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    Stubby Aerial
    on: Jan 05, 2019, 01.07 pm
    Jan 05, 2019, 01.07 pm
    Hi all,
    With a lot of talk on here, and the owners page on Facebook about stubby aerials, I thought I would get one, with putting the cover over my bike, I have to remove the original one to save damage to the cover or snapping the aerial.

    The one I bought is carbon and aluminium and works quite well, good reception of the stations I listen to, not that I have the radio on much anyway, I have it for ease of covering the bike.

    It cost me 2.50 off Ebay.



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    Re: Stubby Aerial
    Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2019, 07.04 pm
    Jan 05, 2019, 07.04 pm
    I have the same one. Reception isn't improved it seems.
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    Re: Stubby Aerial
    Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2019, 04.29 pm
    Jan 06, 2019, 04.29 pm
    i've fitted something similar , cost nearer 4.00 also from eBay, seeing as the standard one got on my nerves flapping about in the wind, plus I never use the radio fitted , have that option on my Sena 10u , not to mention the ridiculous replacement cost if it got damaged or stolen from Triumph at 90  :745: :033:

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    Re: Stubby Aerial
    Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2019, 04.43 pm
    Jan 06, 2019, 04.43 pm
    Geez.....looks like you guys have small property crime problem?!

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    Re: Stubby Aerial
    Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2019, 11.41 pm
    Jan 06, 2019, 11.41 pm
    Xsv, lock it down or lose it. Mine has a front disk lock on it inside my locked shed behind my locked side gate. I'd be lost if it disappeared. :821: :158:
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    Re: Stubby Aerial
    Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2019, 11.59 pm
    Jan 06, 2019, 11.59 pm
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
    Xsv, lock it down or lose it. Mine has a front disk lock on it inside my locked shed behind my locked side gate. I'd be lost if it disappeared. :821: :158:

    Dang....ridiculous things we go through because a small percentage of idiots :182:

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    Re: Stubby Aerial
    Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2019, 11.52 pm
    Jan 07, 2019, 11.52 pm
    Xsv, can't help but agree with you. But that's the way it goes in the world today. A lot work on the principle that if they want it, and you have it, then they'll take it. I know what I'd do if I caught one of those thieving ratbags. Well the first thing would be that they'd never be able to sit down for a long, long time. After that I'd get serious.  :233: :233: :233:
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    Re: Stubby Aerial
    Reply #7 on: Feb 02, 2019, 07.41 pm
    Feb 02, 2019, 07.41 pm
    Sorta related----

    I also got tired of the flapping aerial so went all redneck on it:  I simply slipped a length of black automotive vacuum line over it, dabbed the top hole/gap with a bit of RTV black to keep water out and no more flapping.  Used vac line with inside diameter just big enough to push down over the base a bit to hold it secure, length wise it stops a couple inches below the top of the aerial.
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