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    llhank
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    Radar Detector Power Connection???

    I've fabricated a new bracket for the radar detector and now need to make the electrical hookup. BTW my new bike is an '05 CBR1000RR.
    Where is a good, convenient place to tap off battery power (+12V and ground) connections?

    Thanks, llhank
    Last edited by llhank; 04-20-2005 at 1:23 PM.

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    I used to wire my Valentine directly to the battery.

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Me too. I don't like the idea of tapping into the stock wiring, so I always run my stuff straight to the battery (with an inline fuse).

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    If Conq is +1

    I'm +2

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    llhank
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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    I went directly to the battery as you guys suggested. Thanks, llhank

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Quote Originally Posted by ConqSoft
    Me too. I don't like the idea of tapping into the stock wiring, so I always run my stuff straight to the battery (with an inline fuse).
    I used to do this, then got lazy and just used the headlight connector, then you need less wire, and it shuts off with the ignition (although sometimes it is nice to "see" the cops coming whilst you are chillin off the bike)

    The detector draws only a tiny amount of current, so the head light fuses are more than enough to accomodate a few more mAs.

    The head up display from Hard????, is an awesome/safe addition to thsi set up.

    Enjoy

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    I totally agree with Trackho. I've got the system in each of my helmets and love it because 1) I'm half deaf and 2) I have to wear ear plugs when I ride because I don't want to become twice #1.

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    I've got mine connected to the headlight as well.

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    I had the H.A.R.D. unit and sold it. I didn't like taking my eyes off the road to see the signal strength on my V1. I prefer to listen to the auduble warnings of the detector to gauge distance and threat.

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    2OHOH2
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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Ditto on the headlight, or some other thick, switched wire.

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    CBR Riding Fool
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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    I just installed one today. Wired it into a running light so it would work with the ignition. Ran the ground direct to the battery.

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    Northy
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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Are you refering to the running light/blinker? What happens when you turn the blinker on?

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    CBR Riding Fool
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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Quote Originally Posted by Northy
    Are you refering to the running light/blinker? What happens when you turn the blinker on?
    actualy I used the License plate light wire. for a source while I was at the batttery looking for a switched wire to use for B+.

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    bringing up an old one, but im trashing a whistler crusaider i just bought and want to put the one i have in my car on my bike, are you just cutting the car adapter off and using those wires?

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    The Valentine comes with two cords...a direct wire and a cigarette plug connection. If you don't need the cig plug, just cut it off and direct wire it to the battery.

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Where the heck do you put the actual V1? I'm trying to instal and am having a hard time....suggestions?

    Pics?

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    nexus929
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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Top of master cylinder with velcro tape ... just perfect for my need. Wiring goes under the gas tank. I used powerlet 48".
    Powerlet :: Kits

    Cheers.

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy's Law View Post
    bringing up an old one, but im trashing a whistler crusaider i just bought and want to put the one i have in my car on my bike, are you just cutting the car adapter off and using those wires?
    Hey Murphy;

    Just curious, why did you trash the cruisader?

    I know from previous experience with remote install car units that Whistlers are crap, but it's the only one that has a nice stelth install for a bike.
    I was thinking of trying one (against my better judgement) and would be interested in your experience.

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Quote Originally Posted by longbreakdown View Post
    Where the heck do you put the actual V1? I'm trying to instal and am having a hard time....suggestions?

    Pics?

    Did you check motorcycleradar.com ?

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    Re: Radar Detector Power Connection???

    Abody can make any suggestions on how to mount the physical unit? Short of ordering from limitied selection of brackets on stemstand.com are there any nifty ways to make the unit sit securely and without obstructing the control panel? All ideas, links, pics are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    Last edited by AlexS; 02-09-2008 at 2:08 AM.

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