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    Reasonable & effective replacement antenna mast
    on: Jun 26, 2019, 11.47 am
    Jun 26, 2019, 11.47 am
    For some unknown reason, my 2013 Trophy SE's radio antenna is breaking at it's base.
    Hermys shows a replacement for about $100.
    I have found none listed on Ebay.
    Has anyone found a reasonably priced replacement for the SE's radio antenna mast?
    I want to get one before mine breaks off. I enjoy listening to the local classical station whenever I ride...
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: Reasonable & effective replacement antenna mast
    Reply #1 on: Jun 26, 2019, 01.35 pm
    Jun 26, 2019, 01.35 pm
    *Originally Posted by LarryJa [+]
    For some unknown reason, my 2013 Trophy SE's radio antenna is breaking at it's base.
    Hermys shows a replacement for about $100.
    I have found none listed on Ebay.
    Has anyone found a reasonably priced replacement for the SE's radio antenna mast?
    I want to get one before mine breaks off. I enjoy listening to the local classical station whenever I ride...

    It's a standard size screw-type connector.  I replaced mine with a stubby antenna long ago.  I think some others have done the same.  All sorts of antennas are available at auto parts stores or Google it for more options at much cheaper prices.
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    Re: Reasonable & effective replacement antenna mast
    Reply #2 on: Jun 27, 2019, 03.50 pm
    Jun 27, 2019, 03.50 pm
    Thx!
    After your response, I went on Ebay & saw many!
    Got one ordered, for $7, shipped.
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: Reasonable & effective replacement antenna mast
    Reply #3 on: Aug 06, 2020, 06.07 pm
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    *Originally Posted by brenchley [+]
    It's a standard size screw-type connector.  I replaced mine with a stubby antenna long ago.  I think some others have done the same.  All sorts of antennas are available at auto parts stores or Google it for more options at much cheaper prices.
    Bump for an old thread.
    I am getting into the same situation. My antenna is about to let go. I know it is a screw type connection but is there anything else I need to look for to get a replacement? The local (somewhat) Triumph dealer has one for a shade over a C-note. That seems a bit high to me. Any suggestions on a substitute? I have already ordered one from Triumph so I will take it but considering this one is about two years old, I suspect it will fail again. This is the second one I will have changed.

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    Re: Reasonable & effective replacement antenna mast
    Reply #4 on: Aug 06, 2020, 06.58 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Blacktruck [+]
    Bump for an old thread.
    I am getting into the same situation. My antenna is about to let go. I know it is a screw type connection but is there anything else I need to look for to get a replacement? The local (somewhat) Triumph dealer has one for a shade over a C-note. That seems a bit high to me. Any suggestions on a substitute? I have already ordered one from Triumph so I will take it but considering this one is about two years old, I suspect it will fail again. This is the second one I will have changed.

    Google "car antennas"  all kinds of options come up - from stubbies to longer whip-type (like what's on the TTSE).  Amazon has many.

    I use a stubby - you lose some signal but I can still pull in local stations and WX.

    Unless, it's for a specific vehicle, all of the antennas should come with multiple screw on adapters.
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    Re: Reasonable & effective replacement antenna mast
    Reply #5 on: Aug 20, 2020, 04.31 pm
    Aug 20, 2020, 04.31 pm
    *Originally Posted by brenchley [+]
    Google "car antennas"  all kinds of options come up - from stubbies to longer whip-type (like what's on the TTSE).  Amazon has many.

    I use a stubby - you lose some signal but I can still pull in local stations and WX.

    Unless, it's for a specific vehicle, all of the antennas should come with multiple screw on adapters.

    This is a thing I never knew I needed!  I don't use the radio and don't like the looks of the large antenna.  Off to amazon I go.

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    Re: Reasonable & effective replacement antenna mast
    Reply #6 on: Aug 20, 2020, 08.07 pm
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    *Originally Posted by OpusThePenguin [+]
    This is a thing I never knew I needed!  I don't use the radio and don't like the looks of the large antenna.  Off to amazon I go.

    I always use Spotify, rather than commercial radio, but I have the radio set up to break in with WX updates as they occur - the stubby works just fine for that.
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    Re: Reasonable & effective replacement antenna mast
    Reply #7 on: Sep 01, 2020, 03.27 pm
    Sep 01, 2020, 03.27 pm
    I followed the advice in this thread and bought a replacement antenna from the local auto parts mega stores. The kit included several adapters to fit different thread pitches. After a bit of tweaking to adjust the length of the aforementioned adapters, it fits well. Just my opinion but it is far stronger than the factory antenna. Good advice from whomever said it.
    I wish that I had known it before I ordered the factory unit but now I have a spare.  :008:

     



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