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Zumo 665 Sat Radio Problem

Recently relocated my Zumo 665 from handlebars to an Iron Aces mount on the guage housing. Now my Sat radio signal periodically drops out. Fairing mounted antenna. No past issues. When watching the signal strength indicator on the Zumo, it drops to no bars periodically when I know I have good Sat signal. I did not "mess" with anything in the fairing during the install. I'm scratchin' my melon over this! Help!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-26-2014, 03:40 PM
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I had the same problem and ended up mounting the xm antenna behind the windshield. I have a Madstad so a fabricated a bracket that works great and I have yet to lose signal since I raised the antenna.


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I had the same problem and ended up mounting the xm antenna behind the windshield. I have a Madstad so a fabricated a bracket that works great and I have yet to lose signal since I raised the antenna.
Pictures please!!!!!! I have been having the same issues and after having moved it around under the fairing was going to do something outside like you did. Your application is similar to mine with the Madstad. Iam beginning to believe that may have something to do with the problem. Again, any pictures or description would be helpful.
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I have noticed the dropping of the xm signal since I moved it inside the fairing. I wonder if there is other device signals that are interfering with the xm and causing it to cut out. I will also move the antenna back out and see if it helps.
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Pictures please!!!!!! I have been having the same issues and after having moved it around under the fairing was going to do something outside like you did. Your application is similar to mine with the Madstad. Iam beginning to believe that may have something to do with the problem. Again, any pictures or description would be helpful.
I will try to post some pics this afternoon or tomorrow AM. The problem with the inside fairing is the usually the antenna is not level. Also, signals from behind the fairing are blocked by gauges, the rider, etc. I just attached an L bracket to the top left Madstad bracket, leveled it and it works great.

I had tried mounting right up by the left mirror but had the same problem. The mirror and my body blocked the signals. XM is a very low power signal so it doesn't take much to attenuate it.


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Here's some pics. I still have to route the XM cable down behind the antenna. No rush on that right now.
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I have my Roadtech Zummo 665 XM antenna in my right side glove box.
I drilled a small hole through the inner fairing to route the cable.
Works just fine.
When I occasionally lose the signal it's not from where it's located as opposed to lack of satellite signal.
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Thanks for the pictures Captain. During this next winter down time I will do the same. I have not been happy with the interrupted signal, and I have moved it a number of times under the fairing. Another solution would be to move up to the 2015 now that it has been released! No---- your fix would be cheaper!!
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Thanks for the pictures Captain. During this next winter down time I will do the same. I have not been happy with the interrupted signal, and I have moved it a number of times under the fairing. Another solution would be to move up to the 2015 now that it has been released! No---- your fix would be cheaper!!
By the way, my bracket is an old CB radio bracket. I sanded and primed, then painted. It's a light steel so the XM antenna magnet sticks right to it.


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