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Old 08-09-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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Is there any laws about havin a radar detector on a bike I hardwired a cobra on mine and it works really well but just wanted to know.
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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bad i dont see y not.... put post some pics!
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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heres sum pix, I just wired it to the ignition fuse. And its accuracy is really on point.
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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nice !!! =) i thought you werent even supposed to have them in cars....maybe im wrong...but i like the bike idea for sure !!!
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:34 PM   #5
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Its perfectly legal in texas. Just not radar jammers. You can have laser jammers.
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can cops actually shoot a bike with a radar gun? I thought it was like hard to get an accurate speed with the size of a bike and the speed? I got it just to know when there around
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can cops actually shoot a bike with a radar gun? I thought it was like hard to get an accurate speed with the size of a bike and the speed? I got it just to know when there around
Yes they can. They just can't tag you till you're closer then a car. Bikes have a smaller footprint than a car.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:12 PM   #8
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Perfectly legal...If it weren't for my escort 9500i i would be in alot of trouble these days
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yep, perfectly legal except in MD and PA... and i hate to break it to ya, but don't put too much faith in that cobra... they aren't known for outstanding performance. just a heads up for ya. check this radar detector test

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yep, perfectly legal except in MD and PA... and i hate to break it to ya, but don't put too much faith in that cobra... they aren't known for outstanding performance. just a heads up for ya. check this radar detector test

http://www.guysoflidar.com/august-20...ctor-test.html

+1 I had a high end cobra (@ $250 @ BB) for a while...when I got the 9500i out of curiousity I ran it side by side on my windshield with the cobra and the difference might really shock you. I was picking up cops way down roads even past curves and the cobra was sitting there dead silent til I actually came up on the cop.

My advice...invest in a Escort 8500 (x50) or if you want top of the line get a 9500i with built in GPS for false remembrance.

I have also heard great things about Valentine (sbfuller uses one and can tell you more on them) but I chose the escort because it had GPS to remember all the false alerts and stop them from going off.
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and just FYI and i'm sure you know this, but a RD is not a license to speed... if you'd like some tips send me a PM
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Pyro are you using any type of additional audio or visual alerting system with your 9500i so that you don't have to keep looking down at your radar detector? If so, what are you using and how do you like it? I recently setup the 9500i on my bike but I am having all kinds of problems getting it to work reliably with my helmet assisted radar system. I don't know what the problem is because it worked great with the 8500 I tried.
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Is there any laws about havin a radar detector on a bike I hardwired a cobra on mine and it works really well but just wanted to know.
How do you know when it goes off? Do you have to constantly look down or is it loud enough that you hear it while riding? I have the same model in our cars and they work ok.

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Pyro are you using any type of additional audio or visual alerting system with your 9500i so that you don't have to keep looking down at your radar detector? If so, what are you using and how do you like it? I recently setup the 9500i on my bike but I am having all kinds of problems getting it to work reliably with my helmet assisted radar system. I don't know what the problem is because it worked great with the 8500 I tried.
i wired headphones into my helmet and plug it in when i ride... that way i get all the audio signals i need and don't have to take my eyes off the road... but i do if it's K or Ka to see my arrows so i know where it's coming from. I tried the screamer and an LED light, didn't like either. with those you get the same reaction from the sreamer or light if it's X band or Laser... i don't treat those with the same respect
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My advice...invest in a Escort 8500 (x50) or if you want top of the line get a 9500i with built in GPS for false remembrance.

I have also heard great things about Valentine (sbfuller uses one and can tell you more on them) but I chose the escort because it had GPS to remember all the false alerts and stop them from going off.
I had an Escort 8500 x50 in my pickup, and its truly worth every penny. With excellent detection range and plenty of customizable options, very few other radar detectors I know can compete with the 8500. Valentines and Beltronics are very good as well, so you won't go wrong with any of those.
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Pyro are you using any type of additional audio or visual alerting system with your 9500i so that you don't have to keep looking down at your radar detector? If so, what are you using and how do you like it? I recently setup the 9500i on my bike but I am having all kinds of problems getting it to work reliably with my helmet assisted radar system. I don't know what the problem is because it worked great with the 8500 I tried.
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How do you know when it goes off? Do you have to constantly look down or is it loud enough that you hear it while riding? I have the same model in our cars and they work ok.

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I bought a Radar Screamer. Just google and you can find plenty on them. They are @ $99 new...i got my from a guy still in the package from CL for $50. It uses a 110dB siren and a mute switch you can can place on your clipons. I highly recommend it and I love mine. Some people say that you can't hear them for or they aren't loud enough, maybe it's their detector. Because with my 9500i volume maxed out and the screamer on high that is loud. I can vouch that I have heard my radar at speed far beyond what is legal on any public road.
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I bought a Radar Screamer. Just google and you can find plenty on them. They are @ $99 new...i got my from a guy still in the package from CL for $50. It uses a 110dB siren and a mute switch you can can place on your clipons. I highly recommend it and I love mine. Some people say that you can't hear them for or they aren't loud enough, maybe it's their detector. Because with my 9500i volume maxed out and the screamer on high that is loud.
Hmm .. I think I need to go and work a little on my bike now Thanks for the tip with the screamer ..

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