If anyone has successfully installed this universal flag on their Goldwing antenna, please detail your procedure for getting the rubber flag "stops," over the plastic tip of the radio antenna.
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In addition to putting liquid soap on the rubber stop, I heated it with a heat gun to make it soft. I pushed it as hard as I could, but I couldn't get it on. I know I'm not a strong as I used to be, but I couldn't even get it started. I figured there has to be another trick to it and that's the reason for this post.Not sure if you have the instructions or not, but the download on the web site seems fairly straight forward. They do recommend using a film of dish soap to make the stops slide over the antenna tip easier.
On mine the CB antenna is the only one that comes in pieces and is held together by Allen screws. The radio antenna is one solid piece, stronger and better suited for all the vibrations from the wind; this is according to Honda Customer Service.Hold on here ! My bike isn't here...... but, is the antenna shaft removable from the lower base. How is the " whip " secured to the base ? Allen screw ? I don't remember. My bike is stored 10 miles away.
I spoke to their tech on the phone already. Based on what he told me, I think I should be answering his phone instead of him.I'd still give Kuryakin's toll free customer service a call. Can't hurt, and it just might get your flag mounted
After seeing how Honda built this antenna first hand, I'm not concerned about it breaking off. What I am concerned about is how much vibration there is and how violent it will be. I want very much to fly OUR American flag, but not at the expense of any part of this beautiful machine.You first BNT. If it doesn't snap the antenna off at 85 mph I'd like to get one myself.
Thank you for the advice, but I've already removed it, packaged it and placed an ad on Craigslist. The first $10.00 deposited in my PAYPAL account can have it.Don't give up yet. Get some liquid spray starch and dilute with a little water. Spray it on and let it sit flat over night. That's how we got those Marine Corps Fatigue caps to stand up straight and proud back in the 70's.