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What do you guys do with your antennas when you put your bike covers on? I got a half cover from the PO of my 1800. I don't like the idea of bending over my antennas, but even doing that, this half cover does not go over them.
I'm thinking of purchasing a better cover, full, for protection in my garage from all the dust, as well as for use when traveling. Do they have holes for the antennas? I don't see that discussed in the advertisements for bike covers.
 

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On the 1500 the antenna folds over. You pull up on the knurled part, then it folds. Doesn't the 1800 do that?
 

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The 1800 I saw does that?
 

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Well, now I have to run out to the garage right away and look. I did not know that they may have a knuckle.
 

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Pull up on the knurled piece on the antenna base and fold it forward.
 

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JerseyWinger wrote:
On the 1500 the antenna folds over. You pull up on the knurled part, then it folds. Doesn't the 1800 do that?
Yes, Jersey, they do. Thank you for that little tidbit. A seemingly obvious thing now that I know about it. :blushing:
 

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Don't feel bad, the guy that my Dad bought his bike from was the second owner, and had owned it for 6 years. We went over to look at it, ride it, etc.....after we got through,I told him I would help put the cover back on. While he was unfolding the cover, I was laying down the antenna's. He asked me how the hell I did that:shock: I showed him, he said he had been taking the things off and would take them inside at night so he didn't have to leave them on the ground:cooldevil:. But like posted, you never know until ya ask!!!!:action:
 

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You can adjust the direction they fold as well but that takes a wrench.
 

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Ha Ha. That's a funny story. That could have been me. :)
 

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The cover that came with my bike(I believe an original Hondaline piece) has 2 Velcro openings for the antennas, so it slips right on over them.
 

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If you just want a cover to use on day trips to keep the rain off the electronics and seat, check these out:

http://www.tourkingcovers.com/shop/category.asp?catid=2

Totally avoids the antennas, and you can still access the trunks. Just bought one a couple weeks ago for my trip to Washington, D.C. Works like a charm! Off and on in less than a minute. (My trike is garage kept, so I only need a dust cover at home.)
 

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When I was looking for a 1500, one I looked out have a real nice padded cover.. The guy had cut holes in it for the Antennas.. I didn't have the heart to tell him they folded.....
 

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FatherWilliam57 wrote:
If you just want a cover to use on day trips to keep the rain off the electronics and seat, check these out:

http://www.tourkingcovers.com/shop/category.asp?catid=2

Totally avoids the antennas, and you can still access the trunks. Just bought one a couple weeks ago for my trip to Washington, D.C. Works like a charm! Off and on in less than a minute. (My trike is garage kept, so I only need a dust cover at home.)
I have one of those for Betty, use it every day at work :action:
 

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And the great thing about the Tourking is that it rolls into a very small bundle. Great for touring rides.
 

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FatherWilliam57 wrote:
If you just want a cover to use on day trips to keep the rain off the electronics and seat, check these out:

http://www.tourkingcovers.com/shop/category.asp?catid=2

Totally avoids the antennas, and you can still access the trunks. Just bought one a couple weeks ago for my trip to Washington, D.C. Works like a charm! Off and on in less than a minute. (My trike is garage kept, so I only need a dust cover at home.)
I like that one. Interesting and good for road trips. I might go full cover tho for the garage dust. That's probably where I'd use it the most.
 

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I have a friend who just bought an '88 1500. Nice bike. I was looking at it yesterday and told him that the antenna should fold forward. I messed with it a bit but couldn't get it to budge. Does anyone out there know if it should, and if so, tell me how to do it. I lifted and tugged on the knurled portion of the antenna and it didn't move like on my 1800. Can anyone out there help??

DeDub :18white:
 

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Does it work the same way as the 1800? I just lift up slightlyon the knurled bit and itfolds right over.
 
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