Just installed my first CB on a 2012. Its a little less work. Only holes to drill is for ant.
CongratsJust installed my first CB on a 2012. Its a little less work. Only holes to drill is for ant.
Did you install the Honda one or aftermarket?
How long did it take ... what did you have to remove ... seat, shelter, etc?
I think I am going to try to get away without one but am curious should I break down later and decide to do it.
OK then-good luckDid not check from what i have read does not need to be done.
''''''''''''''''''''''''''luck not needed..
..unless you start screwing with it,
the OEM antenna will never blow the radio.
Unless it has a defect to start with or is not installed correctly.
..did you check the SWR with or without a passenger siting on the rear seat?
(the SWR will vary.)
..do you change the antenna depending on whether or not someone is on the back seat?
Checked out in the open, away from buildings, trees etc. and checked while kneeling beside the bike. To get the least loss with rider and/or passenger on the bike.
I'm sure you already know the answer to your last question. However nice one!
Thank you for your post! I have yet to install a CB antenna and CB radio that did not need to be tuned! Used to sell and install mobiles and base stations "back in the day". These days it's usually tuning someones Wing CB antenna.Wimp I've got a meter if you would like to borrow it. I checked the one on my new bike and it was way off. (in the red) I ended up cutting almost an inch off of it. Now it hardly moves the needle.
GL2way + the BikeMP3 (avail. through http://www.sierra-mc.com/ )I will be purchasing a cb for my new bike. Does anybody know of a current aftermarket cb that will work on the 2012? I am asking because I am looking for a slightly better price over the Honda oem. Maybe I'm just being cheap!
And while what you say is the norm for being usable read once more what my intention is about checking tuning the SWRI have installed more CB's on Gold Wings than I can remember, I have never tuned one and never had a problem, not saying that if it was tuned it might work better but I have never had a problem with range of a CB unit. I installed a J&M handlebar unit on my concours and put a firestick antenna on it, a friend had a SWR meter and we checked it and it was right on, no adjustment needed.