XM radio


Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
Post Reply
User avatar
toanogreen
Posts: 171
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:59 am
Location: Toano, Va
Motorcycle: 2007 GL1800 with NAV and ABS, level 3
Previously Owned:
1999 GL1500 Goldwing SE
1989 GL1500 Goldwing

XM radio

Post by toanogreen »



I would like to upgrade to XM radio. Is there an OEM setup or do I have to buy an aftermarket brand? If so, what do you recommend? I don't want wires all over the place if possible. I also plan to hook up my phone. I don't think I'm going bluetooth (I still use a flip phone). My previous phone setup worked well.I am also installing the OEM CB radio. Will that interfere?

Thanks



User avatar
raven41951
Posts: 305
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:36 am
Location: Haverhill, MA
Motorcycle: 2016 GL1800
1994 GL1500SE (sold)
1995 VT1100 C2 Shadow ACE (Gifted)
1975 Kawasaki 500

Re: XM radio

Post by raven41951 »

There are as many choices as there are us. I do not know if you can upgrade to the factory unit with XM.

You can buy a radio right from Sirius/XM (again a myriad of choices) and mount it in/on your dash or handlebars with RAM mount equipment. Power and speaker out cables go into the left pocket aux input and power accessory. Antenna should go just inside the windshield but not under any panels. Don't forget to hide the antenna lead under the facia. It needs direct view for maximum reception. Select AUX from your input selections to connect to the radio.

I use my smart phone XM app (my service includes internet access) to tune in. It is only good as long as there is cell service, but I also have 18 hours of music on it too. I can connect it to the usb interface in the trunk, the aux input or my Sena20s and listen to the headphones, although I prefer to listen through the bike's stereo and use the sena for phone and intercom (personal preference).

User avatar
toanogreen
Posts: 171
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:59 am
Location: Toano, Va
Motorcycle: 2007 GL1800 with NAV and ABS, level 3
Previously Owned:
1999 GL1500 Goldwing SE
1989 GL1500 Goldwing

Re: XM radio

Post by toanogreen »

It's a good thing that I looked at what I have! I've only had this bike a few months and it didn't have an owners manual or Navigation manual. I looked in the left glove box and found that the original owner installed an outlet and it has the audio plug. I had an old XM satellite device that I never used and tried it out. WORKS PERFECTLY!! No additional wires needed. It sounds great! I just need to set it where I want it and subscribe.

Thanks raven41951

harvey01
Posts: 873
Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 7:14 pm
Location: Henrico, Virginia
Motorcycle: 2004 GL1800

Re: XM radio

Post by harvey01 »

toanogreen, You might also explore this website. I use a similar type receiver unit on my Wing and just cover with a baggie when it rains. I still have one of the original Delphi units since about 2005.

https://shop.siriusxm.com/starmate-8-wi ... e-kit.html?

They do have others and there used to be a shop where you could buy the older ones. I like a unit that I can hook up on my bike or move to my garage and put in a boom box. I really would like to be able to move it to the room I use for an office but the antennae does not work well there.


harvey
Ride Safe and Ride Often

Post Reply