Welcome to the forum JBern. You're obviously a man of discriminating taste since you picked the best color out there. Look around the forum and you'll find that there's a lot of helpful information and great people too. As far as the stubby antenna, it sounds like Canadianlimey and Rbnsal already pointed you in the right direction.
Post some pics when you get a chance and feel free to join right in on the discussions here. But most of all, enjoy your ride.