers. Every fits fine and installs easily with very little knowledge. The Crutchfield staff is very patient and helpful. Lean on them, they love it. Good luck.
    james  Sep 21, 2021
    Does this support bluetooth earbuds?
    kevin  Jun 17, 2021
    1 answer
    This units Bluetooth does not transmit audio; it only receives Bluetooth audio from devices.
    jason  Jun 19, 2021 (Staff)
    Will HD1BT work with Hogtunes 352-xlr 2ohm speakers?
    shawn  Jun 05, 2021
    1 answer
    This receiver can power 2 ohm speakers. Based on the specifications I found online which indicate the speakers have a high sensitivity, they can work with this receiver up to a certain level of performance. We have advisors that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your goals and check if that will be enough power to reach them.
    jason  Jun 29, 2021 (Staff)
    What would be a compatible 6.5 speaker for this radio?
    charles  Mar 10, 2021
    1 answer
    We have several speakers that would work great with this radio. We need to ask more questions to make a good recommendation. Give us a call at 1-800-324-9695 and we'll be happy to make a recommendation!
    allison  Mar 27, 2021 (Staff)
    On the 2009 Ultra Classic the HK unit has TWO sets of plug on the back plus CB module. Will the Jensen HD1BT work and/or how do you deal with the 2nd larger plug? Is there another part for this?
    tony  Aug 29, 2020
    1 answer
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    thomas  Sep 15, 2020 (Staff)
    Will this fit a 1992 Harley Davidson fxrt?
    henry  Aug 28, 2019
    1 answer
    We don't have a research file on a 1992 Harley and there is no compatibility chart listed in the manual. It is a standard single din size so, if you know that is what your current radio is, it is a good chance it fits.
    casey  Sep 10, 2019 (Staff)
    How do i get the Sirius xm I D number off the radio?
    larry  Jun 12, 2019
    1 answer
    There is a tag on the original box, but the number is also on the tag on the stereo itself.
    james  Jun 12, 2019
    Will this radio pair with two bluetooth headsets?
    barry  Mar 18, 2018
    2 answers
    The stereo's built-in Bluetooth does not transmit to Bluetooth headphones or speakers; it only receives audio transmitted to it from your Bluetooth devices (phone, portable music player, etc.).
    ryan  Mar 30, 2018 (Staff)
    Not sure have not installed yet
    kevin  Mar 18, 2018
    Can the color be changed from red to another color like Blue or Green?
    trina  Apr 30, 2016
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. This unit does not have the ability to change the color. Jensen lists the color as Amber. Hope that helps.
    kenneth  Apr 30, 2016 (Staff)
    Does this radio have AVC (Automatic Volume Control)? Does the volume adjust to acceleration?
    jeff  Apr 07, 2016
    4 answers
    I am not sure but I'm sure you can look the manual up online to see if that can be programed into it. The blue tooth works great which is what my girlfriend loves as now she can control the music from the back seat. Was fairly east to install with the plug and play just the two back speakers wires were a challenge to find and splice in but other than that sounds great.
    mark f  Apr 11, 2016
    I ordered this for a customers bike and installed it and if I remember correctly it did not have AVC. I just called him to confirm this and he hasn't heard it adjust or seen it in the settings. I'll check the radio again and adjust the answer if I find it does
    jason  Apr 08, 2016
    Unfortunately, it does not have AVC.
    jeffrey  Apr 07, 2016
    No AVC. I installed this unit into a 07 street glide. Easy install and all hand controls work fine. great sound very happy with the Jensen HD.
    paul la  Apr 07, 2016
    where one the front of the radio is the USB port located?
    joseph  Feb 21, 2016
    1 answer
    There is no port on the face of the radio. At the back of the radio is a bundle of cables. There you will find a usb connection. Every cable is well marked so it will be easy to see. You would have to route the cable to where you can get to it. Hope this helps. If you are installing in a Harley everything is plug and play.I installed this radio on my 2010 Ultra Limited.
    edward e.  Feb 24, 2016
    I have an aftermarket fairing on my Road King. Will this fit in a single din dash?
    neal  Sep 18, 2015
    1 answer
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    kristina  Sep 18, 2015 (Staff)
    What does satelite radio ready mean ? What else is needed ? Where does it connect ?
    tony  Apr 15, 2015
    1 answer
    This means the receiver can connect to an external satellite tuner. It would connect into the rear of the unit, then you would control the satellite radio from the receiver. The recommended tuner is the SiriusXM SXV300V1 Tuner:
    jeff  Apr 16, 2015 (Staff)

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