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    Thread: Mounting a Radar Detector?

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      07-31-2012 06:09 PM #1
      Well after 4 years of ticketless-ness, I've gotten three speeding tickets in three months since the North Carolina SHP has started staking out my new commute. Needless to say, its dampened my enthusiasm for riding a bit, and its made me hate my commute even more now. So now I want to fight back against the man, and get a radar detector. Has anyone had any luck rigging one up to a sportbike? I'm thinking a blinking light rather than a chirp, because I can't hear **** when I'm riding.

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      07-31-2012 06:15 PM #2
      they all flash and make a sound. finding a proper way to mount might be an issue so that the laser can scan and not be obstructed. I thought the valentine 1 had a motorcycle accessory but i dont remember.
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      08-03-2012 01:50 AM #3
      I always wire mine into my helmet. No need to see it, which will not happen if you are paying attention to your suroundings. If I hear a beep in the helmet, I know to check my speed. So I always look for a detector that has a earphone jack. You can either get a cheap ear bud set and just put one into your helmet, or use a motorcycle helmet speaker system, and/or bluetooth and go more advanced. My set up overrides my music in my left ear so I hear it immediatly, even with me wearing ear plugs.

      As for mounting, I used to use a suction cup attachment to my screen with a hook added to catch the top of the screen. Now I use an aluminum bracket I made, that is attached to the back of my instrument cluster. I have velcro on the bottom of the detector with an additional velcro wrap going around it to insure it is not going anywhere. Then I use a ziplock baggy with a rubber band to water proof it.
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      08-03-2012 09:12 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Snowhere View Post
      I always wire mine into my helmet. No need to see it, which will not happen if you are paying attention to your suroundings. If I hear a beep in the helmet, I know to check my speed. So I always look for a detector that has a earphone jack. You can either get a cheap ear bud set and just put one into your helmet, or use a motorcycle helmet speaker system, and/or bluetooth and go more advanced. My set up overrides my music in my left ear so I hear it immediatly, even with me wearing ear plugs.

      As for mounting, I used to use a suction cup attachment to my screen with a hook added to catch the top of the screen. Now I use an aluminum bracket I made, that is attached to the back of my instrument cluster. I have velcro on the bottom of the detector with an additional velcro wrap going around it to insure it is not going anywhere. Then I use a ziplock baggy with a rubber band to water proof it.
      Nice! Good to hear feedback. So the earbud isn't annoying then? I'm just thinking that the wire would piss me off, and I usually ride with earplugs. And I figure that if the light is bright enough I'd see it, but you could be right, I might miss it.

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