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post #1 of 13 Old May 16th, 2012, 2:27 pm Thread Starter
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Does anyone know where to buy a similar product here in the states? I have looked everywhere. Legal speeding used to carry them but have stopped for some reason. http://www.radardirect.co.nz/new/mot...XES/index.html

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post #2 of 13 Old May 28th, 2012, 9:23 pm
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I had one of those on an Escort, and it totally flooded in a rainstorm in Texas. Wouldn't recommend it. With that being said I bought mine from Aerostich, who doesn't appear to carry them any longer either.

Bought one of these: http://www.legalspeeding.com/radarbox.htm this time around.
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Doug, Thanks for the link. I used to have one those but it took up to much room on my dash. Then I bought the plastic one from legal speeding.It fits perfect for my installation. It lasted several years but it is now cracking. I also prefer it because I can push the buttons thru the thin plastic case. I wonder why everyone quit selling them?

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I wonder why everyone quit selling them?
Probably because they did not work. I have owned both the product referenced by the OP and the one mentioned by Toy Hauler and found neither satisfactory. Of course since I now run with the LED alert system sold by Marc Parnes Products sitting atop the V1, neither of the rain covers would work anyway.

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Brian, I still have that same cover I bought from Legal Speeding at CCR in Missouri and I have been happy with it. It is now darker due to the UV rays but I have had zero issues with rain, and we did get poured on 3 days in a row during our Fort Bragg ride a couple of years ago.
I am using a BMR shelf BTW, if that makes any difference.
I wouldn't mind replacing mine because of the discoloration, so let us know what you find.

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An XXL Magnum condom will stretch over it and provides outstanding protection. Besides, it is an ego boost to walk into the pharmacy and ask a female clerk for the largest size condoms they sell and watch the reaction!

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Re: Waterproof radar cover

I realize this is an old thread, but since I was researching it and also found a vendor for one listed as unavailable, I figured I would attach the link.


http://www.aerostich.com/electronics...ctor-case.html

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For my Valentine V1 I used a Pelican 1020. Worked well for over 100,000 miles. I permanently mounted it to the wind wing to the right of the windshield. I have pictures of it, but I am not at home now so cannot access them.

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For my Valentine V1 I used a Pelican 1020. Worked well for over 100,000 miles. I permanently mounted it to the wind wing to the right of the windshield. I have pictures of it, but I am not at home now so cannot access them.
I would appreciate a look David as I just purchased a V1 and am looking at mounting and waterproofing options. Thanks

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Maybe it's just me but if it's raining and the roads are wet, not gonna be doing a lot of speeding......why not just put it in the saddlebag?


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I realize this is an old thread, but since I was researching it and also found a vendor for one listed as unavailable, I figured I would attach the link.


http://www.aerostich.com/electronics...ctor-case.html
I've had one that looks similar to this one on my bike for about 3 years. Works very well, but mine was only $40 then.

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Maybe it's just me but if it's raining and the roads are wet, not gonna be doing a lot of speeding......why not just put it in the saddlebag?
It's always good to know when a bureaucrat is around....

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Re: Waterproof radar cover

Used the radarbox since 08 on my RT and also have one for a K-GT. A little bigger than some but it works- many rain miles, never removed for washing, etc. Mounted up higher on a shelf on both bikes but also have a H.A.R.D. that I use with some of the helmets I own.

I prefer to "permanently" mount stuff to the bike rather than have a bunch of removables. IMO, constant removal invites a connection/electrical failure eventually- probably when you would least want it. GPS's are also locked to the bikes and not removed.
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