Motorcycle rider's needs for a RD

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I just did an install on my SV1000s. I used my Uniden LRD950 and did a hidden in fairing install. I used an Escort auxiliary speaker for sound on the handlebars and wired everything through an easy access toggle switch for a one switch power on. The sound is great at freeway speeds with earplugs in. I went for a ride this evening in a very active CHP KA area for a system test and was very satisfied with the results.
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Escort External Speaker for Radar Detectors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0003NNFJ2/?tag=rdf0cd-20


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Ok guys so i just found out about this forum from a youtuber (Vortex Radar)

So I decided to make a tutorial on how to install (How I installed) the V1 on my sportbike

[video=youtube;-s4tbONCUJA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s4tbONCUJA[/video]

If anyone is wondering my bluetooth headset is actually a $30 headset that i got some ebay
which works great! :)

Buyee Bt Interphone Bluetooth headset.
 

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Ive been riding a ZX-6R for almost 4 years now. I don't really see the need for CMs on it unless that is my sole method of transportation. A radar detector would just be too cumbersome to maintain and listen too while riding. There are 1000 things going on in my head to make sure I don't die that a 34.7 hit won't matter at all too me. Just my opinion though.
 

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Pretty much how I ride. I went on a trip once and kept over 100 for a 30 minute stretch. Loads of fun.
Nevada? :D

I did this to a PR4 sport touring tire in 1200 miles on Nevada roads lol

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Same here. Rode 600 miles on my bike from my hometown to spokane, Wa. Never picked up a police because there wasn't any on the freeway. 90mph all the way :) Bluetooth and everything was active :)
 

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Update on my bike configuration.

The V1 is performing well however I have noticed a hit on range since it’s mounted lower compared to the car. That and leaning can’t help. Something to keep in mind.

Audio via V1Driver is working perfectly. The phone running the app is in the zipper pocket of my jacket and I’ve had no issues with GPS and therefore, no issues with the locations of auto-lockouts.

I’ve also installed the ALP system (single sensor) with the Bluetooth module. The ALP iPhone app can also send audio alerts the same way the V1Driver app does but I’m still testing its auto-connect abilities when the app is idle for long periods of time.

So everything (music, Waze, V1 and ALP alerts) is streaming through the iPhone to the Sena 10S without issue. I’ve pulled the Valentine audio adapter and the Sena SM10 from the bike.

The only thing that slows me down now is changing the V1Driver audio configuration with regards to sounds On (on the bike) or off (in the car). Voice is always left On.

Otherwise, it’s a perfect setup for me.
 

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Update on my bike configuration.

The V1 is performing well however I have noticed a hit on range since it’s mounted lower compared to the car. That and leaning can’t help. Something to keep in mind.

Audio via V1Driver is working perfectly. The phone running the app is in the zipper pocket of my jacket and I’ve had no issues with GPS and therefore, no issues with the locations of auto-lockouts.

I’ve also installed the ALP system (single sensor) with the Bluetooth module. The ALP iPhone app can also send audio alerts the same way the V1Driver app does but I’m still testing its auto-connect abilities when the app is idle for long periods of time.

So everything (music, Waze, V1 and ALP alerts) is streaming through the iPhone to the Sena 10S without issue. I’ve pulled the Valentine audio adapter and the Sena SM10 from the bike.

The only thing that slows me down now is changing the V1Driver audio configuration with regards to sounds On (on the bike) or off (in the car). Voice is always left On.

Otherwise, it’s a perfect setup for me.
Similar setup with my Sena SMH10R i'm happy with the V1Driver audio and functionality. I've also been able to shutdown Sena SM10 but it's a pretty good adapter so I may find use for it later. I repurposed V1 audio adapter to use with Marc Parnes visual indicator. The way I mount my V1, I cannot easily see the display/arrows so it is helpful to use Marc Parnes as a backup. I'm finding the visual alerts are just a hair quicker than V1Driver audio so maybe it might pay off; at night your eyes can process the flashing more quickly. Plus, even though you get no audio from V1Driver, the V1 still alerts and thus Marc Parnes still flash. Maybe good, maybe not....not yet sure. V1Driver is too quiet, I go entire rides sometimes with no audio alerts but I guess there are really no cops around here either.
 

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Similar setup with my Sena SMH10R i'm happy with the V1Driver audio and functionality. I've also been able to shutdown Sena SM10 but it's a pretty good adapter so I may find use for it later. I repurposed V1 audio adapter to use with Marc Parnes visual indicator. The way I mount my V1, I cannot easily see the display/arrows so it is helpful to use Marc Parnes as a backup. I'm finding the visual alerts are just a hair quicker than V1Driver audio so maybe it might pay off; at night your eyes can process the flashing more quickly. Plus, even though you get no audio from V1Driver, the V1 still alerts and thus Marc Parnes still flash. Maybe good, maybe not....not yet sure. V1Driver is too quiet, I go entire rides sometimes with no audio alerts but I guess there are really no cops around here either.
You're using a Sena headset? Which one? I wear ear plugs with the Shoei modular helmet, V1Driver set to 8 and when the audio drops (ducks) during an alert, I can hear it pretty well. My bike isn't exactly quiet either.
 
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^^same here, v1 is pretty much the only portable on the bike. all other items are either in my pocket or stay in place including the dedicated btconnectionLE (i keep the android version with Yav1 in my car). if i could find an affordable rd that could match the v1, i think i would have a dedicated (second) rd as well. i hate all the clutter and with spirited riding, can't have too much hanging off the bike.

my sena headset is smh10r; it's ok but the music when paired with iphone is not the best. i get alot of wind noise (from helmet and riding speed and it's windy in ks) but thanks to v1driver, ducking works perfectly. i'm going deaf for sure and i should be wearing ear plugs but i like the sound of the bike's engine, that's all part of the fun ride. :)
 

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^^same here, v1 is pretty much the only portable on the bike. all other items are either in my pocket or stay in place including the dedicated btconnectionLE (i keep the android version with Yav1 in my car). if i could find an affordable rd that could match the v1, i think i would have a dedicated (second) rd as well. i hate all the clutter and with spirited riding, can't have too much hanging off the bike.

my sena headset is smh10r; it's ok but the music when paired with iphone is not the best. i get alot of wind noise (from helmet and riding speed and it's windy in ks) but thanks to v1driver, ducking works perfectly. i'm going deaf for sure and i should be wearing ear plugs but i like the sound of the bike's engine, that's all part of the fun ride. :)
Protect your ears. Last I heard you only get one set.
 

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Update on my bike configuration.
...Audio via V1Driver is working perfectly. The phone running the app is in the zipper pocket of my jacket and I’ve had no issues with GPS and therefore, no issues with the locations of auto-lockouts.
...So everything (music, Waze, V1 and ALP alerts) is streaming through the iPhone to the Sena 10S without issue. I’ve pulled the Valentine audio adapter and the Sena SM10 from the bike.
The only thing that slows me down now is changing the V1Driver audio configuration with regards to sounds On (on the bike) or off (in the car). Voice is always left On.
Otherwise, it’s a perfect setup for me.
Thanks to V1driver and this post confirming the functionality of the update I ordered a Valentine1 yesterday. I have wanted one since the 90's when I was doing stealth installs in expensive cars for people far richer than I will ever be. I have been trolling and researching for months trying to figure out which detector was going to work for performance and bluetooth audio.
Big thanks to Vortex for starting this thread and V1driver for responding with a solution! Also, big thanks to everyone else who helped in the discussion.
 

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I should add that I've since switch to a NetRadar unit on the bike for the following reasons:

1. My startup/shutdown setup sequence on the bike which included installing/removing the V1 took too long. Removing this step cut the sequence in half.
2. This goes to #1; I don't have to worry about theft and therefor need to remove the RD each time I leave the bike.
3. The V1 is not weather proof; just after installing the NR, I got caught in a mother of a downpour. I may have had time to remove the V1 but now I don't need to worry about it.
4. Bluetooth audio over the SENA works (about the same) as V1Driver.
5. Lost the V1Driver's ability to lockout false alerts but the NR unit is very quiet.
6. NR's Ka performance seems excellent which is what I see in CT 99% of the time.
 

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Thanks to V1driver and this post confirming the functionality of the update I ordered a Valentine1 yesterday. I have wanted one since the 90's when I was doing stealth installs in expensive cars for people far richer than I will ever be. I have been trolling and researching for months trying to figure out which detector was going to work for performance and bluetooth audio.
Big thanks to Vortex for starting this thread and V1driver for responding with a solution! Also, big thanks to everyone else who helped in the discussion.
Welcome to the forum!
 

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Thanks to V1driver and this post confirming the functionality of the update I ordered a Valentine1 yesterday. I have wanted one since the 90's when I was doing stealth installs in expensive cars for people far richer than I will ever be. I have been trolling and researching for months trying to figure out which detector was going to work for performance and bluetooth audio.
Big thanks to Vortex for starting this thread and V1driver for responding with a solution! Also, big thanks to everyone else who helped in the discussion.
Welcome to the forum and great choice..So do your ride?.. I use my V1 paired with my bluetooth radio on my Harley so the alerts play through my speakers on the bike.. Pretty great combo.Gives me alot more confidence when im pushing it.. Again welcome and any questions this is the place to ask them
 
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Thanks, I do ride.
I have been testing the V1 in my car while I wait for my arm to heal. It is an interesting activity. I dont see much LEO activity but I do get lots and lots of K band. I have a 2 mile stretch of road on my commute with 4 sets of speed signs (opposite sides of the road). The V1 has been having fun with that, and I have been having fun trying to figure out which bogey is which. In 80 miles I have had 4 laser falses so I think I will turn that off at least until I am more familiar with radar.
I am experiencing a delay on audio of about 1 second. I am using a bluetooth adapter for my stereo paired to my iphone while listening to audio books via the Overdrive app. I am hoping it will get better with the Sena on my bikes.
Is it normal for the V1 to be squawking while the phone is silent?
 
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