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    XM Radio antenna placement

    I ride an R1200GS Adventure, bought a Garmin Zumo 665 and am wondering where others place the antenna on the bike, and do you stick it there or has anyone figured out how to put it on and take it off? Thanks for the help, I'm a new guy here so I'll probably be asking more! Cheers, Gregg

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    On my GS I put it up on the left rear view mirror. It worked really well. The signal wasn't blocked by motorcycle parts or by me.

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    Thanks

    Thanks, Caos, I'll look at that, sounds like a good choice. Stash

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    They say to keep it a foot away from the Zumo. I haven't tested that theory, but it's not far beyond a foot on my bike (not a GS).
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    I forgot who sells it but it is a bracket that you attach to the zumo mount. It has a small tray (the same size as the antenea) that the antenea sits on. It is a clean and slick little unit that keeps everything together. I'll try to find out where I got this thing.

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    Here is the link to see the platform to mount the zumo and the antenea. This is really nice because everything is kept in one place and the whole package easily pops off the bike to be stowed.

    http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-sat...?rating=5stars

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    I've got an antenna that I know works on a Zumo 550 and a 2730. PM me if anyone's interested! (Moderator, I apologize if this is an inappropriate "sales pitch" in this forum.)
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    Here is the response of a guy from the above link who wrote:




    Whitehair
    Irving, Texas
    July 26, 2010
    GOOD

    This is an excellent mount. The one thing I caution buyers on is to check with the Radio Manufacture to see what distance you need between the radio and antenna. I mounted the mount behind the GPS mount but my XM reception is not as good. I later found out the Zumo 665 antenna should be a minimium of 3 inces from the unit, with a recommendation of 11 inches. I just need to move the mount for the antenna.

    Pros: great mount
    Cons: none
    Recommend? YES

    As stated above, he had the garmin 665. I just looked at the unit and now I realize it is not like the zumo 550. OOps.

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    thanks

    Outstanding info, thanks for the help.

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