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post #1 of 8 Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 6:50 pm Thread Starter
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Goosey Antenna

Loosey goosey.
Ok, call me thick, but where my antenna mounts to the bracket @ the base, I can't seem to figure out how to tighten?

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The black "cone" rotates about a 1/4 turn and lifts off. Then you can see a silver screw in cap that holds the whip on. There should have been a plastic tool in the owners book that is "C" shaped to tighten that cap.

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Re: Goosey Antenna

I believe I have not communicated well.
Please see pics
I am loose @ where fingers are pointing?

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That's OK, I do the same thing (at least that is according to my wife).


That is a press fit. It looks like you could pull it apart and dimple the insert with a center punch to raise the surface metal and press it back in. I have had sucess with this technique in other applications. This would best be done off the bike.

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Nice finger.....manicures daily?

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Nice finger.....manicures daily?
No grease or dirt around the finger nails!

Step slowly away from the motorcycle and find someone with greasy finger nails to work on your antenna! :-)

I've never had my antenna get loose at that joint so I am not sure how it is held together. When I recently installed my CB antenna, I don't recall seeing any bolt or nut at that joint so I suspect a press fit or adhesive attachment.

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Nice finger.....manicures daily?
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No grease or dirt around the finger nails!

Step slowly away from the motorcycle and find someone with greasy finger nails to work on your antenna! :-)

I've never had my antenna get loose at that joint so I am not sure how it is held together. When I recently installed my CB antenna, I don't recall seeing any bolt or nut at that joint so I suspect a press fit or adhesive attachment.
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That's OK, I do the same thing (at least that is according to my wife).


That is a press fit. It looks like you could pull it apart and dimple the insert with a center punch to raise the surface metal and press it back in. I have had sucess with this technique in other applications. This would best be done off the bike.
This moves (rocks) about 1/4" and getting looser,------------------ How about warranty?

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post #8 of 8 Old Jul 10th, 2010, 9:58 pm
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Re: Goosey Antenna

My antenna base got loose just like yours. How? Another Stupid Rider Trick. Pulled into the garage and closed the overheadgarage door without first removing the antenna mast. The mast got stuck in the garage door and pulled the base loose from the mounting bracket as the door dragged the antenna to the ground. Yes, as others have stated, it's a compression fit. The fix for me? A dab of epoxy and voila. It's lasted two years with no more loosy-goosy. And I've remembered to remove the mast before I close the garage door. What I'd really like is to find a spare antenna for the daily commute from which I could cut-off 6 inches so it won't get caught in the overhead door. I'd then use the original full-length mast for the real joy rides when better radio reception might be more important.
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