I purchased a 2008 vision several months ago, love the bike, but I had a little transistor radio 30 years ago that picked up more radio stations. Just mine, or are they all that bad? Can an external antenna be added to help?
Yes, a new/better antenna will help. Check out Firestick, they are CB antennas but can also be used in a dual mode as CB/Radio or just radio. Have heard a couple 2-3 riders using those as primary radio and they make a splitter for CB/Radio. They are nice looking antennas.
Also, under the front access panel on the wing, if it is the same as the 11's, you should see a 2nd connector the antenna on the back of the wing cover tucked away on riders right side by the turn signal. May have come disconnected. I actually think I ran across a pic of it today cleaning out some images and tossed it in a folder.. Will look later. The other possible loose connection and it really sucks is under the console facing forward on the bike. Will take a little to get in there and reseat that one. Maybe use a little dielectric grease too to keep out moisture.
Good luck and keep us posted.
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
2004 V92 TC - S1 flash, level 1 slip-on, Ness big sucker K&N, ISO Grips, 4x1.5 Highway Hawg Risers, extra chrome (never too much), JM 2k CB 4' antena, Mustang seat, HD Front TS & Lowers, OD Pulley
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