Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA, USA
One way to solve the radio antenna problem when covered
I bought a cover for my LT, but since there was no hole to put the antenna through, I either had to put the antenna under the cover and leave it stressed, or pull the cover up to the antenna and leave the rest of the motorcycle uncovered.
Yesterday, I decided to do something about it. My original thought was to buy a reinforcement ring out of cloth and have my wife sew it up, but on the way I thought of tent/tarp repair and grommets came to mind. So in to the camping section I went and bought a grommet kit for $5. Ten minutes after I got home, I had the gromment installed. Here's a picture of the final look.
Oh, before I forget, the Colmen kit was better than the kit in the sewing area, but the sewing area kit had a larger hole size (7/8") if you want bigger holes.
2006 Magnesium Black Metallic K1200LT (sold - sigh)
1996 Sinus (aka Cirrus) Blue Metallic R1100RT