Is it as good as the stock one?
Wallmart, got a pic? I have read numerous times about folks cutting down their stock antenna and sticking the rubber tip back on with no loss of signal. I wonder if the long length from the factory was intended for picking up CB or AM but not necessary for FM?I bought mine at Walmart and it works just fine. $10 ... it's a universal one with multiple mounting attachments. fit perfectly.
Did you wrap the ballast with aluminum foil? I've got HID kits for both high and low beam and I wrapped both ballasts (or whatever they're called) and have no interference in the radio. Both are tucked inside the fairing up against the fairing frame/bracket.I bought the short steel one and it works OK. My HID pretty much took car of any radio reception so my iPod is on all the time.
Hope somebody steps up for ya.Kinda hoping to get an answer to my original question. I knew there are many options and appreciate the input but would like to know if the Vic branded one is good as the stock one.
Thanks again for the input.
Thanks Sheets! You get the best answer award for this thread. Couple that with $12 and you can get a nice breakfast at your local Denny's.I switched the long oem antenna to the short "Vic" antenna. I lost reception. To clarify, I live in the mountains in a deep valley, miles away from the source of signal or relay antennas. Where I live, the original long antenna was "marginal" at best reception. The Vic shorty lost it all together. That much said, when I'm in geographical/topographical range of radio stations or their repeaters, the Vic shorty works fine. All depends on the lay of the land and the power of the transmitters. Had I known the long oem antenna clipped to a manageable length would work, I would have simply clipped the oem unit to suit my needs to easily access the trunk without working around the tall one. I'd try clipping the long antenna first.
Did you notice the antenna referenced in post 17 and by VJ is an amplified antenna? The idea of an amplified antenna is to get a better reception than stock. That's what I'm hoping to get.I got one from autozone for about 10 bucs, it's about 6" high and it's good but not great. But I use it mostly for around town errands and such.
I usually blue tooth from my phone for going to work and anything longer of a ride.
I like that is totally out of the way.
I had the same one briefly. The adapters for the stem aren't the greatest. I had to use the set screw type adapter which didn't work very well. YMMVI'm going to give this a try and see how well it works. What the heck; it's only $15. I may even get one for the car if it works really well.