Left side anntenna on the 1500


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Left side anntenna on the 1500

Postby WINGRIDER345 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:08 pm



I bought an antenna flag that I want to put on the left antenna. Can any one tell me how to take the resistor off the antenna? I need to put the flag below the resistor. :?:



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Re: Left side anntenna on the 1500

Postby redial » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:36 pm

Antennae are not strong enough to handle a flag, IMHO. You need something stronger, so that you dont put too much strain on the electrical connections, or break the antenna at the base.

There are sites that show you how to make a flagpole that is more suitable. And besides, you dont say how big the flat will be, which could also make a difference.
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Re: Left side anntenna on the 1500

Postby Wayne » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:38 pm

If it is a Hondaline antenna, orange tip on mast, the staff is threaded just below the loading coil. Put mast in a vice with something wrapped around it and the coil has an 8 mm flat that you can use a wrench on. If it is an aftermarket antenna chrome ball on top then it is a press fit and not removable. From a business standpoint I love people to add flags to the antennas, it helps my bottom line replacing broken antennas.

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Re: Left side anntenna on the 1500

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:40 pm

Look for set screws in the tapered metal piece on the bottom of the CB load coil. Loosen them, twist some and pull up.

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Re: Left side anntenna on the 1500

Postby WINGRIDER345 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:54 pm

The flag I bought is a 4"X6" "antenna flag" from wing stuff. I figured if I could put it closer to the base it would not be as stressful with a flag that small. Anything above the center would cause extra stress on the mast and bend or break it. I have lost two flag poles when the rubber bushing in the clamp failed at $40 to $50 a pop that's a lot of money to leave on the highway. Maybe I will just scrap the whole idea.
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Re: Left side anntenna on the 1500

Postby WINGRIDER345 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:58 pm

Wayne wrote:If it is a Hondaline antenna, orange tip on mast, the staff is threaded just below the loading coil. Put mast in a vice with something wrapped around it and the coil has an 8 mm flat that you can use a wrench on. If it is an aftermarket antenna chrome ball on top then it is a press fit and not removable. From a business standpoint I love people to add flags to the antennas, it helps my bottom line replacing broken antennas.

Thanks I have the original Hondaline antenna. I may just scrap the whole idea. :?

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Re: Left side anntenna on the 1500

Postby WINGRIDER345 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:54 pm

FYI I put my American Flag on the right side below center and secured it with the clamps from Wingstuff. I rode through seven states over five days at highway speeds (70-80mph) and the mast barley moved! :D

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Re: Left side anntenna on the 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:10 am

I tried doing exactly that on my 1100, and it snapped the (expensive) antenna off within 15 miles. I wouldn't do it again. :)




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