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Old 01-18-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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Radar Detectors

Who all is riding with one, and where are some places you guys mount them?

I'm putting one on my bike but have an opaque windscreen, so I would imagine that would hamper it's radar detecting abilities, right? I was thinking about under the headlight, any thoughts/suggestions?
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:04 PM   #2
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i thought about it, but, for me personally, by the time it picks one up, im already 1/2 mile past him
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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i thought about it, but, for me personally, by the time it picks one up, im already 1/2 mile past him
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:06 PM   #4
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I have one and save me a whole lot of money, tickets, and jail time. Where you mounted depends on what bike you have.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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Talk with Patrick. I think he has them mounted on all his street bikes.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:08 PM   #6
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Yeah, sry jus10 guess my response didnt help ya much. ^^ Think Pat has em on his bikes. I dunno, maybe a tank mount overlooking windscreen?? I have no clue.
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I was also wondering about how tinted windshields would affect them. I have a Puig Carbon Fiber windshield and I would assume it wouldn't work if it was mounted behind that. Any one know the answer to this?
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:10 PM   #8
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take it apart and put the sensors on the front and rear and run new wires and put it on your gauges... : requires some time but i would say it would work well :dontknow:
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:13 PM   #9
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Oh, your other question about hampering the detector if you mounted vertically or behind a panel is not the issues. Radar is designed with auto drivers in mind that is why you mounted horizontally for visual purpose. On a bike you could mounted any where and it will still picks it up. The trick part of the radar thing is where to mount it so it could be easily SEEN for signal. Sound is out of the questions unless you could plug it in with the ear phone like th escort radar. Get the best one in the market for your protection. Spend more on radar and less on the ticket.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:14 PM   #10
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I don't know if they have laser jammers out for bikes yet. But I tested one on a friends vehicle and it works. Very well I might add. Its was mounted via two cutouts in the front bumper and worked while the driver is coming towards the LIDAR unit. He didn't mount it in the back bumper, so I could still clock him going away, but lidar isn't used as much with the driver going away from you.

Radar readings on bike have been real sketchy with me. They reflect little energy back to the unit compared to vehicles and its kinda hit or miss. Sometimes I can get a good reading sometimes I cant. In moderate to heavy traffic radar is pretty much useless on bikes. The radar calculates the speed of the vehicles which return the most energy, bigger vehicles reflect a stronger signal.

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i got a stand from M.U. It's called Techmount and it's awesome. It just drops in the triple tree
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Oh, your other question about hampering the detector if you mounted vertically or behind a panel is not the issues. Radar is designed with auto drivers in mind that is why you mounted horizontally for visual purpose. On a bike you could mounted any where and it will still picks it up. The trick part of the radar thing is where to mount it so it could be easily SEEN for signal. Sound is out of the questions unless you could plug it in with the ear phone like th escort radar. Get the best one in the market for your protection. Spend more on radar and less on the ticket.
i see. level5, what bike do you have? where do you have it mounted?
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so in other words you would have to have a clear windshield then right?
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I do know there is a device that hooks up to your radar dectector and goes in your helmet and a light flashes when the detector goes off, so thats how you can tell when there is some activity. I think the guy who had one told me they sell them along with the stands at Motorcycles Unlimited.
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id say mount it anywhere and make a mod with an external speaker jacked in to the unit.
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i see. level5, what bike do you have? where do you have it mounted?
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I had my screen painted and it work just fine. My time for traveling from Dallas to Houston is 2hrs., average speed 115mph. Luckily there hasn't an instant on off radar.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:25 PM   #18
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anyone else have experience with a radar detector behind a solid colored windshield where no light can pass through?
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:27 PM   #19
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man, at 85 i can hear my phone ringing...i'd imagine i'd be able to hear my radar detector...if i rode with it...
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anyone else have experience with a radar detector behind a solid colored windshield where no light can pass through?
radar works off radio waves not light. I don't think windscreen color makes a difference.
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