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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-17-2015, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hidden antennae

The bike is stripped down to the chassis for new paint and powder so I'm taking the opportunity to do a few other upgrades and clean a few thing up. I want to get rid of the antennas and was looking at the J&M hidden ones, both Am/FM and CB. I don't really use the CB but it's all wired for it so I don't want to get rid of it either. I'm putting in HID headlights and an amp and I've heard that HID's can interfere with the hidden antenna. Has anyone ever mounted one in the saddle bags? I Thought of puttin them in the tour pak but it's detachable so i don't always have it on the bike. I already have the cables run back to connectors mounted on the saddlebag supports as part of the quick detach kit.

Open to other ideas as well. I've seen where some people slide the antennae under the fender rail covers. Has anyone had luck with the shorty ones mounted down by the fender? They're not going back on the tour Pak. The mounts have already been removed and the painter is going to fill the holes before shooting the new color.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-17-2015, 07:39 PM
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I put my shorty under the side cover. It works fairly well with FM. I'm sure the range is cut way down but I really don't use FM much. The WB comes in sometimes and sometimes no. I figure if I really need the WB I'll stop and pull the cover off then stuff it back in once I hear the forcast. If I used it a lot this probably would not be a great set up but it works for me.
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Im curious about this to. Going to upgrade the audio in the next couple weeks and would like to get rid of that big ole antenna.

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I think in gonna go ahead and order the J&M antennae and do some tests in the garage. I'll try the bags and he fairing before I remove any wiring
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surely boy ,,,,,,

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I have the original long antenna mounted in my fender strut, and it's basically useless.

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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well John, I guess you'd be the very man to ask. Have you guys tried mounting the hidden antennae anywhere else? Or have you found interference to be an issue if there's an amp or HID's in the fairing?

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I use the J&M hidden fairing antennae. I don't use WB or CB, FM only. Seems to work OK, then again I don't use FM much either so it could suck for all I know. I guess reception is a matter of perception, in my case my setup works for what I want.


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I'll report back after this weekend about mine. Same JM antenna... I also have to take faring off to install EZpass in the nose.

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I have hidden antenna and hid's and amp inside the fairing and never had any problems


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