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Good morning all. Need a little help if possible. I have a 2011 XC with stock radio. I recently purchased the Sena SMH10 bluetooth unit for my helmet so I could connect to my phone, talk to other riders, etc. My question is---is there something that I can hook to my radio to make it bluetooh---so I can hear it thru my Sena unit ? Right now when I am on the interstate or have a lot of wind I listen to Pandora on my phone. It works really good except that Pandora has a tendancy to cut off after awhile and then I have to pull over and start it up again. There's got to be a way that I can make my radio bluetooth so I can listen to it thu the Sena. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Good morning all. Need a little help if possible. I have a 2011 XC with stock radio. I recently purchased the Sena SMH10 bluetooth unit for my helmet so I could connect to my phone, talk to other riders, etc. My question is---is there something that I can hook to my radio to make it bluetooh---so I can hear it thru my Sena unit ? Right now when I am on the interstate or have a lot of wind I listen to Pandora on my phone. It works really good except that Pandora has a tendancy to cut off after awhile and then I have to pull over and start it up again. There's got to be a way that I can make my radio bluetooth so I can listen to it thu the Sena. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Good morning all. Need a little help if possible. I have a 2011 XC with stock radio. I recently purchased the Sena SMH10 bluetooth unit for my helmet so I could connect to my phone, talk to other riders, etc. My question is---is there something that I can hook to my radio to make it bluetooh---so I can hear it thru my Sena unit ? Right now when I am on the interstate or have a lot of wind I listen to Pandora on my phone. It works really good except that Pandora has a tendancy to cut off after awhile and then I have to pull over and start it up again. There's got to be a way that I can make my radio bluetooth so I can listen to it thu the Sena. Thanks in advance for your help.
If you listen to a particular radio station, there are several phone apps that stream radio stations as well. TuneIn Radio works very well for me.

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Thanks Crossroads, I will look into that unit. Just have to figure out how to connect it to the radio. I do have an idea. Bnhender, as for local radio stations, they all pretty much suck. When I'm in my truck XM is always on. I am going to Montgomery this weekend to visit my son and his family. Will get to spend time with the twin grandbabies. My son is going to help me install new speakers in the bike, and hopefully I can finally wire up one of my portable XM players. But I would still like to be able to listen to the radio/XM thru my Sena headsets. Thanks for the replies !!
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Thanks Crossroads, I will look into that unit. Just have to figure out how to connect it to the radio. I do have an idea. Bnhender, as for local radio stations, they all pretty much suck. When I'm in my truck XM is always on. I am going to Montgomery this weekend to visit my son and his family. Will get to spend time with the twin grandbabies. My son is going to help me install new speakers in the bike, and hopefully I can finally wire up one of my portable XM players. But I would still like to be able to listen to the radio/XM thru my Sena headsets. Thanks for the replies !!
Enjoy the family time. On the phone app, I believe you can grab any station and they also have specific ones for the app...it is certainly not a solution for XM though.

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Victory makes a Sena bluetooth dongle, I would assume that would work on your XC. Part # 2878916

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Victory makes a Sena bluetooth dongle, I would assume that would work on your XC. Part # 2878916
If all a person wanted to do was play music from an Android phone through the stock XC stereo system, is there anything else required other than this bluetooth dongle? Is there an open connector inside the fairing to plug this thing in?

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If all a person wanted to do was play music from an Android phone through the stock XC stereo system, is there anything else required other than this bluetooth dongle? Is there an open connector inside the fairing to plug this thing in?
On my VV there is a harness that you plug the dongle into under the trunk. Not sure where on an XC it is, but I assume it works for an XC as well. The dongle doesn't allow you to play music through your radio from a phone. It just transmits what is playing from your radio to the Sena headset. On my VV there was an audio plug in the glove box. If I had an android phone I would just select AUX and plug the stereo plug in the glove box into the phone. I have an IPhone so I replaced the audio plug with an IPhone harness.

If you want to play music from your phone through your stereo the dongle won't help.

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On my VV there is a harness that you plug the dongle into under the trunk. Not sure where on an XC it is, but I assume it works for an XC as well. The dongle doesn't allow you to play music through your radio from a phone. It just transmits what is playing from your radio to the Sena headset. On my VV there was an audio plug in the glove box. If I had an android phone I would just select AUX and plug the stereo plug in the glove box into the phone. I have an IPhone so I replaced the audio plug with an IPhone harness.

If you want to play music from your phone through your stereo the dongle won't help.
Ahhhh, ok. This does the opposite of what I'm looking for. thanks.

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Do you own a smartphone? Are you willing to pay XM $3 more dollars a month? Do you have a big data plan? If you answered yes to all 3, just use the xm radio app and stream your XM into Bluetooth helmet.

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