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I took my second ride of the year from my home in Geneva, NY to Watkins Glenn, NY, the bike is now broken in and had 100% synthetic oil change for the engine and final drive with about 200 miles on it since last oil change. Issue number one the bike is so such a pleasure to ride my face hurt from smiling. Second issue, there are no cars on the road because of the Chinese Flu pandemic and I wasn't checking my speed, when I looked down I was doing 95mph, the Wing is so smooth there's really no sensation of it working(electric motor smooth) and with no traffic I was 'free riding', the problem is it won't be free if I run into the law who'd have every right to write me up. Even though I know a lot of people in law enforcement I try to avoid using their name to get me out of a ticket especially one I deserved, though it wouldn't be the first time I've taken advantage of my friend ships however I was driving GSX's and BMW sport bikes. On the GSX's it was relatively easy to know how fast you're going, the party doesn't start until you hit 8000RPM and when you hit the power band you know it, and it's really not much fun if you aren't in the powerband. The BMW K1200RS begs to go 100mph and is a little miserable in slow traffic I have it set up with a Sentech mount and a V1. Which leads me to the question, what's the best way to mount a radar detector on the 2019 DCT Tour? I'd like to find a way to conceal it but nothing is obvious to me at the moment. I may buy a new V1 but I haven't gotten that far yet. Weather proof would be a big plus. Now I'm 61 years old, piloting a Goldwing who's performance is stunning, more impressive than any bike I've owned, so instead of focusing on the speedometer I'm add the required accessories. Thanks for any feedback.
 

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I haven’t used a radar detector for a while, mainly because even with the best possible detectors it’s a losing battle - especially since the technology police are using now its nearly impossible to have a device which would allow us to react in time. However, that said:

I have on the left side of my bar a RAM ball mount screwed into the Goldstrike handlebar mount (I unscrewed the Goldstrike off of the and replaced it with a standard RAM ball).

On the right side, I installed a standard “RAM ball mount reservoir”.

You can kind of see them both in this post:

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Once you have RAM ball mounts, your options are endless.

Now, those are both on the handlebars and maybe not where you would want a radar detector - but I figure they’re at least potential solutions.


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Here, I finally got off of a web-conference for 5 minutes and ran down to the garage to grab a better pic of the mounts.

Left side using Goldstrike base and RAM ball:


Right side using generic reservoir RAM mount:




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Here, I finally got off of a web-conference for 5 minutes and ran down to the garage to grab a better pic of the mounts.

Left side using Goldstrike base and RAM ball:


Right side using generic reservoir RAM mount:




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I have Max's brake reservoir plate for mine. I would actually like it more forward so I could see the display better (especially since many are making the display recessed in a deep hole). I have a Uniden R3 and it has sound spliced into my comm system with a 3-way stereo sound mixer, so I can at least here "Ka band...". Weather protection is basically "package wrapped" 5mil plastic with a Velcro side to get to the USB port. My "comm system" is a J&M CB with BT dongle (for bike audio), Zumo, and radar detector mixed into its sound input.

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My prior radar detector had power and sound out on the other side (before I killed its sound circuit) so I had to run power and sound leads around to the other side to the existing plug (for 2 bikes). That is the power and sound lead looped in front of it. The empty duel lock to the left is for my trailer TPMS display.

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Thanks for the feedback. That looks like the only place you can put one. Does it get in the way?
 

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You can do almost anything with RAM stuff. And since they’re transferable I use them on our motorcycles, our bicycles, in our autos, and on our boat and in our camper. We use them with phones, cameras, iPads, and drink holders.


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Due to all the interference I have given up on Radar Detectors. I used to own the best that I could get from Escort, Uniden or Valentine. If you want protection you need a Radar Jammer and then a way to turn it off once you slow down. Jammers must be front and rear and near your headlight and license plate. I rode with them on my K1600 and My BMW X1 F Sport. They do work but are a pain to install properly.
 

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Due to all the interference I have given up on Radar Detectors. I used to own the best that I could get from Escort, Uniden or Valentine. If you want protection you need a Radar Jammer and then a way to turn it off once you slow down. Jammers must be front and rear and near your headlight and license plate. I rode with them on my K1600 and My BMW X1 F Sport. They do work but are a pain to install properly.
Most police anymore are rarely using radar. They largely have moved to Lidar. With the advancement in technology, the units are small, light and easy to wield - they can track targets through visual obstruction and work in incline to weather. By the time a detector detects Lidar, they’ve got you anyway.

Add to that the advancement in radar itself, all the afore-mentioned interference (especially now that a lot of autos have radar in use for their driver-aids) and it just seems kinda pointless.

I had an amazing Escort that was made to be “undetectable” - really well. It was incredibly smart, and when paired with the app on my iPhone which allowed crowd-sourced data to help prevent “instant on” scenarios - it was the best possible solution.

Then I saw some new Lidar tech demos and gave up.

I could spend thousands trying to beat Lidar or I could just mellow out and enjoy the ride.

I’m not anti-radar detector. I know this thread was about mounts. I still have a nice chrome radar detector mount from my 1999 Valkyrie Interstate which I then had on my 2011 Rocket III Touring. It’s sitting in a drawer - no place to fit it usefully on the new wing, it’s made for handle bar.

I just gave up the stress of trying to beat the system - and decided to use my money on other farkles.

We just don’t have the reaction time to beat a pulse of light.


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Firstly, I don't understand why you folks are talking about 'radar-detectors' ... there ain't no such thing on the LE repertoire for traffic enforcement. Them old things cause cancer and cops sued and they were banded.

Now if you mean Laser-detectors when you say 'radar-detector' then I am in the conversation...to say that Laser detectors are not beatable. They are linear connectors and by the time your Laser-detector signals you probably been had already.

About the best thing you can do nowadays is hide behind a speeding car, use Waze, or keep the speed limit.
Laser-jammer are a good option, but my guess is that cops can tell on their Laser when they get hit by a jammer, you 'll just piss them off and are sure to get the ticket you might have gotten out of.

If you do install one anyway because you are as hard-headed as my friend who claims it helps, then install it in an incognito spot. If a cop walks up to you to inform you that you were speeding and he sees a laser-detector on your handlebar: ticket for sure.

Use Waze. its a lot cheaper.
 

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The best way to not get a speeding ticket is not to speed. I set the cruse control at 3 to 5 over and enjoy the ride. Keep alert and watch your surroundings. The time that you save is minimal compared to the extra time spent in filling stations. I enjoy a spirited ride as much as anyone else but with Lidar you have no chance unless you spend large amounts of money and I am not willing to do that.
 

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RCU Designs shelf. Out of the way and in line of sight. You're gonna have to remove slot of Tupperware, though
 

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I have one of Max's mounts on my DCT but have not used my radar detector with it yet. Looks to be mounted too low with the fairing partially obstructing it to me. Anybody have any real world experience with the Traxxon mount?
 
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