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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2015, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Do I need a hidden antenna??

I am in the process of upgrading my audio by adding an AMP and better speakers. I have a 2015 RGS. I have read here that some have added hidden antennas? Is this something I should consider or just for the older glides? What can I expect to get for my money? I figure I should do it now while I have the bike dismantled but only if I need it. Thanks in advance! BTW, I have the external antenna and I have no reason to remove it if it's doing the job. I'd only change it it provided significantly better reception.

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I know of no hidden antennaes that provided better reception than the externals. I did i for appearance and was willing to take a reception hit since I don't listen to rado much.

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Hide it your self I did. I also hide my own easter eggs! Just saying.
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Do I need a hidden antenna??

Here is my take on a hidden antenna: I installed the HD hidden antenna when I picked up my bike, worked just fine and did not notice a loss of reception. A couple of months later I added an AMP and my radio reception went to just about nothing, except in town.

Now I really do not listen to the radio, but I wanted it to work as it should. I unplugged the hidden antenna and put the stock antenna back on and now everything is back to normal. There is a uTube video on how to route you stock antenna under the seat and still maintain pretty good reception. One can figure out how to route it without the uTube.

Here is the info talking about a hidden antenna and routing stock antenna from this site(sorry I could not get it to post as a link). You can also find it by doing an advance search under tools looking for :15 special and hidden antenna:

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That's what I did! (Maybe?)
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I went with the Harley hidden antenna and found the reception to be very poor. I installed it because I ride with a tour pack most of the time. I replaced the hidden antenna with an antenna with a relocation kit and would never go back.
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I actually like the whip.

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Here's what I did two+ months ago. No loss in reception that I've noticed.

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I hid mine and noticed about a 20% loss in reception. Bike looks much cleaner tho, and that's what I wanted.

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