My Roady was a Christmas gift from my daughter. Installed the tuner on the left pocket and the antenna on the instrument visor. I used a Radio Shack ground loop modulator on the aux audio connection and stuffed some aluminum foil inside the visor for a little ground plane.
Reception is great, even in the garage.
We will be trying it out on a long trip as soon as it STOPS RAINING!!!
I bought the FM modulator power plug and don't seem to get any extra engine noise. I ran the antenna (all the extra wire) from the radio to the left side fairing and back up to the goldwing emblem on the dash. Seems to work just fine. How did you put the foil in the visor? Is it open on the backside? I've never noticed.
Enjoy the storm, we are finished with it up here for now.
With the "meter panel" removed you can access the inside of the hood from the under side.
I don't know if the foil helps, but it made sense with the Roady's Ground Plane Dependent antenna.