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    Who has a Radar detector on bike

    I'm just curious to know how many of you guys/gals have a radar detector mounted on your bike. I know that there has been many debates on this but i wanted to put out a poll to see who has one and who doesn't before i make my decision. Thanks

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    New chain...Soo smooth... Array Black Sunshine's Avatar
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    Meh, no time to look at detectors in my opinion.... Your eyes on the road are better at spotting ghost cars and laser traps than a detector.

    My 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Sunshine
    Meh, no time to look at detectors in my opinion.... Your eyes on the road are better at spotting ghost cars and laser traps than a detector.

    My 2 cents.

    that's one of the stupidest statements to date

    you think your eyes work better than a radar detector? cool.. let me strap you to the from of my bike... if you fuck up and I catch a ticket I'll make sure you pay for it...

    on second thought I think I'll use a radar detector.
    Last edited by fish_antlers; 06-20-2006 at 01:04 PM.

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    i hear there are some that comes with headphones. so that you don't need to look.
    I would really like one, but i'm lazy and too much research invovled. It would be nice to twist the wrist without having to worry about a huge speeding ticket.

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    Yeah, the one i was looking at is the Escort passport 8500 X50 which comes with a headphone jack, so i won't be taking my eyes off the road unless there's a hot babe waiting at the bus stop .

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    Thumbs up

    I use a Valentine with ear-jack/phone in helmet. Saved my butt numerous times and worth every penny
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    I have an Escort Passport 8500 mounted under my fairing and run up to a Radar Screamer. The Radar Screamer connects to the detector via the audio out jack and puts out a 100db audio signal (you can hear it from 2 car lengths away at highway speeds - so I'm told).

    It saved me from 2 tickets in Washington last weekend.

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    I think you should strap the thread starter to your bike instead

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    Yup,I also have the Escort 8500 X50 and its good.I have a little speaker in my helmet and its loud!The X50 is the top rated detector on the market right now.One ticket at 30 over and its paid for

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    yup yup yup, Escort Solo S2, and yes it has paid for itself. As Newbusa says, little speaker in the helmet and you're set.

    But IMO a radar detector is only usefull out on the highways and mountains. It won't do jack for you in the city, except give you a false sense of security if you ride like it will save you.

    Sure it may warn you of the radar on Knight street a couple of blocks ahead, but does nothing for you in most situations when you are observed playing. The City is not the place to "need" a radar detector, again IMO.
    Last edited by silverD; 06-20-2006 at 08:26 PM.
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    my dad mentioned that it will work fine if theyre getting ppl ahead of you but if youre the only guy out there the cop stands with the gun pointed at the ground turned off and then when he sees you coming he pulls it up and then gets you the same time you pick him up specifically because he knows ppl have radar detectors

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    Formerly kanelupis Array CanaganD's Avatar
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    makes sense

    how about.... not speed?




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    But IMO a radar detector is only usefull out on the highways and mountains.
    The City is not the place to "need" a radar detector, again IMO.
    I agree. I think the city is not the place to speed. Get out of town, fer crying out loud.

    my dad mentioned that it will work fine if theyre getting ppl ahead of you but if youre the only guy out there the cop stands with the gun pointed at the ground turned off and then when he sees you coming he pulls it up and then gets you the same time you pick him up specifically because he knows ppl have radar detectors
    Sounds to me like wearing a motorcycle helmet. I don't fall on my head every ride, but if I do, it's good to have on my melon.
    Seriously, the detector will not prevent you getting a ticket if you speed with impunity. It will not "save," you under each and every circumstance. It can be used to advise you when, and where radar, or laser, is operating.
    Isn't that the point? It's a tool, use it or not, your choice.
    The only sure fire way of not receiving a performance award is always to obey all traffic laws. Just like Kanelupis eloquently suggests.
    (oh, and make sure you plate is on the bike, not in your pocket).

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    You are fairly new to the board. Best thing you could do is use the search engine. There has been a LOT of useful information on the subject elicited by people here who have already chimed in to your thread. There are at least 4 threads in the past 6 months that will give you what you need to make up your mind. Prolly more than 4 but that's what I can recall at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael
    the detector will not prevent you getting a ticket if you speed with impunity. It will not "save," you under each and every circumstance. It can be used to advise you when, and where radar, or laser, is operating.
    Yeah, what he said!
    Last edited by silverD; 06-20-2006 at 10:26 PM.
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