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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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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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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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I removed my antenna last winter. I haven't used the bike radio in years.
 

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Got one of the "less expensive" ones off of Amazon years ago and have noticed no loss of reception when using. Like others, don't use AM/FM much though.
 

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It is more for the looks for me. I just could not take the wobbly original stupid antenna. I got one for 18.00 that looks good too and I have to say, listening to FM at times, it works good. If you under heavy trees or a short tunnel, you might loose a bit. But, I listen to Amazon Prime most of the time. Happy riding....!!!!
 

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I've used this stubby one on a few different bikes for maybe 5 years now. I'm not a heavy radio user on the bikes but the few times I do use the radio the reception has been good. I did not notice a drop off in reception with this vs. the stock antenna. Those who use the radio more regularly may have a different experience but it has functioned well for me, cost about $8 and looked much better to my eye.


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I have the Craven stubby, but honestly have no idea on whether it affected radio reception or not. I only use satellite or my phone thorough the nav for music. I bought it purely for looks, because the stock antenna was distracting and right in my line of sight, so as far as I’m concerned the stubby does its job
 
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