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Ok guys, it took me 7.5 hours to install it but it is done they just need to be tested before the big test (anyone in Miami willing to help me)

I aligned the heads with the spirit level included in the package .

First impressions: the kit is extremelly jice and everything snaps in place nicely , the CPU is kind of large, so people with small bikes will have a problem finding a good place to place it, although the box looks fairly weather resistant i would still not install it anywhere where the water may directly hit it (like under a fairing) without something to further weather-proof it.

The control can be confusing, you have two buttons and they do the following things:

-change from auto JTK to no JTK

-power off-on

-change from parking sensors to jammers (i know it is a legal thing but I laugh at the thought of parking sensors on a motorcycle , if a cop asked i will say they are collision sensors instead)

-change the brightness of the visual warning and volume .

Yeap, all of these with two buttons, may have to carry the owners manual for the first few trips.

The control seems well built and the visual alert seems bright enough for the day, we will see.

The bracket that comes with the kit seems nice, albeit it really hard to align the heads using this method perfectly , but i would like to test and see if I did a good job soon.

The head installation is the most tedious part, the rest is straight forward depending on your bike.

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Bike displayed is 2008 kawasaki concours 14

I will update this thread with the unofficial test in a few days.

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What i think of my installation work lol
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I'm no expert, but those heads
- Look awfully close together
- Quite a bit recessed (Unless it is the Angle of the photo).

Definitely get it tested.
 

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I'm no expert, but those heads
- Look awfully close together
- Quite a bit recessed (Unless it is the Angle of the photo).

Definitely get it tested.
I took these pictures before I ajusted them.

Also.. yeah they are close together, but it is a motorcycle, not many places to install them , I tried next to the air duct but it will require some moldable glue , I will test them like this and if un-satisfacory I will then move next to the ducts ., although sadly I would have to take at least one side panel out to try to get some more cable length
 

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I fear under heavy braking, you may have interference between the heads and your front fender. Before I installed a head in that location on one of my bikes, I tied a ziptie to the fork, slid it all the way up, did some heavy braking and wheelies because the front end occasionally came up. Found that it was a complete no go as I did not have the clearance between the front fender and where the head would have been. I know options are limited, but please ensure that your suspension has complete range of motion.
 

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@riseboi might be able to hook you up with a test as he's closer to you, if not I can meet with you in the west palm area.
 

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I fear under heavy braking, you may have interference between the heads and your front fender. Before I installed a head in that location on one of my bikes, I tied a ziptie to the fork, slid it all the way up, did some heavy braking and wheelies because the front end occasionally came up. Found that it was a complete no go as I did not have the clearance between the front fender and where the head would have been. I know options are limited, but please ensure that your suspension has complete range of motion.
Ziptie on the forks and see where you are after worst case scenarios. In your case a wheelie and drop back down then measure from the fender, etc with that distance. I cranked up my preload and do NOT wheelie but I have maybe .25 inches more then a NR DSP under my light so yeahhhhhh. Its hidden in the fairing now away from the front area but my range SUCKS!
 

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Yeah I hear you. Even under heavy braking, with my suspension configuration, it would have been a no go. Forks compressed too much. I ended up mounting behind the clear windscreen. Tested with several different guns and also in the wild. It performed flawlessly. I fear that the newer VPR guns would have shred that install though.
 

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@riseboi might be able to hook you up with a test as he's closer to you, if not I can meet with you in the west palm area.
I'll be available this weekend, weather permitting. I've been trying to scope out areas around me to start doing my own lidar/radar testing but I haven't had much luck. If @venom690 knows a good, inconspicuous area to test, I'm game. If not, I'm game to meet up in @thebravo 's neck of the woods.
 

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Hi all!

The sensors stick out of the front fender , by just a little bit , but enough where even under hard braking should be ok, i assume this should be part of the test .

How long does the road have to be?

And what characteristics are we looking for in the test ?

Homestead has plenty of roads that are mostly deserted and I can start looking tomorrow if you like.

It would be an interesting test to see if :

1: my i installation holds up

2: the location is suitable for other bikes or if it has to be mounted higher and farther appart.

Let me know.

I can also do any mornings in the week or mornings Sunday.

I can also ride up north to west palm but i wanted to save that for the official test

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A few more pics:

The angle does not do the heads justice, they are not perfect but they are not as bad as they seem on the picture.

The control is almost too bright , but I think it will be fine.

I just hought about a good road, In front of my dad's house in the red lands should be perfect, light traffic and we would have an excuse to be there if someone calls the cops because my dad's house is right there, but most people in that area keep to themselves.

If not I am down to go to West Palm,. the only issue is that with all this rain I rather not ride very far to do the initial test if possible.

Once we have everything read for the official test I would love to involve @thebravo for a full on review and scoring .,

At this point I do not even know if the heads work and if the orientation is close enough to tolerances.
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Here is a better picture to show how the heads stick out
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Take a look at the course characteristics we had at the Dec meetup.


If the road near your dad's place lines up with that we can try there. Do me a favor and PM me the GPS coordinates for the general area and I'll try and stop by during the week to see the area. I'm around the Dadeland area so it's not too far of a drive to the Redlands. Sunday morning is ideal for me.
 

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Re-looking at this I agree with @The WiZard those look awfully close to smacking the fender under braking. If it were my set-up I would want to test that.
 

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You just want straight, semi flat and little to no traffic and at least 1000 feet with a clear shot between the shooter and the target, longer is nice but generally not required as most systems perform well at longer distances, it's up close that they get weak unless there is something really wrong. bonus points if you have a spot to shoot from that is also a place people might expect a person to be like a park or driveway or such.
 

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You just want straight, semi flat and little to no traffic and at least 1000 feet with a clear shot between the shooter and the target, longer is nice but generally not required as most systems perform well at longer distances, it's up close that they get weak unless there is something really wrong. bonus points if you have a spot to shoot from that is also a place people might expect a person to be like a park or driveway or such.
I have just the place, the red lands, just to make sure that the system at least works correctly before we run our tests in West palm
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Re-looking at this I agree with @The WiZard those look awfully close to smacking the fender under braking. If it were my set-up I would want to test that.
the transponders stick out of the front by a bit, I will do a couple of hard brakings to sure on the pre-test, thanks for your observation
 

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I fear under heavy braking, you may have interference between the heads and your front fender. Before I installed a head in that location on one of my bikes, I tied a ziptie to the fork, slid it all the way up, did some heavy braking and wheelies because the front end occasionally came up. Found that it was a complete no go as I did not have the clearance between the front fender and where the head would have been. I know options are limited, but please ensure that your suspension has complete range of motion.
Remember this is a sport touring bike lol, the fender will never come that high
 

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