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« on: April 16, 2015, 10:38:27 pm »
I have Sirius subscription tied to a small portable receiver and I want to use it on the new bike.  It's output is either 3.5mm round plug or FM radio signal.  The FM signal isn't ideal since we wander in and out of different local radio frequencies and it picks up a bit of interference.  So the options appear to be:

1) going through the USB port in the storage bin (is there a USB port on the radio itself?)
2) using some sort of 3.5mm to Bluetooth transmitter/adapter
3) using the 3.5mm GPS input (would that work?)

Anyone have any advice?
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Re: audio in
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 11:11:43 am »
Hi gwcrim,

We don't have Sirius over here in the UK, so I don't know much about it,
but is it not possible to transfer the subscription over to the Trophy's built in Sirius radio ?

If that's not what you're wanting to do, and want to be able to use the portable device elsewhere too,
then you could use the GPS audio input  if you are not connecting a GPS device there.

Have a look at the article on "HOW TO : Fit Triumph Sat Nav Mount and Garmin 600
by Member davybull for information on locating and accessing the Audio connection.

You would need a connection cable with a 3.5mm stereo SOCKET on the end to connect to the Trophy PLUG,
and then whatever you need to plug into your portable receiver.

Conceivably you could fit a new panel mounted connector inside the Glove box,
and run the wire down to the Sat Nav connector, then you would just need a short patch cable,
with your portable device located inside the Glove box,
which could also pick up a power supply from the socket in there if needed.

To listen to the portable radio you would need to select "NAV" as the Audio source from the Menu.

Hope that gives you some ideas  :028:


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Re: audio in
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 02:30:15 pm »
Good luck dealing with customer service at Sirius/XM with regards to transferring your subscription, but I do agree with Coconut, that is your best option.
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Re: audio in
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 03:18:01 pm »
The beauty of my receiver is that I take it from one vehicle to another and then to my office.  No need to transfer the subscription.   I semi-permanently mount a cradle in all my vehicles.  The receiver is smaller than a pack of smokes.

I appreciate all the input. Guess I'll have to see what method works best for me.
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Re: audio in
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 03:31:59 pm »
I still have a "Roadie" XM radio unit that I haven't used for a few years now, but it worked well in my truck before I traded it in on one that had satellite radio.  On the FM transmission, I was always able to tune it to an FM frequency that had no traffic on it, because I think it had 4 on the low end and 4 on the high end built into the unit.  If there is an audio out on it (I don't remember without going to find it and look) you may connect it to a Sena SM10 bluetooth transmitte if you want to get it into a helmet bluetooth system, or you could look at Tork speakers (+ their amplifier if you need more volume) that already have a male 3.5mm plug to connect to the receiver.  I never had any trouble converting remaining satellite radio subscription to a new vehicle, and even converted 2 into 1 when I traded a second vehicle along with the primary as trade-in on a single vehicle.  That was a year and a half ago and a lot of things may have changed since then.
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Re: audio in
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 04:13:23 pm »
Coconut, you are a wealth of information.  Do you happen to know if there is another USB port under the bodywork?  Possibly on the radio where the port for the storage bin plugs in? 
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Re: audio in
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 04:40:47 pm »
Do you happen to know if there is another USB port under the bodywork?
Possibly on the radio where the port for the storage bin plugs in?

Not as far as I know - you could send a PM to UK Member Gordon3xBBB
who has recently removed the Audio Unit from his SE, ( See here : Audio Unit Removal )
so he should be able to tell you more about the connections to the unit,
but I'm pretty sure there are no other useable USB ports anywhere.




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Re: audio in
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 07:33:06 pm »
Hi again, here's another thought if you don't fancy messing about with wiring
or pulling panels off etc, but do fancy spending $40 !

Have a look at this : LAYEN Bluetooth Transmitter / Receiver

Obviously not tested ( well not by me ! )  with the Trophy Bluetooth audio, but it "should" work !

Plug the 3.5mm jack into your portable Sirius radio headphone output socket,
and Pair the Layen device to the Trophy as "DEVICE 2"

The Layen has a rechargeable battery that will give a few hours use,
and measures just 5.4 x 4.4 x 0.9 inches.

If your Portable Sirius device will fit in the Glove box, together with tis device,
you could connect a USB lead to provide Power,
or even use the Power Socket in the Glove box
with one of those "Power Jolt" type USB power adapters,
( which you could also rig up in the Top Box if you have one ).

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