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Old 05-06-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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Anyone tried making their own radar mount from items at lowes etc? I don't have welding tools. $70+ for a mount is expensive. I just need a clamp for a 7/8 bar and 1/2 or less of width on the bar for my ninja 250. Then put a bracket or something to attach the velcro with.

I'd like to see If i can construct my own mount, but I'm not sure where to start since I'm not exactly familar with all the potential solutions/parts that Lowes might offer.


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http://legalspeeding.com/products.htm#AWM

Just got mine in Monday. Actually the one on that page is the old version where you have to drill through the windscreen. The new one uses 60 lb test 3M adhesive. As long as you mount it right and let it adhere to the windscreen correctly. It holds at any speed or angle. Aaron is a great guy too. The price really isn't that bad. If your gonna spend $300 plus on a radar (if your spending less than that it likely isn't worth squat) then why not use a tried and true tested mount to protect your investment?
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Get some longer screws for your brake resi and get some 16 gauge aluminum strip, drill some holes in it, bend it where you want, use the longer screws to mount the strip and then get some velcro to mount the detector and you're done.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:12 PM   #6
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Get some longer screws for your brake resi and get some 16 gauge aluminum strip, drill some holes in it, bend it where you want, use the longer screws to mount the strip and then get some velcro to mount the detector and you're done.
Amazing idea! Simple and effective.. No additional hardware hanging around!

Any pics of this? i'd like to see an example!
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I'll take a pic of the one I just got when I get home. I really think behind windscreen mount is the best. It is in front of you so you dont have to turn to look at it and the windscreen will keep some of the wind pushing on it off. Which at 100+ can rip a radar off the bike if not properly secured.
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Yes sir. Brett's custom setup is sweet. Can you see your gauges when the radar is mounted or no? Busas have all that extra dash area though.
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Yes sir. Brett's custom setup is sweet. Can you see your gauges when the radar is mounted or no?
i can see the 60 and the 80 and i can tell when the needle is between them, but can't actually see the 70
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Get some longer screws for your brake resi and get some 16 gauge aluminum strip, drill some holes in it, bend it where you want, use the longer screws to mount the strip and then get some velcro to mount the detector and you're done.
My ninja 250 doesn't have enough room for that apparently. I looked and if my handle bar is all the way to the left, the brake resovior nearly touches the windsheild....

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