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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone seen a shorty antenna for my '13 XCT? I found one at www.cyclesolutions.net but I am hoping y'all know of one for much less than the list price from above of $66.49. I see where Kuryakyn has a replacement shorty antenna for Harley priced at $35. Does anyone know if the Kuryakyn antenna is compatible with Victory? I asked Kuryakyn if their Billet 11" antenna will fit Victory. I'll let y'all know if so or if I find one for cheaper than $66.50. Found one at Phat Performance for a Vision for $15. Anyone know if it fits XCT? Thanks

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I think people are going to auto zone and picking up a shortie for quite a bit less..


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I think people are going to auto zone and picking up a shortie for quite a bit less..

Thanks, did search after I asked the question. Some one told me to search first, ask second, but i don't learn good. Found several who used Advanced Auto and Auto Zone products with some success. Have to change or make thread adapter to screw into Victory antenna mount. Looks like best way to go.

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I picked up mine in the automotive department at Walmart. It is just a generic that came with threaded adapters. You will find that with your trunk on, the stock antenna will work better. I use the shorty when my trunk is removed. Looks a whole lot better

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Just curious if you had looked into firestik. http://www.firestik.com/CatalogFrame.htm

Not sure if that is what your after or not.

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After reading another post one here about antennas I bought a HD antenna and put it on my XC. The radio reception is WAY better (I got the standard HD antenna with the spring on it). Victory antennas had the threaded rod as part of the antenna and HD has the rod on the bike. I bought the correct size rod, screwed it in to the HD antenna, cut it to length and screwed it into the Victory mount on the bike.

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I heard about an antenna that sticks on the inside of the fairing that is supposed to be good. Hidden is also good.
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Just curious if you had looked into firestik. http://www.firestik.com/CatalogFrame.htm

Not sure if that is what your after or not.

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Too bad they don't carry radio antenna's; just CB. I'd get one in red to match some of the other red highlights on the bike.

I have been using the Biketronics antenna I got through Phatperformance. It works ok but not quite as good as the stocker and I did have to make an adapter out of a skinny bolt I had laying around. I like supporting Biketronics because they are American and they have excellent tech support. I recently had to send some guaranteed for life speakers in for replacement and it was no problem at all.

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The ones at the auto parts stores will probably be just fine too. Just use some dielectric grease when screwing it all together for best reception and to keep it from corroding.
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Weird, i got on here to post about the same thing. I have been to Autozone, O'Reilly's and Advanced in my area and none are what i'm looking for. The one i did buy i managed to make it fit, but didn't work worth a broke dick. I went to my local HD shop and like above, i noticed that they are female to male antenna's, ours our male to female. So i left without further inspection.

I seen the "hidden" antenna and was gonna pick it up but i wasn't sure if the radio had the antenna plug in like a normal car radio or not. So i guess that is my question. Does the antenna plug into the Victory radio like a car antenna? If so, i may go that direction.

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One of my co-workers bought a XC 2013, went to O’Reilly’s and bought a car radio antenna for around $11.00, and said it worked great. I think he stated that he had to buy a metric bolt and cut it to length to mount it.

I'm going to give it a try and see how it works with my trunk mounted.

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