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Radar Detectors
« on: December 22, 2015, 06:59:19 pm »
Curious! is anyone using radar detectors for obvious reasons! I can see even trying to drive responsibly,its quite difficult to keep it at 55 or at the speed limit, its just to much fun! and you get up there so fast, what brands work and dont!! 

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 07:05:02 pm »
Valentine One wired to a single helmet speaker.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 07:50:19 pm »
TPX with super bright LED  warning option  mounted on the dash. This plus WAZE and I stay put of trouble
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 07:58:37 pm »
I use a Valentine 1 as well, mounted in the gap between the right mirror and windshield with a clear view front and rear.
I also use the remote display mounted up alongside my high mounted GPS with the main unit running in dark mode.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 09:22:32 am »
Passport Escort 9500x. Love it. It has gps and remembers the same radar signature at the same spot for more than 3 times and maps it out. So after awhile, driving in the same area, most false alarms go away. Also the gps knows your speed and automatically adjusts between city and hwy sensitivity. I use it with a Marc Parnes Visual Alert so I get a bright red flash on the instrument panel.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2015, 07:07:10 am »

Valentine 1 also.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2015, 05:45:24 pm »
I run a passport in my tank bag with Bluetooth to the helmet. Works great and is concealed.  I made a quick disconnect to make it removable when I remove the tank bag.  I looked around to find the right tank bag that is tall enough so the detector is in the upper map pocket, but shaped so it won't interfere with sport riding conditions.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2015, 05:48:04 pm »
And what bag did you find to accomplish that?
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2015, 07:16:10 pm »
I run a passport in my tank bag with Bluetooth to the helmet. Works great and is concealed.  I made a quick disconnect to make it removable when I remove the tank bag.  I looked around to find the right tank bag that is tall enough so the detector is in the upper map pocket, but shaped so it won't interfere with sport riding conditions.

Pictures and info on the bag that you found that works please...
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2015, 10:44:09 pm »
geez.  such speeders!  ;D
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2015, 03:32:44 am »
I just use it for the construction alerts.  8)
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2015, 01:10:31 pm »
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Passport Escort 9500x. Love it. It has gps and remembers the same radar signature at the same spot for more than 3 times and maps it out. So after awhile, driving in the same area, most false alarms go away. Also the gps knows your speed and automatically adjusts between city and hwy sensitivity. I use it with a Marc Parnes Visual Alert so I get a bright red flash on the instrument panel.

+1

Of course you can still get popped if you aren't alert yourself.  Laser is faster than you can react, but you can usually see them before they can legally zap you.  Ka is also tough to out brake but again, be alert and you should be okay.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2015, 05:44:51 pm »
+1

Of course you can still get popped if you aren't alert yourself.  Laser is faster than you can react, but you can usually see them before they can legally zap you.  Ka is also tough to out brake but again, be alert and you should be okay.

Agreed, Radar detectors are not without flaws and if you take a direct hit from Laser or KA you are likely toast... However, the majority of LEO's run full-time hot or if your lucky they are targeting a driver ahead of you so that you get a hit off of their signal as a early warning... Playing it safe and keeping your eyes open is the best defense, but sometimes people just need to have a bit of fun and a bit of cheap insurance will hopefully keep it that way.. JMHO...
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2015, 06:10:38 pm »
i lubs me some WAZE on the interstates and high traffic roads
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2015, 06:16:34 pm »
i lubs me some WAZE on the interstates and high traffic roads


Agreed, I use WAZE in conjunction to my 9500ix and it works great in areas of strong cell service.. WAZE LEO notifications is worthless anywhere that there is not cell service, your GPS still works but no one can make LEO updates making it a blind area and trust me when I say the LEO's have that figured out.. If not for my 9500 ix in dead areas, I would be writing a lot of checks for a trip to S. Cali and back...
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