Join Date: May 2015
Location: Marietta, GA
Year/Make/Model: 2010 Kawasaki Voyager
I don't know if the antenna could take that stress. The top piece was already broken off mine when I got the bike. It's just ornamental so it does not affect performance. With that top piece gone, I'm afraid I might damage the cover if I tried that.
You can unscrew the antenna, but that may not be the best idea. I've seen a few posts about folks loosing them. Putting some blue loctite on it and letting it dry before screwing it back on (the solvents in loctite will damage the plastic) could help with that. That's what I do (haven't tried the loctite yet). Someone posted here or on another forum that Autozone (?) has a compatible shorty antenna for cheap. Not as good reception, but may be enough for you. I thought I had saved the link somewhere, but I can't find it right now.
I've considered that shorty antenna, or putting a metal grommet in my cover with a smaller rubber grommet (like used for electrical passages) inside that to keep rain out. The antenna could go up thru that hole, or mine can since that top ornament is gone.
RAM mount for TomTom Rider 400 (with anti theft module)
6000k LED Headlight & Spots; Kisan Headlight Modulator (works with LEDs),
__Brake Light Modulator, LED License Plate Holder
Dobeck EJK 3.0
Lucky Mirror Extenders
Misc. RAM Mounts for Cup Holder, SPOT, Phone, etc.
Chuckster BAK, Trailer Hitch and Cooler Rack
Wiring for Trailer
Ray's Throttle Mod
Things to do:
Drilling Baffle Plates (Maybe)
Paint HF Tag Along Trailer to Match Bike