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Old 04-12-2008, 02:34 AM   #21
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radar detectors are dumb.. and worthless



us popo's have a secret
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:48 AM   #22
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us popo's have a secret
us sportbike riders have a secret, it's called downshift and take off
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:11 AM   #23
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Lol. Care to share?

For the record, my speeding consists of going mostly a little faster (not more than 5-10mph) than the flow, but on my drive they have some rich neighborhoods where they posted 30mph limits in areas that should be 45mph to 50mph. I'm normally going with traffic or just a little faster, nothing unsafe mind you, and I don't want to be the one getting singled out for that officers day he's in the mood to right tickets.

Any other options people? I'm trying to figure a good way to mount in weatherproof casing or just mount it and mount the HARD alert system as well.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:43 AM   #24
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I always enjoy when people say this. They are usually the ones that don't have one or a cheap $50 one. Those of us that have say a passport or valentine KNOW that they are well worth their money.
With the screamer on the busa i heard it go off at over 165MPH out in the middle of the BFE. ask NOX, he was there with us.
the reason that it worked that time there were 2 goldwings maybe 1/2 mile ahead and when the popo rounded the corner he lit them up, seeing 2 motorcycle headlights coming towards him. Had the other bikes not been there when i got the signal it would have been too late.
The object of the radar detector is to signal YOU when the popo shoots his radar at the car up ahead of you.
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My current setup is:

Escort Passport 9500i
radar 9500i 1

Hidden behind the winscreen. It is in a waterproof back strapped to the cluster cables.

I use a Escort Direct Wire Smart Cord.

SO directsmart red

This is connected to the power from my brake lights so that when the bike shuts off, the radar shuts off too.

Also connected to that power is my Radar Screamer.

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Volume switch mounted on left clip-on. Speaker mounted on my upper right below the instrument cluster. Also the smart cord box is mounted to the bottom of the instrument cluster. Has a Power and Alert light (which I actually notice pretty easily, specially at night) for silent mode.

I just ordered a Adjustable Windscreen Mount from LegalSpeeding.com so should be pretty sweet once it arrives.

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My setup works great for me. I can hear the screamer 120+ when it is on high. When I am riding in groups people 3-4 bikes behind me say they can hear it no problems. Hope some of this info helps you decide.

BTW Escort 9500i FTW!!!! Best radar I have ever used, bar none. When I bought it I ran it in my car side by side with my $200 Cobra from BestBuy. The difference was amazing. The Escort would detect things 2-3 times further away than the Cobra. Reason I choose it over a V1 is because it has GPS so you can store in false alerts. Once you start programming in the areas you drive regularly. You would be amazed how nice it is to have a radar only go off when it needs to and not for every bank/grocery/convenience store you pass by.
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You can use a Tech Mount, an Escort hard wire kit and a H.A.R.D. system.
It's how I've got my 8500 set up on all of my bikes.

If you come by I can show you some ways to set it up, and I've got all the parts you might need in stock.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:29 AM   #27
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crutchfield sells some of the hidden mount ones, i think they are bell. Haven't bothered to read reviews but always wondered how effective they are vs. something like a v1 (because they are in the same price range IIRC).

I have a cheap $40 or $50 I keep in my car and it has saved me dozens of time... I recommend to all my friends as a bare minimum go to walmart and buy the cheapest one they have (WV cops still use regular radar, so even the cheap ones are effective). Now I've traveled through other states that use instant on, laser, and lidar... and well, in a lot of those cases youre ****ed (mine has laster, and it went off when the cop shot the mercedes in front of me, I think, and I slammed on the brakes and then he shot me, but pulled over the mercedes, even though we had both been traveling the same speed jsut a minute before we rounded the bend.. though he was like 6 car lengths out front. )
I've really been wanting to get one for the bike, but in my small town I'm the only one who owns a sport bike (gsxr 750) and I get pulled over every time they see me anyway. I'll be doing 5 under the limit, with all my gear on, have it in 5th or 6th just loping along at 30 mph, and the next thing I know, lights in the mirror. "why did you pull me over?"
"ummmm just checking out your license plate, and it sounded like you were getting on it."
never even get written warnings. I just think they hear the loud yoshi pipe and pull out without even paying attention to the fact that I'm going slow.
Anyway I'm not sure what good a radar detector would do around town.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:09 PM   #28
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Most PoPos give a 10-13 mile grace over the speed limit... again this is not so say that one wont pop you for 9 mph over but USUALLY they wont... or if they stop you for 1-9 mph over, they are stopping you for something " other than speeding " but speeding happens to be PC
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There aren't many sport bike riders in WV... I honestly think bored cops try and pull us over just because they think we will run and it will spice up their day. I've been pulled over driving through 45 mph zones with a whole crew of bikes (I'm talking like 20 +) doing at/under the speed limit, and had the whole crew pulled over, and the cop told me he clocked all of our bikes seperately and at speeds ranging from 10-20 mph over the limit (appeared to base this on the bright colors. black bikes were around 10, yellow and orange around 20, blue and red inbetween), even though we were riding in a close staggered formation.
I always act polite and all, but it was all I could do to keep from calling BS on him.

Has anyone tried those radar/laser jammers and seen any positive results? I've heard they are all just a waste of money and don't work as advertised. Seen several tests that claimed they didn't work, but you never really know who is making the claims (any test the manufacturer pays for wants you to think they work 100% of the time, any test the cops or the speed camera companies do say they work 0% of the time) and what their agenda is.
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instant on only works once... do one car in front of me with your instant on, my thing goes 'beep' and I slow down.

either that or you do it on me, and mine goes "beebeebeebeebeebee" and I downshift and go "bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah."

I dont run from the police. I downshift cause I'm slowing down, and thats what I scream into my helmet cause I know the ticket is gonna cost me like $200.
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instant on only works once... do one car in front of me with your instant on, my thing goes 'beep' and I slow down.

either that or you do it on me, and mine goes "beebeebeebeebeebee" and I downshift and go "bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah."

I dont run from the police. I downshift cause I'm slowing down, and thats what I scream into my helmet cause I know the ticket is gonna cost me like $200.
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It saved me and Nox no less than 5 times today on our run to and from TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Has anyone tried those radar/laser jammers and seen any positive results? I've heard they are all just a waste of money and don't work as advertised. Seen several tests that claimed they didn't work, but you never really know who is making the claims (any test the manufacturer pays for wants you to think they work 100% of the time, any test the cops or the speed camera companies do say they work 0% of the time) and what their agenda is.
radar jammers are illegal and can cost you $10,000 in fines and up to 2 years in jail. Laser jammers are legal and the good ones are capable of jamming the police laser to the gun... but you're looking at about $650 for that setup.

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You can use a Tech Mount, an Escort hard wire kit and a H.A.R.D. system.
It's how I've got my 8500 set up on all of my bikes.

If you come by I can show you some ways to set it up, and I've got all the parts you might need in stock.
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patrick hooked me up with a mount, wiring kit, and a 8500

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I didnt get the H.A.R.D kit though, i just ran some head phones from it, works perfect
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There aren't many sport bike riders in WV... I honestly think bored cops try and pull us over just because they think we will run and it will spice up their day. I've been pulled over driving through 45 mph zones with a whole crew of bikes (I'm talking like 20 +) doing at/under the speed limit, and had the whole crew pulled over, and the cop told me he clocked all of our bikes seperately and at speeds ranging from 10-20 mph over the limit (appeared to base this on the bright colors. black bikes were around 10, yellow and orange around 20, blue and red inbetween), even though we were riding in a close staggered formation.
I always act polite and all, but it was all I could do to keep from calling BS on him.

Has anyone tried those radar/laser jammers and seen any positive results? I've heard they are all just a waste of money and don't work as advertised. Seen several tests that claimed they didn't work, but you never really know who is making the claims (any test the manufacturer pays for wants you to think they work 100% of the time, any test the cops or the speed camera companies do say they work 0% of the time) and what their agenda is.
radarbuster.com

real honest to tests with true results from a retired cop. i believe if you dig around they have some tests on those rocky mountain road jammers. i think they were bs, dont remember. But any true radar jammer is illegal.
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Yep, i'm going to get a Tech mount from Patrick, and i found a GREAT deal for Vizalert, which seems superior to the HARD system. It also powers the radar, so no extra wiring needed.

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