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Wondering if anyone is using a cover on the LT with dual antennas. I don't really want to remove the antennas everytime I put on the cover. I am looking at the E-Z Touring 1/2 cover and the Nelson Rigg. Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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Get a ball park idea about where your base of the ants are going to ride on the cover and put a grommet on each one..........you should be able to get a blister pack 'kit' with all you'll need to set them at any decent hardware store......You can install them in about the time it takes to read this reply and it costs pennies.

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I use a 1/2 cover on my bike. Just cover the trunk and leave the antennas exposed.

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Wondering if anyone is using a cover on the LT with dual antennas. I don't really want to remove the antennas everytime I put on the cover. I am looking at the E-Z Touring 1/2 cover and the Nelson Rigg. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
I have the EZ Touting 1/2 cover and it works great. I am planning on buying the full cover for more protection. Mention the LT with dual antennas when you buy the cover and they will provide two grommets so you can leave the antennas in place.
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1/2 cover works great and is easy to pack. I also have the BMW cover which has slits for the antennas, costs a few bucks though, but a very nice cover.
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Re: Using Cover with Dual Antennas

I use both 1/2 cover that I keep on the bike and use if I am out and want to cover up for the day and full cover when storing in garage for the Winter. I installed 2 gromments and slide the antenna's through them. You can even get plastic grommets at Harbor Freight for a few bucks and they come with 10. Someplace I have a pack of them, just don't remember where now.

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My full cover has a slit on each side for the antennae. Closes with velcro loop and pile when an antenna is not installed.

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I have the E-Z Touring cover that fits over the entire front of the bike, but only over the trunk in the rear so the antenna's remain outside the cover and aren't an issue. All the farkles normally clustered around handlebars are covered for security and weather protection and the only items in the rear that aren't fully covered are the sidecases that are weatherproof anyway. I had a full BMW cover that was bulky to carry on trips, but the E-Z does as good a job and is much smaller to pack and carry.

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Re: Using Cover with Dual Antennas

Thanks for all the ideas. I am still leaning toward the E-Z for the road to start with. I might get a full BMW cover for the Iowa winter in the garage. Ride Safe...

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Re: Using Cover with Dual Antennas

Ken,

I too have the full EZ touring cover and use a trick once in a while. I take my antenna and bend it over to the oppisite corner of my luggage rack and secure it with a small piece of string or a rubber band. You could criss-cross them with yours. It creats a bow and the rain and condensation runs off nicely.

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I too have the full EZ touring cover and use a trick once in a while. I take my antenna and bend it over to the oppisite corner of my luggage rack and secure it with a small piece of string or a rubber band. You could criss-cross them with yours. It creats a bow and the rain and condensation runs off nicely.
I like that idea!

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