CheiftainOz
Hi folks,

I can't remember where I saw it but there's a very small and thick antenna that you can buy for a Chieftain, it's an after market one and not OEM. Does anyone know who sells it? Cheers.
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1854cc
I cut mine at half length and I can tell you that I still get the same reception here in Brisbane as I did before.   Looks a lot better shorter.
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CHF10
I really want a short stubby antenna so you can’t see it.
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BigTone
The Indian store sells them but they are pricey.
I think some of the Japanese  bikes have the smaller aerials that are quite cheap.
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Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CheiftainOz
The Indian store? I went to the dealership here (Adelaide) yesterday but the accesories guy there found nothing in his book or online [frown]
BigTone wrote:
The Indian store sells them but they are pricey.
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CheiftainOz
Found what I was originally looking at on the Indianmotorcycles.net forum. Just my luck they don't ship to Australia!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N10VV76/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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CHF10
CheiftainOz wrote:
Found what I was originally looking at on the Indianmotorcycles.net forum. Just my luck they don't ship to Australia!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N10VV76/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


From the looks of that, that's a very standard antenna. Search for "bee sting" antenna on eBay and you'll find plenty of these in Australia.
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CHF10
e.g. two options I found

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Carbon-Car-Aerial-Bee-Sting-Mast-Antenna-Ariel-Arial-Mini-Radio-Stubby-/401391468181?epid=3005155941&hash=item5d74cbbe95:g:aTMAAOSw01dZoN0b

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Car-Radio-Universal-Flexible-Anti-Noise-Bee-Sting-Aerial-Antenna-9-Black-I1W2/272726670353?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160630134829%26meid%3Dd3b7bbd651a2427285bcf3b2122a5ac0%26pid%3D100507%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26&_trksid=p2045573.c100507.m3226
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BigTone
CheiftainOz wrote:
The Indian store? I went to the dealership here (Adelaide) yesterday but the accesories guy there found nothing in his book or online [frown]

I think they are for the Victory Cross Country but they fit the Indians well.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CheiftainOz
Kristopher wrote:
e.g. two options I found


Hey Thanks! and they are so cheap!!!
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CHF10
I ordered one to try it out too.
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CHF10
Mine arrived today. I installed it in about a minute. Still has the same reception sitting in the garage (will try it out properly next time I ride it and report back). I’m happy.

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CheiftainOz
I seemed to have bought the same one - it arrived yesterday but it took me substantially longer to put it on . . .
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CHF10

Loosen the clips on the pannier, tilt it forward resting on my legs.

Push the antenna down to horizontal.

Unscrew antenna and remove.

Screw on new antenna.

Clip pannier back on.

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CheiftainOz
lol I knew how to do it - but my OEM antenna was broken to the stub and I had to wrench it off then find the right thread with the several that came with the antenna so it took me several minutes [wink]
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CHF10
lol sorry mate... When you said "substantially" I pictured the worst. I suppose substantially longer than a minute is a few minutes. Hahaha [biggrin]
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CHF10
Well I haven't noticed any loss of signal that wasn't already an area of static or intermittent signal (specifically down in a gorge on my (59km) ride to work for about 15 seconds). Everywhere else, no issues! Very happy with this super cheap and super easy mod!

This is the "dead zone" I referred to. Once up the other side (centre or left) back to full signal. As the crow flies, about 30km outside Melbourne's CBD.

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CHF10
Well, I've gone back to the OEM antenna... I was starting to notice dead spots more and more regularly, probably because a lot of my riding is rural. Although one of the worst areas is Citylink, probably because it's below everything. Back to OEM antenna and no dead spots.
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