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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2010, 2:51 pm Thread Starter
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I've been trying to find a RADAR detector to mount on my K12RS but I am having difficulty finding one that meets my criteria and was wondering what you fellows are using. Ideally the one I want would be cordless so I don't have to wire up a power supply. It should be waterproof, naturally, that goes without saying. I would also prefer it to have a ball mount so I can mount it on my ball mount adapter plate I bought for the bike. MY GPS (NUVI-550) is cordless, waterproof and ball mountable and I like it that way. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2010, 9:57 pm
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Your having difficulties because there isn't a unit that meets your criteria. The two best detectors the Valentine 1 and the Escort Redline are neither cordless or waterproof. Sorry.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 2010, 6:04 am
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Yep, ditch the cordless requirement if you want a real detector. I have the V1 and use the RAM mount ball system by applying velcro to the bottom of the unit and using one of the mounts below with velcro attached.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 2010, 12:35 am
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Plus one on the valentine, i like mine. I also like the "HARD" system from "Legal Speeding" (helmet assisted radar detection). It's a cordless light that shines in your peripheral vision when the detector goes off. I used to use a speaker but the cord bothered me.

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Hey MIK - does it work okay in your tank bag? I have mine suction cupped to the windshield because I was under the impression it needed to have a perfect view? I'm thinking of getting a shelf so I can mount the EZ Pass and the V1 to it but I need the V1 to be easily removable in case I forget to turn it off when I cross the state line .

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Hey MIK - does it work okay in your tank bag?
Works just fine. I like to have it hidden like that plus it is protected from elements and I don't have to disconnect it to remove from the bike. It might have problems picking up LIDAR but then again, if you hear laser warning -- you are already screwed.

This setup gave me an advanced warning a few times, so I know it works, and I am not sure if mounting it higher would do much better.
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Hey MIK - does it work okay in your tank bag? I have mine suction cupped to the windshield because I was under the impression it needed to have a perfect view? I'm thinking of getting a shelf so I can mount the EZ Pass and the V1 to it but I need the V1 to be easily removable in case I forget to turn it off when I cross the state line .
My RD is also in my tank bag. My tank bag has a pocket on the inside of the top cover and it slips in there. The RD is connected through the autocom so I can hear the alert. I have a remote on my dash so I can see "power on", see an alert, and mute it. The RD works well in the tank bag and it can pick up radar 360 degrees.

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you can find your answer here- http://www.radardetectorforbikes.com/
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you can find your answer here- http://www.radardetectorforbikes.com/
looks like a spam post to me.

So if you want to skip all that "give me your email", here is the direct link http://www.adaptivtechnologies.com/gear/

As far as I can see, the only advantage it has is being waterproof.... but, IMO, that should not be the main feature you base your choice of a radar detector on.
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