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AFEagle
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XM Radio

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I recently purchased a 2010 Goldwing with XM radio. After pushing the button, I receive XM radio advertisements and ads. I am guessing that I have XM capabilities. My question is, I am searching for the radio ID on channel zero, but cannot locate channel zero on either XM1 or XM2, and I cannot locate the XM menu to access the setup area for the ID. What or how do I locate my radio ID so that I can connect to XM? Or is it worth it to activate the wing XM vs purchase an external unit. Thank you in advance for your feedback and assistance,

James


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When you push XM1, then you use the channel toggle switch to go to channel 0 to get your radio number. Just like you would when you change the channel on the FM radio.

As far as the bike radio vs. an external unit. That is more of your call. If you want to use the radio in your car, house, bike, then an external is the way to go. You just buy cradles for each and then move the radio from cradle to cradle. I did it this way for years. If you just want it for the bike, then just turn the bike radio on and enjoy.
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I tried the channel (tuner/disc) button to search for zero on XM1 and XM2, but no luck. Channel only goes back to one.
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AFEagle wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:26 am I recently purchased a 2010 Goldwing with XM radio. After pushing the button, I receive XM radio advertisements and ads. I am guessing that I have XM capabilities. My question is, I am searching for the radio ID on channel zero, but cannot locate channel zero on either XM1 or XM2, and I cannot locate the XM menu to access the setup area for the ID. What or how do I locate my radio ID so that I can connect to XM? Or is it worth it to activate the wing XM vs purchase an external unit. Thank you in advance for your feedback and assistance,

James
I have a SkyFi with a real LIFE sub since mid 2000s, it has all channels on it, I use it between several vehicles and two boom boxes. If it dies, I'll pay the transfer fee and move to a spare receiver, I have a few. I bought the Wife a new Forester last year, I subbed it too, on a yearly basis. Sound ways, the SkyFi is as good as the vehicles radio allows, I'm pleased. I pay 4 the Forester's sub by the year.


On both the 1200 & 1500 I just put the docking station and a wireless modulator/power plug in the trunk hump, wired in a 12vdc outlet. Antenna usually was stuck on a piece of aluminum across the rear two trunk rack screws, but if I had luggage, I left cable to route it out and would stick or tape the antenna onto the rack itself. No load, the antenna worked even inside the trunk under the rack. In use, I set the XM to my station and seldom change it unless I'm sitting in the car or truck waiting on my Wife someplace anyway.




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