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Hi Almighty Forum,

Has anyone hard wired a radar detector onto their Brutale 800 (Preferably 2017)

How did you do it and what tools/materials do i need.

I am researching into hooking one up to switched (turns on when the key switch is on and off when key switch is off)

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My Rivale came with a detector fitted, its hard wired to the battery, so just use the the power button on the unit. My Multi is hard wired, but my 1290GT came with a cigarette lighter type fitting, so its a plug in job, and turns on and off with the ignition.
 

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Radar, as in speed detection radar?
Do any forces still use them, and if they do surely once they pick up a signal and you notice it it’s gonna be too late anyway??
 

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Radar, as in speed detection radar?
Do any forces still use them, and if they do surely once they pick up a signal and you notice it it’s gonna be too late anyway??
Yes, speed detection warning device, a good one can give you up to a 2 second warning time, time enough to slam on those brakes. Also I've been passing long lines of traffic, and it can warn you if theres an un marked car hiding amongst the vehicles. i have 4 such devices, one on each of my bikes (3) and one for the wife car. Oh PS, I'm on 80 demerit points from 2 big speeding tickets, sometimes when coming around a corner, theres no time to slam those brakes on.
 

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I would think that with the proliferation of cars using RADAR technology to give lane departure warning, blind spot warning, brake application from following close, etc. the use of RADAR detector would be annoying with falses.
 

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Interestingly enough, only some cars equipped with radar sensors set off the radar detector in my car. Seems GM products mostly. I guess it is different operating frequencies.

Police are now using laser for speed detection in most places. When your laser detector goes off you just got busted.... Good news though is that motorcycles are very hard for the laser guns to "see".
 

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My Rivale came with a detector fitted, its hard wired to the battery, so just use the the power button on the unit. My Multi is hard wired, but my 1290GT came with a cigarette lighter type fitting, so its a plug in job, and turns on and off with the ignition.
Hi Fellow Kiwi,

Do you have any idea if i can use the battery charger port in the rear seat to supply power?

Hard Wiring to the battery is my last option as that requires lifting the tank off.

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JayJ
 

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Righto JJ ...apologies I couldn't answer your IM at the time. (for everyone not in NZ, Radar Detectors are both legal and 'generally' provide a good level of being kept well informed of Mr. Plod) Yes, they pulse their radars, yes they use lasers, yes it's not perfect...

JJ, I've wired all my bikes with a direct splice off the Head-light feed, it's constant and already has a primary fuse. I've never fed directly off the battery. It's a short lead from their to the detector placement.

This has been specifically to drive my Valentine unit (which used and RJ11 adaptor)

https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiR_P_4-YffAhXOXn0KHYsGDZQQjxx6BAgBEAI&url=https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Radar-Mount-RJ11-Mirror-Wire-Radar-Detector-Hardwire-Power-Cord-for-Valentine-V1-/112945594698&psig=AOvVaw0TZTgOh3kffWI5yKNi5tqD&ust=1544073958571005

They're easier to purchase now...I made them up at the time.

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Tim
 

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Righto JJ ...apologies I couldn't answer your IM at the time. (for everyone not in NZ, Radar Detectors are both legal and 'generally' provide a good level of being kept well informed of Mr. Plod) Yes, they pulse their radars, yes they use lasers, yes it's not perfect...

JJ, I've wired all my bikes with a direct splice off the Head-light feed, it's constant and already has a primary fuse. I've never fed directly off the battery. It's a short lead from their to the detector placement.

This has been specifically to drive my Valentine unit (which used and RJ11 adaptor)

https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiR_P_4-YffAhXOXn0KHYsGDZQQjxx6BAgBEAI&url=https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Radar-Mount-RJ11-Mirror-Wire-Radar-Detector-Hardwire-Power-Cord-for-Valentine-V1-/112945594698&psig=AOvVaw0TZTgOh3kffWI5yKNi5tqD&ust=1544073958571005

They're easier to purchase now...I made them up at the time.

Cheers
Tim
Hi Tim,

At this moment i would not want to do any splicing just in case it might void the warranty.

Will i be able to use the battery charger cable already in the rear seat,

I was thinking along the line of adapter on the battery charger, an in line fuse, an extension line to reach the front handle mount.

This is just theory, so not sure if it will work?

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The real challenge with radar detection on motorcycles is actually being able to see/hear the alert.

I've been using radar/laser detection (Escort 9500ix), in my car, for over 10 years. Here in California the Highway Patrol commonly have their radar on, not always but usually.

Radar bounces all over the place and so can be picked up way before they have a speed on you. You'd be surprised how many times you are under surveillance but are not aware.

Half of the time I never even see the cop. This thing has saved me literally hundreds of times. I figure that if it saves me from one ticket, it has paid for itself.

The unit I use has GPS so it will block out false signals (Security systems, Automatic doors) after you drive past them 2 or 3 times, or you can block signals manually.

It does pick up on some blind spot detection from other cars but surprisingly few of them. Those can not be blocked because they are not stationary (obviously).

In all these years I have only picked up laser twice and never even saw the source.
 

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I would recommend using an app like Waze along with a Radar Detector.

IF only I had been using both on my Brutale recently ...
 

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Hi Fellow Kiwi,

Do you have any idea if i can use the battery charger port in the rear seat to supply power?

Hard Wiring to the battery is my last option as that requires lifting the tank off.

Thanks,
JayJ
I would think that would be a yes, as long as the + and - match up. I like to hard wire my radars to the battery, with an in line fuse, just so the radar isn't going on and off with each ignition switching. And hello fellow Kiwi rider.:grin2:
 

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I would think that would be a yes, as long as the + and - match up. I like to hard wire my radars to the battery, with an in line fuse, just so the radar isn't going on and off with each ignition switching. And hello fellow Kiwi rider.:grin2:
...and boy do you need one :) ....Woooooop !!!
 

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The real challenge with radar detection on motorcycles is actually being able to see/hear the alert.
The H.A.R.D. system supplied by these nice people:

Legal Speeding - Park-n-Move | Easily park and move your motorcycle anywhere in your garage

gives a visual warning and is the answer to this problem.

(the link looks weird but it takes you to the correct page)

I also understand helmets with Bluetooth systems can be configured to receive the audio warning from a radar detector, a friend of mine has that working in a Shoei helmet.


Tony
 

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The H.A.R.D. system supplied by these nice people:

Legal Speeding - Park-n-Move | Easily park and move your motorcycle anywhere in your garage

gives a visual warning and is the answer to this problem.

(the link looks weird but it takes you to the correct page)

I also understand helmets with Bluetooth systems can be configured to receive the audio warning from a radar detector, a friend of mine has that working in a Shoei helmet.


Tony
When I went to purchase HARD a few years back, they had discontinued their original system. I was on a waiting list to be notified when they came out with version 2 but never heard anything.
 
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