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Been There "tried" that

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.
http://www.kuryakyn.com/documents/installation/4217-22HD-0204.pdf
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.
 

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I figured, but with e-bay and swaps and such I thought there was a chance you didn 't have the instructions. Have you tried removing the plastic tip from the antenna? It is likely glued on, but some mild heat from a hairdryer might make it easier to remove and the you're off. But having said that I'd save it for a last resort. Kury does have a decent toll free customer service number that I have used, you might give them a call. It's on the instruction sheet.
 

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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.
 

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According to Honda radio antenna best

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.
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.
I met a new guy who is on his 5th Goldwing, he told me if I use the CB antenna it will come apart when riding.
Knowing Honda for common sense, it would seem to me that the plastic tip on the antenna probably just snaps on. If I heat it, it should expand and hopefully pop off; I haven't tried this yet because I'm not sure of it.
At this juncture, with no solid suggestions coming in, I'm leaning to giving it away as a door price at our next Blue Knights motorcycle club meeting.
I purchased this item on Ebay, when I received it everything was there, but the package was taped together; this tells me I'm not the only one unable to mount this "universal" antenna flag.
 

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I'd still give Kuryakin's toll free customer service a call. Can't hurt, and it just might get your flag mounted;)
 

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I'd still give Kuryakin's toll free customer service a call. Can't hurt, and it just might get your flag mounted;)
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.
According to him all that was necessary was a little liquid soap. When I explained in addition to that, I heated up the stopper to make it more pliable, his response was that I also shrunk the size of the hole? To my way of thinking, a soft piece of rubber will stretch more easily than a hard one; the fact the already minuscule hole got a little smaller didn't contribute to my problem, in my opinion. That hole is so small, I would even need liquid soap just to get it on the skinny antenna wire alone.
 

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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.
 

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Since I don't have a garage at my house, I can't mount anything that won't fold down to accommodate a motorcycle cover. You antenna whip mount option looked good until your test ride picture.
 
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