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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-29-2016, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Why Relocate Your Antenna

Plenty of guys on this site have talked about relocating there antenna in there fairing on their Rushmores and I thought I would add a different way other then in the fairing or moving it down with the other kit that Harley offers. I have also read that some guys are having terrible reception after relocating in their fairing. What I did is I purchased a Harley flexible short antenna and just flexed it forward and placed it under the four point docking unit. I have been doing this for sometime now, now that I have a detachable Razor pack and not only do I still get great reception but I don't have to relocate the anntena in the faring or under the seat or relocated it down further. Here are two pictures showing what I did. I have had several guys say wow why didn't I think of that. By the way, the anntena doesn't effect my wife at all while riding two up.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-29-2016, 12:46 PM
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Looks good...I keep wanting to do something with mine. I wonder with all the safety product recalls, why HD hasn't changed the antennae just on the possibility of someone poking out and eye
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That's what I do when I place my cover on the bike.
I've never tried it while riding but I rarely listen to the FM as I have XM and an Ipod on my Ride.
I'll hafta give it a try tonight when I leave work for home.
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I relocated mine cause it was a nuisance and looked like caca. Plus planned on updating the rear end and antenna wouldn't fit in factory location. No loss in reception for me
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When I uncovered my bike last night I left the antenna under the docking hardware and rode home.
I put on the FM and had no problem at all receiving the channels.
I don't mind my antenna showing when I'm riding so I won't leave it under the docking hardware.
It's just nice to know that it works there tough
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Thanks for sharing what looks like a great idea. If only I had a Special. Ultras are a little different, and as far as I'm concerned, not in a good way when it comes to the rear end. Mine has the removable tour pak. The kit came with a hokey pokey antenna relocation kit, that attaches to the bottom rear bracket making fugly even fuglier. Started to opt for the fairing relocation kit, and tech said same thing; they suck. Obviously reception depends on the area you're riding in as well as signal strength of nearby radio stations. Anyway, he said the alternative was to run the antenna along the frame and under the gas tank, so I went that route. Outta sight, outta mind, and oh yeah, reception sucks, but not at the cost of the fairing relocation kit. When I want music, I just listen to music I've downloaded to a thumb drive.
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Which short antenna did you buy, the shorty they sell for road glides and street glides or the flexible antenna for tour packs? What is the part number of the antenna you bought?
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Which short antenna did you buy, the shorty they sell for road glides and street glides or the flexible antenna for tour packs? What is the part number of the antenna you bought?
Sorry Man but I don't have the part number.
It is a Harley short flex antenna and every dealership sells them right off the rack.
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Great idea! Approx how long is the short flexible antenna you put on?
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I put this one on my RGU : KLiK

It works just fine around town. No idea if it works out further out, but it's outta the way when I cover the bike.
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