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Old 06-22-2004
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Those portable, plugin receivers are a smart way to go. I didn't go that way and I kinda wish I had. I have a Kenwood set w/ the receiver built in (actually it sits under the passenger seat in the truck). I cannot bring it into the house, which really sucks. I was flipping through the Crutchfield circular yesterday and saw a very nice looking Audiovox setup for Sirius that would be really nice. It has the docking stations for the house and car and all. The only downside is that it is not intergrated into your system, which mine is.

I also got stiffed on the contract apparently. When I signed up it was like $12 or something per mo for a yearly 'contract'. :(


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Yes, it is cheaper now than it was when I signed up. Best way to go is to get the seperate portable tuner then get a head unit with an aux in for the best sound. In the Audi I have the wireless FM modulator cause I can't tear the company car up, and they won't have Sirius in the TT until next year but every other Audi has it now. The Ranger has the docking station mouted to the center console. Usually I am on a motorcycle so I can't listen to the radio anyway. Julie drives the TT to work with Sirius. If we take the truck somewhere we just pop it in there. When we are on the patio we pop it into the garage base station for the outdoor speakers and garage radio. I son't use it in the house much, not in the summer anyway.
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That's awesome. I remember you asking around about FM modulators, glad you got it worked out.. A company TT sure is living the rough life! And who says you can't listen to the tunes on the bike?!
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I guess you can hear the radio in New Hampshire since you don't have to wear a helmet.

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That's awesome. I remember you asking around about FM modulators, glad you got it worked out.. A company TT sure is living the rough life! And who says you can't listen to the tunes on the bike?!
Well I have to pay for it, but it's a pretty good deal seeing as how Audi owns my soul.

I don't want it on the bike, I don't like distractions when I ride.

I'm not happy with the sound quality of the wireless FM in the car. I may use the FM out jack assuming I can hook the Audi antenna to the adapter. I haven't found out if the Krauts use a funky antenna adapter or not.
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III. If federal law is altered so that the mandatory wearing of protective headgear on motorcycles by persons less than 18 years of age is not required as a condition to the receipt by the state of any federal funds, paragraphs I and II shall be void.
Man I love this state! I actaully wasn't aware of this. As this page (link) indicates, my state isn't too clear as to what they are enforcing these days. But it would seem our entire helmet law has been repealed! Awesome! Man it's nice to be free.. Now if we could only get Mass to see the light. Yeah, not likely, I know!

But you've just gotta love the way the feds blackmail states, don't you? That's how the 'national speedlimit' worked too. The feds cannot write laws like that, the states have to. So basically they threatened to withhold highway funding if states didn't 'comply'. Sounds like blackmail to me! The national drinking age of 21 is pretty much the same way. Someone once told me that Louisiana was holding out at 18 for a long time. Wonder if their roads suck..

Although I was actually thinking of embedding an ear-peice in my full-faced brain bucket. While I live in a state that permits me the freedom of choice, I do generally choose to wear the bucket.


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The law doesn't bother me, I would always wear a helmet anyway. I always wear leathers too, no matter how hot it is.

I'd say it is unlikely that Mass will do anything as far as repeal goes, I remember a few years back they were proposing that drivers of all motor vehicles wear helmets. We have seat belt laws here too, but I never wear my seat belt when I ride my motorcycle.

Louisiana held out until the early to mid 90's as I recall. Once you're 21 that doesn't matter to you anymore though.

I'm climbing mount washington with the TT in a couple weeks.

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Live free or die, brother!
Hell yeah!

No, my brothers and sisters in Mass are FAR to liberal to consider repealing their helmet law. I'll just be happy knowing that they don't enforce jack **** when it comes to the definition of a 'helmet'. When my dad rides down there he uses his 'beanie' w/ the home-made DOT sticker on the back.. ..Right next to the 'Helmet Laws Suck' sticker!

Full leathers? Thought you said you rode around in dockers in a post over at ORR?! I MOSTLY ride w/ a full-face bucket, blue jeans, steel-toed boots w/ nice grippy soles and a Tour Master textile riding jacket. Like you, I usually wear all that crap no matter how hot it gets. I say mostly as I have been known to go w/o when the spirit moves me and I've got a short ride ahead, like today. What drives me nuts is the guys that come across the border from Mass that are ridding in shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers but they've got a full-face Arai helmet on! F'ing dumb..

..Toss a wave as you zip by on your way up to the Mount! I'll see it, honest!


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By leathers I meant jacket and gloves.
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When I bought my truck, there was a simple, rectangular hole in the dash where the radio should go. I got a $90 Pioneer radio with USB connection and put it in, very much worth the small cost and very easy to install. All of the wire connections were present, so all I needed to do was get the wire adapter, properly connect all of the wires, and slide the radio into the dash with the mounting bracket. Easy peasy.
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Holy guacamole batman, this has to be the all time record for Zombie thread resurrection. It does however prove the search function is working properly and the entire database is still there.
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lol I didn't even look at the dates. Just thought I'd put forth my two cents. :P
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