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    Default OK, I ride a scooter so what

    While I intend to buy a bigger 600cc scooter this coming spring, I still intend to stealth out my Suzuki Burgman 400cc scooter.
    First of all, check out pics of the bike at my site: www.i-said-ouch-not-stop.com.

    I just ordered an Escort X50 from Roy, and since I'm in Canada, I have to mount the RD discreetly.
    I'm thinking of mounting the RD under the nose of the bike, suspending the unit under the fork stem and covering it with some kind of plastic, or maybe even just a ziploc bag to protect it from bugs, dirt, etc.

    What I want to know, is after reading the 'stealthstreetbike.com' report, I would really like the M20 active jammer when I get my new bike in the spring, or even earlier depending on how money goes.

    Do you guys ever have the need for Veil on your bikes that have RDs and jammers? Is Veil a necessary or even worthwhile expense on a bike? Did anyone here install the jammers on their bikes themselves?

    Thanks in advance for the help. Oh, and feel free to piss on the scooter thing. I'm 35 years old and have ridden all kinds of bikes, but now I'm hooked on automatic rides. If you give me an R1, I'd be dead before the day's out. I'm too irresponsible to ride anything of that calibre..

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    Default ME TOO

    If you give me an R1, I'd be dead before the day's out
    Now this is why I ride a Harly Ultra! First time on an R1 was my last, about killed myself!
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    Welcome to the board Darcy. No flak here about a scooter... The Burgman is really nice, and more than a capable bike. What kind of fuel economy are you getting with your bike?

    I don't have a jammer on my bike, but felt after reading the posts, threads, and reviews that a bike can benefit greatly with Veil. Your Burgie doesn't have chrome or a lot of area for laser to bounce off of, no front plate, or anything that is an easy target except your headlight/turn signals/reflectors. Your biggest target areas can easily be masked with Veil. I think you might be impressed with the results with just Veil and a good RD on the bike.

    If you mount that RD under the plastic your not going to get laser alerts and could be setting yourself up for problems if laser is used in your area. You mentioned you bought the X50, but you might consider the Whistler Cruisader RD with it's remote front and rear sensors, water resistent, and specifically made for the bike. That way you can install the unit in the dash area and still have good coverage front and rear. I know that advice doesn't help much with your current RD.

    There isn't much out there as far as info on the new Cruisader. I am looking for some more comprehesive info myself with this product. I hate having to move my RD from vehicle to vehicle, and the bike is even worse. I am hoping that the Whistler is comparable to the big three RD's. I just wish Valentine would make a setup like this for bikes so I don't have to compromise on coverage...

    Mike V are you listening? A water resistant, easy to conceal RD with front and rear detection for bikes. You could use the front and rear sensor idea and expand your current lineup for cars with remote sensors for even better laser and radar detection. I feel like I am writing to Santa!

    Longsnowsm

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    Where I would like to mount the RD, would mean it would be looking straight ahead and be suspended flat with the road - so no obstructions at all, except maybe for a ziploc bag until I get something more permanent.
    Does the height at which it's mounted really make that much of a difference? It would be just above the front fender, but below the nose/headlight.


    I'm not that concerned about rear detection, just the equipment/mods I would need to keep the RD clean and dry.

    I intend to use this RD in the car primarily, so maybe in time I will mount something more suitable and permanent on the bike. I wish there was some way to outfit both vehicles with RDs and Jammers so it didn't cost $100 each vehicle.

    Thanks all for the advice. Any info on what I could encapsulate my X50 in when it's under the nose of the bike would be appreciated. Bear in mind, it's bugs and road grit I need protection from, not the wet. I would not be using the RD on the bike in wet road conditions/rain.

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    I have the same problem. My RD goes between vehicles, and I don't like using it on my bike in the current configuration. It is just a pain. I probably should just buy a second RD specifically for the bike this next year.

    I haven't seen any mounting system prebuilt to do what you've described.
    I guess the questions that come to mind with what your describing is how to easily mount and dismount this mounting solution when switching vehicles, and when parking your bike at work/stores etc. If you leave it out it will walk. I think anything that fits the bill will be homemade. Anything I can think of that could be adapted would prevent you from getting laser alarms unless you construct an enclosure yourself with a clear front lense so that the RD can still pickup the laser.

    Are you planning on adding a HARD system or something so that you can see the display or hear the alert?

    Some people that have bikes with dash pockets put their RD's in there, and run the hardwire for power in through the bottom of the pocket. Will your RD fit in one of your dash pockets/openings? Folks have said it hurts radar detection a little, but it would give you the concealed look your after.

    Longsnowsm

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    Some people that have bikes with dash pockets put their RD's in there, and run the hardwire for power in through the bottom of the pocket. Will your RD fit in one of your dash pockets/openings? Folks have said it hurts radar detection a little, but it would give you the concealed look your after.
    If you look at the pics of my bike in the post above, you'll see the one thing this scooter excels at is storage. I'd just like the RD to be pointing unobstructed to the road.
    I could get away with mounting it high, but if I was pulled over, it would be too obvious. Plus, the bike draws lots of stares. Someone would certainly see the RD and snitch.
    I really think the location I'm thining of mounting it is the best so far.

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    I know the remote mount SR7 and RX75 have a setup similar to what your looking for... They are just waaay too expensive for my blood, and aren't designed to be removed or adapted to the standard RD. They are a fixed mount installation and not something you can move from bike to car.

    Longsnowsm

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    Thanks, I might look into something more permanent later, it's just that I worry about something like that being stolen from my bike - or parts of it stolen, anyway.

    This is what I'm thinking of doing, anyone who has done or tried the same, speak up if you can.

    What I think I need is a small box made of either clear plastic or plexiglass or thick glass that can be mounted somehow to the underside of my forks' junction.
    I would have to drill a small hole in the side of the box to accomodate the power wire, and insulate this wire hole from the elements with something like a plastic rivet.
    This small box containing the RD would be suspended from the fork low enough so the RD has a clear view of the road ahead - but not too low that the front fender would come up and hit it over bumps. The box would have to be kept clean, of course.
    I'd take the wire from the RD (smartcord if it's long enough) and run it through the dash of the bike, with the smartcord display popping out of the air vents on my dash.
    I'd like this so I could just remove the RD from the box when not needed or when I leave the bike alone unatended.
    My bike has a 12V adapter in the glove box, but I'd prefer to hardwire direct to the fuse box, which as luck would have it, is just inside the nose of the bike, above the headlights behind a removable panel.

    This will be a little project for me over the winter, I guess, to prepare me for the spring.

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    Im into scooters enclosed ones. Nothing wrong with them!

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    Just make sure you have enough room for fork compression so that your box clears it. I assume your looking into something like a hard system so that you can see and hear the alarms?

    Longsnowsm

 

 

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