i can vouch for the escort. has paid for itself many times over in just a few months.
good stuff. do you know the history of the site by chance? there was another site before that recommended the escort 8500 but then it turned out to be sponsored by escort.
ssblade is that mounted permanently on the bike or do you pull it off when you park it?
Cool setup....n e police see it yet?
How do you hear it over the wind noise, or is it visual only?
What was it all about?
i've got it wired into my helmets. it comes with a headphone jack. i made the stand and it is held in place by the cotter pin but can be pulled out. the detector is held in place with velcro and yea i take it off when i park.
Any idea why they didn't use the Escort 8500, as the Valentine is their top model, is it not? Just like bike choices, there are die hard fans of all the brands.
the x50 replaces the 8500 as escort's top model
What I dont get is why cops don't all use laser.
Non-detectable and very accurate.
The only reason i can see is that thye might not work in bad weather..
Its because you have to accurately aim it. Radar is hands-off, just generally fire it down the road. If it beeps, look up, verify that a vehicle is there, done. Great for use in moving vehicles etc. Laser I'm guessing is also quite a bit more expensive.Originally Posted by Miteorite
Transportation is serious business.
and it begs the question of how many people even have radar detectors and do the numbers warrant the cost of spending more on lidar guns when they are already reeling people in
You'd be guessing right.Originally Posted by r1100s
Lots of those little one-cop towns in the US can't afford to buy a LIDAR
unit, so it's still down to Bubba sitting in the car eating his donuts with the
Ka band radar gun blipping away.
With LIDAR, I've found you get about a quarter second to hit the binders and
MAYBE you might get off, and I think that might only be because bikes are
harder to target.
Oh, and for some reason the LIDAR unit didn't register properly when I got
tagged at 240+ a few years ago. Maybe it wasn't calibrated to read that
Boy, did Officer Friendly and I have a nice roadside chat about THAT one.
That's good to know (about the tiny towns, ).Originally Posted by Commuter Boy
And according to that article, you're wrong about the bikes. Apparently the headlight is considered a good area for a laser tag.
What, you think I'd actually READ something before spouting off?Originally Posted by Miteorite
Who knows? I'd want to see it from a couple of sources first. All I know is
that when I used to commute from NVan to Abbotsford, I got a pretty regular
set of laser traps to run, and hammering it down always seemed to get me clear.
(....skims article...) Ah, if there's only 18 inches or so, moving over a foot
and a half would put you off the beam. Maybe fork compression had something
to do with it......