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Old 04-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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Question Radar Dector Options for Me

I have a Passport 8500.

I want the best mounting optiosn possible. I want to use a visual alert system.

1. Does the passport offer heads to plug in so you can hide it in a weatherproof box under the fairing and the heads stick out to pick up signals, i think their top end unit offers this.

2. I don't like clunky heads up units. I'm interested in the HARD system, since only $130ish i think.

3. Do they have a cutoff switch so i can turn on or off the dector with a switch rather than plug it in everytime.

4. Power line to plug into electrics of bike?

http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...sp?prod=LS-RDC seems good, but i'd have to disc everytime i get off bike right? Any mounts that would be tamper proof, solid steel and glass etc?

I have done some googling, but couldn't find exact stuff i needed. Hoping you guys would know.

NOT that i speed at all.
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sheck out www.radardetector.net

It's a detector forum, lots of good info there. don't know much about the 8500, i have a V1
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sheck out www.radardetector.net

It's a detector forum, lots of good info there. don't know much about the 8500, i have a V1
have you heard of a dector with heads you can plug in so the dector is hidden?
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have you heard of a dector with heads you can plug in so the dector is hidden?
i think it's the Bel STI driver has some options like that... all laser jammers are that way
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Best Radar system are your eyes... look at the traffic around you and observe if people are hitting the brakes... just be alert and smart... know where cops hide and you ll be fine
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Best Radar system are your eyes... look at the traffic around you and observe if people are hitting the brakes... just be alert and smart... know where cops hide and you ll be fine
not true at all!!! i almost passed a cop the other day hidden behind a bridge, i was doing 90... detecter went off, i slowed, no other cars saw him, he got an oldsmobile that passed us as we slowed
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as I said... know where they hide... behind a bridge is a good place for you to assume they are there and slow down
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as I said... know where they hide... behind a bridge is a good place for you to assume they are there and slow down
true... but you don't always know.... i KNOW is has saved me coming over a hill numerous times.... I used to think the same thing.... but know i know they are there before i can even see brake lights
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true... its always better to have multiple avenues of help... but your eyes are usually your first line of defense...
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You'd be slowing down every few miles... like I do since I don't have one on my bike, but it keeps me in check. no tickets, yet (knock on wood) and I've put 12k miles on my SV in the last year.
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true... its always better to have multiple avenues of help... but your eyes are usually your first line of defense...
yeah... the one on 45 though... i would have never seen him, he was in the bushes!!! , and even with the detector, i knew he was there, i was looking, and still missed him til i saw him pull out and go after the olds
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it actually keeps you alert which could save you from lots of other things too, not just tickets!!!
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i guess then i need to find a mount that is weatherproof and holds a 8500 AND HARD display module.... thats trickier.
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i guess then i need to find a mount that is weatherproof and holds a 8500 AND HARD display module.... thats trickier.
the HUD unit mounts to the helmet, and just plugs in to the audio out jack on the detector.... it's $170 through patrick
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the HUD unit mounts to the helmet, and just plugs in to the audio out jack on the detector.... it's $170 through patrick
This one:
http://www.legalspeeding.com/products.htm

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I don't want the one that goes on the front of the helmet, i want inside... no bulk.
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I don't want the one that goes on the front of the helmet, i want inside... no bulk.
yep, that's it. i just run headphnes in my helmet plugged into the detector. i put some panasonic over ear headphones in the helmet
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Marc's Visual Alert??

What about Marc's Visual Alert?

http://www.marcparnes.com/Visual_Alert.htm

Is also available at Aerostich/RiderWearhouse

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...t-p-17169.html

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What about Marc's Visual Alert?

http://www.marcparnes.com/Visual_Alert.htm

Is also available at Aerostich/RiderWearhouse

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i actually made somehting like that for mine, didn't like it.... if you are looking up more, it can be hard to notice.... i hear it in my helmet now, no chance of not hearing it
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or use a screamer
tried that too, kept forgetting to turn it back on after i turned it off, and at about 110, i couldnt hear it anymore
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