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Offline timsatx

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2016, 06:28:21 pm »
It's my understanding that the rear sensors on cars only activate when in reverse, but the blind spot indicators, front crash indicators and the adaptive cruise controls are a whole other story... The great thing about the 9500ix is that it can learn and or be taught to ignore specific signals. All of the ones put out by the previously mentioned are within the K band and most of them are the same band on all cars and not the same as the police use in their units. Once the 9500ix has learned them, you will stop getting the false alerts and can drive without a ton of issues... The more you drive, the more it learns and the smarter and more accurate it gets...

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The lane change assistant Audi side assist aids the driver when changing lane. With its radar sensors in the rear bumper, the system monitors traffic in the driver's blind spot. When a vehicle approaches from behind, the LED warning signal lights up.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2016, 11:33:04 am »
Yeah a direct hit from laser is almost always a certain citation. There are only two ways to get away from laser, as I posted earlier one is to hope that the laser is used on another vehicle ahead of you first and gives off enough residual signal to provide safe warning to you and time to slow. The other is to fight the laser with a system designed to defeat it (fight fire with fire), this is why my end goal is to install the 9500ci on my bike. This has been done successfully on motorcycles in the past. You get two sensors installed in the front and one in the rear of the bike, if they shoot a direct shot at the bike it gets picked up by the sensors and directed away from the source. This effectively shuts down the LEO's until and forces a reboot, this provides time for you to slow down to a or near the posted speed and deactivate the 9500ci so that the following shot will send back the single... Very tricky and well proven systems on cars that since the sensors are closer together is even more effective on motorcycles... Not cheap, but neither are tickets and insurance rates... JMHO

The last time that I checked, laser defeating devices were illegal in Texas. Not just to use one, but to even have one mounted (if they catch you). There was a specific year after which it was illegal to install one. It's been a while since I looked, so I might need a little fact checking done to be sure that's still correct.

I think there may be an old thread on the site about it.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2016, 07:24:44 am »

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2016, 09:57:39 am »
In my study of the Laser jammers, what you are supposed to do is first be aware. After that, when you detect a laser hit you are supposed to immediately slow down and then turn off the jammer. Don't slam on the brakes as that is too obvious.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2016, 10:47:58 am »
Very rare I see LIDAR come up on my Escort. I've always assumed that if I am speeding and I get tagged by laser I am caught.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2016, 01:01:28 pm »
The only time I ever see it is when I drive by our airport, then it goes crazy.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2016, 05:06:01 pm »
guess Ill try to be good, mounted detector on brake cover,takes my attention away from the road to much. Ill i do is find myself watching it all the time cause I cant hear it. Guess Ill forget it dont have extra money for all the fancy detectors and ear plug options.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2016, 05:43:36 pm »
I ran a hard line from my V1 to a five dollar Radioshack speaker I mounted in my helmet.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2016, 07:13:57 am »
Escorts can use a cheap mono ear jack (or stereo).  That is the easiest way to go.  You can add an ear jack option to some of the others which don't come that way. 

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2016, 10:59:07 am »
guess Ill try to be good, mounted detector on brake cover,takes my attention away from the road to much. Ill i do is find myself watching it all the time cause I cant hear it. Guess Ill forget it dont have extra money for all the fancy detectors and ear plug options.


This works well for me: http://www.marcparnes.com/Visual_Alert.htm
I mount it on top of the instrument cluster and it reflects off the windshield like a heads up display. I can see it in bright sun light. I already paid a lot of money for my Escort Passport 9500x, to make it useful, another $64 seems well worth it.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2016, 11:44:36 am »
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Escorts can use a cheap mono ear jack (or stereo).  That is the easiest way to go.
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Agreed!

If you don't want the extra cost of the bluetooth set up, you can still install the radar detector in the tank bag as I posted on page 2, just get an ear phone and plug it in to the phone jack of the detector.  You don't have to buy a special mono ear jack, any double earphone will work.  Snip off the extra speaker by first activating sound on the detector to hear what side is mono, and cut the other speaker side off.

extra note*  I also turn the volume up all the way and put a piece of duct tape over the volume control on the radar detector to make sure it doesn't get turned down accidentally while in the bag.  Nothing worse than thinking you have radar when you cant hear it.   :o

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2016, 11:51:28 am »
Valentine V1 inside a Pelican Case 1040-025-100 Micro Case with Clear Lid on a ram mount. Fits perfectly and is water resistant. Use the V1 remote to the right side for added awareness. Well proven technology however no replacement for situational awareness.

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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2016, 11:35:21 am »
I don't understand how people use WAZE on a bike.  I had a cell phone mounted on a holder on a recent trip, it seemed like my eyes needed to be looking at the cell phone all the time. I ended up taking it off as I thought I should spend more time watching the road than for a ticket.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2016, 10:47:32 pm »
I don't understand how people use WAZE on a bike.  I had a cell phone mounted on a holder on a recent trip, it seemed like my eyes needed to be looking at the cell phone all the time. I ended up taking it off as I thought I should spend more time watching the road than for a ticket.
No need to look at it. Play some music like Pandora and listen to your phone via Bluetooth or wired  earphones.
Waze will talk to you and tell you whats going on  and Waze will mute the music
How do you look at the speedometer? Or gas gauge? Same way.
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Re: Radar Detectors
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2016, 07:31:43 am »
I just wanted to share that I have been busted by a plane before. I was driving my moms VW cabrio on the interstate when I was pulled over and told that a plane timed me traveling between two marks on the road and found I was over the speed limit.  :o talk about targeted fundraising
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