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2006 k1200lt antenna

hello fellow bmw motorcycle riders i have a question about the antenna.every time i go riding & come back i have to take the antenna off the cover gets in the way. does anyone sell shorter antenna's for the k1200lt i dont have a cb.or can i cut it down to about 12 inches or that will be no good for the radio reception thanks for any help ivan
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hello fellow bmw motorcycle riders i have a question about the antenna.every time i go riding & come back i have to take the antenna off the cover gets in the way. does anyone sell shorter antenna's for the k1200lt i dont have a cb.or can i cut it down to about 12 inches or that will be no good for the radio reception thanks for any help ivan
I bought a simple metal grommet kit, marked the place when the antenna was poking on the cover, punched a small hole and installed the grommet. Works like a charm and looks really cool!

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Re: 2006 k1200lt antenna

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I bought a simple metal grommet kit, marked the place when the antenna was poking on the cover, punched a small hole and installed the grommet. Works like a charm and looks really cool!
Ditto on the grommet! Works great.

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Re: 2006 k1200lt antenna

+1 on the grommet.

I also used a pen soldering iron to make the hole.


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I bought a simple metal grommet kit, marked the place when the antenna was poking on the cover, punched a small hole and installed the grommet. Works like a charm and looks really cool!
Same as I did except that I used plastic grommets which I got from a boat shop . I also glued the hole and the grommets so they wont rivet and it works fine

However I shure would like shorter anttenas so if anybody know where to get them I`d shure like to know..
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Re: 2006 k1200lt antenna

I have a shorter cover that folds into a small pack. Still $40 US.

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I see I posted my thread a bit after the problem had already been solved.

But FWIW, it does have a picture so you can see what the grommet looks like.

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I agree with the gromet idea, but as Paalao stated, the boat gromets are plastic so no chance of scatching the paint.

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hello fellow bmw motorcycle riders i have a question about the antenna.every time i go riding & come back i have to take the antenna off the cover gets in the way. does anyone sell shorter antenna's for the k1200lt i dont have a cb.or can i cut it down to about 12 inches or that will be no good for the radio reception thanks for any help ivan
i failed to say that i have a cycle shell that pulls over the bike it would be very rare to hit the same spot to put plastic grommets in for the antenna.i thought about shortening the antenna any other suggestions thanks ivan
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Shorter covers only invites the damn cats to have a party on my tank and sets, I kept seeing thoses paws all over the bike before I got the cover...

Where is a good cat trap when I need one, maybe an oversized rattrap!
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