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    For the record I never would run plateless or run from a stop as I'm to old and responsible for that shit. But that post just rubbed me the wrong way.*

    Everyone gets that radar detectors are not fool proof or a guarantee that you aren't getting a ticket. And let's be real basically anywhere anytime in this province the tax collectors could setup and nail endless people all day long if they wanted to actually enforce the law. In these parts 10km over is more than common, very commonplace to follow rcmp at 10km over too. #cops speed too*

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    As an experienced rider with a detector (+10 years), the real world benefit is being able to secure a roadside performance review that sounds like "You were going a little too quick back there, so I will just give you a warning". They won't help the foolish doing a 240-Gordy 5km outside of Hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squisher View Post
    For the record I never would run plateless or run from a stop as I'm to old and responsible for that shit. But that post just rubbed me the wrong way*
    From what I have seen you post, I would have been very surprised if you did things like that. My opinion of people that run from a traffic stop is that they are lower that the scum that scum would scrape of its shoes. There is no reason for a person to do so. The danger to everyone that occurs during that type of activity is ridiculous compared to the possible punishment.

    I’ve had three litre bikes run on me in recent times. I just watch them go off into the distance and call it on the radio. Every single one was caught the same day. They all ended up with tickets out the wazoo, criminal code charges and changed lifestyles.

    Bikes can be a harder target to pick up with laser or radar. But only in the fact you need to be a little closer. Laser will still grab a bike at an easy 900 meters, radar can do it up to 700 meters depending on various factors. Instant on speed detection devices mean no warning until the last (usually too late) second. Most everyone here is intelligent enough to know how things work and where the speed enforcement zones can usually be found ...... none of this stuff is rocket science and can be easily found on the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squisher View Post
    For the record I never would run plateless or run from a stop as I'm to old and responsible for that shit. But that post just rubbed me the wrong way.*

    Everyone gets that radar detectors are not fool proof or a guarantee that you aren't getting a ticket. And let's be real basically anywhere anytime in this province the tax collectors could setup and nail endless people all day long if they wanted to actually enforce the law. In these parts 10km over is more than common, very commonplace to follow rcmp at 10km over too. #cops speed too*
    "Plate flipper". Handy device to deter joe citizen who feels the need to report every motorcycle he deems is breaking the law. Not that the cops pay any attention to these asshats but best not having your plate reported too many times. I do not have said flipper.

    I realize a radar detector will not save your ass if constantly speeding. What it does do is make you more aware of your speed actually slowing you down overall. It's a tool.

    Bad company is the worst scenario. If you're riding with others who insist on riding hard on busy/main routes, you take on a lot of ticket risk. My closest calls are with another bike or two.

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    Mine just sticks under the windscreen with the suction rubber that's included on my Escort9500i. I don't have a picture because I'm still doing more work on the bike so i can't really take a any. But i do have picture of the accessories of the detector. This just captures lidar and radar signals more easily.

    Also, having a detector does help you from getting a ticket, especially the cheap ones. They always beep, even when there's no cop or road trap, and whenever it beeps, i slow down or check my speed. Don't believe others that it won't help you. It's better than nothing. I hate stupid people who give stupid advice and actually feel sorry for them. I wonder what their IQ level is at?

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    I'm not 100% sure what I'm looking at/for there in those pics? *Your detector has remotely mounted detection accessories? Or you have the detector mounted tucked away there and remote/bluetooth warning or something?

    I'm very curious how people have their radar mounted on their bikes and would appreciate any and all comments and pictures.

    I'm close to,pulling the pin on the adaptiv tpx 2.0. Seems one can be had at a discounted price and if I've researched correctly the only tangible difference between it and the 3.0 is red light/photo radar locations are updated through a gps like function? *Maybe someone can school me up if I have that wrong.

    For those that have a tpx 2.0 I'm curious obviously of your experience with it. Specifically regarding false alarms from vehicle positioning radar system(blind spot monitoring and the such) and false alarms in general. Also how you mounted it. I'm considering getting their fancy sportbike handlebar mount but question the value and nescessity of it. I have a tinted double bubble (zero gravity version) on my cbr f4i and am trying to suss out the best way to mount a radar. Curious if a tinted screen is going to effect coverage at all and if so how to best get around that.*

    I believe it's time to pull the pin, not that it's going to save my ass or be a license to speed. But I think that having one onboard will actually have the opposite effect and help me keep more aware of my speed. *

    If anyone feels there's better detectors or setups out there please feel free to pipe in. *

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    I see no advantage in getting a motorcycle specific radar detector. Any radar detector can be mounted to a bike, so I suggest you base your decision on features/performance of radar detectors in general. I have an Escort Redline, crazy range, and can be customized to delete specific bands that are not used by local authorities. With newer vehicles shooting signals out the front, yeah the falses do occur, but its not annoyingly often. As has been said since the early days of radar detectors, I would rather it beep, even if a false, rather than it not. That's a personal choice however.

    Group I ride with regularly all have different brand detectors, and as we are also using comms, it is interesting to hear "I got Ka" followed by "Not me yet, oh, there it is". Its never all that consistent either, one detector picking it up earlier than the other, and the opposite the next time. I will say that with my detector mounted off my left mirror, versus behind the windscreen like others, I continue to pick up a signal long after passing the source, which is why I like it off to one side. Makes me believe that if a rolling source was coming up behind us, that I would detect it first.

    Best mount is still the magnetic mount from RAM, and a velcro strap over top just for piece of mind, even though you would have to crash to unseat the detector from the magnetic mount. Here is my setup, ignore all the other shit (its the sending unit for my heads up display)



    This gives you an idea how I used one of the mirror mounting bolts to install a RAM Ball mount bracket. A little fiddly as I need to use longer bolts than stock, and some 1/2" plastic spacers. Solid.

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    I appreciate the input. For some reason or other I can't see the pics. They are just a little square blank box for me? *. And what? Heads up display? I really feel like I need to see these pics somehow?

    I guess I like the idea of the wired led light. I was thinking of mounting that to the top of my windscreen thinking it would be highly visible. And that if that didn't work then I'd go the hard route. I also do like that it looks a little less radar detectory than most but that doesn't really hold much weight for me really. A highly visible obvious radar detector just seems like more likely of a ticket vs a warning to me. But meh, who really knows.*

    Also am a little unsure of the Bluetooth connectivity. When I read back it left me with the impression that every time my radar went off through my cardo that it would become the priority Bluetooth source and my music would stop? *That seems like it would grow old fast. *And lastly I'm a little bit concerned on my technical ability to get it all working smoothly. I mounted and balanced my own new tires last week in record time but I've been sorting out the basics of my packtalks for weeks it seems. But I'm confident I would persevere eventually. Lag and disruption of music are my main concerns.*

    I am open to all info/suggestions the tpx just seemed like the simplest plug and play setup to me. Keeping it completely separate from my cardo. Like most things I'll research and research and research a little more before actually pulling the pin though. Lol. *

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    well, something appears to have changed here on BCSB. I used to upload pics to Imgur, then copy/paste the link in to the body of the post. Doesnt appear to work anymore, sorry
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    just copy the bbcode..


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    I did copy/paste the BB codes. Dunno why mine didnt work. Trying again....


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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolDaddyGroove View Post
    I did copy/paste the BB codes. Dunno why mine didnt work. Trying again....


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    the green highlighted one?


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    since i cant edit my post for w/e reason..

    all you really need is [img] [/img] around the direct url of the image..

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    Cool. Thanks for helping out HighZoot.*

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