Originally Posted by strsout
I'm try to educate my self with radar detectors and after researching web sites like
Looks like the Escort 8500 and the Bell RX65 are much better then Valentine V1.
But on this forum here, looks like the majority likes Valentine V1.
Why this? is the Valentine better for motorcycles? (those web sites always test it on cars, not motorcycles).
Which one do you prefer and why?
The V-! has turned into a cult detector, also many like the directional arrows, personally I like the 8500 X-50 better, and I say this because I ride with a couple that have the V-1 my x-50 always picks up Ka K and laser way before the V-1 it has saved my arse several times on the highway mainly because once the other idiot drivers see a cop they all slam on the brakes with radar detector you know something is up and to prepare yourself.
it seems to pick up KA about 2 miles and further away, can drive you nuts cause you think it's freaking out or something then you see there is comes the LEO!
POP will drive you insane!! it could wake a dead horse!
now LET ME SAY THIS!
if you start using a radar detector, remember none of them are a magical thing that will tell you cops are there, they will ONLY work so good, get a cop right behind a big truck and and they will let you know there radar way too late
going over steep hills? well they will go off like a tornado warning siren, about the same time you and the cop hit the top of the hill a half mile apart!
GET USED to using a radar detector!
one thing I really like about mine, when coming into construction area that you are not familiar with, if they have those elec speed signs the k band will go off way before the speed zone preparing you to slow way in advance, before the insane cage drivers are all slammin on the brakes at the last second, it comes in handy on long days when you might not be as alert as you should be