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xm radio

Postby m2102 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:39 am



don't know if this has been asked before but, looking for ideas as how others have mounted their xm satellite radios'. also a big help would be a picture and/or where you got the way it mounted



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Re: xm radio

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:55 am

I had a Butler cup holder mounted on my handlebar that I did not use. I removed the cup holder part of it, leaving the flat bracket, which can be adjusted up and down. I mounted the satellite radio to that, using high-strength adhesive. It holds the radio very securely, and I can adjust the angle of it to adjust for sun or glare.

You can see it here:




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Re: xm radio

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:06 pm

I used a Leader M/C part unit to locate mine on the left handlebar. When I get off the bike I can just slide it up and off and into my pocket. I put the antenna on the back of my bike. See pics.
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Re: xm radio

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:08 pm

I made a L shaped bracket out of some scrap stainless, powder coated it black and mounted it on the left side with the two clutch mounting bolts. Unlike CMReynolds mine sticks up and my antenna is on the dash under the windshield.

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Re: xm radio

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:39 pm

I didn't realize it could go there. So I put on the back. However, if I have to get into the windshield again I m moving it up there. Much cleaner install up front. Good thought.
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Re: xm radio

Postby m2102 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:41 am

lots of ways to mount in a limited number of locations. kinda like the steel idea, mite give it a try and would be cheap to do. to bad they don't make the antenna wire shorter for bikes. can get a little crowded trying to find a place for all that excess. thanks for the ideas

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Re: xm radio

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:44 pm

I had the antenna hidden under the lid of my trunk on my GL1100, but it would get blocked by the passenger and cause the radio to cut out when riding to the south, so on my GL1500 I installed it on the dash, right under the windshield. It works great there.

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Re: xm radio

Postby m2102 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:48 pm

Thats where i had mine on my 1500 and niw on my 1800, works great and seldom looses signal.

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Re: xm radio

Postby Snowmoer » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:49 pm

Here is where I mounted mine on my 1500. My 1800 has factory XM. The first photo is showing the back of the mount with the antenna plate. I picked up the mount from Wing Stuff and the antenna plate from GPS world I think. The second photo is the front. You can also do the same thing with Ram Mounts if you want. That is what I had on my ST 1300. I am also using a XM FM modulator. That way I do not have to keep finding FM stations to tune the XM to when traveling.




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Re: xm radio

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:43 pm

Hi SNOWMOER. I like the antenna mount built into the radio mount. I wish that I would have thought of that when I made mine. I have my radio hooked up to the aux on my radio so that I don't have to find a clear FM freq to listen to my XM.

I tried the FM transmitter option but found that I had to change frequencys often on my trips.

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Re: xm radio

Postby Snowmoer » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:43 pm

With the XM modulator, it has a wire that plugs into the wings radio antenna plug. You then plug the wings antenna into the XM modulator. The modulator then sends the XM radio signal to what ever freq. you have it set at. I have mine set at 88.5 so I set the wings radio at 88.5. The signal overrides radio stations, so I never have to change the wings radio. I use the same system in my pickup truck.




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