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Old 01-11-2014, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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So this is by no means rocket science or anything, in fact this is quite possibly one of the easiest installs I've ever done. However, while planning various other upgrades inside my fairing I found myself wondering about how the XM module was integrated into the system. I knew somewhere down the road I would likely end up installing one and wanted to make sure that my other non-OEM modifications would not end up in the way. I searched but had a difficult time finding any information regarding the XM module or the audio harness which is required to install the module. Thought I'd post up some pictures for anyone who was curious...

First up, the parts. Here is the audio harness (Part #2878065) required for install. The Victory web page has said "Image Coming Soon" for as long as I can recall. They seem to have dropped the ball, so here it is..





Next up the XM Satellite Radio Module itself. (Part #2877194)



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Also comes with instructions.


And mounting hardware. These are stainless M4 x 0.7 x 8 flanged bolts with M4 Nylok nuts.


So where does this install? If you look just below where your main audio harness plugs into the radio, you will see a square shaped rubber dust cap.


Once I realized this, I was worried that I had chosen a bad spot for my Digital Guard Dawg Keyless Ignition Module. I was kind of sweating this as I am the one that did the install video for the DGD website and I specifically recommended this spot in the video.


Here it is with the dust cap and main audio harness removed.


New audio harness installed.


And the main audio harness re-installed.


I was relieved to find that both harnesses fit just fine, even with the Guard Dawg on duty.

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So here we are with the new harness installed. The smaller black connector is for the XM module. The other black connector can be used for the Sena Bluetooth Dongle, the Victory CB Kit, or (I have seen mentioned) a CD player. This is why you cannot use the Sena Dongle and the CB at the same time, they share the same plug. The GPS plugs in elsewhere so that is not an issue.


Next up we use the supplied screws to bolt the XM module to the back of the factory radio. Mechanically very simple, somewhat difficult in reality however if you have fat fingers. You then simply plug it in to your new audio harness. I'll provide views from a few different angles here just in case someone is trying to fab something up without interfering with the XM radio.




Directly overhead. While partially obstructed by the inner dash (and the fairing of course), I have had great reception with this radio in comparison to the unit I installed on my Jeep.


And a view through the headlight opening with it all buttoned up.


Turn the ignition on and if all went well, you should see something like this.


Hand over some of your hard earned money to the good folks over at SiriusXM, and within minutes you should be enjoying your favorite tunes! Kind of ironic the song that happened to be on when I snapped this picture, given the cost of this damn module...


After completing this install, I was happy to find that none of my previous add-ons were in the way. I have the DGD-KIM as mentioned earlier, a Flash2Pass, a Hawg Wired amp, Hawg Wired crossovers, and a Scosche LOC installed, all of which I was able to leave right where I had originally installed them. I'll probably add the Sena Bluetooth Dongle in the near future, but it appears that dongle will just dangle if you will... Hopefully someone finds this information useful. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

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Thank you very much for this post and information! It is very helpful for me.


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Thank you for the pics. I am intending to install same on my bike and appreciate the heads up.


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Thanks for the detailed post outlining the installation. That is why I love this forum. This adds to great information already on this site. Thank you again!

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Glad to be able to give back. Figure if it helps one person, it was worth the time to put the post together.

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Directly overhead. While partially obstructed by the inner dash (and the fairing of course), I have had great reception with this radio in comparison to the unit I installed on my Jeep.


Awesome "How to"
Is this the only antenna or is there another one somewhere else?
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About how long did it take you, and do you know how many hours Victory charges for the install?
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Awesome "How to"
Is this the only antenna or is there another one somewhere else?
That's it, about a 2" x 2" puck.

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