Antenna for 81 interstate


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Antenna for 81 interstate

Postby U771663 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:03 am



I installed a new radio and speakers in my 81 gl1100 Interstate. I reused the little antenna thing that the old radio was using in the cycle sound clam shell. I only get one station with this antenna. I am wanting to get a regular antenna and run a cable to the radio. It doesn't have a Cb either. Any suggestions that won't kill the bank?



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Re: Antenna for 81 interstate

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:01 pm

I have one with a cable attached $10 plus shipping and it's yours..but it's like 5' tall maybe 4' not sure how to ship I guess a tube..more $$$..up to you. I think all you'd have to do would be to mount, run the cable and plug it in..
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Re: Antenna for 81 interstate

Postby U771663 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:49 pm

I could probably do that. You got pics of it?

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Re: Antenna for 81 interstate

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:00 am

sure but not taken yet,, i will and post.
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Re: Antenna for 81 interstate

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:27 pm

pics It is a little over 4' with the mounting base.



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Re: Antenna for 81 interstate

Postby gamartin » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:06 pm

WHen I installed my new radio to replace the old Clarion, it came with a 4' very small wire for the antenna. I was able to run it side to side inside the fairing for a clean look. It gets very good reception. It might be worth looking for one. It came with my kit, but I am sure you can get them separately, here is the link to what I bought:

https://jet.com/product/detail/a98d0e7f ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Re: Antenna for 81 interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:38 pm

My GL1100 originally had a small "rubber ducky" antenna mounted INSIDE the fairing that worked fairly well. I removed it and re-wired it through the splitter to the original radio/CB antenna. Performance was about the same with both antennas.

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Re: Antenna for 81 interstate

Postby DCoxson1969 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:05 am

I just finished a total rebuild and I did away with the tall antenna on the back all together. I purchased a "hide-a-way" antenna and installed it inside my fairing. Had a power wire and a ground, not much to do to install it and it works great.


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