Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Memphis, TN, USA
I took the hardwire adapter kit thingie for my X50 and wired it to the battery. It tucks nicely under the front of the battery cover when not in use, or it can be pulled out and zip tied to one of the cables on the right hand side.
Then, get yourself some $2 velcro and slap it on top of the front brake resevoir. Cut it in a nice round shape before you start slapping. Slap another piece on the bottom of your radar detector.
Been using this method for the last 14 months and 11,000 miles in all conditions and it works great, cheap, fast, and effectively. Non-gadget guys don't make fun of me cause I don't have brackets and shelfs sticking out every where. Gadget guys don't make fun of me cause they don't see the velcro even when its not on.
You could just turn your detector off and then after you've started it, turn it back on. I remove mine everytime I get off my bike so I hadn't worried about frying any electronics really.
Have fun at Laguna! I'm jealous.
2005 BMW K1200S - Gray
2004 BMW K1200RS Zebra, sold