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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 2008, 8:17 pm Thread Starter
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Satellite radio questions

Dean's birthday is next friday and I want to get him sat. radio for the his bike. He has an autocom system. My questions are:

XM or Sirius?
Who carries mounting stuff and the best power source?
What all do I need for complete install?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 2008, 10:57 pm
 
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The companies are in the process of merging so this may become a mute point. My GF and I both bought new vehicles this weekend. She has XM and I have Sirius. So far XM wins. It is more intuitive since it is programmed in categories. Siruis requires you to memorize what the channel provides. Now if your husband really likes a certain channel (i.e. Howard Stern) then the answer would be whatever service provides that channel.
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Now if your husband really likes a certain channel (i.e. Howard Stern) then the answer would be whatever service provides that channel.
Not exactly.

If her husband likes Howard Stern then the answer in that particular
case would be to get a new husband.

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I'm an XM subscriber and just got an email from them a few days ago that said something about getting the best of both worlds for $4/month. I didn't really check it out, but it sounds like for another $4 I can get my pick of XM and Sirius stations. You might want to check out the XM website.

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Myradiostore.com has the power supplies for a permanent power supply on the bike; you'll need a simple connecting cable to run from the satellite receiver to the autocom
main unit.
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Combine birthday and xmas (or winter celebration) and give him a zumo with xm radio.

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Not exactly.

If her husband likes Howard Stern then the answer in that particular
case would be to get a new husband.
Aint that the truth!

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I have a Delphi Roady XT with XM Radio service. Love it.

CycleGadgets had everthing I needed to mount my Delphi Roady XT on both my K1200RS and R1150R Rockster. For the KRS, I used the "Satellite Radio Holder" http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...asp?Item=RDYRS.
It mounts with two screws directly on the clutch reservoir. For my R1150R, I bought the RAM mount for mounting on the handlebar. They have lots of different RAM mount accessories for all different types of applications.

For a power source, a 12 volt (cigarette lighter type) plug had been mounted in front of the handlebars of my KRS by the prevous owner, so I just plug the Roady in there. However, CycleGadgets does also sell a direct hardwire to the battery for XM and Sirius radios. I'm not sure how it'd work with an Autocom.

I really like my Roady XT. It's no longer available for sale new, but there are plenty of them on EBay new in box. In fact, I just bought one there for my husband!

Hope this helps.

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I have a Delphi Roady XT with XM Radio service. Love it.

Hope this helps someone.
Thanks! That's exactly the kind of info I was looking for!

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Here's a link to another thread regarding Autocomm and satellite radio. It's from 2006 but maybe still pertinent http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5290. It makes reference to the Radioshack volume control that I use for the Roady. It works well. Part number 42-2559 http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...Id=2102975&cp=
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