Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tuscola (S. of Abilene), TX, USA
Garmin 2730 Audio static/poor transmission
When I installed the 2730 with XM radio and took a test ride I temporarily connected to power at the 12v power socket on bike. No problem--tuned radio on bike to selected channel and the XM transmission audio was clear. However, when I hard-wired into dash light, I get poor transmission and static. When all the wires are pulled out of the dash and I move them around I can get an antenna effect and in the "just right" position the sound is clear. When I go back to the cord to power it from the 12v accessory plug it is clear.
By the way, all these problems are present with the engine off or on.
Any ideas for the electronically challenged?
'02 Silver R1150RT