I spoke to a tech at Valentine once and he said they bake them in an oven during testing and said typical auto heat didn’t hurt it.
My R1 stays on the windshield (up high behind a tint strip) while I'm parked in Whitehall. It's been working fine. When I can, I try to pull in or back in to put my back to the sun.
But what they didn't do was bake them in an oven for 6mos straightI spoke to a tech at Valentine once and he said they bake them in an oven during testing and said typical auto heat didn’t hurt it.
I agree with you on the long term. I was very struck when he explained how they would heat them up at absurd temps for hours and test them. I was in the middle of trying to figure out why my V1 suddenly sucked and it ended up being the stupid BMW windshield. I routinely had mine sitting in +40 (for you greeks!) conditions and really thought that was what did it but bench testing said otherwise. I’m not sure if the magnesium case had anything to do with the resilience. Now my net radar sits outside blasting furnace heat blowing on it and it still works.But what they didn't do was bake them in an oven for 6mos straight
Then another 6mos in a 25° freezer
Day in and Day out
Heat kills any electronics long term
Even if it can operate under those conditions
I do all that also, and I always crack the windows at least a little bit. That makes a BIG difference.
Maybe MV will switch to Silicone or somebody will market V1 compatible Silicone suction cups. I’m sure many of us would be interested. I’ve considered attaching a loop of monofilament between the RD and the RVM as a safety.Those V1 suction cups are the worst! High heat, cold weather, and everything in between. Or maybe it's just me.