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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2009, 9:25 am Thread Starter
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Use suction cup mount for radar detector?

I'm thinking about just using my suction cup mount to attach my radar detector to the windscreen of my K1200RS.

It seems pretty secure. I tested it by slapping it a few times, raising and lowering the windscreen, etc.

If I did this, I'd rig a safety wire of some sort in case the suction cups let go at speed.

Anyone try this? Did it work? Thank you.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2009, 4:09 pm
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I'd suggest getting a RAM MOUNT instead. You really don't want to lose the thing when the suction cups finally let go, or even get so distracted by the thing hanging by whatever tether you are going to use that you run into something. I have different mounting plates attached to the end of the RAM MOUNT depending on whether I have the detector mounted or my digital camera.

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I tried the suction cup mount on my bike and lost the unit not far from my house on the way up to the Catskills a year ago. Detector was never the same again until it finally crapped out this past weekend along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are plenty of "good" ways to mount it. Use one of those...

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I tried the suction cup mount on my bike and lost the unit not far from my house on the way up to the Catskills a year ago. Detector was never the same again until it finally crapped out this past weekend along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are plenty of "good" ways to mount it. Use one of those...
Did you do the whole BRP? The wife and I are doing it in September. Seems though whenever we go some part of it is closed.

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I keep trying the suction cup to put up my little Garmin Streetpilot in my car, and although it seems rock-solid when I first put it up, invariably it drops a couple of weeks later more or less, depending upon the weather. If the suction cup is the way you want to go, for sure don't do it without a safety line.
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Here's the setup for my Streetpilot on my '98 K12RS.

I got all of the pieces and parts at Cyclegadgets.

The RAM mounting stuff is the best, IMO.

I drilled and tapped a 1/4-20 in the cap on the fork leg.
The cap comes off easily with a pair of channel locks, just be sure
to use a towel or something to keep from scratching the end cap.
Also, be sure to loc-tite the ball mount into the cap.
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