Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Radar detector mount photos
The radar detector mount is made of aluminum – ½” round stock, 1-1/4” round stock and sheet metal. The finish is bare, beadblasted.
How it’s mounted: When you remove the top handlebar cover you’ll see a piece of metal that is welded to the handlebar that supports the bolt for the lower handlebar cover. I drilled a hole in this support and installed a 10-32 bolt from the bottom, tightened a nut on it leaving an inch of threads exposed. I center drilled the ½” rod 1¼” deep and tapped it for a 10-32 bolt. I drilled a ½” hole in the top handlebar cover in direct alignment with the bolt. The ½” rod can now be inserted thru this hole and screwed onto the 10-32 bolt (I cut a slot in the top of the rod to accept a screwdriver). The platform is made with a piece of sheet metal, slightly smaller then the radar detector. Below the platform is a ½” piece of 1-1/4” round stock drilled to accept the ½” support rod and side drilled and tapped for a set screw to lock it to the rod. The platform is attached to the round stock with flathead screws. The piece of metal that is welded to handlebar is not parallel to the ground, so I sanded the 1-1/4" piece at an angle to compensate for this and make the platform level.