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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-05-2016, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking of getting satellite radio on the CCT.....here comes the stupid part....what do I need to do to accomplish this?
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You can buy the Vic kit for $400 or do a simple install of a portable automotive unit like I did for less than $50. I actually plan on taking pics to show the rather easy install this evening. The difference is: with the Vic kit all the controls work, with the my install only volume works because it runs off the auxiliary via the IPOD connector in the left lower. So if you want to change the Sirius/XM channel you have to pull over and open the lower door.

The Sirius/XM car kit is on sale on amazon for $20.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio XEZ1 Onyx EZ Satellite Radio
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Link: http://amzn.com/B00DESFIQG

If you don't have an Ipod connector you would need one and an IPOD to bluetooth connector with a 3.5 mm jack.
This is the one I have: $12
Link: http://amzn.com/B00ED3JE7

Also the bluetooth adapter allows you to stream music from your phone to the radio.

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So if you want to change the Sirius/XM channel you have to pull over and open the lower door.
I have my Sirius XM unit mounted to a RAM mount on the handlebars on the left within easy reach. Have no problem changing channels, etc and/or seeing what is playing.

I can provide pics/info on how I mounted mine if interested.

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Im interested as well on how you installed.

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Im interested as well on how you installed.
I'll post pics either this evening or the weekend.

I took the swivel mount from the kit and glued it to a flat-topped RAM mount. I used Gorilla Glue. It hasn't come loose since 2008 when I installed it on my Yamaha RSMV. The radio cradle fits on the swivel mount.

I put the power adapter inside the fairing and wired it to the 12v Aux port wiring.

The antenna sits on top of a home made mount attached to my GPS on the right side of the handlebars. The wiring is fed down the bars, into the fairing and back up to the antenna.

The audio is fed thru a mini stereo extension cable plugged into the Aux adapter inside the left lower pouch.

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I considered the RAM mount but my phone sits in it for navigation use and I didn't want to clutter the space anymore with another mount. That was just personal though.

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I have been wanting to do something like Pckrfan ......in the saddlebag and bluetoothed to helmet speakers. Check out this other thread from awhile ago.
https://www.victoryforums.com/34-vict...ite-radio.html
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I looked at the bars but did not want to drop the coin on a water resistant unit or have the need to worry about one getting wet.
I mounted a unit in the left lower on my XCT and can reach it while riding if I really feel the need to change the station. I used the standard car mount and commercial velcro to keep it in place at the front of the compartment which allows additional room for EZpass, kickstand puck and a phone behind it with extra room. I used a dockboss adapter from the iPod plug to get the audio under the auxiliary function on the radio. This also allows a way to charge and play from a non Apple phone or audio source. The antenna I routed up under the front fairing so that it is hidden and gets best reception. I have a steel mount for an amplified siren that is a good sized ground plane as well. I used a standard magnetic mount automotive antenna.

Only real complaint I have is in the unit I used the antenna plug can vibrate out at times, older unit and antenna and it may just be wearing out over having an actual issue, "fixed" with a simple rubber band.

All in all it isn't as nice as the factory victory setup but I only spend $30 to get the dockboss so I am content. And if I loose an area with signal I can still stream from my phone app or music library.

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I'm thinking of getting satellite radio on the CCT.....here comes the stupid part....what do I need to do to accomplish this?
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1) Go to the app store on your smart phone and download the sirius app. Pay for the subscription

2) Buy a CableJive dockBoss air Bluetooth adapter for 30-pin dock. Follow the directions and hook it up to your 30 pin plug in the saddlebag.

3) Pair your phone with the dockboss.

4) Pick a sirius station you like.

5) Listen to satellite radio.

Mission accomplished....
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I looked at the bars but did not want to drop the coin on a water resistant unit or have the need to worry about one getting wet.
Sandwich baggies make an excellent water cover ... or, be like me and never ride in rain LOL (well that's not totally true)

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FIAAM Air Horn
PIAA 1100x Lamps
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