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Radar Detector for bikes

Well, this is a new one on me http://sss.adaptivtechnologies.com/dl/pr/20070212.pdf

says it's weather resistant. How well it works is anybody's guess.



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post #2 of 26 Old May 2nd, 2007, 12:57 pm
 
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It talks about laser detection but not laser jamming. It's no good if it tells you that you have been detected. Might as well just have a magnetic strip so you can paid the speeding ticket with your credit card and not have to stop.
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It talks about laser detection but not laser jamming. It's no good if it tells you that you have been detected. Might as well just have a magnetic strip so you can paid the speeding ticket with your credit card and not have to stop.
True, but that would be just like every other one on the market.
Only TPX I'll be buying is the bat. That article didn't sell me. "we built this unit from the ground up"

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True, but that would be just like every other one on the market....
Not exactly true, the Escort has an add on "Laser Shifter" that is reported to be somewhat effective.

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Not exactly true, the Escort has an add on "Laser Shifter" that is reported to be somewhat effective.

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True, but that is a laser jammer just like the two sets of blinders I have. While it also "detects" the laser like my V1, I consider the blinder and those like it a different animal all together from your dash board detector.

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True, but that is a laser jammer just like the two sets of blinders I have. While it also "detects" the laser like my V1, I consider the blinder and those like it a different animal all together from your dash board detector.
Hi Jason,

Do you have Blinders mounted on your bikes? I have been thinking about it but would like to hear some success stories prior to investing...

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It talks about laser detection but not laser jamming. It's no good if it tells you that you have been detected. Might as well just have a magnetic strip so you can paid the speeding ticket with your credit card and not have to stop.
After my Valentine One 8K-mile road test, I assure that laser jamming isn't really necessary. I fractured the speed limits all the way to CA and back, and my butt was saved in every State by the V1. You don't know what you're missing until you own one. They rock!
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Violating the posted speed limit is wrong, they make these rules for your safety.
Anyone that breaks those rules is a scoff law criminal.
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Hi Jason,

Do you have Blinders mounted on your bikes? I have been thinking about it but would like to hear some success stories prior to investing...

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I have yet to mount them as I just got my new LT, but speaking as someone who has a V1 and has been nailed by lidar (laser) on my bike, I will have it mounted soon. I'll keep you posted.

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Violating the posted speed limit is wrong, they make these rules for your safety.
Anyone that breaks those rules is a scoff law criminal.
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Anyone that don't might as well get rid of their bike
I'm not getting rid of my BMW !!!
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If you don't have a jammer then the other effective things to do are...

Dark colored bike... Black is best.
No Chrome to be visible from the front.
Veil coating on your healight. (absorbs laser)
Real good laser detector... Valentine.

If you are far enough away it may save you from lockon.

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Dark colored bike... Black is best. - How about very dark grey?
No Chrome to be visible from the front. - Check.
Real good laser detector... Valentine. - Check.
Veil coating on your headlight. (absorbs laser) - Tell me more about this? What products actually work?

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Mounted blinder and screemer tonight, I'll post some pics later.

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Re: Radar Detector for bikes

I too am in the process of deciding on which radar detector to buy for my 08 LT. I've read many of the posts here. I can't help but wonder....if the Valentine is so great because it can pick up radar in front of you AND behind you (the arrows do seem advantageous)....where would you mount it? The reason I ask is....if your body is between the V1 in front of you and the cops behind you...won't your body block the signal rendering the radar behind you seeking capabilities useless? I do not want to do a reservior mount either. Looks a little funky for my taste.
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Re: Radar Detector for bikes

Expensive but it already paid for itself on my coast to coast trip... saved my butt many times.
http://www.escortradar.com/9500ci.htm

I can take some pics if anyone is interested in where everything was mounted.

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I too am in the process of deciding on which radar detector to buy for my 08 LT. I've read many of the posts here. I can't help but wonder....if the Valentine is so great because it can pick up radar in front of you AND behind you (the arrows do seem advantageous)....where would you mount it? The reason I ask is....if your body is between the V1 in front of you and the cops behind you...won't your body block the signal rendering the radar behind you seeking capabilities useless? I do not want to do a reservior mount either. Looks a little funky for my taste.
My Valentine 1 sits on a Ztechnik Techmount that attaches to the unused mirror hole on the clutch side controls. In this position it has an unobstructed view forward (through the windscreen) and a clear path to the rear.

In two years of use, the V1 consistently picks up radar sources in front and the direction arrows display the signal as moving to side and then rear as I pass. Sometimes I never see the "shooter", but I know they are their. Having the direction arrows, rather than just a beep and a light tells me where to look, helping with the troopers sneaking up behind me to shoot.

My next step is to look into laser blinding as I want to stay even in the tech race.

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Re: Radar Detector for bikes

I have a V1 and this thing works!!!! I pick up radar 1-2 miles out in front. To combat the laser I use Veil Stealth Coating. http://www.laserveil.com/ Lot's less expensive than jammers.
I also have a rack from Legal Speeding that I purchased at the '05 CCR I like the fact that's is weather proof and lockable.
I've attempted to upload a photo but doesn't seem to work.


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OK Here's the image of my V1 and Sirius Radio on a lockable shelf from legal speeding.
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Re: Radar Detector for bikes

I got me a TPX this summer and I'm very pleased with it. I had a V1 a while ago, fried it in a misty ride a couple of years ago, and had the urge to get a detector again this year after a buddy of mine getting pulled over for going 60 in a 55.

I thought about just getting another V1, but after some research, decided to give the TPX a shot. So far, no disappointment. Got it wet and it still works, and seems to pick up radar pretty well.

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I got me a TPX this summer and I'm very pleased with it. I had a V1 a while ago, fried it in a misty ride a couple of years ago, and had the urge to get a detector again this year after a buddy of mine getting pulled over for going 60 in a 55.

I thought about just getting another V1, but after some research, decided to give the TPX a shot. So far, no disappointment. Got it wet and it still works, and seems to pick up radar pretty well.
It's a great system but I'm worried that it wouldn't perform like a V1 or the
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Violating the posted speed limit is wrong, they make these rules for your safety.
Anyone that breaks those rules is a scoff law criminal.


>Anyone that don't might as well get rid of their bike<
or buy a Escort that sure seems to have a further range than the V-1 everytime I ride with our friends

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Dark colored bike... Black is best. - How about very dark grey?
No Chrome to be visible from the front. - Check.
Real good laser detector... Valentine. - Check.
Veil coating on your headlight. (absorbs laser) - Tell me more about this? What products actually work?

ask radar roy! <g>
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http://www.radarroy.com/

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Love my TPX!

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It's a great system but I'm worried that it wouldn't perform like a V1 or the
9500ix.
Have a friend who has a V1. He has ridden my bike on numerous occassions and thinks the TPX works better. I have yet to use his V1 so have no first-hand experience to compare it too. He said if he had to do it over again, would buy the TPX.

Also, it appears the TPS is dropping in price some. Only $259 here
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After my Valentine One 8K-mile road test, I assure that laser jamming isn't really necessary. I fractured the speed limits all the way to CA and back, and my butt was saved in every State by the V1. You don't know what you're missing until you own one. They rock!
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I now have a blinder mounted on my "shelf" and one on top of my front fender. It's a little bit of overkill as two cover the front of a car or truck. However I wanted to have coverage on my helmet and there seems little reason to mount it from the rear as that tactic is used so rarely. My bike is in the shop but I'll post pictures when I get her home.

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