Poor radio reception


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pappyam
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Poor radio reception

Post by pappyam » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:40 am



My 06 bike radio works fine when I am in the city where radio signal is strong but, as soon as I exit the city and am 10 to 15 miles out, I have no or very poor reception. Sometimes we are on rides and the guys say to change for station X for good music but I can never get anything beside static. Last weekend, we were 70 miles out of the city and my buddy was still on the same city station that he was on when we left. What should I check,clean or otherwise do?
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keithg64
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Re: Poor radio reception

Post by keithg64 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:34 am

There are a couple of antenna connections. One at the radio, you need to take the shelter off to get to that. And another under the seat under the passenger end. Take those apart and clean them up if needed.
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