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Funny Pages / Re: Growing old in Colorado
« Last post by CRocker on Today at 07:55:46 pm »
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I heard they did close.
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Laser falls in a very different category because light is not regulated (at least not yet) by the Federal Gummit (FCC). That said, I do believe some states have made it illegal to use laser jammers, which of course are most certainly not passive devices. That said, in the tests I have read, they are very efficient and there is nothing in place, again perhaps yet, to detect them. Good laser jammers are expensive though and so that alone may keep the problem from becoming large enough for any state to actually do much about them. And BTW, that is all that fixed LEO's seem to be using these days, radar is reserved for when the LEO vehicle is moving, so laser jammers really are effective, at least in this area.

I just feel I have to mention though that the combination of hard saddlebags and gray hair seems to ward off tickets anyway. There is no doubt in my mind that now, in my old age and with an old man's motorcycle (C-14, OldWing, etc.) I am not going nearly as fast doing 80 MPH as when I was young and riding sport bikes at 80 MPH. Just part of the way the world seems to work.

Brian

I thought so too, which is why I researched it and was surprised.   I suppose with laser and such, all the remaining states just gave up... except VA.
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I though there were one or two other states that 'forbade' radar detectors in addition to VA.....

I thought so too, which is why I researched it and was surprised.   I suppose with laser and such, all the remaining states just gave up... except VA.
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You really ought to put an Easy Boys! after suggesting someone like your link..... it is just decent etiquette. :-)  And just for the record, I have never had any opinion or even though about your link at any time, past or present; put simply, I just do not care.  ;D

Actually, I did not look at your links but now see that I did duplicate one; hey, better too many links to the same place than none, right?

I though there were one or two other states that 'forbade' radar detectors in addition to VA..... WA perhaps? Also, they used to be illegal everywhere in the US in trucks over 9 ton if memory serves, though of course that does not really matter on a motorcycle forum.

Just as an aside, I would think that if someone or some organization were willing to pursue it, any and all of those laws could be struck down; radar detectors are passive devices and we (those of us in the US) can 'listen' to any frequency we care to to the best of my knowledge. Just as TX was stopped from ticketing persons flashing their headlights at other motorists as <perhaps> a method of communication was stopped as unconstitutional. But again, it would take some fairly deep pockets to get to the end of that string of legal steps.

But there are undetectable radar detectors if one really wanted to use one in a prohibited location, and as long as it was well covered, there would be no probably cause to take the bike apart to look for one in the first place. Though some places, Canada specifically, does seem to have some rather nasty penalties to merely possessing a radar detector so caveat emptor, squared I think.

Brian

And VA/DC.  How did I get so lucky.  I didn't realize we were the ONLY state left.
Oh, I see you liked my link :)
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: KTRC Error
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 03:39:59 pm »
Occasionally a sensor has been far enough away from the activation disc (the one with the holes in it) that it cannot sense the metal in- between the holes. That may be your problem.

Also, check both wheel sensor connectors to make sure they are clean and do not have any corrosion in them; Japanese sealed connectors are excellent but if one is missing a seal, for example, water may have entered the connector and caused some corrosion. And of course make sure the connectors are fully engaged by hearing them 'click' and lock into position.

It is possible you have a faulty sensor but that is going to be somewhat difficult to diagnose if it is intermittent, which your problem certainly is.

I would start with the sensor / wheel spacing and alignment, and then check the connectors on each sensor.

Brian

I'd read that thread previously, but rereading it now seems to make more sense.  Going to try several things before looking at replacing parts.  Error cleared itself during lunch ride.   :o
Will start with cleaning rotational sensors and checking clearances on the hall effect sensors.  Will clean and reseat ECU connections as well.  If it reappears, I'll run the tests on the sensors specified in the manual.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: KTRC Error
« Last post by Steve in Sunny Fla on Today at 03:22:33 pm »
Start ALL electrical diagnostics on this bike by checking / redoing  ground and battery connections. Steve
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I had a Baldwin on my last C14, and liked it , but I can't find them on-line anymore. did they close shop?
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in Canada where radar detectors seem to be outright illegal.

And VA/DC.  How did I get so lucky.  I didn't realize we were the ONLY state left.
Oh, I see you liked my link :)
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