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Moisten the cups a little first... (archive)

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Posted by jvr on December 09, 1999 at 12:04:02:

In Reply to: V1 mounting question (long) posted by Mike Scheer on December 09, 1999 at 11:54:49:

I give mine a little moisture (source is up to you) before pressing it to the windshield. I haven't tried the visor mount yet, but if I did I'd put it on the passenger side. It's all about you anyway, right? :-)

BTW, I had a police officer tell me it was illegal to mount the V1 (or anything else) on the windshield. He didn't ticket me, but gave me a stern ear bending about safety and obstructed view. Good thing he was on a bicycle. I outran him.

'99 528i Sport

: I find the Valnetine windshield mount to be next to useless. Getting it to adhere reliably is tough. I'd leave it on if I could, but I don't want to leave the V1 out in plain site while parked, and the V1 cannot easily be removed from the bracket without knocking it off the windshield. (All this is true even with new suction cups.)

: The sun visor mount is okay, except that it disables the sun visor!

: So I want to a way to (1) attach the windshield mount semi-permanently, or to (2) find and alternative mount. Along the lines of (1): Anybody find an adhesive useful with the suction cups? In category (2): A couple of weeks ago, NKB posted a message about using a Radio Shack bracket to mount his V1 to the windshield. The posting appears not to made it into the archives, so I cannot refer to it directly.
: What is the Radio Shack product that was used?

: Thanks to all.

: --Mike Scheer

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