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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to decided between Road Tech 660 and 665

Ok...I've done a TON of reading and research and I understand both of these units very well...what they will do, won't do, connections...all the stuff.

But, here's what I'm wrestling with right now...do I put the extra money into the 665 just to have the option for XM. I've never had XM on any motorcycle or car.

So...for those of you who have the 665...honestly...how much do you use the XM?

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I have xm/ Sirius In my car and luv it

I'm a big Howard stern fan and the classic vinyl station is great. If you hate having to listen to commercials
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I have xm/ Sirius In my car and luv it

I'm a big Howard stern fan and the classic vinyl station is great. If you hate having to listen to commercials
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Well said!! I love Classic Vinyl. I used to listen to XM all the time, but then I found the invention known as an iPod. LOL!! If it wasn't for that, I'd still be rocking my XM


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Never had sat radio, so can't comment on that

I use a $100 Garmin nuvi 265WT -

at that price, I can stick it in my pocket if it starts raining.

and a $30 MP3 player, sansa, does require loading up tunes.

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Thanks for the reply.

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Never had sat radio, so can't comment on that

I use a $100 Garmin nuvi 265WT -

at that price, I can stick it in my pocket if it starts raining.

and a $30 MP3 player, sansa, does require loading up tunes.
Sure something to think about. Only problem with throwing it in my pocket is I'm going to do the Historic Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica later this year and I'm sure there will be times I'll be riding in the rain. The only way to do the Historic Route with certainty is by a downloadable GPS map. (Too hard to stop and read maps for every turn.)

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I use to have XM on my bike. I used a portable unit "Roady II". I loved it. Then they merged with Sirrius, which I thought would imporve it but they got rid of my favorite station (X country). I still have it in my car but listen to an Ipod on the bike. Most of the music I have on the Ipod I found by listening to X country. In my opinion XM is worth a try. You may find something you really like. I have no idea what the price is for the receiver built into the GPS but I would probably be better than using the portable units. They seem to last only a couple years on a bike. I know you can get an XM module for the stereo unit but they are kind of high.
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I use to have XM on my bike. I used a portable unit "Roady II". I loved it. Then they merged with Sirrius, which I thought would imporve it but they got rid of my favorite station (X country). I still have it in my car but listen to an Ipod on the bike. Most of the music I have on the Ipod I found by listening to X country. In my opinion XM is worth a try. You may find something you really like. I have no idea what the price is for the receiver built into the GPS but I would probably be better than using the portable units. They seem to last only a couple years on a bike. I know you can get an XM module for the stereo unit but they are kind of high.
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I have been using the HD Road Tec XM setup on my RG since they came out with it in I think '06. It's been a great addition to the bike and I rarely listen to AM, FM or the CD. It's just now starting to F up, some of the buttons are failing. So that said, I am also interested in the 665. I use a Zumo 550 now for trips and the handlebars get pretty busy with all those gizmos attached. It's just the...cough...gulp..thousand dollars that's holding me back. Tell me it's worth it.

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I added the XM Module to my RG and that is my predominant music source. No commercials, and I can bounce around to whatever style of music I'm in the mood for. 70s, 80s, 90s, Country, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic Vinyl. A ton of great channels!! Channels also stay with you as you travel between cities. Gives me some great options when my wife is riding too...tailored to her preference.

I am still planning to purchase the 665 at some point. We're planning some long trips and the weather alerts would be a nice function. I would not pay for that service every month, but I like to have the option to turn it on if I need it.

XM had some great deals when signing up for a year, but you have to do your homework in advance. They don't tell you about those deals when you call.

Just my two cents, but makes riding an even more enjoyable experience.

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