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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2013, 02:49:47 pm »
Could you count the Jammer under the left mirror?
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2013, 03:23:02 pm »
Could you mount the Jammer under the left mirror?


Hmmmm.... that's actually not a bad idea PR, thanks!

I'd most likely have to get a 2nd sensor to mount one each side so it wouldn't have any blind spots at say 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock but I like the concept. I'll give TPX a call to discuss it.

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2013, 03:59:49 pm »
meaning...what?
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2013, 04:05:23 pm »
Hi Jay.  Great meeting you at the National this year and seeing your bike.  It looks great in the pictures but it is even more impressive in person. 

Sorry to hear there was not room for the sensor and hope you find a way to mount it....I was looking forward to an update on how it worked for you.  Another thought on mounting location....would it work from behind your windshield?  If so, possibly have a bracket fabricated to mount between the windsheld arms.

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2013, 05:23:51 pm »
meaning...what?
Stock seat went out with last years trash.

Indeed!  :great:

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2013, 05:24:52 pm »
Hi Jay.  Great meeting you at the National this year and seeing your bike.  It looks great in the pictures but it is even more impressive in person. 

Sorry to hear there was not room for the sensor and hope you find a way to mount it....I was looking forward to an update on how it worked for you.  Another thought on mounting location....would it work from behind your windshield?  If so, possibly have a bracket fabricated to mount between the windsheld arms.

Good luck!

Thanks Soda, it was nice meeting you as well!  :beerchug:

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2013, 11:54:00 pm »
Hi Bud,
I just earlier this summer did the Muzzys 1" lowering link in the rear, and yes dropped the front by an 1" to match. I'm 5'8" as well and could also "get by" for the first couple years, but having mama on the back and me on tip toes (and sometimes just one toe given a slant on camber of pavement) convinced me to lower it an inch and it really is so much better for me/us with this 700 lb behemoth (1k lb with us and gear :o), I don't want to lose that at this point because it really is a much more confident 2up ride like it is now, at least for me...
I have about 2.75" gap from top of front fender to bottom of fairing nose, the front jammer sensor is about 1" mounted, so that only leaves me about 1.75" of play for my front Ohlins to compress before hitting, which is not enough for the way I ride, having that sensor smash down on my front fender under hard breaking would be no good...  :(
I never carry a passenger so have no need to wrestle with the added weight.  But I sure as hell am aware of the heft of the beast and of its height.  If I frequently carried a passenger as you do I would probably lower mine also.

Jay you're down to very few options other than returning the jammer for a refund.  I know that the jammer has to be rigidly mounted and aimed directly in front of the vehicle so its signal is aimed at the laser gun you're trying to defeat.  What I don't know is whether or not it will work through a windshield.  PaleRider suggested mounting it under the left mirror.  This appears to be a viable suggestion, however, I would prefer the right mirror as the cop stopping you would be standing on the left side of the bike and the less he is able to see the better.  The housing that protrudes from the fairing and actually holds the pivoting mirror appears to be accessible once removed from the bike and perhaps a mount of some sort could be fabricated to hold the jammer and be attached to the underside of the housing using a couple of bolts.  This is the an option that would eliminate the need for the jammer to operate through the windshield.  You could also fabricate (I forgot you don't do any of your own work) or have your trusty technician (I'm old enough to remember when they were called mechanics) fabricate something to hold the jammer somewhere above the dash and work through the windshield.  Refer to the picture of my own bike and you can possibly use a RAM mount to attach it to the handlebars.  I realize that the handlebars do turn and the jammer would not always be pointing down the road in front of you.  However, if you're traveling fast enough to actually need the jammer, your handlebars will be aimed dead ahead.  Even with a curve thrown into the mix, the bars will be turned only slightly but still be aimed where the laser is located.  You can see in the picture that my radar detector is thusly mounted on the right side handlebar.  I only bother to attach it with a couple of rubber bands to facilitate quick and easy removal so I can slip it into my pocket or one of the bags whenever I leave the bike unattended.  It is a $500 item and would only take a thief a few seconds to claim possession.  The radar detector is actually mounted inward of the RAM mount ball as the picture shows.  If one were to mount a jammer to a handlebar mounted RAM mount, the jammer could be oriented to the inside and operate through the windshield or it could be mounted outward and actually operate unobstructed to the side of the windshield.  I have no further ideas at the moment, best of luck to you in achieving your desire for protection from our protectors here in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2013, 02:25:08 am »
Thanks for the suggestions Bud!  :beerchug:


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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2013, 04:17:30 am »
Thanks for the suggestions Bud!  :beerchug:
You're welcome Jay and thank you for the birthday greeting you sent to me last May.   :beerchug:

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2013, 12:45:31 pm »
Any chance of mounting it under the front chin?  Or in/under one of the Ram Air intakes?  Seems there are possibilities for stealth that are yet unexplored.
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2013, 02:26:37 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions Bud!  :beerchug:

You're welcome Jay and thank you for the birthday greeting you sent to me last May.   :beerchug:


Anytime Bud, you're a good dude!  :beerchug:



Any chance of mounting it under the front chin?  Or in/under one of the Ram Air intakes?  Seems there are possibilities for stealth that are yet unexplored.




Under the chin (front nose) is where it's supposed to mount, problem is that since I lowered my bike 1" I only have about 2.75" from bottom of nose to top of fender, when the Ohlins forks compress it will hit the fender...  :(

I thought about the air intake vents but there's just not enough room to have it positioned correctly to work as intended...

I think the best option so far would be under the mirrors (one under each for full front coverage), I talked with TPX yesterday and they are doing some investigation on if that would work or not or if they'd be too far from the headlight, ideal placement is right under the headlight cause that's where LEO's aim the laser and the beam itself is about 18".


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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2013, 04:04:47 am »
Man those wheels are cool to the max
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2013, 10:33:22 am »
And then there is a rear one to add,does it really ever end ?   :)L.O.L

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