Friday, July 29, 2011

2011 MotoGP at Laguna Seca and BMW R1200GS Install

Last weekend I was up at Monterey for my favorite event of the year, MotoGP.  We had a fantastic crowd, great weather, and most importantly, awesome racing.

We had plenty of old customers dropping by to say hi (and we thank each and one of you that came by) and plenty of new customers taking advantage of great deals that we had for the TPX Radar Detector and AdaptivMounts.

One of our old customers and a friend of mine, Ken, wanted to get his GS outfitted for the TPX Radar Detector, so on Saturday morning before the gates opened, I installed the TPX Radar Detector on his GS and thought I'd share the install with you here.

The first thing was to install the mount.  The GS uses the AdaptivMount Handlebar Mount.  I installed the base:

Then the links and the top platform:

Next was to install the Wiring Harness for the TPX Radar Detector.  I removed the seat and attached the red positive cable to the positive terminal on the battery:

And the black negative cable to the negative terminal on the battery:

Then attached the Visual Alert to the top of the gauges:

And then connected it to the Wiring Harness:

Run the wires under a couple of side panels, tidy up the wires, and put the seat back on, and we are done:

The whole process took less than half an hour.

All and all it was a great weekend.  Can't wait for next year's event!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Press Time for AdaptivMount!

AdaptivMount is mentioned in this month's Wing World magazine, check it out!

Monday, July 11, 2011

AdaptivMount and Cradle Holding a Camcorder at High Speed

Check out our latest product testing video of our AdaptivMount and Cradle combo holding a Panasonic S10P camcorder on a BMW K1200S at high speed.

Note that you don't really see vibration (not shaking) in the video until after 130mph, thanks to our AdaptiSorb Anti-Vibration Technology.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Radar Detector Shootout 2011

In the radar detector business, the end of June only means one thing: the annual get together of radar detector manufacturers, laser jammer manufacturers, radar and laser gun manufacturers, radar and laser gun instructors, and law enforcement agencies for Speed Measurement Lab's "Radar Detector Shootout" in El Paso, TX.

As with years past, I got on my bike and rode my way out to El Paso for this event.

I left my office right before noon on Wednesday for a full day of freeway riding.  The ride was hot and went about as nicely as a ride could get on Interstate 10.

The ride through Arizona was very different between last year and this year.  Last year I had to worry about photo-speed traps, and since then, they had ended the program and it's one less thing that we all have to worry about going through Arizona.  I finished up the day in Casa Grande, AZ, without seeing a single cop on the freeway.

The next day I made my way to El Paso, again, did not see a single cop anywhere.

We tested our Detector Version 2.0 (hint, it's coming), and our Laser Jammer, and both performed really well.  I can't share the results just yet, but SML will post the results to the public on their website in the next few weeks or so for all to see.

On Sunday afternoon, I set out to return to LA.  I decided to take the scenic route, where I went from I-10 to US70 in Lordsburg, NM, and then cut over to US60 in Globe, AZ to finish up the day in Buckeye, AZ.

US70 was a nice, desolate road, with little traffic.  I was able to open up a little and have a little fun.  US60 actually had some decent twisty sections, but the traffic was much heavier than I had expected and was on my best behavior.

The next day I finished up the ride and got back to LA a bit after noon.  It is also on the last day that I saw the two only cops for the entire trip, both within a 10 minute period shortly after I had crossed into California.  The TPX Detector did sniff out radar from both cops, but I wasn't speeding at either encounter.  I was thoroughly surprised at the lack of police presence on this trip.  I'm pretty sure it's a good thing.

Got MotoGP coming up, can't wait!