Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Your body will very effectivly block radar. If you mount it in front of you, the rear detection will be greatly attenuated.
I tested this when I was trying to find a good place on the LT. I went to a mall parking lot where I got a good Ka band signal from a door opener, and searched for a spot where the signal was just full strength with the detector looking at it with no blockage. I moved the detector all around the bike, in the top case, in the side cases, etc. I could lean in front of it and reduce the signal to 2-3 dots. I finally decided from testing that it needed to be to the right side as far as I could get it, but even then if the radar source is behind and to the left it is greatly blocked by the rider.
If it is in front of you, you need it as far forward as possible to pick up radar behind and to one side well, but straight behind you will be weak.
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