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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-21-2003, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Radar Detectors

I want to get a good quality Radar Detector for my bike before the summer begins. Any helpful suggestions from people who have one would be appreciated. Quality and concealability are paramount, price secondary.
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-22-2003, 12:19 AM
 
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Not sure how your gonna be able to mount it, but "Valentine-1" is the best Radar Detector on the market, IMO.

Valentine-1

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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-22-2003, 08:03 AM
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From strictly a car point of view, I would say that Escourt is the King of detection for distance and performance.

But, you don't really have to take anyone's personal viewpoint. There's a website indicating testing done a variety of detectors out there, if only I could remember the address I'll post it as soon as I locate it.

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Well, not the link I was looking for, but:

http://www.radardetectors.co.uk/faqs.htm

And you'll find that the UK site confirms what Lucky~13 has suggested about the Valentine. But the FAQ page has some recommendations for motorcycles specifically.

Ahhh, here it is:
RadarTest.com

Good luck, and please report back what you get and how well it works. This is one item on my list too....

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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-22-2003, 09:20 AM
 
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Not sure how your gonna be able to mount it, but "Valentine-1" is the best Radar Detector on the market, IMO.[/URL]

I Agree, Valentine is the one you want.
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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-22-2003, 10:12 AM
 
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Radar Helmets

Won't it be cool to have a radar detector made into your helmet so you can keep your eyes on the road but hear the beeps. My .02
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post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-22-2003, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thats the idea

Yes well thats what I have in mind, I am thinking about putting it into my fairing and using a earphone in my helmet. That way it's hidden and all I have is small chord that I need to put in one ear or two.
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-22-2003, 12:17 PM
 
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I have an Escort 8500 mounted behind the screen of the Daytona, also with earphones. Seems to work fine. My main concern was that with a rider sitting behind the unit (instead of off to one side in a car) you might not get adequate warning of radar behind you. Haven't been caught yet though, so I guess it's working....

Other point to remember is that if you buy a unit that has laser detection, it needs to 'see' and cannot be behind a fairing panel that isn't transparent. Even a dark tint can stop it working according to the instructions that came with mine.

The Passport is good, but very big and heavy - that's why I went for the smaller Eascort.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-22-2003, 07:13 PM
 
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I remember seeing a product before, might've been from a link on here... I'm not sure how it worked, but it could be used for a shift-light or a radar detector. Had a small light that was mounted inside your helmet down in the corner of your 'viewport'. Was cordless and would light up with the shiftlight/radar detector...
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-23-2003, 07:17 AM
 
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Arrow Valentine 1...

I swear by it when I am traveling on the highway in my truck.

There is no comparison.


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