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well i have a valentine radar for my car, and im heading down to the AMA race in a few weeks, so i figured it would be a good idea to have it on the bike as me and all the guys are riding down. and now ontop of that, the police are heating up around here. seems every time im coming home a state trooper has someone pulled over, where as i wasnt seeing any before, just the occasional local.

so my question is how many of u guys have radar mounted on your bike and how did u go about doing so?
 

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I've got one! I just installed it last week too. I've got a Beltronics RX65, and I bought the Smart Cable from Crutchfield. I tapped into the headlight power source. It's not that bad if you open up the light cover, and follow the cable back to a convenient place to tap into it using the provided wiretap. For the ground, I used a screw I found that was already screwed directly into the frame, and it worked great.

I have it mounted using the suction cups on my double bubble windshield, just above the tach. It actually sits on the tach. I've had it there for a week or so, and it seems to be holding, but it bounces around when I hit bumps, so I'm probably going to have to get some velcro straps to secure it a little better. So far though, it looks very professional. I'll have to take pics for you guys tomorrow.

Edit: Here's some photos


The finished look:



The Ground Wire



The Power - Connected to the High Beam wire - (Red with Brown dots) It's a bit blurry in the photo, but the tap is blue, and it's near a black connector in the bottom of the photo.



The Remote (with LED alerts, and mute button)




The RX65 is audible on the highway at "normal" speeds, but when I open her up, my M4 drowns it out. The location is great for visual alerts, but I think it's a bit low for my taste. I find my eyes going from road, to my bacon detector, back to the road, back to the radar detector, etc. Probably not the safest situation in the world. I'm thinking about plugging in a headset, with a breakaway cable, or possibly getting the H.A.R.D system if I get frustrated with that. Anyone else have any hints / tips?
 

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I've got the Escort 8500 on my 05 Triumph Daytona 955. I installed a bracket I made from abs plastic behind my guage cluster using factory screws. I also purchased the external speaker from Escorts website so I have audible alerts and I don't have to take my eyes off the road at all to know which band of radar I'm picking up. I also installed a very small but accessible mute button on my left hand controls by my turn signals. This setup has been on now for about 6 months and has saved my butt plenty of times. I'm currently still waiting for the title for my new 05 zx6r. Once I get it and get it out on the road I'm going to come up with a locale for a similar setup on the Kawi.
 

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I've got one! I just installed it last week too. I've got a Beltronics RX65, and I bought the Smart Cable from Crutchfield. I tapped into the headlight power source. It's not that bad if you open up the light cover, and follow the cable back to a convenient place to tap into it using the provided wiretap. For the ground, I used a screw I found that was already screwed directly into the frame, and it worked great.

I have it mounted using the suction cups on my double bubble windshield, just above the tach. It actually sits on the tach. I've had it there for a week or so, and it seems to be holding, but it bounces around when I hit bumps, so I'm probably going to have to get some velcro straps to secure it a little better. So far though, it looks very professional. I'll have to take pics for you guys tomorrow.

The RX65 is audible on the highway at "normal" speeds, but when I open her up, my M4 drowns it out. The location is great for visual alerts, but I think it's a bit low for my taste. I find my eyes going from road, to my bacon detector, back to the road, back to the radar detector, etc. Probably not the safest situation in the world. I'm thinking about plugging in a headset, with a breakaway cable, or possibly getting the H.A.R.D system if I get frustrated with that. Anyone else have any hints / tips?

Ya please get some pictures up of your set up. I have the same radar and was considering mounting it to my bike but didn't know what to tap into or where to ground it, so if you could expand on where you taped and grounded that would be great. Thanks.
 

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Ya please get some pictures up of your set up. I have the same radar and was considering mounting it to my bike but didn't know what to tap into or where to ground it, so if you could expand on where you taped and grounded that would be great. Thanks.
It's not that hard. A ground is a ground, the tapped wire should be one with a switched 12v current when the bike is operating.
 

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Holy crap, I almost lost my radar detector tonight. I hit a bump on the highway, and the suction cups came off. I didn't realize it until it started slapping me in the hand, as it hung by the power wire. I was thinking about using velcro before, but now I won't even risk using it without it anymore. Guess it's time to go pick some up. Anyone else have any success with velcro? Where and how do you mount it? I don't trust the suction cups anymore, and I really don't want to shell out the $75 for a professional mount.
 
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