Last year, I bought a V1, with all the accessories for remote audio and visual display.
In general, I have been very impressed with this detector, and as it says in the ads, I really do wonder how I ever lived without the arrows!?! having had another remote unit in a Porsche and several old school Escort/passport type devices many years ago.
I drive a sport bike, and was able to run the cable through the rubber strip on the windscreen, and mount the visual display in the top, center of windscreen.
This, at least at first, was really great! and created a very discreet, but fighter jet like, "heads up" display which did not obstruct my view of the speedo and tach, and required only a quick glance down to monitor. All of which was GOOD.
But here are the problems:
the detector itself sat on the flat surface of the fairing, just below and to the left of the gas tank. Although the range was pretty good, the view to the rear was obstructed by my left knee and leg.
Also, although the fairing shields rain to some degree, in very heavy rainstorms it would always get wet and end up needing some repair.
The other BAD situation is that where I commute through NJ into NYC and there are AT LEAST 2 or 3 radar traps every single day?!?!, and sometimes another 1 or 2 closer to home with instant on.
So I really need to figure this out!
1) How can I discreetly install the V1 on my bike, where it wont be obvious, wont invite thieves, will give good functionality and stand up to the weather?
If possible, I would like to keep the fighter jet style HUD in the windscreen.
My WACKY idea is the following:
As I thought about the highest possible vantage point, and also the need for an unobstructed view to the rear, I thought that perhaps the best place for a detector was on top of my HELMET?!?!
If you think about it, that would be the highest point from the road, and an unobstructed view to the rear.
There are a couple of challenges - how can I build up a fiberglass pocket or something on top of the helmet, and also how to have connecting wires etc to the main unit and back to the audio and video displays without creating a big mess.
The other solution would be to open up the V1 so that one lens or whatever it is called could be mounted above the license plate on the rear of the bike to also have an unobstructed view.
Can someone explain - or are there other threads on how I might disassemble a v1 and mount the front and rear detectors separately on the front and rear of my bike?
I realize this would void the warrantee or whatever, but right now that would be the least of my worries.
Sorry to have so many questions in my first post, but I have just discovered this forum and hope someone can finally help to answer my nagging questions.
cheeers and best wishes