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      This kit is what I used and is on sale right now at Best Buy - not for $50, but still a decent deal.

      All sensitive electronics are in the fairing, enclosed in a zip lock plastic bag with zip ties tightening around where the wires exit th bag. Like many products in the marketplace, my homebrew solution is not "water proof" but rather "water resistant". It is unlikely to get all that wet inside the fairing.

      All power connections were made with these "shrink style butt connectors" and the main leads to the battery (fused and come in the kit) are also shrink wrapped over that.

      I decided put the control unit inside the glovebox, which has been dry on my bike and dry enough to have an exposed usb port inside.

      I don't look for rain to ride in, but I have been caught on longer trips and have ridden in 3 - 4 hours of continuous rain and the glove box remained dry.

      I am confident enough in my solution that I am willing to risk $50 worth of hardware.

      I note that I may have to upgrade the antenna (as is documented elsewhere here). The puck works well, but something as simple as the windshield position seems to interfere with the reception, in my case when riding in a southern direction. More experimentation to come.

      Now the installation is hidden - the only problem is it is inconvenient to change stations while underway. I typically listen for hours at a time - so I can wait until the next stop or just pull over for 30 seconds to change the station when I want.

      Just my simple solution to setting up Sirius XM. There are probably better ways...

      Regards.
       
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      This kit is what I used and is on sale right now at Best Buy - not for $50, but still a decent deal.

      All sensitive electronics are in the fairing, enclosed in a zip lock plastic bag with zip ties tightening around where the wires exit th bag. Like many products in the marketplace, my homebrew solution is not "water proof" but rather "water resistant". It is unlikely to get all that wet inside the fairing.

      All power connections were made with these "shrink style butt connectors" and the main leads to the battery (fused and come in the kit) are also shrink wrapped over that.

      I decided put the control unit inside the glovebox, which has been dry on my bike and dry enough to have an exposed usb port inside.

      I don't look for rain to ride in, but I have been caught on longer trips and have ridden in 3 - 4 hours of continuous rain and the glove box remained dry.

      I am confident enough in my solution that I am willing to risk $50 worth of hardware.

      I note that I may have to upgrade the antenna (as is documented elsewhere here). The puck works well, but something as simple as the windshield position seems to interfere with the reception, in my case when riding in a southern direction. More experimentation to come.

      Now the installation is hidden - the only problem is it is inconvenient to change stations while underway. I typically listen for hours at a time - so I can wait until the next stop or just pull over for 30 seconds to change the station when I want.

      Just my simple solution to setting up Sirius XM. There are probably better ways...

      Regards.
      What was the antenna upgrade? Could not open the link.
       

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