It said "Mirror Mount", which means that it will fit into one of those handlebar mirror mount! So, yes it will fit on '13 RT, but you will need to get a mirror mount, most likely from Wunderlich.
So where do you put the Valentine so your body doesn't block part of it?It said "Mirror Mount", which means that it will fit into one of those handlebar mirror mount! So, yes it will fit on '13 RT, but you will need to get a mirror mount, most likely from Wunderlich.
Personally, I don't like mounting the V1 anywhere near that area. Think about what advantages the V1 have over the other detectors! By putting it up front, your body is blocking the rear sensing antennae, and you have basically lost 1/2 of the expensive device's abilities!
this is a great question. I have seem some comment on putting the V1 on the side case (somehow). I hope that with a handlebar mount that is high enough and to the side as much as possible, you will only sacrifice a bit of rear radar coverage.
On top of your helmet, of course.
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I am using a mirror holder from almost any year bike (RS or GS) and use Ram mounts and a Ram 2x3" plate with velcro on it - 1' ball with a 2" long arm. I have done this on a few bikes. Currently on a 2016 RT.
Sorry....I meant to say "I think the 2013 has room BEHIND the pull-out mirror.Yikes! A lot of complicated solutions to this. I think a 2013 RT has room being the pull-out mirror. I mounted mine there on a 2005 and on a 2017. I wired it from the hot wires of the accessory port on the left. Also mounted a neat little on-off switch in the radio blank. My RT didn't have the radio option, Then I used a couple of good thick plastic bags and hung the detector under the frame inside the mirror housing, in front of the mirror with tie-wraps. Yes, you lose laser coverage...It's too late if you get a laser beep anyway. The front and rear reception were good enough to save many tickets and everything was out of site so I didn't have to remove it all when parking in a strange city. I used the V1 remote. Velcro'd it with super-vecro (the clear plastic stuff) to the underside ledge of the instrument panel. It all looked very slick and I could easily shut if off if being followed by a patrol car or when cruising by strip-malls. I also had a legal-speeding sender in the circuit. That would light up a little red LED in my helmet. I still have all this stuff but I changed to a GSA last year. Haven't installed it yet.
1. It should work. The setup above worked great on both bikes. The '17 RT was basically the same as the '05 (described above) but on the right side of the bike instead of the left.
2. It should shut off with the ignition switch.
2. Should be OK to park the bike without removing gobs of equipment or constant worry over theft.
3. Should have a quick and stealthy shut-off.
4. Laser is nice, but not really necessary.
5. The range on V1's is way more than you need on a bike unless you like 3 digit speeds. I don't. I just want it for things like cops hanging out at the city limits and other speed traps. I've always had plenty of range with the unit buried in the fairing.
On my Honda Blackbird, I put the Valentine1 in the top part of my tankbag, and it picked up radar both ahead and behind just fine.
Not necessarily.Laser... well, as a friend of mine says, all the laser warning does is tell you to look for a place to pull over.