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post #1 of 7 Old 11-30-2019, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Craven Stubby Antenna

Anyone have experience with the Craven Stubby antenna? Not sure I trust just the Amazon reviews!

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-30-2019, 11:15 AM
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I have one similar to this on my GA. I have yet to use my radio, but I wanted to leave the option available to me so I mounted a stubby. I do get reception. If you are concerned about receiving a weak signal (due to gain of the antenna), this will not work for you. If you do not care about AM/FM radio, this will improve the aesthetics of the bike.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-30-2019, 12:09 PM
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I purchased one essentially because I liked the shorter look more than the stock long antenna. Honestly, the reception quality is the same, imo but I like the look and the reception isn’t worst (in my case).


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There are less expensive ones (7.95) on Amazon if you want to give one a try.


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I paid 8 bucks for mine, dont know the brand. All I know is it looks better than the stock long antenna. Cant comment as to how well it works either... I dont use the audio system on the bike at all.

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-30-2019, 01:18 PM
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I brought a BMW Stubby, the FM is not as good as the full whip. A.M. in the UK is poor anyway mostly digital now everywhere

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I have one and it doesn't seem to limit the reception. I rarely use the radio. I got it mostly because it's easier to put the cover over the bike without the long antenna.

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