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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2007, 1:38 pm Thread Starter
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Escort 9500i, got me one..

for a gift last wekend. Now I just have to figure out where and how to hook it up to the S. I haven't even opened the box yet.

Any comments? this would be..my very first radar detector, still have mixed feelings about using it but what the hey, I have it now so I might as well hook it up

Looks like a cigar plug is needed for the power, going to have to pick up a wiring kit for that.

I sure don't like a lot of stuff in front of me but I'm thinking about trying to mount it centerline to the bike somewhere so it works at least.

happy trails...geo
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2007, 11:06 pm
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I have one of the early production run units. It did interfere (as in no signal at all) with satellite radio (XM Radio) using it with the Garmin Zumo 500 with the GXM-30 antenna. Escort fixed that issue at no charge to me and it works well with the XM Radio now.

I still haven't used the Lockout GPS portion as much as I could or should as the unit already is pretty quiet and filters well. I did need to turn off the "Auto-Volume" as the microphone on it increases the volume so loud as it was unbearable.

I'm not too crazy about the ramp-up of the unit; it's either two bars of strength or it seems to pop to full bar strength pretty quick on an alert. Not as linear as their 8500x50, imo.

I'm still waiting to see what is to become of the USB port on the unit. Escort's been pretty mum on that so far.

My power take-off for it is through the "Autocom #1258 Can-Bus Relay Switch." The output goes to the Autocom through one of the Autocom isolation leads (mono) to avoid any ground-loop issues as does the output of the Zumo (with its stereo isolation lead). I use in-ear phones from the Autocom that integrates the 9500i, Zumo along with its XM Radio and Mp3 files, etc.

So far so good...
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thanks for the info, that helps a lot considering I know almost nothing about this thing, althought I've been thinking about one for some time.

Mmmm...I only have a gerbings jkt that I power with the BMW plug on the bike (bypassed the can-bus with the powerlet harness) but I'll look into that autocom relay, I don't need interference and will want to run both the jkt and the RD at the same time.

Where do you mount the RD? I don't like the idea of puttin' things on my handlebars, I'm even thinking about just stickin' it to the windscreen and see how it holds. I didn't even open the box yet so I don't know if it comes with an ear bud or not.

regards...geo
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You could power off the Powerlet socket, You just need to remember to turn it off or disconnect it.

I've got mine set up on the GadgetGuy.net "monkey-bar" setup. He has pictures on his site of all the combinations. Mine has the Zumo in the middle, an extension and mounting plate on the left side for the Escort, another on the right side for the XM Radio antenna. Looks very clean and it made of billet aluminum and not as cheap looking (and easy to steal) as the RAM mount.

The Gadgetguy.net owner, Genna, suggested adding a Garmin Quick Release plate to the Escort. I did and I can remove it in less time it takes to read this sentence. Works really well. The old Escorts were flat on the bottom so I could just stick the Garmin plate onto them. The 9500i has a step on the bottom so mounting something flat isn't as easy. I made a small aluminum plate and use a couple of spacers to make it flat. I replaced the three screws with longer ones that attach the plate and spacers to the Escort. Works well, and I can remove it should I need to send it to Escort for repair (which I needed to do as the early ones interfered with the satellite radio).

It doesn't come with an earbud, but you can get one at Radio Sheck (it's mono, not stereo) or when you get the Autocom, just plug it into there.
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Appreciate the info Gmack, I'll take a look at your suggestions and see what I can come up with...

When I get my bike back that is....this is week 6 at the dealer, no word yet if it will be done this wekend. I can't believe how friggin long it takes bmw to ship a stooopid clutch basket, I'd sure hate to see if anything serious went wrong. I think maybe the rep was draggin his feet on the approval or something, I"ve had a clutch chatter (when cold) after a few thou miles, pretty bad, then the trans started kicking out in 2nd gear, the oil pump drive chain was loose so they figured that was the problem. I hope it all works.

have a good wekend!..geo

ps...in case you haven't heard, there was an air box replacement notice from BMW that just came out last week, they ordered the parts immediately while the bike was there for service anyway so that may be holding me up too.
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Is anyone pointing the RD through a tinted screen? Does the tint negatively effect the RD? Any chance of mounting the RD under the nose on the S bike and have it work well?
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Is anyone pointing the RD through a tinted screen? Does the tint negatively effect the RD? Any chance of mounting the RD under the nose on the S bike and have it work well?
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Shouldn't affect radar unless it is a metallic coating throgh the screen. It will affect laser if the sensor cannot see it directly. Look at one of the online owner's manuals for more specifics.
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