Antenna


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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poppadre
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Antenna

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is the mast at the back of the GL1100 just for CB, mine broke off after trying to bend it back straight but I haven't noticed any issue with the FM, I don't have/use CB so I can't tell if that's an issue. Can I remove the wiring for this and not affect the FM, is there a decent option for hidden antenna for FM. Don't need CB


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RBGERSON
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CB and radio have different antennas so two on the bike..the CB one has a coil mid mast..does yours?? If not it's your radio antenna..may work just fine broken off..as your as the signal is strong..local radio..they do sell short antennas for radios..12" or so..rubber coated.
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poppadre
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No coil on it so must just be straight radio. It might have made the radio a bit fuzzies but I’m alright as is. Saw some hide away ones to put inside the fairing? Are those any good?
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Never used one.so I don't know.
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Wayne
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OEM antenna, for 82 thru 87 Aspencade, was a tri-way antenna for both am-fm & CB. None of the 82-87 came with CB and when CB was added the CB kit came with a 3 way splitter. For am-fm anything sticking up in the air will work fine. The hidden antennas are a waste of time unless you just want to have no antenna showing and very limited reception.
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worked with two-way radios and antennas since 1958.
if they are made of stainless steel, and the ones on a Goldwing usually are,

bending them back to where they were, usually results in a broken antenna.

Stainless will bend once, but not twice, especially back the way it came from.

My '02 has a bent antenna on the left hand side, and it will stay that way from now on.


~John

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