Adding Sirius to GL-1500


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Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby markfeather » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:09 pm



Hey folks,

1997 Gold Wing Se I want to add Sirius to it, what do you guys recommend?

Thanks

Mark



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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:52 am



I added it the my F6B. I found the plug for the AUX and connected output to it and then picked up power thru the ignition. Not sure if 1500 would have the AUX circuit available for this. But here is pic of mine. Antenna is under front cover just below windscreen.
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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:35 pm

The GL1500 does not have an AUX in plug - if you are familiar with electronics, soldering, and don't feel uncomfortable modifying the circuit board in your radio, you can add one yourself - otherwise, Sierra Electronics offers this service. You can then use this AUX In to connect your Sirius XM radio.

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby markfeather » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:38 pm

Thanks guys, I will see what the easiest way to do it is, hell Maybe just buy a 2015 :)

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby 1potter1 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:25 am

If your wanting to listen to xm through your helmet headset, I have a plug and play device that allows you to listen. I will deliver to USCON for $40.00

Take a look at this:
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gps_inp ... 129/137230

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:05 pm

1potter1 wrote:If your wanting to listen to xm through your helmet headset, I have a plug and play device that allows you to listen. I will deliver to USCON for $40.00

Take a look at this:
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gps_inp ... 129/137230


The GPS Input is not intended to work as a music input - it is mono only, and using it this way will override your intercom muting system, meaning you will lose the use of your CB (you won't hear it - and transmitting would transmit the sound of the satellite radio).

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby 1potter1 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:41 pm

Interesting, I guess my ears aren't that delicate. Its a cheap plug and play option that has worked fine for me and many others. I plugged it into my IPhone and enjoyed the music and podcast with my helmet headset.
Though I have never have used the CB or intercom while listening to the music.
The only down side to the set up you have to use a helmet headset to listen to your audio device.
I did end up sending my radio in for 3.5 audio upgrade to be able to broadcast over the external bike speakers.

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby wingbug » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:08 pm

I've been using XM SkyFi 2 on my 1500 for about 8 years now. The vehicle kit for that radio includes a cassette adapter, which is the way I usually listen to it. SkyFi 2 also has an FM modulator, so if your cassette player doesn't work, you can listen that way. Not hard to connect power to, or run the antenna lead. Attached the antenna to the top of my clutch cylinder with molding tape, quite secure.

I move the receiver back and forth between my truck, the bike and home. That way I only subscribe to one radio, but can use it in multiple locations. Only place I haven't used it yet is in the ski boat. Gotta figure that one out a bit, considering the water involved. On the bike, I keep a zip lock bag in the pouch. If it's a little rain, I just cover it with that. If there's a torrential rain, I just unplug it and stick it in the trunk until the sun shines!

You can still find some older SkyFi 2 radios on Ebay.

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby minimac » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:39 pm

I've been using an XM Roady 2 for at least six years. It was a simple plug into the 12 volt outlet I had already added and I velcroed the attenae on the top of the 'dash'. I used the simple windshield suction thingy to mount the radio. I find an unused channel on my radio, set the numbers on the radio, and it plays fine through the speakers. When I park I unplug and everything does into the pocket except the radio-that gets locked in the trunk or bags. I, too, keep it waterproofed by wrapping it up with a baggie and a twist tie at the bottom.

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:02 am

1potter1 wrote:If your wanting to listen to xm through your helmet headset, I have a plug and play device that allows you to listen. Take a look at this:
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gps_inp ... 129/137230

WingAdmin wrote:The GPS Input is not intended to work as a music input - it is mono only, and using it this way will override your intercom muting system, meaning you will lose the use of your CB (you won't hear it - and transmitting would transmit the sound of the satellite radio).


Just noticed this, but isn't the one at Cyclemax the same thing that WingAdmin sells in the store here?
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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby raven41951 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:29 pm

I use the cassette adapter to connect my iPhone to the stereo (you could plug it into the Sirius radio also). I added internet service to my Sirius subscription as my new truck (sirus/xm) radio is built in. I had tried the switching from my previous truck to car to bike but the connectors keep failing and I gave up after radio #3 crapped out. Its not the cleanest sound but for me its less distracting than a headset and hell, its a bike. The tunes are good enough for me. I also have amazon prime and they have music now but the app needs work.

I added a usb power source to the left hand pocket to keep the phone charged and put a ram mount on the ignition switch cover to hold the phone and now I have tunes (if it rains, just put a bag over it), GPS and phone right in front of me and no nanny like on the 1800s with nav.+

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:07 pm

NVSB4 wrote:
1potter1 wrote:If your wanting to listen to xm through your helmet headset, I have a plug and play device that allows you to listen. Take a look at this:
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gps_inp ... 129/137230

WingAdmin wrote:The GPS Input is not intended to work as a music input - it is mono only, and using it this way will override your intercom muting system, meaning you will lose the use of your CB (you won't hear it - and transmitting would transmit the sound of the satellite radio).


Just noticed this, but isn't the one at Cyclemax the same thing that WingAdmin sells in the store here?


Yes. Cyclemax, Chrome World and Sierra-MC all sell them.

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby wingit11 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:26 pm

I just installed a Sirius/XM FM Direct Adapter(http://shop.siriusxm.ca/en_CA/view/prod ... /si6720417) and just listen to it thru my FM radio. Works extremely well. I also have it mounted with a Ram mount with Ram antenna bracket. Very rare I drop signal.

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby happydave » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:57 am

Just ordered used receiver off ebay with everything 50 bucks delivered with 2 week return , can't wait, now I have to price out subscription

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Re: Adding Sirius to GL-1500

Postby wingit11 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:54 pm

Let see if this works. I have attached a couple of pics of my setup of Sirius radio and GPS. All mounting hardware is from Ram Mounts.
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