2012 CB Antenna Installation: wire routing


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2012 CB Antenna Installation: wire routing

Postby wingnut1584 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:22 pm



I am following the instructions for mounting the "Add On Incorporated Part #18673-629 GL1800 CB Antenna" and all is well up to step 6: run the antenna wire through the hole in the left side pocket and "connect to CB": The wire is now under the seat area per the instructions - how do you get the antenna wire back into the trunk compartment where the CB unit is located? The instruction "figure 2" visual is so black it not possible to determine the next connection. Do you have to unwrap part of the existing wire harness to get the antenna wire through the wall with the existing wires and not disrupt the existing rubber wire seal?



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Re: 2012 CB Antenna Installation: wire routing

Postby wing rider 2012 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:25 pm

On mine, when I installed the CB antenna just just drilled a 3/8's hole for the antenna line.
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Re: 2012 CB Antenna Installation: wire routing

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:38 pm

wing rider 2012 wrote:On mine, when I installed the CB antenna just just drilled a 3/8's hole for the antenna line.


I'd probably also add a rubber grommet to avoid chafing the wire where it enters.

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Re: 2012 CB Antenna Installation: wire routing

Postby wingnut1584 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:29 pm

Thanks the help & insights - it is frustrating because the Honda installation drawing (publication No. MII 13574 After '10 GL1800) for the Honda CB Radio shows a connection through the wall with a rubber grommet; the aftermarket antenna supplier insists there is a rubber grommet connection on the bike. I guess it time to just put it there on my own - then it will be there!

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Re: 2012 CB Antenna Installation: wire routing

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:51 pm

http://www.gl2way.com/GL12.pdf
The above is a link to the installation of Pete's GL2way. There is a section explaining the proper procedure to install the antenna.
There is no mention of routing the cable through the left pocket. Nor is there any mention of hole drilling or installing a rubber grommet as is done w/2001 to 2010 installations.
However, I'm sure by now you have figured out a way to do the job.
Maybe this will help some one else.
Sorry I did not see you thread sooner

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Re: 2012 CB Antenna Installation: wire routing

Postby cihilb » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:32 am

Look at the way the radio antenna is routed on the right side. It goes through the trunk on the right side and exits under the compartment near the seat. You will have to loosen the compartment and feed the sire through. A little more work, but makes a nicer looking job. As far as getting it back in the trunk near the radio, the inside (under the seat) of the trunk box is marked for the hole. This takes it directly into the radio compartment.




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