Originally Posted by Gadget Boy
If it's the wires, replacing the antenna isn't gonna solve anything, since there are no wires on the antenna at all. The antenna has a plug in terminal where the bike's harness plugs into it.
True enough, but ...
If it's (at least partly) the wires, and if (at least one of) the problem is a minor "open" (slight break within a wire that's been tied too tightly, and/or flexed too much), then it could be a truly intermittent electrical issue (like so many others).
If that were the case (just speculating here, but ... that's all anybody (including BMWNA
) seems to be doing), then a replacement ring could /seem to have/ fixed the problem, while the problem could really survive several iterations of replacement antenna rings.
Clear as mud?