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    Replacement aerial
    on: Mar 21, 2018, 04.58 pm
    Mar 21, 2018, 04.58 pm
    I've just bought a 2015 Trophy SE, but the radio aerial is missing. I've priced up a new one, and they are 78 from Triumph. The question is, is there an alternative aerial available? I've heard that there is a much smaller one which just glues to the fairing, and then plugs into the original fitting. Anyone out there tried them?
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    Re: Replacement aerial
    Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2018, 05.27 pm
    Mar 21, 2018, 05.27 pm
    I think lots of peolle on here have tried the small helical wound ones.  I bought one but could not get the old one undone.   Didnt try for long but it did not easily unscrew but as i say others have mnged it easily.

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    Re: Replacement aerial
    Reply #2 on: Mar 21, 2018, 05.53 pm
    Mar 21, 2018, 05.53 pm
    I replaced my radio antenna with a "stubby" antenna.  If you google "stubby antenna" all sorts will come up.  You may lose some reception, though for me, I didn't notice and, if I had, it was worth the trade-off.  I think that it looks better.  Generally, I think the antennas come with different adapters so fitting shouldn't be a problem.   :002:
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    Re: Replacement aerial
    Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2018, 06.34 pm
    Mar 21, 2018, 06.34 pm
      Hi l fitted a stubby from a Honda Civic for about 5 works fine.    :152:

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    Re: Replacement aerial
    Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2018, 07.50 pm
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    *Originally Posted by DVP [+]
      Hi l fitted a stubby from a Honda Civic for about 5 works fine.    :152:

    Well done, how did you know that a Civic one would fit, just by chance??

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    Re: Replacement aerial
    Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2018, 08.07 pm
    Mar 21, 2018, 08.07 pm
    That's a ludicrous amount of money for an antenna !

    Assuming the Base is still fitted to the Fairing, the Antena simply screws on.

    A problem with the genuine Triumph antenna ( apart from the price )
    is that if a motorcycle cover is used, the antenna can easily get broken off !

    I don't know the actual thread size, but it's fairly standard,
    and the Stubby antenna I bought ( for about 5 off eBay )
    came with a few different threaded adapters, and does the job  :028:



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    Re: Replacement aerial
    Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2018, 08.19 pm
    Mar 21, 2018, 08.19 pm
    I've just bought one on Amazon for 5.99. I read a lot of the reviews, and the short stubby ones don't seem to work too well (that's life I suppose!), but the one I've got seems to get good reviews (9''). I'll report back.
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    Re: Replacement aerial
    Reply #7 on: Mar 21, 2018, 08.37 pm
    Mar 21, 2018, 08.37 pm
    9 inches is good :169:
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