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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2015, 05:38:47 pm »
ok here is my tank bag.  It is a cortech.  I think it is a 2.0 liter, but I could not find a part number.  It is magnetic and it has the slanted rear end.  This allows for me to lean off the bike a bit without impacting my arms against the tank.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2015, 05:47:08 pm »
I purchased the passport hard wire kit and a telephone two-ended coupler.  The hard wire kit has an in-line fuse.  You can wire it directly to the battery and pull it to the front fairing.  OR... I wired mine to the bike's accessory wires that are not used.  They are located in the black wiring boot just on the inside of the left fairing near the steering neck.  You can do a search to see photos to find the accessory wires.  This way the passport will turn on and off with the bike.  Once I determined the right length, I cut the wire and crimped on a new phone jack.  You can buy a crimping tool for 10 bucks and a bag of plastic ends pretty cheap.  Mark or tape the wire where you cut it so you can crimp a new jack back on without reversing the wiring.  Then I put some double sided 3M tap on the coupler and taped it to the frame near the steering neck.  I then made up a new phone wire to go from the coupler to my tank bag and into the passport.  This is the one that I disconnect at the coupler if I want to remove my bag.  I have ridden in the rain probably a thousand miles and never had a fuse problem caused by water.  I do put a piece of tape over the coupler when I wash the bike though.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2015, 06:09:06 pm »
I then purchased a Chatterbox Bluetooth Transmitter.  Careful here as the receivers look the same.  You will need a transmitter, not a receiver.  I slide the Passport into the inside upper map pocket and then fish the power wire from the phone jack coupler I installed on the frame up through the iPod opening in the tank bag to the passport.  I use a little piece of wood and slide that in the map pocket with the Passport just to fill the space of the pocket and keep the passport from twisting sideways.  I then connect the chatterbox transmitter to the passport to give it Bluetooth capability.  You just plug in the chatterbox to the headphone jack and turn both of them  on.   The Chatterbox battery will last about 12 hours on a charge.  I then pair the chatterbox to my bluetooth headset in my helmet.  Once everything is installed the only thing I have to remove is the Chatterbox so I can charge it.  The passport always stays in the bag.  If I ever want to remove the bag, I just disconnect the power wire at the coupler and pull off the tank bag.  Easy as that and everything stays in the bag. No recalibration of the position of the passport is needed because the passport is always in the right spot when I set the bag back on the tank.


It is really pretty simple and a nifty setup that is not visible to anyone looking at the bike.  The radar detector can receive signal through the fairing and tank bag... just not metal.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2015, 06:14:22 pm »
Passport slides in here.  Please read previous posts for install instructions.  Good luck and ride safe.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2015, 06:27:34 pm »
Nice setup. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2015, 07:14:48 pm »
Passport slides in here.  Please read previous posts for install instructions.  Go luck and safe riding.

Amazing write up, Thank you for the amazing amount of detail.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2016, 12:05:09 am »
What I hate are what I believe is backup sensors in a lot of new cars. Driving down the highway these cars will have my radar detector going off from Houston to San Antonio.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2016, 12:14:00 am »
Agreed... And in my area they use laser.  So you will likely be tagged when you hear the alert.  But the detector is pretty effective in rural areas.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2016, 11:28:09 am »
What I hate are what I believe is backup sensors in a lot of new cars. Driving down the highway these cars will have my radar detector going off from Houston to San Antonio.

It's my understanding that the rear sensors on cars only activate when in reverse, but the blind spot indicators, front crash indicators and the adaptive cruise controls are a whole other story... The great thing about the 9500ix is that it can learn and or be taught to ignore specific signals. All of the ones put out by the previously mentioned are within the K band and most of them are the same band on all cars and not the same as the police use in their units. Once the 9500ix has learned them, you will stop getting the false alerts and can drive without a ton of issues... The more you drive, the more it learns and the smarter and more accurate it gets...
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2016, 11:47:23 am »
Agreed... And in my area they use laser.  So you will likely be tagged when you hear the alert.  But the detector is pretty effective in rural areas.

Yeah a direct hit from laser is almost always a certain citation. There are only two ways to get away from laser, as I posted earlier one is to hope that the laser is used on another vehicle ahead of you first and gives off enough residual signal to provide safe warning to you and time to slow. The other is to fight the laser with a system designed to defeat it (fight fire with fire), this is why my end goal is to install the 9500ci on my bike. This has been done successfully on motorcycles in the past. You get two sensors installed in the front and one in the rear of the bike, if they shoot a direct shot at the bike it gets picked up by the sensors and directed away from the source. This effectively shuts down the LEO's until and forces a reboot, this provides time for you to slow down to a or near the posted speed and deactivate the 9500ci so that the following shot will send back the single... Very tricky and well proven systems on cars that since the sensors are closer together is even more effective on motorcycles... Not cheap, but neither are tickets and insurance rates... JMHO
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2016, 01:08:39 pm »
Not riding as fast works as well.  Doesn't cost anything and you may even go further on a tank of gas.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2016, 01:55:57 pm »
Not riding as fast works as well.  Doesn't cost anything and you may even go further on a tank of gas.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2016, 02:01:17 pm »
 :yikes:
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2016, 02:45:16 pm »
:yikes:
PASSPORT 9500CI WITH LASER SHIFTERPRO
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The 9500ci can be had for $1,500, but it is still another $1k or so to have installed professionally...  :_shudder_Emoticon   But as I said, if you ride or drive a lot of miles it can pay for itself in no time...  Long term investment, I know people that have been running them for years with out issue and constant updates are available...
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2016, 02:56:01 pm »
Not riding as fast works as well.  Doesn't cost anything and you may even go further on a tank of gas.

You can ride "slow" and still get citations.. My only ticket of record in the last 15 years is for 30 in a 25 and on a road that had zero speed limit signs. Little did I know that the city ordnance states that the speed limit is 25 unless otherwise posted an in such it is a great place for a speed trap. One revenue making piece of road for sure... It was one of the few times that I was not in possession of my 9500ix and even if I had it I doubt that I would have been doing 25 though I tend to drop the pedal whenever I get it, so maybeon a road that was unmarked as who would have thought... Needles to say, I don't go down that road without my cruise control on and my finger prominently out the window since they know my car now (one of a kind paint job).... I won't even ride my bike down that road as it idles faster then that...  :nuts:
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