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post #1 of 8 Old May 20th, 2010, 2:13 pm Thread Starter
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Question Mount GXM30 Antenna

I have an 05 LT with the factory GPS. I've searched the site and can't find any recent information on where to mount the hocky puck. Is there anything new out there on mounting that antenna that I didn't find on the forum?

Added: I know someone made a mounting plated that attached to the radio antenna base, is there someone that's selling it? I thought I saw one somewhere.

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Re: Mount GXM30 Antenna

I know it's a GT, but you can do the same thing on your LT. I bought one of those mirror hole stem thingies, 2 RAM balls, 1 short RAM arm, and a round electrical junction box cover. The cover is about the size of the puck, and the holes in it almost match up with the puck. Maybe the pics will help explain what I did.
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Re: Mount GXM30 Antenna

Maybe a little sticky velcro under the nose cone...............that stuff is like magic if you don't have to look at it.............?.........$ .02
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Re: Mount GXM30 Antenna

I put mine in my Chicane tank bag.
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The top two IMHO are the velcro under the dash cover and the antenna base mod. I would not think that any one sold that one as it is nothing more than a pcs of sheet metal cut to fit. Your local HD would have the stock. that and a jig saw and a can of black paint would be all you need. As you will need to string the antenna cable all the way to the back of the bike, I'd go with the velcro. Remove the 11 screws and be done with it...

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Re: Mount GXM30 Antenna

I thought I had heard of someone putting the antenna in the nose cone, but wasn't sure. I've a low beam HID installed, is that going to take up the space the antenna would go in?

Any problem with reception from that location?


I have the RAM mount hardware to make the setup shown above.

I'll do some more searching to see if I can find out who mounted the antenna in the nose cone, get some feedback and go from there.

Probably do the RAM mount for now, but I like the nose cone idea if it works.

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Re: Mount GXM30 Antenna

I think we are speaking about the same (old) post. IIRC, the nose cone placement did not affect reception. FWIW, its easily done on a temp basis to double check.

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Re: Mount GXM30 Antenna

I mounted mine on top of the brake fluid reservoir on the right handle bar using Velcro. Ran the wires up the handle bars under the covers.

Only down side is if you wish to remove the puck to use in another vehicle would take some effort to remove.

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