XM Radio Antenna


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XM Radio Antenna

Post by gradona » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:33 am



Has anyone installed a Sirrius Satellite radio antenna on their new wings yet? The one from Honda is $90 but I understand that just about any XM antenna will work. I'm just curious if anyone has put one on yet and where did you mount it.

Thanks in advance for any help.



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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:16 am

gradona wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:33 am
Has anyone installed a Sirrius Satellite radio antenna on their new wings yet? The one from Honda is $90 but I understand that just about any XM antenna will work. I'm just curious if anyone has put one on yet and where did you mount it.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Every satellite radio antenna is pretty much identical. Why Honda feels that theirs is worth $90 when a generic one from any other radio manufacturer can be had for $15, I don't know. :) You can buy them from Amazon for $15, and it will plug right into your new GL1800 and work perfectly.

https://www.amazon.com/SiriusXM-NGVA3-M ... ingdocs-20

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by gradona » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:19 am

Thanks, that's what I thought.

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by doxbike » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:46 pm

So is the 2018 wing set up to receive XM, all we need is an antenna and activation?

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by gradona » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:44 am

Yes, I installed my $15 antenna yesterday and activated 8 months of reception for $30. The first inexpensive thing I've found with this bike. Although both the antenna and the subscription should have come with the bike. :roll:

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by doxbike » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:31 am

Do you have a link from where you got the antenna? Also, where does it mount and install? Thanks

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by gradona » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:42 am

SiriusXM NGVA3 Magnetic Antenna Mount for Your Vehicle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HRCTD0G/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... VAbKXCS7V4

I mounted it on the front brake reservoir with velcro strips.

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by doxbike » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:49 am

thanks,
For those that don't know where it plugs in


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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by bugsbd » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:23 am

Man that sure is easier than me buying a radio and mounting it through the AUX on my 2012 Goldwing! Thank God for help from several sources including Goldwing docs. Someone here told me about an in line isloator if you are running it thgouth the AUX and sure enough it needed one. RJ audio had one for the wing. Amazon had the Ram mount and a weather proof bag to mount the radio in. I used car plastic cable to run the leads through to the left radio/panel. It is not as good as the factory but it works and sounds good. I had purchased a chrome cover for the left brake resivor and the antenna sticks right to it so no need for velcro. That may help someone. I have ridden all over the Texas hill country and no reception problems. Thanks for your help and imput, so if I do decide to get a 2018 bike I know what to do.
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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by jpwpar » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:22 am

I hate to be so dumb but is the radio already installed on the 2018

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by doxbike » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:28 am

OK, I found an old xm antenna from a prior application. Before I take the seat off (again) and plug it in, will the audio source now recognize the presence of the antenna as an option. I want to make sure the antenna works before I call SXM. Thanks

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:45 am

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Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:28 am
OK, I found an old xm antenna from a prior application. Before I take the seat off (again) and plug it in, will the audio source now recognize the presence of the antenna as an option. I want to make sure the antenna works before I call SXM. Thanks
Yes, you should be able to tune (and receive) the free preview channel even if the radio has no subscription.

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by doxbike » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:52 am

great. thanks
I'm thinking about mounting the antenna on the rear deck lid of my gl1800bd. I would think it would have adequate satellite coverage there?

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by bugsbd » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:54 am

yes it should, I was worried about putting it on the left brake resivor but it works fine so on the trunk should be just as good.

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by doxbike » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:25 am

I have the antenna for my garmin zumo550 on the brake reservoir and it works fin there as well

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:51 am

doxbike wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:52 am
great. thanks
I'm thinking about mounting the antenna on the rear deck lid of my gl1800bd. I would think it would have adequate satellite coverage there?
It will...as long as you don't have a passenger. Satellite radio signals will not pass through a human body (or pretty much any metal). If you have a trunk rack, that will block a fair amount of signal. If you have a passenger, and the broadcast satellite is anywhere in front of you, they will block the signal. I found this out the hard way with my GL1100.

When I put one on my GL1500, I tucked the antenna up on top of the glareshield, right up against the windshield. It doesn't get blocked by rider or passenger there, and has a nice clear view of the sky regardless of what direction I'm travelling. It's been there for many years and works great.

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Re: XM Radio Antenna

Post by becorson » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:59 am

Where is the antenna on a 2014 Wing ABS/Nav? I always have problems with signal when I'm heading E-SE and figured I needed to raise it up. Just don't know where it is. Perhaps I could buy a separate one, mount it high and run the cable to the radio.



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