The purpose of this
mod is to increase the range of CB communications and
get rid of the antenna's sticking out past the rear
of the bike. I moved teh CB antenna from the left side
of the bike to the right simply to keep it from sticking
way out to the left when the bike is on it's side stand.
First you need to remove
the seat, side covers and saddlebags. Next remove both
factory antennas and mounts. Pull all cabling back to
the seat area.
Re-route the AM/FM antenna cable down to the left side
of the bike, reinstall the AM/FM antenna mount to the
left side and attach the AM/FFM cable. Remove the antenna
mast. Install the 6mm bolt into the new shorty rubber
mast using loctitite. Measure the distance needed to
screw into the mount and cut the bolt off accordingly.
Clean up the threads after cutting, apply loctite and
insert antenna into mount securely.
Modify two braces to use for mounting the CB antenna
mounting bracket to the saddle bag supports. I did this
so as not to drill any holes on the bike. Dill holes
in the end of each brace to create a clamp to mount
the mounting bracket to. FIG
Run the NGP CB antenna lead appropriately through the
fender down to the antenna.
Manufacture a bracket to keep coax cable from exhaust.
Tidy up all cables (fold excess coax in a Z formation
and tuck away. (do not coil the excess coax), make sure
you have your SWR's checked and set before attempting
to use the CB.
BEFORE and AFTER
Stock CB and AM/FM Antenna
Note that CB is on the Left and AM/FM is on the
CB and AM/FM Antenna aft MOD
Note that CB is now on the Right
and AM/FM shorter and on the Left