Antenna


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novatz
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Antenna

Post by novatz » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:24 pm



My 2010 wing did not have a NAV system. I added my own XM radio and GPS.

Have a skeeter beater on the garage door and the antenna hit the top when entering or exiting. Wound up snipping about 6 inches off the top to avoid.

My 2015 wing has the complete NAV system. Hitting the door with the antenna again.

Question - what will happen if I snip off that six inches? Where is the XM antenna located? Will I negatively effect the XM or the GPS? Not really worried about anything else.

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Antenna

Post by Viking » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:56 pm

Pretty sure your antenna is for AM/FM radio. The XM Antenna is in/under the dash of the bike, and the NAV is incorporated into the unit. This is my understanding at least. Anyone with more knowledge, please chip in. If you have a CB radio, I would not be snipping that antenna, as a CB is also a transmitter and you would throw your adjustment off pretty badly, possibly to the point of frying some transmit chips.
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Re: Antenna

Post by joeincalif » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:41 am

How about just reaching back and lower the antenna before you enter the garage? Or maybe just replace them with a smaller rubber antenna.
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Re: Antenna

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:19 pm

novatz wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Where is the XM antenna located? Will I negatively effect the XM or the GPS? Not really worried about anything else.

Thanks in advance.
Your XM antenna sits on the underside of the visor. The visor is the black piece between the meter panel and the windscreen. The antennas that point upwards attached to your trunk are for CB (left one) and radio (right one). If you chop those off, your CB and radio receptions will be affected.



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