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post #1 of 16 Old 09-07-2010, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Just installed a Sirius radio on my Wee. It actually works pretty decent. I have the Cardo Q2 set up, so it was simple to recieve the FM signal thru the included wireless FM on the Cardo.

The Sirius comes with a quasy-RAM type mount, although I am going to replace it with the real McCoy.

For power (5 VDC), I ran the plug under the tank so I can plug it into the cig lighter type plug I have under my seat. The antenna is affixed on top of my front brake master cylinder. The antenna is magnetic, so I glued a small washer to the cylinder cover.

A winter project will be to find and install better helmet speakers than what come with the Q2.

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I too have a Sirius radio mounted on my Wee, paired with a Cardo Systems G4 headset. Are you able to get a strong enough FM signal from your Stratus 6 to reach your Q2 without static? I couldn't get a strong enough FM signal out of my radio's internal transmitter, so I bought an external transmitter by iSimple that works much better. I also now use the direct wired method of the audio out from the Sirius to the mp3 input of the G4, which sounds much better than the FM method. I used to have the Q2 and the mp3 input was not nearly as good as on the G4. It now has volume control from the headset.

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I too have a Sirius radio mounted on my Wee, paired with a Cardo Systems G4 headset. Are you able to get a strong enough FM signal from your Stratus 6 to reach your Q2 without static? I couldn't get a strong enough FM signal out of my radio's internal transmitter, so I bought an external transmitter by iSimple that works much better. I also now use the direct wired method of the audio out from the Sirius to the mp3 input of the G4, which sounds much better than the FM method. I used to have the Q2 and the mp3 input was not nearly as good as on the G4. It now has volume control from the headset.
Actually, its a Stratus 5, but I have no problem recieving the signal from even 5 or 6ft away from the bike. I tried the direct wire right to the Q2 didnt really notice any diff, so stay with the wireless. I can control volume on the Q2 pod, but dont recieve stereo. If I have my IPod wired, I do get stereo.

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What do you need tunes on your bike for? Its not like you spend any time riding it. :biggrinjester:

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Just installed a Sirius radio on my Wee. It actually works pretty decent. I have the Cardo Q2 set up, so it was simple to recieve the FM signal thru the included wireless FM on the Cardo.

The Sirius comes with a quasy-RAM type mount, although I am going to replace it with the real McCoy.

For power (5 VDC), I ran the plug under the tank so I can plug it into the cig lighter type plug I have under my seat. The antenna is affixed on top of my front brake master cylinder. The antenna is magnetic, so I glued a small washer to the cylinder cover.

A winter project will be to find and install better helmet speakers than what come with the Q2.

Cheers!
The only way to top that setup will be for me to install a nice DVD system! :=)

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I'm assuming Canadian Sirius radios have a stronger FM transmitter than the ones sold in the U.S.. The FCC forced Sirius in 2006 to weaken their FM transmitters to a very weak level that barely travels 1 foot without major static.

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What do you need tunes on your bike for? Its not like you spend any time riding it. :biggrinjester:
My hope is to someday find time to ride more often. :beatnik:

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My hope is to someday find time to ride more often. :beatnik:

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Cool, I have XM radio through my Garmin GPS.
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I also have xm radio through Garmin GPS.
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