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tank4300
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Dual antennas

Post by tank4300 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:32 am



Hi all,
I was going to put dual antennas on my 85 Aspy. I ordered a new mount and when I went to install it I realized its welded at an angle to allow the antenna to lean backwards. But when turned around the extra antenna would lean forward. Do they make right hand and left hand mounts for my bike ? Or do you modify the extra mount ?

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Re: Dual antennas

Post by thrasherg » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:31 pm

I suspect you might have ordered the wrong antenna.. There is a radio antenna that normally goes on the right hand side (I think!!) and there is a CB antenna that goes on the opposite side. The antennas look very similar but have different mounting hardware (as they go on opposite sides). you probably needed to order a CB antenna rather than a radio antenna, but I am only familiar with the 1500 & 1800 so I could be talking complete rubbish for the 1200!! Hopefully someone else can chime in.

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Re: Dual antennas

Post by Mountain rider » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:40 pm

As you view your bike from the rear, the radio antenna will be on the right, the cb on the left. The mounts are right and left, so you may have order the one for the opposite side. The cb antenna will have a load about 2/3 of the way up from the bottom, the radio is a straight whip. Good luck.

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Re: Dual antennas

Post by alwims » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:25 am

I answered your question over on the GWOF forum, but will add here that most people that add the extra antenna on the 1200 do it just for looks. The antenna on the 1200 is a dual antenna and works both the CB and the AM/FM radio.

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Re: Dual antennas

Post by thrasherg » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:23 am

I think it was always clear that he was doing it for looks, but to get the correct mount I thought he needed to order a CB antenna, however if the 1200 antenna is both a CB antenna and a radio antenna (then it probably only fits on the right hand side), I guess that means there is not a standard mount for the Left hand side, so will he have to make his own left hand side mount?

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Re: Dual antennas

Post by tank4300 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:04 pm

The GL1200 has a dual purpous antenna with a splitter so as to use with both the radio and the CB. But I have seen people with dual antennas. Right side or left side for the CB doesnt matter as I can choose where to run the cable. In the back of the bike it shows holes for the antenna mount to bolt on either side. Since if I turned the mount to the other side the antenna would lean toward the front I figuered there must be a Left hand mount as well or someone has come up with a good mod. Its not that I think 2 antennas are better I just like the looks of 2 antennas vs one. As for the statement you answered it on the other site. 1. I didnt like your answer and 2. There are people on this site and others that are not on that one.

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Re: Dual antennas

Post by tank4300 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 pm

I guess that means there is not a standard mount for the Left hand side, so will he have to make his own left hand side mount
Thank you Gary. This is what I was trying to find out..

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Re: Dual antennas

Post by tank4300 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:15 pm

Here's my answer from a person on GoldwingFacts.com.



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Re: Dual antennas

Post by alwims » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:58 pm

tank4300 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 pm
I guess that means there is not a standard mount for the Left hand side, so will he have to make his own left hand side mount
Thank you Gary. This is what I was trying to find out..
Why get your panties in a wad over my trying to help?????? Here is exactly what I said over at GWOF, "Yes on the 1200 the antenna mounts are left and right. I found the correct one on ebay."
I was or am not trying to belittle you in any way. Dang, chill out dude.

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Re: Dual antennas

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:33 pm

tank4300 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:04 pm
The GL1200 has a dual purpous antenna with a splitter so as to use with both the radio and the CB.
What I use, it' tunable as well.
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Re: Dual antennas

Post by lovat » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:59 pm

I used a hardware store length of angle aluminum to mount my HAM radio antenna. With this method it does not lean back.
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Re: Dual antennas

Post by julimike54 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:59 pm

Seems in my fuzzy past I asked a guy about his dual antenna setup. He used the same bracket but built it upside down, so when flipped it was correct for the left. Not positive on this, cuz that was long ago and I've slept since then!
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Re: Dual antennas

Post by oldishwinger » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:49 pm

here you go https://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product550.html I installed on of these and they work fine the angle is the same as the right hand antenna.

installing a left hand antenna isnt necessarily for show either, I installed a J&M cb unit, that had a different connection, and woudnt fit the splitter, and was easier to just install a left hand cb antenna



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