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    motorcycle radar detectors

    i'm wondering if anyone is using any kind of radar detectors on their motorcycles? if so, what kind/price and effectiveness, and if you have a picture that would be great as well.

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    With today's use of laser radar, the only thing your radar detector will tell you is that you have been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixon View Post
    i'm wondering if anyone is using any kind of radar detectors on their motorcycles? if so, what kind/price and effectiveness, and if you have a picture that would be great as well.

    Despite what some people believe, a radar detector will work and will save you tickets.

    My Passport 8500, with earpiece, practically pays for itself every time I ride Hwy 3 between Hope and Princeton. Starts chirping long before my Geezer eyes can pick out Smokey. It really did pay for itself long ago.

    E-bay is a good place to save yourself $100 - sellers of new units both here and in the US.
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    I picked up my x50 new from a guy in Abby - $260 for the blue one. But yeah, search - there's lots of threads about em.
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    Picked my x50 from ebay for $300, haven't had it on my bike yet but has saved my ass in my truck. Gonna have it mounted on the bike this riding season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    With today's use of laser radar, the only thing your radar detector will tell you is that you have been caught.
    If you ride in the US, it's still worth it. Most podunk small town cops and county sheriffs are still running radar.

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    My X50 has paid for it self many times over. Even saved me from Lidar a few times when the second chase car left his radar on.
    I have found it teaches me more about their radar habits like locations, how long they wait to flip the switch, care factor ect.
    Lots of threads, read up.

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    thanks for the info!

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    X50...no more to say here

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    My Passport 9800i and a little common sense and keeping my eyes peeled saved me from a Lidar trap on the I-5 today.

    Common sense = knowing that the corridor on the I-5 just south of the Peace Arch crossing is a speed trap intense zone.

    Eyes peeled = Looking for anything parked on the median or on overpasses or on ramps.

    Passport 9800i = Lidar threat warning as patrol car comes to view from 1000 meters away with cop pointing Lidar gun at me from his window.

    If your detector warns you of Lidar, it means that the cop is trying to get his aim on your front license plate or if on your bike, probably your headlight. It can give you that one moment you can exploit to drop below the speed limit that could possibly save you from a ticket while the cop finds a reflective surface on your vehicle to retrieve a reading.
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    ...Or at least from a larger ticket. 10km/h can mean the difference between $189 and $489.

    I picked up an X50 on ebay, 3 months old, for $140. Already tested it on a drive down south, and it worked great. Once you're out of the city, they're worth their weight in gold...highway patrol are all using dash mounted radar if they're looking for speeders; odds are you'll even pick up the sneaky bastards that pace people as they 'splash' people to get an accurate reading. A detector and some common sense will save you a lot of cash and points.

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    Interestingly enough one of our fellow BCSBer's was given the chance to do a ride along program, they said that on the ride along they setup a lidar speed trap and they were allowed to try and tag people, they said it was pretty difficult to get a reading on a motorcycle due to such a small target, the closer it got the easier it became, so hearing this I figure my X50 would pickup the stray lidar in enough time for me to be able to slow down before they get a decent enough fix, assuming of course that they are going to try and tag you from a distance, if they wait long enough before trying to tag you, you could get caught with your pants down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattoodles View Post
    If your detector warns you of Lidar, it means that the cop is trying to get his aim on your front license plate or if on your bike, probably your headlight.
    Probably the windscreen. Swerve as soon as it chirps and you might be ok.

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    Probably the windscreen. Swerve as soon as it chirps and you might be ok.
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    Have a little experience with the type of laser used in BC. By the time you have the warning in your helmet, the deed is done and they have a "fix."
    If fortunate, you might get some light "scatter," from the vehicle or vehcles ahead of you, but if the officer is fixed on you......

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