My Valentine has been working perfectly both in my car and on my bike, except for one problem on the bike: lots of alternator & ignition noise in the earphones I have plugged into the Remote Audio Adapter.
So I re-arranged things and got rid of 99 percent of the interference. I moved the direct-wire power adapter and the remote unit to a new spot under the fairing/false tank on my BMW F800 ST and thereby shortened the audio cables by a lot and ran them farther away from the ignition coils and fuel injection computer.
But now I get some very strange behavior from the V1. With the engine off, the V1 starts up with a proper test sequence and appears normal. Same at idle. But at anything above about 4000 rpm if I put my finger over the light sensor, as you might while adjusting the volume, I get a rear laser false every time. Drop down to idle or shut the engine off and no such problem.
I tried disconnecting the remote audio box and powering the V1 directly and it behaves the same way. I tried moving the remote and direct power boxes away from possible interference sources, though there isn't a whole lot of room in there, and saw no difference. The V1 still works properly in my car.
So two questions: 1) any ideas or suggestions, and 2) what are the odds that the V1 will function properly at 4000 rpm on the road. Am I asking to get ambushed by K or Ka, for example?