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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Radar Detector

I would like to know how many of you out there have radar detectors wired up to their bikes? I am looking to wire up a Valentine One to an F4i, so any coments or suggestions would be appreciated. What you think the best way to go about it is, or what has worked for you. Thank you in advance.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 10:31 AM
 
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I wonder how you would keep it from getting stolen. I know if I saw a V1 sitting out I would certainly have bad thoughts.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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I would be sure to take it with me, the same thing I do with my V1 in my car. I would also like to add that anyone who has wired up any kind of radar detector should feel free to respond. I am interested to hear how many just go unprotected and how many have detectors. Really anything about the subject would interest me. I see/hear about radar detectors in cars all the time, but not the same with bikes. Doesn't really make sense consider how much easier it is to speed on a bike.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 11:03 AM
 
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I am interested to hear how many just go unprotected and how many have detectors..... I see/hear about radar detectors in cars all the time, but not the same with bikes. Doesn't really make sense consider how much easier it is to speed on a bike.
i think that's the answer. at 140+mph what kind of chance does the fuzz stand of catching you? myself, i don't care for gambling. also at that speed if you did have radar, would you be able to get it back under the posted limit before the po-po lock on? and braking that hard at those speeds a patch of dirt can rearrange your whole life style. you know things like eating solid food, walking, not peeing through a tube.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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What about for a newbie like myself who will not be going that fast, or the sane?
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 07:04 AM
 
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Typically when you're doing 140+, usually your doing it in a fairly staight area. The V1 can pick up a radar signal over a couple miles away giving you plenty of time to slow to legal speeds. But with the V1, you're still not totally covered, there's instant on and laser that you still have to worry about and I see more and more of those all the time. But, I think the V1 is more useful if you like to cruise around at 80-90 and just want to know when to slow it down. And I never leave it out in the open when I park it, either it comes with me or it's locked away.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 08:53 AM
 
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What about the Escort 8500?? I heard that was another good detector. Just curious..
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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In my experience and magazine review reading nothing can touch the Valentine One!! It tells you how many radar sources, how strong the signal is, what direction it is coming from (front, side, behind), what kind of radar (X,K,KA, and Laser) not to mention it is invisible to VG2's (radar detector detectors). Now add the fact that it is smarter and has a longer range than any other detector and it just wins hands down. Still waiting to hear any responses that tell how people have mounted theirs.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 03:43 PM
 
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I found a site awhile back, but cannot seem to remember it. They had clamps/stands for radar detectors. As far as wiring, when I get mine, I am going to hard wire it in somewhere. Not sure yet, but will figure something out when that time comes. I will keep my eyes open for that site.

Hope that helps.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 04:11 PM
 
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I had a radar detector mounted in my 92 FZR600, and it worked most of the time. It won't save you from a cop who is purposely tracking your speed, but from the cops who drive around with the radar on constantly or are hanging out in the median with the radar on for traffic control. So hopefully you won't go blasting past a cop going the other way. Oh BTW, I had a problem with the first detector I had for it with the laser detection, whenever my bike was running it would trip the laser detection and the signal strength got stronger when I revved the engine. So I had to get one without laser protection. Like anyone needs that anyways. Did'ya ever wonder why the major radar and laser detector manufacturers are also the ones who make radar and laser guns for police? Here's your disease and here's your cure.
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