Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guyton (Savannah), GA, USA
Poor Luck with Marc Parnes Visual Display
I have an 04 K12GT and use an Escort X50 on the K-mount, which places the unit well above the instruments in the center-line of the bike. I've mounted the Parnes unit on top of the detector, and velcroed it in a couple of other locations. In bright sunlight, it typically doesn't get my attention. I'm surprised since it is a well made unit and is very bright, as long as you get the LED's pointed correctly at you, since they are somewhat directional. I believe it should work well if you get the unit high enough and in your field of vision. I just didn't want to mount it at the top of my windshield.
I considered other alternatives, but didn't want to go with the H.A.R.D system, and have resisted getting an Autocom type system so I could hear the alarms in my in-ear phones, since I have enough gadgets to worry about. I just installed the Radar Screamer, which is a piezo speaker that I mounted to the right of my gauges. I installed a toggle switch (High volume, low volume, and off positions) near the left clutch reservoir. So far so good and easily heard at speed with the iPod going. I was concerned about driving through town with the thing going off, but the supplied toggle switch is a nice feature - just don't forget to turn it back on!
"If everything's coming your way, you're probably in the wrong lane."
'04 K1200GT / '01 R1200C - Savannah, GA