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11-13-2015, 11:33 AM,
#1
Sirius XM issues
I have had my 2014 Deluxe for approximately 6 months now and have had problems with the Sirius radio that comes with the GPS.
It's been in 4 times now to have the problem fixed, but nothing works.
Radio keeps cutting out no matter where I am riding.
Has anybody had the same problem?

Seems to me the antenna should be outside of the fairing and not underneath it.
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05-30-2016, 08:00 PM,
#2
RE: Sirius XM issues
(11-13-2015, 11:33 AM)rbeaulieu31 Wrote: I have had my 2014 Deluxe for approximately 6 months now and have had problems with the Sirius radio that comes with the GPS.
It's been in 4 times now to have the problem fixed, but nothing works.
Radio keeps cutting out no matter where I am riding.
Has anybody had the same problem?

Seems to me the antenna should be outside of the fairing and not underneath it.

I am picking mine up tomorrow. I will let you know if I see the same thing. I had it before in one of my cars and got rid of it when the economy tanked and I had some new bills spring up. I did notice that it wasn't as reliable in the spring and summer when I drove on certain roads that were covered in trees. I was hoping that something new happened and they fixed it by now.

I loved the no commercial part of it. I have a 35 - 45 mile ride to and from work. When I can ride the whole way and not hear one song, that was the last straw.
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05-30-2016, 08:23 PM,
#3
RE: Sirius XM issues
(05-30-2016, 08:00 PM)woogiedaddy Wrote:
(11-13-2015, 11:33 AM)rbeaulieu31 Wrote: I have had my 2014 Deluxe for approximately 6 months now and have had problems with the Sirius radio that comes with the GPS.
It's been in 4 times now to have the problem fixed, but nothing works.
Radio keeps cutting out no matter where I am riding.
Has anybody had the same problem?

Seems to me the antenna should be outside of the fairing and not underneath it.

I am picking mine up tomorrow. I will let you know if I see the same thing. I had it before in one of my cars and got rid of it when the economy tanked and I had some new bills spring up. I did notice that it wasn't as reliable in the spring and summer when I drove on certain roads that were covered in trees. I was hoping that something new happened and they fixed it by now.

I loved the no commercial part of it. I have a 35 - 45 mile ride to and from work. When I can ride the whole way and not hear one song, that was the last straw.
Thanks.
Currently having to drive with the GPS cover down in order to get any reception.
Hoping this gets fixed soon.
Not too happy with Yamaha about the service I've been getting about this issue.
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06-04-2016, 12:17 AM,
#4
RE: Sirius XM issues
OK, I got mine on Tuesday and I think that there is more to it than that. I haven't had a chance to dig into it, but I can't see paying for the sirius with the reception as bad as it is. I am going to check for some loose connections. These aren't factory installs from what I can tell. Maybe a jr tech did the install and something isn't quite right. I have short outages even with the internal mp3 player. Really seems like a loose connection on mine
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06-04-2016, 03:09 PM,
#5
Sirius XM issues
I just picked up a 13 model, it was missing the Garmin so I picked one up cheap. It would not recognize the XM antenna. Luckily the new one came with the mounts, so I troubleshot for a while and found that the mount was the culprit. New mount and all is good for XM. Being an old school audio guy, the cutting out of the music no matter the source leads me to believe the amp is being overdriven. It is a small amp and I have noticed that it cuts out mostly on bass notes. I am going to source a larger capacity amp and try it out.
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06-05-2016, 08:09 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-05-2016, 08:16 AM by rbeaulieu31.)
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RE: Sirius XM issues
(06-04-2016, 12:17 AM)woogiedaddy Wrote: OK, I got mine on Tuesday and I think that there is more to it than that. I haven't had a chance to dig into it, but I can't see paying for the sirius with the reception as bad as it is. I am going to check for some loose connections. These aren't factory installs from what I can tell. Maybe a jr tech did the install and something isn't quite right. I have short outages even with the internal mp3 player. Really seems like a loose connection on mine

Thanks for the info.
Mine was factory installed. They replaced the chrome cover, thinking there was interference coming from the chrome.
They also replaced the amp saying that it acts as a signal booster. Now they are going to try replacing the antenna thinking maybe there is a defect in the antenna. If that doesn't work they want to mount the antenna somewhere on the outside of the fairing. I haven't heard back from them yet. they say they are waiting to get the part # from the manufacturer, even though I can get the part on a handful of websites.
I still have to ride with the cover down or it keeps cutting out on me no matter if there is cloud cover, tree coverage, or if it's as clear as can be.

Let me know what you find.
Thanks again

(06-04-2016, 03:09 PM)catang5oh Wrote: I just picked up a 13 model, it was missing the Garmin so I picked one up cheap. It would not recognize the XM antenna. Luckily the new one came with the mounts, so I troubleshot for a while and found that the mount was the culprit. New mount and all is good for XM. Being an old school audio guy, the cutting out of the music no matter the source leads me to believe the amp is being overdriven. It is a small amp and I have noticed that it cuts out mostly on bass notes. I am going to source a larger capacity amp and try it out.
Thanks for the post.

I have an extra mount that came with the garmin gps.
Maybe I'll try changing it and see if that helps. I really think Yamaha should know this being they supposedly test there equipment for these types of flaws.

Thanks again
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06-05-2016, 07:26 PM,
#7
Sirius XM issues
That's the problem, Yamaha uses Garmin mount and GPS which have a history of being crap. I read tons of reviews and wasn't impressed. Harley went away from the Garmin and probably because of the same issues.
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