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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone added Satellite Radio to their voyager ? Why is the Kawasaki OEM so expensive? What kind of alternatives has anybody used?
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I was thinking to add siriusxm STRATUS 7 kit with aux cable but never got into it.
I think that would be the cheapest option to add satellite radio.
The STRATUS 7 kit comes with everything you would need to wire it to the bike, but since it is not the factory unit, handlebar controls would not work.

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I installed the STRATUS 7 kit on my voyager and love it. The best part was it cost about $29.00 from amazon and came with 3 months of free service. I then bought another unit and installed it in my truck. All i need to do is pull it off the cradle and slide into the truck cradle and i now have radio in both vehicles. Its true the handle bar controls don't work but the volume does and that's all you need unless yo do a lot of channel surfacing. It does change channels easily enough just push the one of 10 programmed buttons, no problem.
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I was thinking today.... Why not get the Sirius XM app on my phone and use that just as i do for my music??? Then i could bluetooth to my Sena Satellite Radio or connect to Phone cable and output on Voyager Speakers????
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I was thinking today.... Why not get the Sirius XM app on my phone and use that just as i do for my music??? Then i could bluetooth to my Sena Satellite Radio or connect to Phone cable and output on Voyager Speakers????

After seeing this thread earlier today i went and checked this out as well.

I typically stream amazon prime music but finally cancelled after they jacked up the prices to $120 a year. I now share a prime with another person but amazon prime music is only for primary member.

XM streaming was $8 a month but not sure if they require anything else?

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I added the XM oem kit to my Voyager. Yeah expensive but I don't care for cheep 3rd party do-dads and try to patch in wires and cable. Just me.

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I was thinking today.... Why not get the Sirius XM app on my phone and use that just as i do for my music??? Then i could bluetooth to my Sena Satellite Radio or connect to Phone cable and output on Voyager Speakers????
The problem is that XM, at least in Canada, does not offer app streaming only... It's an add-on to your subscription.
If you have valid car subscription for example, you can add online streaming that will let you listen via web player or the app for additional $4 per month.

In the end, at least for now, I have installed an iPod and I also have an ability to hook up my phone where I can play Spotify or any other streaming service.

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