Antenna ideas

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by PeteINny, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. PeteINny

    PeteINny Active Member

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    I just put a Sony Marine radio in my 2008 FLHTP. I used the Hawg Wired Cradle and Hogtunes speakers. Any recomendations on an antenna? I have a king tourpack that is detachable. I have thought about the hidden type of antennas but have heard mixed things about them. Any input would be great.
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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    On my 93 i installed a car antenna inside my fer ring at top worked good got it at swap meet 3 bucks,,
     
  4. PeteINny

    PeteINny Active Member

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    Glider,
    Do you have first hand experience with this antenna? Does anyone have any experience with the j and m hidden power antenna?
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not on my bike but I have put them on other bikes and they work well.
     
  6. PeteINny

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    Glider,
    Thanks, I think I may give them a try. I like the hidden look.
     
  7. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have a powered antenna in my fairing from one of the local auto supply stores and it works great. A lot cheaper than the ones marketed as motorcycle-specific in my opinion.
     
  8. lionsm53

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    I went with one of those $22 dollar hidden ones from streetglidekota on ebay. Seems to do well, but I don't listen to the radio that much..
    Mostly listen to Ipod. Then again, I don't think that bikes look good with antenna's either. JMO..
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Pete; I have the hidden tune trapper type (not positive of brand) in my fairing. I noticed favorite stations fading when in rural areas. I got a $7 shorty black flex antenna from an auto parts, and a "Y" adapter for the antenna wires (on line about $10 shipped). Now I have two antenna's when the tour pack is on, one antenna when tour pack is off. I use the whip antenna for long trips, the reception is stronger. Between the antennas, mp3,
    and a cd with hours of music, I seldom have to listen to the pipes anymore.:D
     
  10. PeteINny

    PeteINny Active Member

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    Thanks for the ideas