I am going to put a radar detector on my 919. I'm not sure how the whole deal will be set up yet but I just have to do it. I searched the forum and found almost nothing on using radar detectors on a bike - surprising.
I use a Passport 8500 in my car and it has saved my a$$ on many occasions. I would be much more comfortable on the bike with some warning when the enforcers are nearby with their electronic enforcement hardware.
Here are the goals:
- Wireless audio warning in the helmet.
- Since I'm going to have wireless audio in my helmet, might as well add capability to play iPod and have the Passport mute the iPod when it goes off.
- Would like to be able to use in-ear headphones. Most systems seem to use little speakers that mount in your helmet with no designed-in option to use different headphones.
My passport has a headphone jack so I need to get the output from that transmitted to a receiver on my helmet and relayed to headphones of some sort.
I looked at the Autocomm stuff but their "wireless" headsets are not really wireless. They connect to some gizmo that you have to put in your pocket or somewhere.
The Scala stuff has no wireless way to connect non-bluetooth devices.
I read a review on the BikerCom system which seems like it can do what I want plus tons more but it's really expensive, ~$750 but that includes 2 headsets and lots of other stuff but is more than I need. This system looks pretty impressive.
This looks like it would work for mounting the Passport:
Techmount & Cords
They also have power cords I might use if I don't make one.
If anybody has any good suggestions for doing this, please chime in. Otherwise, I'll post as I make progress.
For now, I may buy the mount and just use earphones connected directly to the Passport. Quick and dirty - not exactly elegant.