I just joined up a few days ago and thought I would post a few pics of my Escort Passport 8500 X50 Blue install on the Wing.
This is the 8500 mounted to a radar detector/GPS shelf made for the GL1800 Goldwing. The RD is held in place on the shelf using four 3M Dual-Lock "buttons".
I added a form fitting clear cover to help with protecting the RD unit from water exposure.
The RD is well protected from rain by the windshield while moving, but was getting a few drops on it while in slow moving traffic in the rain.
I run the voltage meter display, (handy little extra that comes with the X50, No officer that isn't a radar detector, it is a VOLTMETER! ) :wink: Gives a nice audible warning if voltage is too high or too low.
I mounted the Escort SmartCord - Direct Wire to the bottom of my left handlebar switch housing, enabling me to mute the RD with my left thumb while operating the motorcycle.
Audible radar/laser warnings are routed to my helmet speakers through a device that connects my GPS, Cell Phone and radar detector to the helmet headset and integrates well with the other on board systems that require audio (AM/FM/CB/Intercom/MP3/XM Radio & Traffic plus my HAM radio).
I'm looking into adding a Blinder system, VEIL and a black bra for the front of the Wing. Lots of reflective area on the Wing between the Quad-Headlight, Foglights AND PIAA 1100X driving lights, and I do have a fair amount of chrome....
I got laser tagged while riding up in the mountains here in Southern California, (Angelus Crest Highway), The CHP never even lit up the Escort and the warning from some sportbikes coming the other way I guess was a couple of seconds too late. Not too bad, 72 in a 55, still going to run me almost $200. My fault I guess, I was just enjoying the road and not paying much attention to my speed.
One of my favorite "Goldwing" pictures:
Deals Gap July 2006
If you have any questions or suggestions for my setup, please let me know!