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665 one device two antennas

Just found out from garmin and XM radio that if you have one device with two antennas on different bikes that you must have a subscription for each antenna. Does that sound user friendly? I can't listen to music on an antenna without a device. Each antenna gives the radio a different radio ID and neither company can figure out a work around.
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Just found out from garmin and XM radio that if you have one device with two antennas on different bikes that you must have a subscription for each antenna. Does that sound user friendly? I can't listen to music on an antenna without a device. Each antenna gives the radio a different radio ID and neither company can figure out a work around.
Yep It is not right or fair but Sirius/XM wants ALL your money. I would mount the Antenna in such a way that it moves with the GPS or tell XM to stick it where the sun don't shine.

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Re: 665 one device two antennas

Yes, the antenna is the radio. I had mine sitting on the BMW shelf next to the GPS secured with Velcro. I would just would remove them both. On the flip side if you had two GPS units you could use the radio on either one.

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Re: 665 one device two antennas

Who knows the reason why Garmin decided to do it this way. Could be that putting the electrics that the puck holds would have made the 665 a much bigger unit? I'm just guessing. At any rate our 665 stays on the bike along with the puck, I've got another cheaper GPS Garmin model that I use in my truck. The one thing I kinda worry about is somebody taking the antenna off the bike and then I have to go and spend $150.00 for another puck. I can say that the only way they would get the puck off the bike is if they cut the wire and then the thing would be worthless.

Anyway it is what it is and we enjoy the radio and being able to listen to music no matter where were at. I actually have another cheap XM that I used to use on our LT and now use it in the truck. I think it all comes down to convenience and having the XM in the 665 means I don't have to wire up another electric and figure our how to tie it in to our communication system.

Like the other poster wrote you could just install the puck and 665 on the bike so they both can easily be transferred to the other bike/vehicle. I elected not to do this cause I wanted a clean install with very little of the wiring showing.

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