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attempting radar mount

Postby kylezx10 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:17 pm

going to build platform that mounts between turn signal and bike nice & low just over shock

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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby kylezx10 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:59 pm

made nice mount that fits between turn signal & bike looks good so far,now llokingat mtx water proof detector w jammer bluetooth compatible. Pros Cons?

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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby Oalvarez » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:26 am

a ram ball handlebar stem bolt could do the trick.....that coupled with a short ram arm. it's worked for me in the past on both BMW and Ducati bikes of mine.

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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby steveberde » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:12 am

Kinda looks like a Duc not a KTM but that might be just me old eyes,

As for a Ram Mount - I think they look way too big and clumsy for a beautiful bike like either the Super Duke or the Duc. Consider Tech Mount - their products are much smaller and
are just as flexible with an unending number of pieces

Just a thought - I had a Ram Mount and when I saw the Tech Mount products I gave my Ram Mount to a friend who used it on his BMW GS, it looked ok on that beast.
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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby Asbestos » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:57 am

steveberde wrote:Kinda looks like a Duc not a KTM but that might be just me old eyes,

As for a Ram Mount - I think they look way too big and clumsy for a beautiful bike like either the Super Duke or the Duc. Consider Tech Mount - their products are much smaller and
are just as flexible with an unending number of pieces

Just a thought - I had a Ram Mount and when I saw the Tech Mount products I gave my Ram Mount to a friend who used it on his BMW GS, it looked ok on that beast.


+1 on Techmount. Here's a link to several of their mounts - loads of options. Adaptiv makes some nice mounts too.

http://www.powersportsus.com/Motorcycle ... s/1904.htm

I was looking hard at the Adaptiv waterproof TPX 2.0 until I read this review:

http://radartest.com/2012-Test-Adaptiv-TPX.asp

Now I'm leaning towards the Escort Redline (with manual segmentation or firmware update to make it equal to XR model), but am not done with the research yet. Here's the Escort review:

http://radartest.com/escort-redline-xr-review.asp

Am very interested in your mount - can you post a pic?
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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby FFlash » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:49 pm

I'm in the group that thinks that a radar detector absolutely must tell you where the radar is coming from!

The best response to an alarm from your radar detector depends on how strong the signal is and from which direction it is coming from.

The Valentine One is the only detector that gives you all the info.

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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby steveberde » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:16 pm

If he's behind you it won't be radar that tickets you. No argument
that the Valentine is a good one.
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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby FFlash » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:08 pm

steveberde wrote:If he's behind you it won't be radar that tickets you...


Steve, I don't understand that. Could you expand?

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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby steveberde » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:35 pm

If the officer is behind you and is pacing you he'll ticket you based on the pace.

While a rear facing as well as front facing detector is nice every bike I've seen radar mounted on,
the rear facing antenna is blocked by the riders body, arms or something. Moreover if he's shooting from behind
the odds are great that you'll pick his signal up as it bounces off anything in front of you placing you on notice.

I'll ask the question, have you ever seen radar from behind you save you from a ticket? I haven't. Only radar coming at me or the LEO parked by the side of the road hiding or as of late he's standing or leaning out the window of his cruiser or his motorcycle shooting laser or radar at you. At that point you're screwed if he waits to shoot until he gets a visual on you. With laser in our state he has to get two readings to make it a valid stop.

The only time I ever got beaten by radar coming at me was 35 years ago at 1 AM I was driving eastbound and the LEO was driving westbound with his radar OFF. When I got maybe 50-100 yards from him he turned it on and got me for 10 over ( in a car ). Russian Roulette. All we can do is beat em some of the time.
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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby FFlash » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:18 pm

Steve, what brand of detector do you use?

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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby steveberde » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:23 pm

I use a 15 year old Escort 8500 x 50. Never gotten
a ticket using it yet. I'm sure there are newer
better etc. for a motorcycle the secret is
getting your attention NOW that's why I like
the HARD System. Heads up display.
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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby FFlash » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:45 pm

steveberde wrote:If the officer is behind you and is pacing you he'll ticket you based on the pace.


True, if he never fires his radar your detector is of no use. All you have is your rear view mirror which is usually next to useless on a motorcycle.

That too will change, soon in-helmet HUD rear view mirror hardware will be available. We'll have died and gone to heaven when that's combined with target acquisition software that will alarm and identify closing targets.

That said, around here the average officer is a cherry picker. 90% of the time his radar is always on.

steveberde wrote:While a rear facing as well as front facing detector is nice every bike I've seen radar mounted on,
the rear facing antenna is blocked by the riders body, arms or something. Moreover if he's shooting from behind
the odds are great that you'll pick his signal up as it bounces off anything in front of you placing you on notice..


The Valentine One also has a rear facing antenna. Human bodies don't block radar waves. Depending on bounced signals to keep you safe always comes in second best.
steveberde wrote:I'll ask the question, have you ever seen radar from behind you save you from a ticket? I haven't...

All the time. Like I said before, around here they usually run with their radar on. So, when one either pulls in behind OR starts overtaking you because he's running faster than you, you'll get a warning.

steveberde wrote:The only time I ever got beaten by radar coming at me was 35 years ago at 1 AM I was driving eastbound and the LEO was driving westbound with his radar OFF. When I got maybe 50-100 yards from him he turned it on and got me for 10 over ( in a car ). Russian Roulette. All we can do is beat em some of the time.


No argument, speed and eventually you'll get caught.

The key here is that the best move for one person might be grievously short-sighted for another. If you're an accidental speeder, maybe any setup is ok.

If you're hard core, one who's often in a situation where a stop might land you in jail, settling with less than the best makes little sense.
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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby Oalvarez » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:08 am

steveberde wrote:Kinda looks like a Duc not a KTM but that might be just me old eyes,

As for a Ram Mount - I think they look way too big and clumsy for a beautiful bike like either the Super Duke or the Duc. Consider Tech Mount - their products are much smaller and
are just as flexible with an unending number of pieces

Just a thought - I had a Ram Mount and when I saw the Tech Mount products I gave my Ram Mount to a friend who used it on his BMW GS, it looked ok on that beast.


The ram ball stem ball (photo above) was suggested as an option to mount either a GPS or radar, it can be used on just about any bike with a handlebar stem. And you're right, the bike shown is a Ducati, and was shown for example purposes only, the application can work on a KTM as well.

Techmount products are great, super clean, they just cost a little more, I find the Adaptiv stuff a little more bulky.
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Re: attempting radar mount

Postby steveberde » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:00 pm

FF. all makes good sense. Wish our LEO rode around with thei radar on

They're wily and very skilled in catching hooligans like us.
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When you’re in jail good friends will come and bail you out.
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