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Radar detector: Whatcha got and how did you set it up?

So I am curious how you guys went about mounting your radar detector as well as how you took power to it. Did you put in a fuse block, if so what brand and where did you mount that as well. I have a Valentine 1 I ran on my 05 FJR and will most likely be picking up a 15 FJR in the fast color this weekend. So show me some pics and let me know your setup please.

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Adaptiv Technologies radar detector mounted on the clutch lever perch with a RAM ball. Remote LED annunciator mounted to the bottom of the glare shield above the instrument panel.
Fuse panel and relay that is commercially available from many sources such as Mouser or Newark Electronics and mounted under the seat. I never saw the need for "motorcycle" fuse boxes except they are easier to install for the wiring challenged.

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Adaptiv Technologies radar detector mounted on the clutch lever perch with a RAM ball. Remote LED annunciator mounted to the bottom of the glare shield above the instrument panel.
Fuse panel and relay that is commercially available from many sources such as Mouser or Newark Electronics and mounted under the seat. I never saw the need for "motorcycle" fuse boxes except they are easier to install for the wiring challenged.
I am thinking a pic or two is in order for this description...just sayin'
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Is it legal with radar detectors in US?
Just curious, because its not legal with radar or laser detectors here in Sweden.
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Is it legal with radar detectors in US?
Just curious, because its not legal with radar or laser detectors here in Sweden.
a few states it is illegal I think..seem to get different opinions on line as to where .. any where form to to 11 states... but I believe illegal for Big Rigs ( 19 wheeler s ) in all states ?

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They are Legal in Texas for passenger vehicles, only.

I am including bikes, in that statement.

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I believe only DC and Virginia are the only states where radar detectors are illegal.
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Adaptiv Technologies radar detector mounted on the clutch lever perch with a RAM ball. Remote LED annunciator mounted to the bottom of the glare shield above the instrument panel.
Fuse panel and relay that is commercially available from many sources such as Mouser or Newark Electronics and mounted under the seat. I never saw the need for "motorcycle" fuse boxes except they are easier to install for the wiring challenged.
Bought the adaptiv tech detector and used it for about a year before removing it. Sooo many false alerts that it was distracting. Out in the middle of nowhere it would pick up a hiding cop but in anything where there was civilization if sucked. Garage door openers, supermarket automatic doors and just about anything else would trigger a response. Sits in a drawer now, and if I powered it would probably would start beeping
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Bought the adaptiv tech detector and used it for about a year before removing it. Sooo many false alerts that it was distracting. Out in the middle of nowhere it would pick up a hiding cop but in anything where there was civilization if sucked. Garage door openers, supermarket automatic doors and just about anything else would trigger a response. Sits in a drawer now, and if I powered it would probably would start beeping
Turn X and K bands off. Not many departments use these.

bike X miles=smiles
smiles bike=miles
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