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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2009, 5:25 pm Thread Starter
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A little project on a cold day

I needed to mount my XM antenna somewhere on my GT. Everywhere I would hold it looked like s**t. Then I looked at the windshield area and this is what I settled on.

3 1/8" Hole


The antenna actually snaps in the hole






A bead of automotive black silicone. Hot glue might work better but wanted to try this first






I needed my helper to get this done

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2009, 6:17 pm
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Nice work. Is reception ok at that angle? You can always paint it matt black to stealth it out!

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Well thought out, looks like it belongs there...hope it works out as intended...let us know if there is any whistle or change in the air that is channeled through there...

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Nice work. Is reception ok at that angle? You can always paint it matt black to stealth it out!
I don't think the angle will affect it. I tried it at different angles on my trucks dash for a few days and it was fine.
It will be awhile before I can ride but will post the results.

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Well thought out, looks like it belongs there...hope it works out as intended...let us know if there is any whistle or change in the air that is channeled through there...
Will do. It will be awhile before weather will let me go for a test ride but will post the results.

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Good job! Rattle can is flat black as mentioned.

It's now in the Hall of Wisdom, gracias!

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Thanks Grif. It was a fun little project. Will painting it hinder the reception. Now all I need is to find a unit to plug into my Zumo 550 to bluetooth to my Nolan helmet. The Zumo will bluetooth MP3's but not XM. Any ideas.

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Great installation, what did you use to cut the hole. Holesaw? Looks to smooth for a Jigsaw.

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Wow! Great install, nice side project.
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Great installation, what did you use to cut the hole. Holesaw? Looks to smooth for a Jigsaw.
I used a 3" holesaw then sanded the hole for the fit.

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