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Old 09-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Am going to install a radar detection system on my 2013 GS WC. Instructions say attach directly to the battery. Will this adversarially affect the CAN-BUS system in my bike if i don't install an auxiliary power fuse panel?
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Radar Detectors

I don't have a '13. On my '09, though, anything connected directly to the battery has no issues with CANBUS. Don't forget to turn it off as it will drain your battery. Ask me how I know.

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Old 09-29-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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Am going to install a radar detection system on my 2013 GS WC. Instructions say attach directly to the battery. Will this adversarially affect the CAN-BUS system in my bike if i don't install an auxiliary power fuse panel?
Your radar led will have a fuse in it. It will be the same as putting in a fuse block except you will have power all of the time. Don't forget to turn it off.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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Wire it into an accessory plug's wire. That will handle it just fine. Use Posi-taps.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #5
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Install a fuse block triggered from ignition and don't worry about it....
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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Holy smoke! Does yours go fast enough to need a radar detector ... Valentine ???
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #7
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I don't have a '13. On my '09, though, anything connected directly to the battery has no issues with CANBUS. Don't forget to turn it off as it will drain your battery. Ask me how I know.

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^^^^^Ditto^^^^^^

Let us know which one you get.

I've been considering getting one -which the wife sourly disapproves of- . If I do, I think it will be one made for a car and installed on a bike. I don't think the motorcycle versions have the tech the car ones do.

Tested: Adaptiv TPX Radar Detector

Which is the World's Best Radar Detector?

Those are somewhat dated, but good reading anyway.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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I wired my Passport X50 into the accessory plug with the OEM connector on my 05 and it worked just fine (as stated above), I also had a Nuvi 550 wired into the same plug together without any trouble, and I didn't have to bother with manually powering them down.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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I've had an (unused) Valentine for years. Always thought it would make an interesting project to see if I could disassemble it and make it a stealth install. I've always thought that having a radar detector front and center on the dash took your odds of talking your way out of a ticket from slim to none.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:33 PM   #10
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I have a 2013 GS-W and I powered my V-1 off the circuit for the GPS. Works fine. No canbus issues, even when also running 2 GPS units.

Beware of radartest. I seem to recall that they are owned by the people selling detectors other than the V-1, and amazingly, they don't rate the V-1 as high as the ones they sell. I am shocked, shocked I tell you.

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I've had an (unused) Valentine for years. Always thought it would make an interesting project to see if I could disassemble it and make it a stealth install. I've always thought that having a radar detector front and center on the dash took your odds of talking your way out of a ticket from slim to none.

I notice no one posting so far has a location in Virginia... and lucky you are. For anyone who lives in Virginia (or those who would consider passing through Virginia) and are considering such a modification... let me warn you ahead of time that Radar Detectors are ILLEGAL in this state, and if you are stopped by the police and they see it, it WILL be confiscated...

If you physically attach it to your bike, such as the "stealth" installation that has been suggested in this thread, I don't think it would be impossible for your whole bike to be confiscated!

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #12
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If you are in VA, carry an el-cheapo sacrificial detector to hand over.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #13
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:18 PM   #14
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If you are in VA, carry an el-cheapo sacrificial detector to hand over.
Or.... Carry a padded envelope in your tank bag addressed to yourself with postage already paid. If you get pulled over stick it in the envelope and seal it.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:56 PM   #15
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I notice no one posting so far has a location in Virginia... and lucky you are. For anyone who lives in Virginia (or those who would consider passing through Virginia) and are considering such a modification... let me warn you ahead of time that Radar Detectors are ILLEGAL in this state, and if you are stopped by the police and they see it, it WILL be confiscated...

If you physically attach it to your bike, such as the "stealth" installation that has been suggested in this thread, I don't think it would be impossible for your whole bike to be confiscated!

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