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    o'town929
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    On your bike? Do you like it? Does it work? Any tips or tricks to install?

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    2OHOH2
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    o'town929 : On your bike? Do you like it? Does it work? Any tips or tricks to install? *
    Yes. Yes. Yes. Lots of places/ways to mount one, take your pick.




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    Trackho
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    o'town929 : On your bike? Do you like it? Does it work? Any tips or tricks to install? *
    ont ride on the street w/o it---Got the HARD system, ESCORT 8500--I just velcroed the bracket to the inside of the windscreen (finally)---works awesome---if you can find some of that helmetcam 200MPH velcro---its incredible

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    VTRoneG
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    I am thinking getting a radar myself, thinking of cordless ones (Solo S2 maybe) for convenience although it's not as good as the non cordless ones.
    As far as for installation, my friend is very satisfied with StemStand, check www.stemstand.com.
    He installed his Valentine1 on it on his 03 gixxer 1K, the radar mount is very solid piece and sturdy.
    Riding on mountain, I just stayed behind him since he got the radar.

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    deez
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    I use a V1 with the H.A.R.D. system.

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    o'town929
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    Will order a V1 today....got a 67 in a 45 donation slip. What is the H.A.R.D. system?? Thanks to all!!

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    deez
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    Legal Speeding

    Email Aaron, and tell him that Booth sent you

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    o'town929 : Will order a V1 today....got a 67 in a 45 donation slip. *What is the H.A.R.D. system?? Thanks to all!!
    H.A.R.D. System

    edit: damn booth, you're quick on the draw!




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    Skully
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    How do you tell what type of radar signal you are getting with the HARD system, or can you?

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    deez
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    Skully : How do you tell what type of radar signal you are getting with the HARD system, or can you?
    The pulse flash. The LED is kind of in sync with the V1. If it's a strong signal, you'll know it, it flashes strong. Hard to explain you just have to use for a while.

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    2OHOH2
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    o'town929 : Will order a V1 today....got a 67 in a 45 donation slip. *What is the H.A.R.D. system?? Thanks to all!!
    I recommend that you also get the remote display amd the remote audio adapter; although I haven't used HARD, it seems to me that relying on that single LED will make some of the best V1 features (type, direction, bogey counter) pointless.

    Also, even though I'm a die-hard V1 fan, people have had good luck with the 8500, benefitting from its compact size, and built-in earphone jack.

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    Skully
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    2OHOH2954 : I recommend that you also get the remote display amd the remote audio adapter; although I haven't used HARD, it seems to me that relying on that single LED will make some of the best V1 features (type, direction, bogey counter) pointless.
    I think it will get you to look at the detector to get the other info. What we need is a HUD.

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    2OHOH2
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    Skully : Quote (2OHOH2954 @ Aug. 06 2003, 4:01pm)I recommend that you also get the remote display amd the remote audio adapter; although I haven't used HARD, it seems to me that relying on that single LED will make some of the best V1 features (type, direction, bogey counter) pointless.
    I think it will get you to look at the detector to get the other info. *What we need is a HUD. *
    Yeah, I think so too, but a flashing LED is no match for the audio output from the V1. Yes, it would require either a cord or cordless audio (hmm, HARD II?), but the audio has almost all the useful info in it. I've tried both ways, and have found that visual cues take far longer to process (especially hunting for, acquiring, and interpreting the V1's display) than the audio signal. Not only do you lose reaction time, you also have to take your eyes off the road, which at the presumed higher speeds, is obviously dangerous.

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    Skully
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    2OHOH2954 : Yeah, I think so too, but a flashing LED is no match for the audio output from the V1. Yes, it would require either a cord or cordless audio (hmm, HARD II?), but the audio has almost all the useful info in it. I've tried both ways, and have found that visual cues take far longer to process (especially hunting for, acquiring, and interpreting the V1's display) than the audio signal. Not only do you lose reaction time, you also have to take your eyes off the road, which at the presumed higher speeds, is obviously dangerous.
    You could go with the screamer.

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    Skully
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    My goal is to get a V1 with the stem stand mount and integrated radar screamer. *The problem is I'd have to dump the Scotts and get a damper that frees up the steering stem hole.

    Motorcycleradar.com




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    deez
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    2H0 different strokes I guess. The HARD system works excellent for me and I'm very used to the V1. If I got a slow pulsing light from the LED and look around and see if a gas station is close and what not. If the LED comes on very strong and very quick pulses I know to slow the bike down immediately, actually at any indication I go ahead and kill the throttle momentarily. In the twisties, if the HARD flashes, I slow down, because I know 90% of the time it's a LEO.

    My V1 is setup on a Saeng stand attached to the fairing stay on the 51, I don't even have to look down in most cases, I can see it easily, just roll my eyes. And I like to use earplugs when riding, don't want to be deaf when I'm on old man so the audio alert is not an option for me. I think the HARD system works awesome, not 1 ticket since I bought it.

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    2OHOH2
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    Skully : Quote (2OHOH2954 @ Aug. 06 2003, 4:22pm)Yeah, I think so too, but a flashing LED is no match for the audio output from the V1. Yes, it would require either a cord or cordless audio (hmm, HARD II?), but the audio has almost all the useful info in it. I've tried both ways, and have found that visual cues take far longer to process (especially hunting for, acquiring, and interpreting the V1's display) than the audio signal. Not only do you lose reaction time, you also have to take your eyes off the road, which at the presumed higher speeds, is obviously dangerous.
    You could go with the screamer.
    Tried it (then had it stolen). Wouldn't buy it again unless they fixed some of its shortcomings.

    The good:
    - no extra cords to hook up to (ie earphones)
    - fairly small
    - works up to speeds of about 75mph (Arai helmet)

    The bad:
    - it still requires the remote audio adapter ($45?)
    - it's not loud enough above 75mph
    - for whatever reason, it wasn't very water resistant, and when left out in the rain, it wouldn't work

    The ugly:
    - everyone around you in city traffic can hear it all too well; yes, it has a switch, but it got old real quick flipping that thing
    - it's a dumb siren, which means that all audio coming out of it is the same, that is, no difference between the bands, bogeys, etc

    --------

    Right now, when I ride, I have to make two connections: one to power from the bike (V1 telephone jack), and one to the headphone jack sticking out of my tank bag (which Y's the V1 with the iPod). The earphone cord is long enough that I can pump gas, and access the trunk without having to unplug it; even so, it takes two seconds each time, which is just a small part of the gear-up ritual for every ride.

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    Holeshot
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    Yes, and it saved my keister more times that I could have paid for!!!

    http://bikestuff.marlinmedia.com/CBR...E3300_1866.jpg
    http://bikestuff.marlinmedia.com/CBR...E3300_1878.jpg

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    EatnAsphalt
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    V1 on brake res. bracket, remote display and HARD LED. *Have used the audio adapter in the past tied into a helmet communicator but prefer the wireless LED. *You loose the different audio signals for each band, etc but I didn't like the helmet tether. *Wireless is much easier. *Hop on/off the bike without having to mess with any cords is worth it. *With the remote display you don't loose any of V1's features (direction, etc). *Audio adapter doesn't give you the direction anyway so you still need to be able to see the display.

    Saved me dozens of times over the last 6 years (V1 not on the bike except for 2 years). *Upgraded it to the lastest V1 last year too. *Worth every penny.




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    I've used my V1 on both my 929 and VFR800. *It's saved me from countless tickets, including laser. *On the 929 I used the suction cup mount but removed the cups and mounted it directly to the inside of my ZG Double Bubble with two bolts and rubber bumpers. *I have it hardwired to my bike and connected it through the remote audio adapter and Chatterbox mounted inside the trunk. *Using the Chatterbox, the audio level is high enough at any speed, even with earplugs. *I had the H.A.R.D. system and sold it...didn't like having to take my eyes off the road to read the signal. *I much prefer determining type of radar/laser and signal strength by sound.

    Hot setup...works great! *

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