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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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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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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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