XM30 Antenna Applications
XM Antenna
Applications and Ideas
The Concept
What do I do with the XM30 Antenna?

First lets clarify; the XM30 is not only an antenna it also IS the XM radio. The Zumo 550 is just an interface, as it is with your phone. The Zumo 550 is not a telephone it just interfaces YOUR phone via Bluetooth.

The XM30 antenna can attach wherever you want, on the fender, on a glove box, on the rear rack, on the tankbag, anywhere as long as it has a clear view of the southern skies. That’s where the XM satellites hang out. In other words you cannot put it IN your tankbag or IN your glove box.

Before you jump on this project there are some things you may want to consider.

The Zumo 550 comes with a car cradle so you can move the Zumo 550 by just clicking it out of the motorcycle cradle and clicking it into the car cradle. WOW now I have my Zumo in the car! BUT what about the XM30 antenna?

Since the antenna IS the XM radio, you subscribe to the antenna for XM service, not the Zumo 550. So if you want XM you need to bring the XM30 along with you in the 4 wheeler or other moto.

When RKA builds you a complete system we use the XM30 antenna extension cable, attaching it to the Zumo Cradle then running it ALL into the control box inside the bag. We then zip tie all the excess cable and run the other end back out leaving the end exposed about 3 inches, in effect making a pig tail for the antenna to attach to.

THINK ABOUT THIS ….. We do it this way because it would be very hard to take the XM cable from the Zumo cradle and move the antenna every time you want to move it to the four wheeler or another moto.

With the pigtail setup you just unplug the antenna from the pigtail, pick it up and carry it to the dash of your four-wheeler or other moto.

These photos and instructions are ONLY SUGGETSIONS, has every moto is different.

XM Antenna
Applications and Ideas

In your four wheeler
Transfered Antenna to dash and plugged into cradle
Transfered Zumo to dash and into cradle
Transfered Zumo to dash and into cradle, with additonal Radar cradle and Escort 9500

XM Antenna
Applications and Ideas

On the Tankbag
A little 3M Dual Lock on the mapcase.
(Velcro from HELL :-) )
A little 3M Dual Lock on the XM bracket.
(Velcro from HELL :-) )
SNAP together
Place XM30 on bracket.
It's magnetic.
Run cable to the front of the bag
Zip tied in a nice thin length
Slide the length of extra XM cable into the portal
More
More
Done
Nice and neat and easy to remove and take with you to your car or moto

XM Antenna
Applications and Ideas

On the Moto
A little 3M Dual Lock on the panel.
(Velcro from HELL :-) )
A little 3M Dual Lock on the XM bracket.
SNAP together
(Velcro from HELL :-) )
Place XM30 on bracket.
It's magnetic.
Zip tied in a nice thin length
Slide the length of extra XM cable under the panel
More, Done