Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern California
I've done a search of the threads on this site, but I still have a few questions on Sirius XM models and integration. I am looking for a good way to add satellite radio to my Wee. I already have several Sirius subscriptions and would prefer to stick with the Sirius side o9f the company if possible. I am planning on integrating all the audio with a Chatterbox XBi2 or similar headser. So far I have come up with a few options.
At the high end there is always the Garmin solution. I could go with the Zumo 550. Pro: GPS with Bluetooth, phone integration. Con: ridiculously expensive (especially with "option" XM reciever - $800 plus), no stereo Bluetooth (who's brilian idea was it to make a motorcycle friendly receiver without stereo Bluetooth?).
At the lower eld there is the Sirius Stiletto and the XM XMp3. They have integrated volume and can accept exterior antennas and have a headphone jack integrated for off the bike listening. relatively expensive but still only the cost of Garmin's add-on antenna.
Then there are the various car mount receivers that could be dropped into an aqua-box or4 mounted directly if I am not worried about the weather. as far as I c an tell they all need an external amp and audio switching device if I want to be able to use bike to bike communication, spoken directions from GPS, cell phone or any other audio source. They are cheap but all the extra gear gear takes up space and means I have to run a lot of wires.
So what setup are you guys running? What receivers and how do you have everything hooked up?
[B]2005 Red DL650[/B]: EB fuse panel, OEM center stand, gel Seat, Madstad adjustable windscreen, SW-Motech crash guards, SW-Motech quick release side and top racks, black Trax ALU-BOX side and top cases, electrified Cortech Super 10 tank bag, dual tool tubes.
Projects planned or sitting in my garage waiting for time: Oxford Heaterz (waiting for time), handguards, aux lights, and new paint (waiting for money).
[B]Triumph Street [I]III[/I][/B]: plain vanilla, go fast bike.
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