Hints For The V-1 - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old Jul 21st, 2007, 1:39 pm Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 609
Hints For The V-1

Just ordered my V-1....I know alot of you have them-any and all tips for installation and sharing it with the cage would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!!

Thanks- Mike

Last edited by shadowofshoe; Jul 21st, 2007 at 1:48 pm.
shadowofshoe is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old Jul 21st, 2007, 4:09 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lake Stevens, WA, USA
Posts: 2,651
I use velcro on the bottom of the V1 and some on the dashboard of the car with silicone seal. (high heat for dashboard) Then velcro inside my waterproof box. You will of course need 2 power cords. Pay close attention to the phone like plugs color coding. The different color wires go to different positons on the plug sometimes. I had 2 different plugs from various V1's and the red and green wires did not go to the same position on the plug and it would not work on the bike.

Brian Ley
WA State of mindless sheep
USA where everything is illegal
2007 K1200GT
2010 650GS
2000 k1200LT Sold but not forgotten
BMWOA 119892
sanjaun2 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old Jul 21st, 2007, 4:38 pm
IBR# 366
meese's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,419
If you expect it to be useful on the bike, then you need either an intercom hookup, a Radar Screamer, or a HARD LED system. The V1's volume alone will get drowned out at higher speeds, which is when you need to be able to hear it clearly . . .

And you will need to deal with rain. Your options are:

1) Never ride in the rain, ever.

2) Remove the V1 and stow it someplace safe (a velcro mount is handy here, which also gives you the ability to remove and pocket the detector in between when it goes off and the nice officer pulls you over).

3) Use a sandwich baggie, or one of those elasticized bowl covers which are easy to put on.

3) Get a clear, custom-molded Radar Cover from LegalSpeeding.com.

4) Get a Radar Box from LegalSpeeding.com. This box is made by Hoon Hardware who used to make a locking shelf setup for the LT as well, though I don't think that is in production any longer.

5) Make your own cover box, as some here have done.

And always remember, a radar detector gives you additional information about the road ahead, but doesn't give you a free pass.

Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old Jul 21st, 2007, 4:39 pm Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 609
Thanks Brian- & Ken-
Are the power cords proprietary or can you Radioshack them?? Not riding in the rain is just a fantasy in Ohio and I plan on using it to know when to yield to law enforcement...my way of support

Thanks Again-
shadowofshoe is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hints and kinks 12K service/CCR preps CharlieVT K1200LT 5 Aug 12th, 2006 1:54 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome