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post #1 of 8 Old Jan 28th, 2009, 10:57 pm Thread Starter
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foldable antenna?

I had a Goldwing and it had 2 antennas. Both would fold over so that I could place a cover on the bike. Does anyone know of an aftermarket antenna for the LT that folds?
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post #2 of 8 Old Jan 29th, 2009, 2:15 pm
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Re: foldable antenna?

I bought a shorter antenna from crutchfield and put it on my LT. Works good. Here is the link to the post of the picture. My bike cover fits over it nicely

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...ht=crutchfield

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I am not sure I understand the problem. When I use the full cover I just pull the cover over the bike with the antanne bent over forward. It supports the cover. Haven't broken one yet either.

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Re: foldable antenna?

See this posted all the time. My dealer showed me to just bend it into the rack and under a rung and cover it.

The dealers reasoning was they have NEVER snapped one by doing this, but said they used to remove them for all service for safety and found they become weak from off and on, and they were ending up replacing them on their dime. He said the design is not the best the way it all connects

It really is very simple and does not hurt it a bit.

Others have used the stick on hidden types with mixed results from what I read.

I have never seen a fold able but if you source it please post a link if you would.

Me, you just cant beat that big ol whip up there for reception. But that little round "puck" on the 2820 and the I-Pod have been getting some use, making the whip not very important to me, but you never know when you may need it.

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My dealer showed me to just bend it into the rack and under a rung
You mean like this, don't ya ?


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Re: foldable antenna?

Thanks everyone, especially for the photo. I would not have dared to bend it like that but now I know I can, I'll patch up the hole I made in my cover.

I live in Ottawa, Ontario and the bike is put away covered from mid Oct to April. Do you think it can stay bent all that time?

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You mean like this, don't ya ?


Exactly

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Re: foldable antenna?

You mean that thing really won't take some set when bent over for that long? Wow! Amaaaaaaaazing.

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