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    Jammer, don't get caught.

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    Radar detector (with laser detector) = Legal.
    Jammer= Illegal, subject to vehicle seizure.

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    Might have been the scatter issue that worked for me. SOP was to swerve in my lane, hit the brakes and pray. It's worked a couple of times for me now.

    Are there rules against laser jammers? I can understand the legal issues with interfering with radar frequencies, but light?

    OTOH, a member of the WSP on Wetleather says they played with every type of LIDAR jammer they could purchase, and none of them worked worth a damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commuter Boy View Post
    OTOH, a member of the WSP on Wetleather says they played with every type of LIDAR jammer they could purchase, and none of them worked worth a damn.
    You are correct, the fellow who wired about 30% of the bikes in the last few IBR, is a former Master Chief of Avionics for all the aircraft on a US Navy Carrier (among other things) he did in his 20 years in the service.

    His shop is a thing of beauty btw

    He and I were chatting about Radar/Laser Jammers one day and he explained to me he could build me a jammer that would "likely" work. Of course he added it would cost at least $250,000 in parts and I would need to tow a trailer with a generator to hold and power it.

    He smiled and said that the Officer would know he was being jammed immediately and that an FCC violation in the USA was a far bigger deal than I could ever imagine. He said just "man up" and pay the speeding ticket.

    In other words the Jammers you can buy are about as useful as those "100% natural" instant male enhancement pills

    I use a V-1, a CB and constantly look for the police.

    I would never have got my "bear in the air ticket" last year if I had remembered I-5 truckers use CH17 not 19.

    On another note is it time yet to ask which is better the V-1, the Bell, the Escort or something else?
    BCSB had mountains of experience with a lot of things. #1 on that list is pouring out bullshit to dumb questions by the Gigabyte. (TripleTime, 12-10-2014 03:19 PM)

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    From the reviews I read before getting my x50, most people went towards the escort. A few people said it was nice to know what direction the signal came from (ie V1), but otherwise the x50 was more sensitive and had better results. Don't forget you should get a fully synthetic radar detector from Beacon
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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.
    Laser can only be used from a fixed stationary point. All mobile units must use standard KA/K radar. So yes, stationary traps using laser may be difficult to avoid, but any moving units will be picked up in plenty of time. I have found that the traps + mobile units today are made up of 90%+ radar still. Laser is not as common as you think.

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    Laser is still not widespread (especially regarding small towns) as it requires departments to make a new invest for the hardware and training, and is limited in that it works only in virtually clear conditions.

    So yeah, a good detector is worth it even without factoring in laser.

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    Escort passport 9550i

    I want, I want !!!

    the ultimate... any one have it and care to comment???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Escort-Passport-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    great info! i'm researching the Escort ones....

    have you guys got pictures of how you've mounted these to your bikes?

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    Here's mine, Techmount (Control Mount model) Escort 8500 X50 also have radar screamer (not shown) 2007 CBR600RR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argyle View Post
    Escort passport 9550i

    I want, I want !!!

    the ultimate... any one have it and care to comment???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Escort-Passport-...QQcmdZViewItem
    I have the x50 and I think the best new feature of the 9550i is the ability to plug in false alarms and it will remember them. I think that one has false alert memory.
    Too sexy for this forum.

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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.
    i love comments like this.

    my x50 is da sh#t. and i am saving for a 9500i.

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    i just talked to a friend of mine that is CHP in california....he says "save your money. i've given 100's of tickets to people with radar detectors. the majority of the time you are already caught before you know it"

    having said that, i'm sure a detector could save you a few of the times...and just those few times would have it paid for anyways.

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    'Busa girls, God love 'em Array Argyle's Avatar
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    X50 story I love telling

    Im on my road trip last season, Im on a straight stretch behind 4 cars moving at 90kph... I have to pass...so pull out... a van is seen way off in the distance..probably 500+ meters

    as soon as I pull out I get a little bleep in my headphones from my X50 so I pull back in...then as the van pulls by me I look over , sure enough, its a cop in a family van ghost car

    without the radar I would have been up into the 160 -170 's without question

    bike taken away and in the back of the squad car without question

    does the radar work...you bet !!! If you ride the speed limit, then no you dont need one

    unfortunately I like getting out of third gear every once in a while so ill keep mine thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixon View Post
    i just talked to a friend of mine that is CHP in california....he says "save your money. i've given 100's of tickets to people with radar detectors. the majority of the time you are already caught before you know it"

    having said that, i'm sure a detector could save you a few of the times...and just those few times would have it paid for anyways.
    Sure he's written 100's of tickets to detector owners, but more importantly he hasn't written tickets to 1000's of detector owners for the aforementioned reason.

    Anyhow, I have the 9800i and it's fantastic. It's the same detection technology as the X50 but with a very robust GPS feature that allows you to permanently disable false alarms and it blocks out all detection signals when traveling at legal speeds. It's very elegant.

    I also like how the 9800i will tell you your speed when the detector goes off and it has voice prompts that tell you the radar band it's tracking.
    My bike is so much faster than yours that I dare you to ride it, you lame little turd. Do you have the balls to ride this BOTTOMLESS PIT OF TORQUE?

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