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It's been about a month now, and I have nothing but praise for the V1. It gives plenty of warning - more than you will ever need, and I love the way that it tells you which direction the radar is coming from. With the optional remote speaker box, it is more than loud enough on my Chatterbox. There are only 2 minor things that I do not like about my set-up. 1st - during the setset and sunrise hours, I get a false laser warning and the only thing that I can see is the glare and reflection from the visor, headlights, fairing, streetlights, etc.. somehow builds up to a light that falls into the laser spectrum. It only happens at those specific hours and in heavy traffic(Bumper to bumper, traffic lights. 2nd - When talking on the chatterbox with someone, you can not hear the V1's alert.
All in all, worth every dollar spent and there are no better ones out there that even come close. But if you are the type that just goes 10 - 15 mph over the speed limit then there are cheaper detectors that will do the job for you. I prefer to go much faster than 10 mph over the speed limit pretty much all the time;p

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Todd Hoffmaster
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where did you buy yours at?

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What do you need a dectector for? Don't you know it is illegal to go above the posted maximum? My bike never leaves 3rd gear, cause that is just wrong!

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valentine1.com you can only buy from them direct. I'm still saving my pennies. Has anyone seen a recent review comparing the V1 to the Escort Passport 7500? The Escort is about $200 cheaper and I'd like to see how it stacks up.

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[This message has been edited by RUG BURN (edited September 12, 2000).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RUG BURN:
Has anyone seen a recent review comparing the V1 to the Escort Passport 7500? The Escort is about $200 cheaper and I'd like to see how it stacks up.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I would like to see the comparison, too. Does the Passport tell you where and how many cops are shooting radar at you? Does it have a plug in for audio so that you can use headphones in your helmet? Do they tell you which band of radar is shooting at you? The size is very small, which will make for convenient mounting, but it might be too small to read at speeds above the legal limit. I have always liked the Escort brand, I have had a Passport and an Escort. They were very good. If you buy a Passport, then we can ride around and look for cops and see which detector is better.



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Todd Hoffmaster
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Hey Todd, I thought you were Mr. Valentine for a minute there :rolleyes: . The Passport doesn't tell you where the signal is coming from but I read something that said it does have a rear sensor and 4 front sensors for laser detection. It also tells you which kind of radar it's receiving. I'm sure it's not superior to the V1 but the question is "is it good enough and reliable at detecting radar from a safe distance."

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Clark,
It is a good radar detector and right now Escort has a 30 day trial period. Lets go test them out. What I meant about rear detection is "Does it have rear radar and laser detection?" I am pretty sure that the V1 is the only one with rear radar detection. Most all detectors have rear laser, The laser detector is a small round lens and the Escort has 3 mounted up front - 1 on each side and 1 in the middle, and 1 in the rear of the unit. The V1 has 1 up front and 1 in the rear. Laser is not that common in S.A., yet. It's expensive and needs a steady hand to use and also has to be used when you are in visual site. Hopefully, by then you will have already seen him. The officer also has to be careful shooting it at motorcycle's because they can shoot you in the eyes, and then you can take them to court for eye damage :) i think that you have a hard time reading the information while zooming along 1431 and trying to watch the road at the same time, atleast until you learn the different band sounds.

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