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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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My take on HD Hidden antenna

I wanted the clean look of no whip antenna or even a stubby. I do not listen to the radio very often(I use my flash drive), but wanted that option.

I live in Florida, so nothing to impede a radio signal and it depends how good of a radio station one has, other areas will be different. I installed the antenna unit per HDs instructions and routed the antenna leads around the speaker pods, per HD. I headed out to check how far the Hidden antenna would work. I found that I lost the radio signal about 1/2 mile before I would normally loose the signal with the whip antenna. That works well enough for me, also I do not have any amp outside what comes with the stock radio.

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I have the hidden antenna also... My bike had that option when I bought it, so I cant compare before/after. I do notice just a bit better reception from my truck stereo driving/riding the same route to and from work. but that should be expected since the truck antenna is much higher than the bike antenna.

I like the clean (no antenna) look of the hidden antenna system. I've got a pile of music on my phone if the radios not playing anything worth a damn, or the reception is lacking ............


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Pandora seems to solve ANY reception issues! I still have the stock antenna but an interesting thought. I have an '18 RGS and the message "Media not Recognized" began appearing a few weeks ago. Told by the dealership it was the latest IOS load from Apple that was the cause. Anyone else experience that?

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I use the antenna-whip flying the colors!


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Just to add, the stock antenna on the FLTRXS was not nearly as good as on my FLTRU. Switching from the stock to the hidden on the FLTRXS I found about the same as you, slight loss, but not enough to complain about. None of the bikes have matched my cages, which are not equal either.

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