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post #1 of 9 Old 09-15-2007, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Satellite radio install question

I know that this had been probably answered numerous times, however how to hook up an satellite radio? I talked to bestbuy and circuitcity guys and they said that it cannot be done. I know they are full of it, because i had seen a V-strom with XM on. Can i just connect the power of the radio to a fuse block, put antenna on the windshield and connect the audio to intercom(Starcom)? Or do i owe bb and cc guys an appology?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-16-2007, 08:55 PM
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i have a xact in a RAM mount on right handlebar. the powercord is plugged into a wiring harness with a BMW plug as the connector. kuryakyn has a kit for the xact radios that offers an antenna with a 6in lead....this i velcro to the top of the master cylinder. i then plug a pair of etymotic er6s in and plug them into a mp3 player in the front pocket of my aerostich. by using the fm modulator, i can listen to sirius disorder from harrisburg, pa to daytona beach, fla without fiddling with volume knobs, wires, etc etc......makes those long trips almost a pleasure.

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I have a ram mount on the right handle bar, with a angled piece of steel attached with the ram mount to hold the antenna. Then the 5v plugged into my 12v connectors I installed

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How do y'all deal with rain? Just put the radio away?
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-22-2007, 04:20 PM
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xact kit from kuryakyn came with a little cover with clear panel and velcro as cover. ram makes a box, but have seen everything, including a zip lock bag/ducttape used. cover with 'something'....they are NOT waterproof by themselves.

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Here's what I do for the moment -

I got one of these sirius motorcycle mounts for 4.95 from Trueion on e-bay. They are pretty incredible for the money.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Motorcycle-Mount...ayphotohosting


I whack a stratus radio on it.



I picked it up for $38. It has lots of preset buttons on the front that you can get to easily.

I mount it on my left bar.

I have electrical drops in my tank bag. I place my antenna in my map holder. Then, I can just unplug my bag and radio and take the whole setup away when I stop somewhere.

Works great. If it rains, I listen to the Zune.

I am hoping that Garmin will come out with a Sirius Zumo. But for now, this worked out well.
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Here's what I do for the moment -

I am hoping that Garmin will come out with a Sirius Zumo. But for now, this worked out well.
:: drool ::

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XM and Sirius have been in merger mode for a long time. When it finally completes, you'll get choices of both sets of programming (or what's left post merger) available on both existing XM and Sirius units. Garmin is not going to waste money on a Sirius unit with this in the works.

http://www.xmradio.com/merger/news.xmc
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How do y'all deal with rain? Just put the radio away?
I use a low-tech Ziploc sandwich baggie and a sturdy rubber band. And believe me, it's been tested in rain that would drown a turkey. No problems at all. Here's my setup and instructions how to chop down the antenna.

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