Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800


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Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800

Postby aylorr » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:59 pm



I'm extremely happy with the integrated audio system on my new 2012 Nav GL1800, but have been looking for a good way to integrate a Beltronics RX65 radar detector.

If you ride in WA or OR, you'll understand that we don't have "normal" highway patrol organizations, but zealots with electronic guns who DO get quotas, to include for motorcycles of all types under all conditions.

In the latest GoldwingDocs newsletter, I read about Goldwing GPS Audio Input Devices sold on this site. Skeptical, but willing to try a $60 risk compared to the other far more expensive "solutions," I ordered one and received it three days later.

The installation was just as described in the instructions, and not difficult. I made some modifications as follows:

- Power came from the optional outlet that I installed in the left glove box, but I drilled a hole out the side of the box to permit the unique power cable for the detector to follow the rider's intercom cable path. This involved using a side cutter to snap off the tab that holds the intercom cable snug.

- I also routed the audio cable from the installed G{S Audio Input Device this way, from under the device, placed under the bottom of the reinstalled glove box.

If you do this, be sure to believe the instructions with the device on adjusting sound. Put on your helmet, try the detector volume, and adjust the new device to a good level.

It's simple, it works, and it's the best $60 I've ever spent on bike electronics.



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Re: Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800

Postby thrasherg » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:03 pm

Wow you aren't far from me, I lived in the RV resort at gig harbor for 4 months when we first moved here, I now live in Maple Valley.. We will have to get together sometime.. So far I have been lucky and not been stopped for speeding, but it's just a matter of time, there are a lot more speed checks here than in Texas!!

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Re: Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:43 am

aylorr wrote: If you ride in WA or OR, you'll understand that we don't have "normal" highway patrol organizations, but zealots with electronic guns who DO get quotas, to include for motorcycles of all types under all conditions.

You would know this is true, how :roll: :?:
Be sure you notify your insurance agent you have one, so it will be covered in case of theft ;)

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Re: Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800

Postby themainviking » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:06 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:Be sure you notify your insurance agent you have one, so it will be covered in case of theft ;)


Naw... as they are not legal, I don't think I would be advising anybody to do that. But then you used to be a cop, right dawg?
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Re: Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:28 am

themainviking wrote:
tfdeputydawg wrote:Be sure you notify your insurance agent you have one, so it will be covered in case of theft ;)


Naw... as they are not legal, I don't think I would be advising anybody to do that. But then you used to be a cop, right dawg?

There are very few states in which they are not legal.
The hint to tell your agent is that is a sure way to have your rates go up or receive a notice you will not be renewed :lol:

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Re: Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800

Postby aylorr » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:35 am

Your insurance rates will go up or you won't be renewed because you have a radar detector?

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Re: Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800

Postby themainviking » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:57 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:The hint to tell your agent is that is a sure way to have your rates go up or receive a notice you will not be renewed :lol:


I guess I just should have asked why you would advise someone to do something that could hurt their standing with their insurance company.
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Re: Radar Detector Input On 2012 Nav GL 1800

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:39 pm

themainviking wrote:
tfdeputydawg wrote:The hint to tell your agent is that is a sure way to have your rates go up or receive a notice you will not be renewed :lol:


I guess I just should have asked why you would advise someone to do something that could hurt their standing with their insurance company.

I was being sarcastic.




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