Cross Bike Antenna Mount Options
Anyone who owns a Cross Bike or spends any time in this forum realizes pretty quickly that the Cross Roads and the Cross Country are essentially the same bike under the fairings and windshields and bags. It was with that in mind that I started researching antennas for an aftermarket CB radio. Taking a peak at the service manual, I found where the Victory CB radio antenna mounts to the frame between the fender and the saddle bag on the XC. Checking my XR, sure enough, the same mount location exists. Cool.
I checked the parts catalogue and found the part numbers for the mount, the cable that goes with the mount, and the mounting hardware. I took this list into my dealership to see how much it would cost to order the parts. With tax, $92.29. Ouch.
So now I'm looking for options. The holes in the mounting location are about 3/4"-ish center to center, but I can't find a similar mount with the same spacing. I'd like to use that location, as it can help keep the antenna away from the passenger, but I am open to other options. I have the Victory sissy bar and luggage rack on the bike.
Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.
"Isn't that a daisy?" -Doc Holliday, "Tombstone"
2011 Victory Cross Roads
2003 Suzuki Volusia (traded in)