Yes the AERIAL will unscrew. However the innards are spring loaded and are not meant to be exposed, so if you are leaving it off for some reason, put the nut back and find a waterproof sock of some sort to cover it with,i have an 04 LT DOES THE ELEC WIRE STOP @ THE BASE next to seat? if so can i just simply unscrew the whip off and leave as is cheers
Those water proof socks can often be purchased at your local chemist , They come in individual sealed blister packs.Yes the AERIAL will unscrew. However the innards are spring loaded and are not meant to be exposed, so if you are leaving it off for some reason, put the nut back and find a waterproof sock of some sort to cover it with,
The big problem with that approach is that performance is destroyed. First of all you reduce the wanted signal by replacing a resonant aerial with an untuned, tiny stub surrounded by metal parts which screen it and gives you weak, noisy and reflecting signals on less local stations. Then to make it worse, that weak, noisy signal gets amplified. The result of that is lots more weak, noisy signal and the noise of the amplifier added into the mix. In a nutshell, the signal to noise ratio becomes even worse. It is the S/N that matters, not absolute signal level.
I have removed my antenna, as well as the radio and cd players. I think it makes sense if you are using mp3 player or the bluetooth comm to listen to the radio. The bike looks good without it.All true, yet the bike looks better absent the antenna and top case AND I subscribe to Amazon hi-def music playing through my SENA helmet speakers. Here is pic before removing antenna: