Hidden antenna

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by RicanGlider, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. RicanGlider

    RicanGlider Active Member

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    Hello All:D

    Has anyone used a hidden antenna on your ride? do they work? if so, what brand is best and where buy it?

    I took advantage of the forum discount and ordered a set of fairing speakers for my EGC. :s
    Since I have to take the fairing out to install them I would like to install a hidden antenna because my next mod is the tour pak detach kit.:yes

    any input will be appreciated:51:
    Thanks,

    :bigsmiley24:
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Tune trappers are supposed to be a good unit and work better than the stock antenna. They also have a money back guarantee to work better than stock antennas.

    Motorcycle Hidden Antenna (TT2C2)
     
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  3. RicanGlider

    RicanGlider Active Member

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    Hello Glider:D

    Thanks for the fast reply:p

    Neat, I haven't seen this style of hidden antennas, after reading they info looks like the its the one.
    Am also getting one for my boat:bigsmiley23:
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Way to go!:s
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Have you checked the radio for the antenna trimmer? Changing antennas to another type should be trimmed before you button it up.

    It's usually a small hole with a screw located below the tuner knob somewhere, some radios have it on the back near the antenna plug.
    You turn slowly left and right with the radio tuned to a very weak station and you stop when the signal is the strongest.
     
  6. RicanGlider

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    Hello Smitty901,:)

    Thank you for you input, I guess it's normal for AM stations be to crappy with hidden antennas.
    Am going to the dealer today to see what the antenna relo kit looks like on a bike. Maybe pick up a few other goodies.:reyes

    Thanks.:bigsmiley24:
     
  7. RicanGlider

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    Actually no sleep loss due to no AM reception! :D just is good to have more options.

    I have XM radio for about 2 years now, I was planning on installing it on the bike eventually.


    Thank you for the warning,:s I know what you mean, I loss my mind when I had my V-Rod. No damage done today! I want to save some money for a less sofa looking seat.:p
     
  8. ToWhlRidr

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    I have a 96 FLHTCI and put a detachable rack on and purchased a hidden antenna off of EBAY. I can't wait to get the antenna installed and see how well it work. A friend of mine has one and his works great. Not sure which one he purchased. I will be happy if it works in town, mostly, I will be using my MP3 when out on the hwy.
     
  9. RicanGlider

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    Hello ToWhlRidr:D

    I hope it work out for you, I think am going with the one Glider recommended, its almost a full size antenna, so it should be pretty good as compared to a small box.
    I might order it tonight, I want to install my new speakers and the antenna at the same time since am having the fairing out.

    I got an email from Pez today, the speakers were shipped out.:skipping
     
  10. ToWhlRidr

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    I also order speakers from J&M Corp and received them a couple of days ago. Unfortuately, I don't have a heated garage and the temp is down around the teens and the single digits. Looks like I won't get them installed for awhile.