+1 on the tiny allen screw. It's there and must be loosened first. Maybe newer bikes got rid of it? If the OP wants to remove it, I am guessing it's a whip and not a shorty.
When I covered mine, I would pull the antenna forward towards the windshield and it was good.
Riding Baggers before Baggers were cool!
Riding an FXD when everyone else started riding baggers!
1997 FLHTC - "Mamma Bear" 147,000 miles and counting
2005 FXD - "Baby Bear" 30,000 miles and counting
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Dr. Rick "Superman" Doolin 1970-2014. Miss you bro.