2017 GL1800


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2017 GL1800

Post by garlo » Wed May 16, 2018 4:22 am



I would like to add satellite radio to my bike
Can I use the kit that they use for the cars and would it be a difficult job???

Appreciate the help.

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Post by C-dub » Wed May 16, 2018 6:20 am

I bet your bike is already set up for it and all you have to do is call Sirius/XM and activate it.

That info is in the owners manual.
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Re: 2017 GL1800

Post by garlo » Wed May 16, 2018 6:24 am

Not satellite unit.
That was one if my first questions. Also. No XM button.
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Re: 2017 GL1800

Post by C-dub » Wed May 16, 2018 6:59 am

Wow! I didn’t know one of those existed.
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Post by themainviking » Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 am

Canadian models of the GL1800 have a Weather Radio as opposed to an XM radio. Perhaps other country models also. USA models have the XM radio. This is so for units from 2001 to 2010, and perhaps beyond, but I am not certain of that.
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Re: 2017 GL1800

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Thu May 17, 2018 7:43 am

garlo wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:22 am
I would like to add satellite radio to my bike
Can I use the kit that they use for the cars and would it be a difficult job???

Appreciate the help.

I hope each and every one of you has a fantastic day.
You'll have to provide power to your receiver, pipe the sound through the audio cord in the LF pocket, and hook in one of their antennas. Various audio makers used to supply kits to do all that, but I can't find any who still do. So you'll have to make up your kit. To start, you'll have to decide how you want it mounted. Some will stuff everything in the LF pocket, others will mount it to the outside of the LF pocket door, but most will get a bracket and mount the receiver to a handle bar. If you choose to do that, you will need a bracket like the one below.

http://electricalconnection.com/index.p ... ar-mounts/

Here's an audio cord that will be long enough to plug-in below the pocket and route it up to 6' away.

http://electricalconnection.com/index.p ... put-cable/

What is left is an antenna ... google your receiver model for that. And last is getting power to the unit. Most will plug into their power port for that. If you don't have a power port, the best one out there is a Hondaline one. Here is the part number SOCKET SET, D.C 08U55-MCA-101

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Re: 2017 GL1800

Post by garlo » Thu May 17, 2018 4:56 pm

Awesome info
Thank a whole bunch

Appreciate all that everyone does here and the info supplied is 2nd to none

Have a great weekend.


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