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Old 05-03-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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So I just got pulled over Sunday night by a trooper. I was wondering what would be the best radar for my bike. I use an escort 9500 for my truck but I ran the wire all through and can't easily take it out to use on the bike. the escort works well but I feel it's not good enough since I've passed multiple cops without it beeping.
Any suggestions? I would like to buy one tonight before I go back to Houston tomorrow.

Btw. I'm worried. This isn't my first or second ticket this year. That's why I bought the escort. But now I just need one for the bike.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have used an Escort Solo for about 10 years. Im on my 2nd one due to theft of the first one. Uses 2 AA batteries. Not 1 ticket while it was on.
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So I just got pulled over Sunday night by a trooper. I was wondering what would be the best radar for my bike. I use an escort 9500 for my truck but I ran the wire all through and can't easily take it out to use on the bike. the escort works well but I feel it's not good enough since I've passed multiple cops without it beeping.
Any suggestions? I would like to buy one tonight before I go back to Houston tomorrow.

Btw. I'm worried. This isn't my first or second ticket this year. That's why I bought the escort. But now I just need one for the bike.
It's not a cop detector.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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It's not a cop detector.
+1, might want to learn to use the one you have before you buy another.

Escort is one of the highest ranked detectors on the market.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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So I just got pulled over Sunday night by a trooper. I was wondering what would be the best radar for my bike. I use an escort 9500 for my truck but I ran the wire all through and can't easily take it out to use on the bike. the escort works well but I feel it's not good enough since I've passed multiple cops without it beeping.
Any suggestions? I would like to buy one tonight before I go back to Houston tomorrow.

Btw. I'm worried. This isn't my first or second ticket this year. That's why I bought the escort. But now I just need one for the bike.
the 9500 is one of the top of the line detectors on the market. I use a valentine 1 just because of the arrows, i like knowing the source of the radar signal. with that being said, i look for the source of the radar signal and it is usually a cop... but a cop without a radar on will produce no signal. if you are going to speed, always have a rabbit then your detector will most likely let you know of a cop in the area and if he is interested in pulling people over
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+1 on my 9500, has saved me a bunch of times on bike and in cage. Lots of people run escorts on their bikes...even the 8500's do really well.
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First time I ever visited Motorcycles Unlimited Patrick had a customer that had his radar on his bike and a wireless blue led on the inside of his visor that flashed when the radar detected something. Pretty neat.
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