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post #1 of 14 Old 03-29-2007, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Radar Detector mounting

Just made the splurge and bought a Valentine - Looking for ideas as to how I can mount it.

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+1 for Pat Walsh. I don't have a radar detector (Damn VA law) but I have a Garmin on it so it will have no problem supporting a detector. Also Pat got it to me in three days from AZ to VA, and through the mail, so he sent it off the morning after I placed the order (from the night before). Great service.

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+2 on the PW shelf. Here's a shot of mine.
I just used a couple of pieces of 3M "Dual Lock" to hold it in place.
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Took the advice - wow everyone agreed - sent Pat Walsh an order -
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I considered a shelf, but in front of me the radar detector would be distracting

I prefer it to be mounted just above the handguard on the throttle side and below the mirror with a remote adaptor mounted in a central location

If I hear my helmet speaker beep, I can glance at the directional arrows & bogey count

the big advantage outboard is cleaner signals and better lazer detection especially rearward

On my SV I was able to fabricate a professional looking mount that attached to a blank mirror hole cause I ran bar end mirrors

On the strom, the #1 mount on my list of consideration is a Saeng Bar Hub Pro
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is the best one on the market and I have had many! Enjoy!
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post #8 of 14 Old 04-03-2007, 11:58 AM
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is it possible to mount radar detectors under the seats of the bikes and have some sort of antenna mounted on the bike? Then perhaps have an audio connection from the detector to an autocom or something along those lines....
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-03-2007, 05:34 PM
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I mount my escort on the RAM power plate magnetic mount, with the standard bar mount bolted on the right side of the bar near the brake lever mount. Works great for me.

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Question How Safe RAM RAP-300-1

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I mount my escort on the RAM power plate magnetic mount, with the standard bar mount bolted on the right side of the bar near the brake lever mount. Works great for me.
I have recently purchased the RAM Magnetic Power Plate(RAP-300-1) and plan to use it to mount my new radar detector on a ram ball mount on the left side of the handlebar near the clutch lever.

My question to you or anyone who uses the RAP-300-1 near the clutch or brake side lever is: How fast have you gone using only the magnets on this mount without any other additional tie-downs to secure your radar detector to the bike without it blowing off ?

I admit, it feels pretty strong by hand, but I would hate to guess wrong and have it blow off at high speed and destroy an expensive radar detector. Yet I also would not like to have to use anything extra to tie it down. Kind of defeats the quickly-removable capablity of the magnetic mount that I was after in the first place.

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