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    Got a new radar detector and been getting it set up.

    Bought the Escort S55 it's a decent detector at a good price $155. It use the DSP M4 platform same as the 9500ix but
    doesnt have any of the bells and whistles. No GPS, No Bluetooth, No speaker jack, etc. but for the money it's a really good RD.

    First thing was where and how to mount it on the 14

    I found one of those suction cup mounts with a Escort quick release mount and from the pictures on Amazon it looked
    like the swivel was Go-Pro compatible, so for $14 thought I buy and see.

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    The swivel turned out to be a Go-Pro type swivel. Perfect.


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    This allowed me to use a Go-Pro mount to mount the RD on the windshield in just the right position and is easily removable and $14

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    Thought I'd hack away and make a external LED alert light too based off the smart cord design functions.
    I'm not a electrical engineer, but I can hack around electronics a little.

    Bought a RJ break out box ($7) had all the little stuff already, resisters, transistors, Leds, etc.

    Got it all put together and works really good. Here's the RJ Break out box.


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    Found a nice size project box ($7) which mounted easily out of site using some Velcro .

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    The broad gives me 4 ports. Original cord goes in one port. Additional cord goes in one port and to RD. this leaves 2 ports that can be
    used for attaching LED's. Ports have 12v for LEDs so you could add quite a few LED's in any custom way you want.

    I made a little 2 LED pod to with a mini HI/LOW switch. The high setting was way to bright at night.

    Made a little bracket that I could use with the Go-Pro mount's thumb screw with some Velcro to hold the LED pod and
    keep the LED's up high and at right angle and site line.

    You could customize the LED in any way, custom mounting in dash etc.

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    White LED's are much brighter then using red, green, etc.

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    Yes, there are a few external alert systems out there and you could always do something else, but just wanted to mess with it, I can customize anyway
    I might want to try and only cost me around +/-$20

    Very happy with end result.



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  • #2
    Nice

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    • #3
      Looks nice and clean. Has it come in handy yet?

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      • #4
        Outstanding!
        Last edited by BIG O; 12-17-2017, 10:29 AM.
        I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.

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        • #5
          Looks good. My only concern would be the suction cup windscreen mount. I mounted mine that way when I first set my detector on the bike and it came free at highway speeds leaving my detector hanging by the power cord. I thought it was a goner but fortunately no damage was done. Now I use a stem mount with a plate that sits into the Centre hole on the steering head. I attach the detector to the plate with Velcro. It’s much more secure. I have a splitter cord (that allows me to patch my iPhone for music and my detector for audio) together into my ear buds so I have my tunes and my detector both wired for sound into my earbuds. The iPhone and splitter cord sit in my tank bag.

          I’m currently running the Escort Redline. The detector doesn’t make you invincible but it gives you a fighting chance. Over the years mine has saved me more tickets than I can count.
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          Last edited by NotDeadYet; 12-17-2017, 11:19 AM.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by mehush View Post
            Has it come in handy yet?
            So far on daily commutes I have sensitivity high and filtering turned off for testing. No cops yet, but lots of collision avoidance systems and traffic radars.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NotDeadYet View Post
              My only concern would be the suction cup windscreen mount.
              Yes, suction cup would not work. I'm not using the suction cup, only bought it for the quick connect / Go-Pro adapter it has on it. Very Sturdy using Go-Pro mount.

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              Originally posted by NotDeadYet View Post
              stem mount with a plate
              I wanted to use something other then the steering stem because I use my steering stem for mounting my phone/GPS.
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              The Go-Pro mount is a really nice addition for mounting and have never seen anyone use one for RD. There's some other screen mounted options but they are pretty big
              and run around $70 like Legal Speeding's windshield mount
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              • #8
                Cool setup. I'm still running the passport 8500X50 version. About 7 or 8 years old now. These things pay for
                themselves pretty quick. I have an LED hooked up to the 3.5mm ear phone plug for really good flash alerts.
                I made it from an LED that clips on the bill of a ball cap, cost about 5 bucks.
                "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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                • #9
                  Nice. Wouldn't work on a double bubble screen though!

                  I bought a magnetic Ram mount to fit the old faithful RX65 to the Zed, but never sorted out the wiring properly. I must get a stem adapter and fit it to the R1, although that will mean running another 12V supply.
                  "You don't get slower with age, you just get more cautious." Michael Rutter

                  06 Ocean Blue ZZR1200, the coolest colour.
                  99 Yamaha R1

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                  • #10
                    Great idea to buy a detector and rig a warning light! Now, you can lead most of the time on our rides
                    My ol' ZZR1200 pics:
                    http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=156883

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                    • #11
                      I only follow because you keep me under 180mph!

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                      • #12
                        Excellent setup. Well done!!
                        tbolt

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                        • #13


                          Where did you order teh break out box. I cannot see to find the same one. I have mine mounted on the handle bars. Less room on an H2. I would also think the the windshield is a little shaky?




                          Yes, there are a few external alert systems out there and you could always do something else, but just wanted to mess with it, I can customize anyway
                          I might want to try and only cost me around +/-$20

                          Very happy with end result.



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jmenon View Post
                            Where did you order teh break out box. I cannot see to find the same one.
                            Electronics-Salon RJ11/RJ12 6P6C Jack 4-Way Buss Breakout Board, Terminal Block, Connector.

                            https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



                            VNDEFUL 5Pcs Black Waterproof Plastic Electric Project Case Junction Box 3.94 x 2.36 x 0.98 inches(100x60x25mm)

                            https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


                            Originally posted by jmenon View Post
                            I would also think the the windshield is a little shaky?
                            Super sturdy, really. It's using a Go-Pro mount (not suction cup). Which makes it nice because you can mount anywhere you can
                            use a Go-Pro mount, it's not coming off.

                            Originally posted by jmenon View Post
                            just wanted to mess with it, I can customize anyway
                            I might want to try
                            I'm already thinking of different ways to custom mount LED's. 2 ports can be used in anyway you want
                            and provide direct supply voltage (12v) and amps. For the RD circuit I'm using a 5 amp fuse.

                            The issue with using like the RD speaker jack for LED's is it just doesn't put out enough power, like 2-3volts and not sure but around 200ma.

                            I wanted "super" bright for daytime.

                            Forward voltage drop on a single (white) LED running in a series is -3v (each) You can also run in parallel but then but speaker jack then doesn't have the
                            amps to run it.

                            If interested I can post my crappy hand drawn schematics and parts list. Only need a couple of transistors, resisters, switches and small piece of bread board.

                            For the LED's I used RJ12 connections, but you can use something else like, hardwire it or use mono speaker jack, etc.. If using RJ's connections you would need
                            some RJ connectors and a RJ clamping pliers.









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                            • #15
                              thanks!!.. What is the max voltage for the LED? they cant take 12v? If you can hit me with the schematic.. that woudl be great. I have the escort remote light but its not great. I want to have a stick on strip of LED along the edge of the windshield that are bright that flash. With the H2 i need as much help and warning as I can get. I do not ride fast on traffic areas. But you look down and can be doing 120mph and it feels like nothing.

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