1. What components do I need to be able to use a
radar detector while riding?
There are 4 main components needed in a motorcycle radar system:
A good radar detector, like the
and Adaptiv brands we carry on this website, is
the starting point for your system. You need all of the advance
warning you can get so having a sensitive, stable detector is important.
An audio or
visual alert deviceis the second most important part of your
system. Without a good alert device you will not be able to reliably
hear your detector warning signal over wind and engine noise. This is
especially true as speeds approach 60 mph. Some may be tempted to
forgo the alert system and experiment. Usually these
experiments show that the radar detector will be able to be heard just
fine up until the day you get your first speeding ticket
A solid radar detector
mount that has been designed to fit your motorcycle. The
suction cup style mounts used for cars just don't hold up on bikes.
If you use a suction cup type mount on your bike you will find that
suction cups eventually let go and your expensive detector is headed for a
rough ride down the pavement. See our mount
selection tables to pick out the proper mount for your bike.
radar detector power cordsuitable for wiring to your bike's
battery or to a circuit that goes on and off with the ignition key.
Lets face it, there are not many bikes that come equipped with cigarette
lighter size outlets so the cords provided with most detectors are better
suited for use in your car. Our
direct wire cord solves
this problem. It is equipped with leads and fuse holder at one end
while the other end has a plug that fits Escort, Beltronics or Valentine
If you are considering a
complete radar protection system for your bike don't forget to check out our
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