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talob
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XM radio

Postby talob » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:03 pm



I've had a xm radio on my bike for a few years now, it has about half the volume the regular radio has, my question is is there a power booster or something I can put on it?
Mike



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rlsapp
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Motorcycle: 1997 Goldwing Aspencade

Re: XM radio

Postby rlsapp » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:44 pm

cant help you with the volume booster, but I also want to put a XM radio on my 97, which one are you using?

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talob
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Re: XM radio

Postby talob » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:08 am

rlsapp, mine is the old original xm just a little bigger than a pack of cigaretts, I got it on a handlebar mount if you go that way there's a little lock on the back of the radio to lock it to the mount use it otherwise when you hit a bump the radio will be slideing down the highway, don't ask me how I know.
Mike

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Re: XM radio

Postby rlsapp » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:13 am

ok, I will not ask how, but I will ask did you hook it up yourself, and was it hard to figure out?

geoffgoodway
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Re: XM radio

Postby geoffgoodway » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:10 pm

An inline amplifier is available from boostaroo.com they have a battery powered unit and a unit which can be hooked up to the bikes battery. Have you got around the driver only sound? I am currently doing so on the Garmin Zumo 550

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talob
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Re: XM radio

Postby talob » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:40 am

risapp, It's been a few years since I put the radio on as I remember it wasen't to hard to put on, one small thing is the auto antenna for the radio, the mount I have had a metal plate to mount the magnetic back antenna on when I did i'd loose the signal for some reason so I ended up usening a plastic wire tie and putting right on the handlebar by the radio, hardly notice it's there. Geoffgoodway I haden't had any problem with driver only sound,are you saying it cut's the passenger's sound out completly? On this inline amplifier is it just for the helmet speaker cords or doe's it go inline somewhere for the bike speakers which is what I use most all the time.
Mike

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Re: XM radio

Postby geoffgoodway » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:54 am

When I hooked up the XM Radio to my GL1500 I only recieved sound to the Riders headset not the passenger. I am working around that. My radio does not have an aux input so can't go into the radio so I can not get the xm to go thru the bike speakers.
I have the inline amp coming out of the Zumo 550 audio output not thru the bikes audio system.
How were you able to get the GPS verbal commands to your bike speakers?

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keithg64
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Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 Pearl Coranado Blue

Re: XM radio

Postby keithg64 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:37 pm

I use a AUDIOVOX FMM100A FM MODULATOR SURROUND SOUND + ISOLATOR to power my
ipod and to send the sound though the speakers on the bike and also goes through the headphones.
It's not what you buy, it's what you build.

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talob
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Re: XM radio

Postby talob » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:57 am

keithg64 wrote:I use a AUDIOVOX FMM100A FM MODULATOR SURROUND SOUND + ISOLATOR to power my
ipod and to send the sound though the speakers on the bike and also goes through the headphones.


Hi keithg64, sorry I don't have a clue what this is, how big is it and what's it cost?
Mike

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Re: XM radio

Postby tmilam » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:21 am

geoffgoodway wrote:When I hooked up the XM Radio to my GL1500 I only recieved sound to the Riders headset not the passenger. I am working around that. My radio does not have an aux input so can't go into the radio so I can not get the xm to go thru the bike speakers.
I have the inline amp coming out of the Zumo 550 audio output not thru the bikes audio system.
How were you able to get the GPS verbal commands to your bike speakers?


Have a Sirius satellite on mine. You can use a cassette adapter to get to go thru the bikes audio.

Brewdaman
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Re: XM radio

Postby Brewdaman » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:41 am

tmilam wrote:
geoffgoodway wrote:When I hooked up the XM Radio to my GL1500 I only recieved sound to the Riders headset not the passenger. I am working around that. My radio does not have an aux input so can't go into the radio so I can not get the xm to go thru the bike speakers.
I have the inline amp coming out of the Zumo 550 audio output not thru the bikes audio system.
How were you able to get the GPS verbal commands to your bike speakers?


Have a Sirius satellite on mine. You can use a cassette adapter to get to go thru the bikes audio.


I use the cassette adapter for my MP3 and I set the volume about 3/4 on it and use the regular radio controls for the rest and it seems to work fine.

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Re: XM radio

Postby keithg64 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:36 pm



It's not what you buy, it's what you build.


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