Has anyone thought of putting a dummy cb antenna on the left side? Just for looks?? My last GW had the dual antennas and I like to look... Comments? ty
Believe it or not there was a guy a while back selling dummy antennas. He made all kinds of claims that didn't really hold water like it evened things out and kept the bike from pulling one way or the other and claimed it looked better to boot. Don't think it went over very well. I know some Florida Prowlers that actually have the one antenna for both CB and the juke box. To each his own.
I didn't get rid of it, but I did put on the shorty CB antenna from J&M. I think it works better then the original Honda part. The only thing you need to do to install it is unscrew the Honda one and screw in the J&M on. Total of 1 minute. Now when I raise the bike on my table lift the antenna no longer hits the ceiling! It cost less than $50 too!Actually, I'd like to find a way to get rid of the one antenna. I forget to lower it sometimes, and it stags on the garage door when I close it. I also believe, as does hullkss, it would look cleaner without an antenna.
Drilling more holes in the trunk and putting in a dummy antenna for looks doesn't seem like a good idea to me. Most people would give anything to hide the antenna they have. J&M has a shorter CB antenna to mitigate the look of the whip as much as possible. I believe that Honda has embossed on the inside of the trunk on the right side 2 marks for where to drill holes for the CB antenna. I would suspect those marks are missing on the left side, so you'd be shotgunning where to drill the holes.
And J.C.Whitney sold fake CB antenna's in the era of "Smokey and the Bandit" which they hyped as "...for that CB look!" :laugh:Reminds me, back in the day, when car phones were first introduced. You could buy a dummy car phone or antenna, hold the phone to your ear, and look important 'cause you had a car phone.