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    The only other bit of wisdom I've picked up when using detectors is that if you do get pulled over, unplug it and stuff it in your pocket. Most LEO's tend to frown upon people trying to outsmart them and won't give a warning as often if they see a radar detector on the dash.

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    It should be mentioned that motorcycle specific detectors (ie: run on a battery) don't put out enough power to have sufficient range. Stick to one that you hardwire in.

    Also, use extreme caution when buying 'new' radar detectors off Ebay. There is a very well established scam on the go where they shovel junk parts into new cases and rip you off - big name brands and all. The seller here in the lower mainland for that stuff is legit, you can check serial numbers after the fact and all that, but... Be careful, you won't get factory warranty off a private distributor either.

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    where can you buy these in the lower mainland that is legit?
    how are you guys wiring in your detectors on the bike? cigarette lighter type connection?

    i'd like to be able to use it on both the bike and the car....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixon View Post
    where can you buy these in the lower mainland that is legit?
    how are you guys wiring in your detectors on the bike? cigarette lighter type connection?

    i'd like to be able to use it on both the bike and the car....
    Ralph's Radio in Vancouver sells Escort as do some Future Shops, the future shop in richmond has the new escort as well. Wired directly to the battery or an ignition switched source. I wired mine directly to the battery using the optional direct wire cord from escort, I figured if I'm off the bike the things unplugged and with me so I didn't bother wiring it to a an ignition switched source.
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    The X50 wires up with a good old fashioned phone cord.

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    I hard wired mine to the negative terminal of the battery and the positive off my headlight... that way at least its fused..

    I ran a short male female headphone cord so I can plug into it from my ear buds

    The busa has a large dash area so it wedges in nicely out of the rain with some industrial velcro from Can tire... sort of hidden and out of the way

    I just throw my helmet on the tank to hide it if popo actually pulls me over

    I got the hard wire kit from Lordco in BBY 15 bucks + or -

    as above a phone cord works too, its alittle frustrating trying to figure which wire goes where..

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    I think mosquito sells a dashmount kit for this

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    Nice !! I could fit all that on the busa and still have room for more stuff... wheres the order info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argyle View Post
    Nice !! I could fit all that on the busa and still have room for more stuff... wheres the order info
    Wow you have a busa? We would have never known!

    (We get it already) you can just call it your 'bike' now.
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    Anyone care to comment on their radar detection setup if they have one? *I've read a bunch on how useless they are with laser but living in the okanagan i seem to see mostly traditional types of radar used. Or atleast my ancient bel unit in my truck seems to warn me often and accurately of radar. Often long before they're in sight.*

    Just curious what the hot new modern setup is. Only interested in legal devices.*

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    Yeah, with Laser you're kinda pooched. Those things are usually on a tripod and can easily get a motorcycle 1,000 meters away.
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    The latest increase in fines has motivated me to research. I don't want to jinx myself but I have never dented a vehicle ever in 28years of driving, 30 if you count the two years I had a learners in Alberta at the age of 14. I plowed snow commercially for a decade too as well as put lots of kms on each year. I'm 10years without a ticket of any sort and yet if I get caught out in the mountains at 40kmph over my bike is being impounded and it's costing me a small fortune? *Truly frustrating to me on an individual basis. My track record speaks for itself at this point. I'm either extremely lucky or a very good attentive driver.

    I seem to rarely to never see laser in my neck of the woods, but I know it's around and obviously when I travel to other places I don't know the lay of the land so much. I'd heard it's not so easy to get a reading on a bike? *But I'll take your word for it if you say it is.

    Really considering these new units with driver updates and whatnot. Even though I don't know yet if that functionality is even relevant in Canada? I'd like to protect myself as much as is legally and practically possible. *
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    I couldn't be happier with how my x50 has performed over the years. I would never go on a trip without it.

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    Instant on radar is hard to detect. Ask my buddy with an expensive detector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frontside5 View Post
    I couldn't be happier with how my x50 has performed over the years. I would never go on a trip without it.
    Looks to me like now there's a x70 that's replaced that. I've also seen a x80 but haven't seen it available for sale. Just checking Amazon availability. Then I see there's a ix that's described as long range at near twice the price?*

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