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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-20-2015, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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I added the HID to my 2015 Cross Country right away and in the two months I've owned it I just thought the radio reception sucks. Yesterday I was telling someone how it doesn't scan for stations so we turned the key to AUX (no headlight) and it picked up a TON of stations static free. I turned on the headlight and yea terrible reception and it won't scan just static. I moved the ballast as far bottom right as it would go and it's exactly the same.

I know this issue is a beaten one and I see a LOT of fixes or attempts at fixing but has anyone found a real fix?

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where did you get your kit? crossroads suggested spot is in the upper fairing mount, i know of a guy that mounted his on the outside of the fairing mount, and squatch here made some cage for his

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Mine was so bad it was causing interference with the left speaker as soon as I turned the key on. I moved it up to CR's suggested spot and it's better but not perfect.
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where did you get your kit? crossroads suggested spot is in the upper fairing mount, i know of a guy that mounted his on the outside of the fairing mount, and squatch here made some cage for his
I drilled a small hole in the aluminum fairing brace directly behind the light and screwed to it.

mine is a victoryhid

Even local channels fade in and out. I don't use the radio very much but when I do I want it to work.

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2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (bought new 4/26/17)
2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
1/4 turn throttle ring
Tank riser
VM-1 DR cams
Timing wheel +4
Lloydz high-flow air cleaner
Bassani baffled OEM mufflers
PC-V 118hp 116tq
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Mine was so bad it was causing interference with the left speaker as soon as I turned the key on. I moved it up to CR's suggested spot and it's better but not perfect.
Inner upper fairing?

2015 Cross Country (bought new 7/11/15)
2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (bought new 4/26/17)
2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
1/4 turn throttle ring
Tank riser
VM-1 DR cams
Timing wheel +4
Lloydz high-flow air cleaner
Bassani baffled OEM mufflers
PC-V 118hp 116tq
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you can see here where i had mind mounted, had the two velcrod together, then velcrod to the fairing mount

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you can see here where i had mind mounted, had the two velcrod together, then velcrod to the fairing mount
Is that what I see in the bottom right of the picture? Some wrap foil around them.

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2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (bought new 4/26/17)
2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
1/4 turn throttle ring
Tank riser
VM-1 DR cams
Timing wheel +4
Lloydz high-flow air cleaner
Bassani baffled OEM mufflers
PC-V 118hp 116tq
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ImageUploadedByMO Free1442804515.731077.jpg

right here, i have the top one pulled off in the pic. you can see it in there though
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Jerry the video man has this video about adding a air horn.
But he also talks about add a diode. Now I don't know but maybe this will give you some help. So maybe get a hold of Paul and he can give you some help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNK-...fpc_7rI6kt2kCx

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I'm waiting for some more feritte cores to come in to put on the power wire for the hid ballast. I have one on there now and it helped get a couple of stations back in
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