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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Relocated xm antenna (again)

I relocated the antenna from the left side to the right. Still got crap reception. Then relocated it to the top of the radio itself. A little better, but not much.

Now I relocated it to the top of the front brake reservoir. It blends in sitting on top and ran the line down the outside of the brakeline. Reception is MUCH better.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 09:14 PM
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I had a Soft Tail Standard with XM radio and got reception it seemed like 99% of the time. The antenna was mounted by a bracket I bought that attached to the switch housing on the handlebars. I too have placed my Sirius antenna in several locations including to where it is now Velcro-ed to the top of the dash above the radio. I still get crap reception. I wish I could find another one of those handlebar brackets.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 02:15 PM
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I too have had poor reception issues with my xm antenna.I moved it 3 times (all under the fairing)so far and still not happy. I have the Madstad shield and think that may be some of the issue. My last bike came with a smaller xm antenna mounted on the tour pak but I didn't have xm then. I saw on another forum (Gold Wing) that some had mounted theirs on a bracket designed to attach to the luggage rack on the tour pack also. Then I met a FHP motor officer in the smokies last week and asked about the pucks on the saddlebags, and he said they are the antennas for their gps units. What does that tell you? This winter I think I will move mine to the back of the bike, but may have to fabricate a bracket of some sort.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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I gotta say I now love listening to my Sat. Rode all the way into the city for 9/11, around town, and then back home. All the time with my xm on and no drop outs. Before, I would have multiple drop out during EACH SONG.
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