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    Getting detector audio into helmet

    I tried various configurations for a long time. At the end of it all, I determined that basically, I needed to find a way to get the RD audio into my phone where it can then go via Bluetooth to the headset. Like you, I tried multiple brands of Bluetooth dongles and even my old SM-10 to get my R7...
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    R7 mounted to BMW R1200GS

    The display is useless in sunlight. The lack of any way to alert me either visually or audibly through Bluetooth resulted in me moving it to my car and replacing it with a Valentine One Gen 2. I kept the same installation location, but the V1G2 connects to my iPhone and the V1Driver app gives me...
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    V1G2 audio on Motorcycle

    I have the V1G2, Cardo Packtalk Bold, and iPhone 11. The PB is connected to my phone (mobile 1) and my BMW Nav VI (GPS). V1Driver connects almost instantly and delivers audio alerts in my headset (band, direction and frequency). Works very nicely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    V1 Gen 2 shipping

    Mine arrived Wednesday evening I put it on my motorcycle that night and went for a 360 mile ride yesterday. Awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Getting detector audio into helmet

    Eureka! My Gen 2 Valentine 1 arrived late yesterday and it has solved my challenge of getting radar alerts into my headset. This is the current configuration: 2019 BMW R1250GS Adv with TFT display BMW Nav VI GPS Cardo PackTalk Bold iPhone 11 (running V1 Connection) Valentine One Gen 2 1st...
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    Original V1 Buyers

    I paid $459.00 in July, 2003. It spent the majority of its days in a tank bag on my motorcycle. A little over a year ago, the heat it generated combined with the sun baking the tank bag finally got to it. While laser warnings still worked, radar alerts were sketchy at best. I decided to finally...
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    V1 Gen 2 shipping

    Yesterday (18 May) ... $405.00
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    V1 Gen 2 shipping

    I just received an email saying my upgrade shipped today. My ancient V1 has been sitting there since the 20th of March.
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    Is V1G2 shipping now ?

    They have my old V1, but haven’t hit my credit card yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Is V1G2 shipping now ?

    I saw in a presentation today (and confirmed with my son who lives in Cincinnati) that Ohio is starting to open back up. I’m getting anxious as my very old V1 has been at Valentine Research since the 19th of March for the upgrade program. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Laser went off on R7 for the first time ever

    I’ve had only one laser alert on my R7 and it was totally legit. It went off after dusk and gave me a quite a start ... it’s a tone I’ve not heard in a long time as I have the startup self test disabled. I was on a secondary road with a PSL of 30 MPH. A half block after the alert, there was the...
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    Looks Like VR is shutdown-COVID 19 - Order Page Header

    I have a Chevy Volt. If you don’t use the range extender (gas engine), after 6 weeks, it kicks in to cycle the oil and other fluids. If you don’t add any gas for many months, it kicks in the engine to burn off most of the “stale” gas in the tank so you’ll replenish with fresh fuel. Sent from...
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    Looks Like VR is shutdown-COVID 19 - Order Page Header

    Good grief! My old V1 was delivered Friday as a trade in for their upgrade program. I guess I won’t be seeing a new V1G2 for a while. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Back to Back defective R7's

    I purchased my first R7 from Best Buy and had to return it within 48 hours because the display was defective ... it had a blue vertical line through it at all times. I returned it and bought another one a few days later from a different BB. This one has performed flawlessly so far. [emoji1696]...
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    What was your first car?

    I think I learned to drive a stick shift with my dad’s ’53 MG-TD. Aside from a ’79 Camaro Berlinetta that I owned for about 2-1/2 years, I drove only manual transmission cars from 1972 until 2009. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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