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Old 04-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #41
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Yea, you may not speed when it rains but do you want to stop on 290 during a sudden cloud burst to stow your equipment?
if you keep moving and its under your wind screen, its fine..
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #42
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REMEMBER...
do not rely on visual alerts UNLESS its inside your helmet ...AUDIO is the way to go.. via noise isolation ear buds even better...

You dont want to keep looking at your radar ..
Plus humans react faster to sound than they do image
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Yea, you may not speed when it rains but do you want to stop on 290 during a sudden cloud burst to stow your equipment?
Valid point. However, of all the times I rode into rain (not many, I avoid it like the plague), there are usually nothing sudden about it each time. I either see it miles ahead or I pretty much knew I was gonna get soak even before I take off.

One thing I do is to keep a piece of aluminum foil in the glove compartment of the C14, or tank bag (if I have one). Wrapping it around any electronics usually provides plenty enough temporary weather shielding, even in a severe rain storm. No, the radar detector won't work like that, but like I said, I don't need it in a downpour.
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Jeff...how much are you willing to spend?? there are lazer jammers you can install too...

They also make Motorcycle specific radars..weather proof..
BTW, just looked jammers...those are now illeagal in Texas.
I will have to rely on detection and the V1 looks as good.

Why did you select the model that you are using.
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BTW, just looked jammers...those are now illeagal in Texas.
I will have to rely on detection and the V1 looks as good.

Why did you select the model that you are using.
yeah i was about to bust yalls bubble on that. lol.


i bought a $150 cobra after my escort was stolen out of my car. that cobra has saved my numerous times, including a laser shot on i10 in Louisiana. would i rather an escort or valentine? yes. does the cobra also work? yup, sure does.
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I've got an Escort with screamer, LED alert and the HARD display for the helmet.
One way or another I'll get the alert..
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I've got an Escort with screamer, LED alert and the HARD display for the helmet.
One way or another I'll get the alert..
is the screamer and led helmet aleart someyhing generic and adaptable to all units or specific to the escort?
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:33 PM   #48
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Is the screamer a Valentine part or aftermarket?
I was just on the Valentine site and did not see.

ALso considering the remote mount module so I can put it line of sight to negate the need for audio. I do not know how to listen to music and radar.
the screamer is aftermarket. a remote display wont help much. I wired the V1 into headphones in my helmet. it gives a different tone for signal type and signal distance, i can tell just by hearing it what my threat level is and i never have to take my eyes off the road except to see from which direction the signal is coming. at that point i can decide to slow down, speed up, or exit.

and, dont get a motorcycle specific one, you are looking for the best detector, motorcycle ones are not at the top. V1 or escort 9500
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #49
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BTW, just looked jammers...those are now illeagal in Texas.
I will have to rely on detection and the V1 looks as good.

Why did you select the model that you are using.
radar jammers are illegal. laser jammers are not. however, they can sometimes be sold as parking assist devices that just so happen to use the same signal that police lasers use. the FCC regulates radio waves which a radar jammer would be so it's really an FCC fine. Laser is infrared light, there is no governing agency for regulating light output.

edit... i guess there is a texas statue about laser jammers... it's been a while since i searched it. it was effective sept 2011

however, look up laser VEIL. it's a paint that absorbs infrared light, it'll reduce the distance they can get a speed reading, or you can use a laser jammer just learn how to use it correctly
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WTF?
So you bought a 1K CC bike to switly accelerate to 35mph?
65mph on the freeway?
I haven't gotten a ticket so far so whatever I'm doing must be working.
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I havent gotten a speeding ticket either. I cruise at about 100mph
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I haven't gotten a ticket so far so whatever I'm doing must be working.
I didnt want to say anything but you do ride a slow assed bike. THat and your relative lack of riding experience are probably the reasons.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:35 PM   #53
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I wish I was that cool.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #55
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just ordered a Whistler pro 68se

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-PRO-68SE.html

Definitely not the best, but its normally $160-170 and today it's $50. I'll take it.

According to Radartest.com it's an excellent no-frills unit. I'll get to try it out on my drive to Phoenix in two weeks, then maybe it will go on the bike, or maybe it will just stay in the wife's car.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #56
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Ok,
I am sick of being on the losing side of the Po PO war!

I needs some radar detector advice.

Brands, models, features.

not saying money is no object but Im not shopping in the crappy $99.00 range either.
well then slow your down.
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radar jammers are illegal. laser jammers are not.
Get the Valentine One with the H.A.R.D. system and be happy.

Apparently the Texas Legislature has defined a laser jammer as a radar jammer.


Source: Texas Statutes: Sec. 547.616.


Effective Sept. 01, 2011


Sec. 547.616. RADAR INTERFERENCE DEVICES; OFFENSE.

(a) In this section, "radar interference device" means a device, a mechanism, an instrument, or equipment that is designed, manufactured, used, or intended to be used to interfere with, scramble, disrupt, or otherwise cause to malfunction a radar or laser device used to measure the speed of a motor vehicle by a law enforcement agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state, including a "radar jamming device," "jammer," "scrambler," or "diffuser." The term does not include a ham radio, band radio, or similar electronic device.

(b) A person, other than a law enforcement officer in the discharge of the officer's official duties, may not use, attempt to use, install, operate, or attempt to operate a radar interference device in a motor vehicle operated by the person.

(c) A person may not purchase, sell, or offer for sale a radar interference device to be used in a manner described by Subsection (b).

(d) A person who violates this section commits an offense. An offense under this subsection is a Class C misdemeanor.
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I run an escort 9500ix in the car and it works great. I have a good friend that actually had a K40 (with laser shifters) buried in his Goldwing that he loves on the bike. No visible wires or unit just two red dots that blink and an audio alarm that triggers(everything else is hidden under the fairings). Granted he said it wasn't cheap (about 1500ish). I believe the right shop can probably do the same with escorts big package 9500ci or something like that. Gives you radar and laser protection. If you want to know the exact shop that did his PM me and ill find out the name for you.
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