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post #1 of 6 Old May 29th, 2007, 10:56 pm Thread Starter
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false laser alerts

I am having issues with a Bel RX65 giving me false laser alerts with the K1200lt

I have the detector velcro'd above the map light. I pulled power from the map light.

I think the angle of the sun and the polycarbonate of the stock windshield is having an effect of giving me false alerts. I seem to get this alert with sun at my back and the screen fully up.

My detector is about 1" back from the screen, sometimes less.

Has anyone else remotely had the same symptoms?

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post #2 of 6 Old May 29th, 2007, 11:44 pm
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I've noticed a couple times when I have re-installed my v1 in my car I would drive into the sun at the same time every day in the same place I would get a false laser. I also got a bunch of falses with the x-50 driving into the sun one morning on the bike I got a bunch of falses but attributed it to the construction zone I was driving through.
They must be tuned pretty tightly though because your run of the mill laser pointer won't set them off.

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I have the Bel RX65 as well and also get the false signals. Primarily when the sun is behind me, close to the horizon and there is a vehicle in front of me. It's not bad enough to cause concern. It's usually pretty obvious it is a false alarm.

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I never had a false Laser alert from the sun on my V1, but it was absolutely the best General Motors SUV brake light detector on the market! Seems the high brake light on the newer GM SUV line is emitting light in the right frequency band to fool the V1. I finally just turned off laser detection on the V1, due to hundreds of GM detections, to just ONE actual laser speed meter detection in 4 years use.

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I never thought about a rear brakelight I am going to try and cover the rear laser sensor to see if it cuts it off. I also thought about painting the upper edge of the screen to prevent light passing through it like fiber optics.


anyway it is going off so frequently that I might as well switch it off as I wouldn't slow for a laser alert now if there was a speed trap.

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I never thought about a rear brakelight I am going to try and cover the rear laser sensor to see if it cuts it off. I also thought about painting the upper edge of the screen to prevent light passing through it like fiber optics.


anyway it is going off so frequently that I might as well switch it off as I wouldn't slow for a laser alert now if there was a speed trap.

Ian
It is the front laser detector that finds all the GM SUVs. If you are close behind one, the laser detector goes off every time they hit the brakes.

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