Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gold Country, CA, USA
Re: 2002 radio questions since I don't use the cassette or the CD player
On my Garmin 2730 with GXM-30, I use a cassette adaptor to listen to the XM. Sounds better than tuning to a radio station IMO (you have the option of not hard-wiring the XM at all, if you don't want to). I drilled a small hole on the left side of the oddments box, and wired her in. My '01 doesn't have an "auxilliary in" jack like I think the newer LTs have.
I could have gone straight into my Autcom, but wanted to be able to use the LT volume controls, rather than those on the Garmin.
BTW, the cassette adaptor was $24.95 at Best Buy, I think. It has the standard 3.5 mm audio jack on it, and a "cassette tape" on the other end. I had to buy an extension audio cable (male at both ends - they didn't have a cable that was male/female for some reason), and a coupler (two female ends) to extend the cable from my BMR shelf to the oddments box.
An additional side note: I found that using the Dolby Noise reduction on the LT cassette deck makes it sound better too. When you first use the cassette adaptor, you may hear some hiss; the Dolby eliminates that.
I have also removed the CD changer to give my pillion extra cargo space, since CDs are old school.
CCR: 2008, Midway; 2011, Boise; 2012, Duluth; 2014, Chattanooga. MOA: Billings, 2015; SLC, 2017
CCR-R: 2018, Russellville
'13 K1600 GTL-P - "Eva"
Sold but "beloved" ride: K12 LT - "Pepe"
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Last edited by hallzee; Apr 25th, 2009 at 11:26 am.