I just installed an Adaptiv TPX radar/laser detector on my K1200GT, and thought I would share some pictures.
Here is some background. I'm a big fan of RAM mounting systems (to keep things simple on multiple bikes) so when the bike was new, I installed some Helibar bar backs and then installed a couple of RAM balls on them that I use for the Zumo and sometimes just for my iPod and/or camera. Then earlier this year I bought the mirror mounts from our member PerfectSwitch. They work great as well.
Last weekend, I tore all the tupperware of the bike for the umteenth time to mount all the radar detector electrics under the skins. I really like the Adaptiv "visual alert" piece with the 3 bright LEDs. It fits perfect and stealthy under the air deflector under the windscreen.
Here are the handlebars with all the RAM mounts in place.
Here is a picture of one of PerfectSwitch's mirror mounts with a RAM ball also.
And here is another view of the bars and mounts.
Here is the TPX mounted on the left mirror mount. It's not in the way at all and stays behind the winscreen.
Here is a side view. I tied the wiring harness directly to the battery (for now) and stuffed the complete wiring outputs down the left side between the gas tank and the hardware in front of it. I forgot to take pictures under the skins, but there is a connector for a "visual alert", an auxillary audio output - that could be an Autocomm or their own wireless headset, and another for a future rear laser detector.
From above and below, you can see that I ran the connector from the detector up the left side channel and left enough slack that it has enough to turn the bars, AND wrap around the bars when the detector is not on board.
I attached the "visual alert" LEDs on top of the instrument cluster itself (not the shield in front of it), and drilled out the center relief so the plug for the LEDs could drop down and come back up when needed.
When the air deflector and windscreen are put back on, this is what it looks like.
And this is how bright the LEDs appear when it flashes at you. In this position it can get your attention.
This is what it looks like from a true rider's position.
So far I am very happy with its performance and ease of connection and disconnection.
I'll let you know if it saves me some time. So far just getting blips in town and at the red light locations is keeping me honest.