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I've convinced myself that I need a Valentine V1. I would love to see how you gentlemen are mounting your V1's. I'm curious if there is a way to receive the audio beeps via my SRC bluetooth system?

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Certainly someone has a V1 mounted on their RT

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Yes I have one mounted.

RAM mount with mag base. 3" and 6" arms through the handlebar bolts.

The V1 is not magnetic, so I zip-tied it to the base.

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Have mine mounted on a BMR Co-pilot Shelf on one of the accessory shelves with a Marc Parnes 5 LED alert that sits up on top of my Zumo 665. No need for sound or Bluetooth this way . Although, I do use BT for Phone, Music, Directions to my helmet from the 665.

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Sits high on top of my Zumo whihc is on a Touratech Locking Mount attached to BMR adjusting tilting mount!

Works Great!

I'll take a pic and post it later!

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Look forward to seeing pics of your set up with the V1


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Have mine mounted on a BMR Co-pilot Shelf on

one of the accessory shelves with a Marc Parnes 5 LED alert that sits up on top of my Zumo 665. No need for sound or Bluetooth this way . Although, I do use BT for Phone, Music, Directions to my helmet from the 665.

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Sits high on top of my Zumo whihc is on a Touratech Locking Mount attached to BMR adjusting tilting mount!

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I'll take a pic and post it later!

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I've convinced myself that I need a Valentine V1. I would love to see how you gentlemen are mounting your V1's. I'm curious if there is a way to receive the audio beeps via my SRC bluetooth system?
Mine was mounted on a shelf above the dash behind the windscreen on the '07, and I am changing the location for my '15. Most likely on a magnetic RAM mount, with long arm, clamped to my rear Wunderlich bar, so that the V1 will be positioned just above the side case, out of the way but with good exposure to incoming signals.

Strange place to mount it, you say! Not really, because you should reconsider getting the audio into your helmet! I was going to do that, when I had considered the option a few years back, but decided that it would be rather annoying. So, I had bought the remote display, and that is mounted right on top of the dash, which is always in my line of sight. There are devices that will mate with the V1 and trigger remote LEDs mounted in your helmet, but I am quite happy with my set up.

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Re: V1 mounting on RT

One of my favorite features of the V1 is the bogey count and directional cues. Seems you would lose that with your potential location Pad? I can post pics, but don't think they will help since mine is mounted in the mirror post via a RAM ball and arm on my '08.

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One of my favorite features of the V1 is the bogey count and directional cues. Seems you would lose that with your potential location Pad?
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One of my favorite features of the V1 is the bogey count and directional cues. Seems you would lose that with your potential location Pad? I can post pics, but don't think they will help since mine is mounted in the mirror post via a RAM ball and arm on my '08.
No problems there! The remote display have all of those features! It's just like the duplicate of the V1 front panel, arrows, volume control, and all.


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No problems there! The remote display have all of those features! It's just like the duplicate of the V1 front panel, arrows, volume control, and all.

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You didn't say you had the Remote Display!

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Now you tell us!

You didn't say you had the Remote Display!
Yes I did! You just missed it!!!

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Ahhh ... I see. I have the Marc Parnes visual display and "assumed" that was what you referenced ... never mind 👍

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Here ya go! NOt the best shots, but you get the idea!

1st shot is before I added the Marc Parnes LED.

Apparently, the BMR Co-Pilot Shelf is available for 2005 thru Current model according to their site but I would contact to verify since mine is an '09.

The Co-pilot is a very well built solid as a rock option. But if you are not using a GPS it may be overkill.

Works great for me becuase of the V1, The Zumo 665 and Antenna and the volume control box you need to hook up the LED
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Yes I did! You just missed it!!!
Yep, you didn't say the V1 remote display so I assumed you had the Marc Parnes too, since 2 of us had mentioned it!

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Yep, you didn't say the V1 remote display so I assumed you had the Marc Parnes too, since 2 of us had mentioned it!
Sorry if I wasn't clear, BUT the discussion does present other options for the OP! I had considered the Marc Parnes device as well as the ones that mounts inside your helmet, but I also value the bogey count and arrows on the V1 a great deal, and so went with that remote.

BTW, your installation of the remote LEDs is very similar to what I had on my '07! I had the Wunderlich shelf to mount my Zumo 550 above the dash, and I made up some shelves to attach to either side (but lower) of the Zumo. The V1 resided on the left shelf, but visually it was not in a good spot, and so I mounted my remote smack on top of the Zumo, just like yours. It's much more convenient to look to the GPS for speed, and the remote display is right there for me to see any alerts.

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Sorry if I wasn't clear, BUT the discussion does present other options for the OP! I had considered the Marc Parnes device as well as the ones that mounts inside your helmet, but I also value the bogey count and arrows on the V1 a great deal, and so went with that remote.

BTW, your installation of the remote LEDs is very similar to what I had on my '07! I had the Wunderlich shelf to mount my Zumo 550 above the dash, and I made up some shelves to attach to either side (but lower) of the Zumo. The V1 resided on the left shelf, but visually it was not in a good spot, and so I mounted my remote smack on top of the Zumo, just like yours. It's much more convenient to look to the GPS for speed, and the remote display is right there for me to see any alerts.
Yeah that is probably a good way to go. But, once I see the Parnes unit ignite, no problem to glance at my Arrows/ Bogey Counter/Signal type & Strength.

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so it seems as if one would need the V1 mounted preferably off to the side on the handlebar and some sort of V1 remote display or other visual display mounted at 12oclock directly in your field of view. What else would I need to hard wire the V1 to the battery for a clean install?

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Thanks for posting the excellent photos. Just a quick question for you. Your V1 and the remote display are not very far apart. Do you find the remote display to be redundant? Or do your eyes pick up the remote display alert initially and then you avert your eyes to the V1 for additional info?



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Here ya go! NOt the best shots, but you get the idea!

1st shot is before I added the Marc Parnes LED.

Apparently, the BMR Co-Pilot Shelf is available for 2005 thru Current model according to their site but I would contact to verify since mine is an '09.

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Thanks for posting the excellent photos. Just a quick question for you. Your V1 and the remote display are not very far apart. Do you find the remote display to be redundant? Or do your eyes pick up the remote display alert initially and then you avert your eyes to the V1 for additional info?
As you know, my setup on my '07 was very similar to the photos. To answer both of your questions: I turn my V1 such that it has the best coverage of incoming signals, front and rear, and therefore it's turned in such a way that the display was not clearly visible. Therefore, the needs for the remote display that I mounted (velcro) smack on top of my Zumo, and that stays in my visual line of sight at all time. This is the picture of my setup before the remote display was installed:



Nav V is built into my '15, and therefore the remote is being mounted right on top of the dash, and in looking for a discreet location to mount the V1, I am trying the location that I had mentioned in my first post.

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Thanks for posting the excellent photos. Just a quick question for you. Your V1 and the remote display are not very far apart. Do you find the remote display to be redundant? Or do your eyes pick up the remote display alert initially and then you avert your eyes to the V1 for additional info?
I know they look close together, but the actual V1 is quite a bit out of the line of sight and you have to factor in the chin bar on your helmet whihc block some of the low peripheral vision.

It is very easy to miss the lights on the unit itself since it is very much in your lower peripheral vision and in bright daylight it's not nearly as noticeable as in the shaded environment in a car.

The 5 LEDS are right in the line of sight, and brighter than hell so when they go off you can IMMEDIATELY react with speed reduction, then you can glance down and check out the additional info the unit displays.

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Thanks again for sending the photos. Just curious about how you are getting power to your V1? Do you have it hardwired to the bike? Also with it mounted just beneath the windscreen are you able to lower the screen all the way down?

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Here ya go! NOt the best shots, but you get the idea!

1st shot is before I added the Marc Parnes LED.

Apparently, the BMR Co-Pilot Shelf is available for 2005 thru Current model according to their site but I would contact to verify since mine is an '09.

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Works great for me becuase of the V1, The Zumo 665 and Antenna and the volume control box you need to hook up the LED

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Thanks again for sending the photos. Just curious about how you are getting power to your V1? Do you have it hardwired to the bike? Also with it mounted just beneath the windscreen are you able to lower the screen all the way down?
Screen lowers all the way, the Zumo and LED are much closer. I also have a Cee Bailey's Sport Shield all clears fine!

Mine is wired to a Centech AP-2 Fuse Panel along with the Zumo, My Front Socket (rewired to the Centech for heated gear and phone charging, by-passing the Canbus system) and Clearwater Glendas.

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Excellent. Thanks

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Screen lowers all the way, the Zumo and LED are much closer. I also have a Cee Bailey's Sport Shield all clears fine!

Mine is wired to a Centech AP-2 Fuse Panel along with the Zumo, My Front Socket (rewired to the Centech for heated gear and phone charging, by-passing the Canbus system) and Clearwater Glendas.

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