V1 RADAR DETECTOR ON MOTORCYCLES
V1 radar detector works great on motorcycles, especially when paired with our
Remote Audio Adapter.
GETTING THE SOUND:
This Adapter is a little black box that allows you to
separate the warning sound from V1 itself, and move that
sound wherever you want it. The Adapter has it’s own speaker
and volume control, so you can listen to it directly,
or you can plug headphones into it’s integral jacks and
have the sound inside your helmet. Except for the standard
headphone jacks, all electrical connections are made with
our usual RJ11 phone jacks, so they never unplug themselves.
For more information on the remote audio adapter.
THE VISUAL WARNINGS:
Our Concealed Display accessory allows you to relocate
visual warning away from V1 itself, if you find this desirable
for your particular installation.
For more information on concealed display accessories.
Our standard windshield mount, with its twin suction cups,
works fine on windshields that have inclination angles
similar to cars…unless curvature in the plan view is too
extreme. You be the judge on that point. For specialized
mounts designed for motorcycles, try
Any plastic windshield you can see through is probably
okay to mount behind. We’ve tested acrylic and polycarbonate
(Lexan is a tradename) and they’re good.
behind fairings is also a possibility…if the material
is plastic. Fiberglass usually works okay, carbon fiber
is bad, and watch out for metallic paints on the outside.
Remember, any metal supports in the antenna’s "field of
view" will probably diminish reception, maybe a little,
maybe a lot. And mounting behind any opaque object will
ruin laser warning, of course.
you have doubts about your location, find a supermarket
with a microwave door opener; while you’re in the parking
lot, aim your bike straight at the door, then do an A-B
test…V1 in your chosen location compared to V1 out in
clear air. If you get the same warning on the front panel
in both tests, you’re fine.
THE REAR WARNING:
If you mount directly in front of the rider, you’ll block
both the rear laser sensor and the rear radar antenna.
Rear laser warning are rarely helpful, so don’t worry
over much about that.
Rear radar, however, is very useful, and you can do the
least harm to your rear reception by mounting V1 as far
forward as possible. This way, your body blocks a narrower
segment of the antenna’s field of view (See accompanying
BIG DON’T…V1 IS NOT WATERPROOF:
Nor are the accessories. A few drops of water on the outside
shouldn’t be a showstopper, but if the insides get wet
while the power is connected, you’ll create a mess that’s
expensive to fix.
emergencies, you can get by if you securely enclose V1
and any accessories in clear plastic bags, tightly sealed
of course. But this impromptu sort of weatherproofing
is not recommended for regular use.
you have any adaptation tips based on your own experience,
please let us know. We’ll add them to this page.