TO XM or not to XM


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TO XM or not to XM

Postby bohdan » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:57 am



Greetings Wingers,

I am in a dilemma. I have a 2013 and 1993 Goldwings. Currently I have a Roady 2 ( discontinued) XM radio on the 1500 that goes between he truck and the bike. The 1800 is using the built in system that is a separate account. THe wife is getting on my case about the $$ for the subscription. So even though I like the clean look of the bars without any attachments, I may have to interrupt that view with my Roady 2 on the 1800.

The questions I have are for the connections. It seems that it is rather simple to add a cigarette lighter for the power. You tube shows it on a 2010. Seems simple enough. Does anybody know if my Roady 2 can be input directly into the aux connection? The Roady has the system for the tape deck thingy that one would think there should be a connector that would work with the auxiliary. Does one drill holes in the access pouch to place the wires? What about IPOD music? That would be free I think. Mighty Obliged.



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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby harvey01 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:32 am

bohdan,

I am sure there is a way to work around the already installed XM and use a Roady. I do understand that about using one unit to work with two or more vehicles. I have gotten caught up in the tech improvements and now have two cages with the already built in XM radios that I am now paying for that I did not do before. But I have learned to negotiate with Sirius/XM and get multiyear contracts which is cheaper.

However back to your question, I am not familiar with the 2013 Wing as I have an 04 but if it has the auxiliary hook up to plug a MP3 into like the earlier ones you should be able to just plug in XM. You will need a power source which can be a cigarette lighter and of course an antennae.

You might also contact Kennedy Cellset as they are experts at this: Kennedy Technology Group, Inc.
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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby bohdan » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:35 am

thanks Harvey. Lots of options there in the technology world. Just need to keep the wife happy. My motto.............A Happy Wife is a Happy Life!".

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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:51 pm

I have a 2013 F6B and installed Sirius on mine. Not being the full Wing Package, my install was rather easy. Honda does make an aux. input that connects up in the left fairing and adds the AUX button to the radio. Also on the F6B the fairing has storage pocket also on the left front fairing. The aux. input comes into this pocket and I installed the Sirius unit in it. I also put the Wing 12 volt outlet in there and used that for my power source. Everything fits nicely and the cover closes. Just can't change channels while under way (at least safely), but I only listen to a couple anyway.

That way I only have to push in the Aux button on the radio and I have Sirius.

Not knowing if you have the full dresser or not, my solution may not work for you. But, thought I would offer my solution. Ride safe.
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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby bohdan » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:59 am

Thanks CM Reynolds. What model of satellite radio do you have. I think I may need to upgrade mine. Mighty obliged.

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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:00 am

I installed the Sirius Stratus 7. Seems to be everything I need. Hope I have helped. ;)
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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:19 pm

I thought I would show what I had done on the F6B. I had mentioned it in an earlier post, but pictures explain so much better. Ride safe!
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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby bohdan » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:00 am

Hey cm. thanks for the info. Where did you put the antennae? I think I am going to need to switch radios. Nice idea of putting it in the pocket. Keeps it out of the rain.

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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:22 pm

Antenna is on rear fender, comes out behind passenger backrest about 6". However, on a factory install they put it in the front fairing just below the windshield. Great idea if you want to have it hidden. I like my setup, it is discreet but not hidden. Kind of a personal choice thing. Enjoy.
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Re: TO XM or not to XM

Postby PastoT » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:05 pm

With a power plug in the left pocket and the radio's auxiliary input co-located you have both a power and audio connection to the Wing. XM Antenna's are available in a few different cable lengths (you really don't want to adjust the cable length when a shorter wired option is available). With a couple car docking stations and antennas you could again transfer the same XM radio to multiple vehicles as you did between truck and 93 Wing. power supplies may be the issue; they are 6v at the roady, thus you don't want to run 12v straight to the roady. You can find third party hardwire power supplies for the roady that would reduce the bulk of the OEM Lighter Plug design, one could easily splice it into the left pocket auxiliary power wires. Since the antenna isn't portable I would mount all but the antenna and measure out the requirement for the antenna, and get the shortest antenna wire suitable to fit the install (it beats hiding 20'). My antenna is center atop the dash and below the windscreen vent. Since the roady can transmit to an FM radio that might be useful if you have a clear FM channel in your area. Mounting the roady's dock is the remaining concern it seams; I used a RAM clutch/brake mount ball and a short arm connecting to a ball mount screwed my radios car dock, it bolted right up. I could see off handlebar options like high heat Velcro or heavy duty double stick foam tape atop the NAV screen shield with all the wires tucked in behind the instrument panel cover. Your radio and mine appear to be similar in size and I think you'll still have reasonable weather protection while moving and still be able to see your instruments. I chose the brake clamp RAM Mount as I really don't care to reach that far forward to change channels and such. My dash pockets are pretty much full so they weren't an option, but I do like the idea (out of sight, mind and weather). The Roady doesn't appear to have so much a "dock" but a much smaller and less expensive mount, making it all less envolved.


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