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post #1 of 18 Old 04-19-2018, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Some Sirius questions

Since i spend so much time in the us and sena's fm tuner is useless. I purchased the Sportster 5, and quickly realized the integrated FM transmitter has been weakened versus older models. Might not help that the sirius FM antenna wire looks so flimsy.

Also, when i plug in the direct audio cable from the unit to my car radio, a lot of channels sound low quality, signal strength is great and the feed doesn't cut, in fact the unit gets its signal very quickly. I thought all channels had hd quality?

I was wondering if you guys had to deal with this issue, and if so, how you resolved it?


I'm thinking about ordering the tss radio bracket for the bike, it looks perfect imo

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I have unlimited data through Verizon, which gives me Apple Music and unlimited radio and downloaded music play.......Sirius and XM "sucks" as I cut that cord long ago.

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I have unlimited data through Verizon, which gives me Apple Music and unlimited radio and downloaded music play.......Sirius and XM "sucks" as I cut that cord long ago.
No such thing here, unfortunately.
Also, i don't even want to think about roaming charges lol!

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No such thing here, unfortunately.
Also, i don't even want to think about roaming charges lol!
Bummer....and I have yet to have roaming charges here in the states, I also have much of my downloaded music to my phone "have like 35GB as of now". Hope you find a solution, as I really enjoy my music when I am on the road.

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Bummer....and I have yet to have roaming charges here in the states, I also have much of my downloaded music to my phone "have like 35GB as of now". Hope you find a solution, as I really enjoy my music when I am on the road.
I do have riding playlists, but i get tired of trying to find songs i'd like to listen to that i haven't heard 500 times already... laughs

Plus i missed being able to listen to comedy sketches, i think they removed that channel though, seems they only play full specials now? There's Stern that is sometimes entertaining, and then i have to look at talk radio stations.

I used to listen to BPM all the time, but i think the format changed a bit with the years.


If i can't find an easy solution, i might just order a generic fm transmitter, run a wire to the unit, and hide it under my seat near the battery.

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I have like 3,000 songs on my phone "and growing", so I am pretty good for now.

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Also, when i plug in the direct audio cable from the unit to my car radio, a lot of channels sound low quality, signal strength is great and the feed doesn't cut, in fact the unit gets its signal very quickly. I thought all channels had hd quality?

I was wondering if you guys had to deal with this issue, and if so, how you resolved it?

no music in bike but for xm/sirius I use a dephi roady xt with direct audio cable to my truck radio and haven't noticed any sound quality issues. many of my favorite haunts/camps lack cell/data service.

14 tooth for me

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I have a Sirius radio and listen either direct with the Sirius module in my Zumo or via LTE on my Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone when I have a signal which is most of the time. What I listen too by far the most, however, is Amazon Prime music which I can download to my phone for remote use. I currently have about 500 songs downloaded. I use a Sena SMH10 on the helmets. I always use the ear buds now and the sound quality is excellent. I used the stick on helmet speakers before and that is a definite notch down in quality. No one can tell I am on a motorcycle and they say the sound is loud and clear on the phone with the buds. The Schuberth C3 really makes it quiet. It still sounds great when I raise the screen a notch for a lot of air circulation when it is warm out.

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Sirius always amazes me by having so much bandwidth and so little variety. Sad. It was better before the merger. I suppose it all you want to listen to is mainstream pop, hip-hop or sports, you might be happy with it. I had a free Sirius subscription that came with my car and I never even turned it on.

I like to listen to audiobooks these days and using Libby, the free digital library app, I have downloaded hundreds of hours of audiobooks. I also have Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and about 60 gigs of my own songs, all on my phone. I listen with earbuds hooked into a Bluetooth receiver-amp I got on Amazon for $20, since Apple did away with the headphone jack. Paired with the right earbuds, it sounds pretty good, actually.
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Huh? Sirius is loaded with content IMO.

Sirius has 15 pop channels, 14 rock stations, 6 country, 8 jazz, and on and on but every category of music is covered extensively. Then there is comedy, news, politics, etc...

If you use the phone application, tablet, or online it has listening on Demand so you can pick and choose what you listen too on a given channel. The application or online adds maybe another hundred channels (see page 3). I am shocked by the folks not even aware of On Demand. I listen to it over 95% of the time.

We Blue-tooth it back to our vehicles for On Demand. Even my wife is so used to it she demands it renewed each year. Their rates can be negotiated down by 50% or more easily. (about a $100 per year per sub.)

I listen to On Demand shows every evening.

https://www.siriusxm.com/sxm/pdf/sir...annelguide.pdf

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