I have my Passport 8500 mounted in the right front speaker compartment of my Honda Goldwing GL1800 which is a nice setup. HOWEVER, I suspect that I have lost some sensitivity. It now seems like I don't get a warning as early. For example - often times not until I can see a LEO with a rolling radar heading toward me.
My question is how much signal loss would be expected from the various layers of ABS and Polycarbonate:
- Speaker Housing - Black ABS
- "Under Faring" the black ABS hidden one behind the windshield
- Tinted lower part of Windbender Windshield
- Painted outer Front Faring (Yellow semi-metalic)
I have my Escort sitting basically on the bottom of the speaker enclosure. I have removed the metal parts of the windshield mechanism that are near the Radar field of vision (the parts in the outside slider).
Will cutting holes in the various layers help?
Can anyone recommend a good test process? I was thinking of finding a speed indicator and seeing how far away I could dectect it with the Passport mounted in the speaker box. Then trying it again with the Passport on the dash.
Any suggestions appreciated.