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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2000, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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How do you all carry/mount your Valentine1 on the bike? Tank bag or special mounting bracket? Does it really pick up cops from behind you? It has to pick up the radar through your body, doesn't it? Could you also give me a few do's/don'ts about the V1. It will arrive this weekend and I am ready to try this baby out.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2000, 01:05 AM
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I've been looking at the V1 too, but don't have the $$$ for it now. You'll have to let us know how it works. As far as mounting, you may want to try http://www.saeng.com

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I have had a V1 in my car for a while now, ever since I got a ticket for 51 in a 30 zone (a true speed trap). The unit is great and has saved me from more than one ticket since I bought it.

Can't see how you plan to mount it on a bike. It is a rather large unit and needs a lot of power (either a cigar lighter or another type of power outlet). Have you got one?



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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2000, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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There is a power outlet on the left side of the bike that I will be using. I plan on mounting it to a plate that will sit on the fairing just above the tachometer. I have the audio box, too, and that will feed into my Chatterbox. That way I will be able to hear the warnings. The manual says that it will only draw 400ma. My battery should be able to handle that small amount of drain.

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Cool. Sounds like you have it figured out to some extent. I guess the unit will be "looking" through your windscreen. Don't suppose you will get a lot of use from the rear facing unit.

Anyway, good luck and let us know how it works out!



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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-12-2000, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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It's done I have mounted the V1 onto the fairing.

I found a plastic license plate holder lying around and just flipped it over and mounted it to the top of the dash. Yes, the V1 is rather large compared to the other brands. I also mounted the remote audio unit with velcro to the brake reservior. It's a perfect match. The wiring was pretty easy, too. I hard wired it in to an accessory wire. The V1 uses RJ11 (telephone wire) and it looks much sturdier than normal wire. I have also plugged the chatterbox into the remote audio. The volume is definitely loud enough, too.If you would like to see some pictures, send me an e-mail and I will get them to you.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2000, 07:35 PM
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Has anyone ever tried to mount the Bel 915STiR remote radar detector? I think it can be done.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-17-2000, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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I used to have a Super Snooper remote radar detector mounted on my Katana. The only problem that I always had was the front fender always bouncing up and smacking the detector. Most sport bikes do not have very much clearance between the fairing and fender. I did like the stealth look, though, but it is not near as good as the V1, at picking up radar and it did not have a remote headphone adapter. By the way, the remote was mounted with regular velcro and not that industrial strength velcro. That stuff is crap, it does not hold near as well as the original velcro.

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