So this cop pegs me through his windshield..



oldschool

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Good points. A radar detector can't help you if you're the only one out on the road. If there are no other cars out in front of you that a cop can use a radar on, you're next up. And there is no warning at all.

As mentioned, you have to shut it down right away when it goes off.

You still have to ride/drive smart if you have a radar detector.

--Wag--
The car running ahead is referred to as a rabbit. He is used to draw the LEO's LIDAR or radar shot so you get a warning. Speeding alone is not a smart thing to do nowadays.

And no, with the right kind of detector you do not need to shut down when you detect a signal. With my V1 I know where the LEO is. If he is behind me and the signal is getting weaker I just keep going.
 

majestic12

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Not to thread jack but I've got a question, I just got a speeding award in my truck (trailering a Busa, ya I know, ha ha:rofl:). Anyhow the CHP is sitting on the shoulder of the highway facing same way as direction of traffic so I'm curious... Is he actually turning around holding a radar devise or is the car equipped with radar to aim towards different directions? just kinda curious, anyone?
Lot of agencys have front and rear dash mounts. That is what got you.

If the radar gun has instant on (POP) function your radar detector might not even go off, Or it might tell you time to pull over an smile for his dash cam.
 

raydog

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The car running ahead is referred to as a rabbit. He is used to draw the LEO's LIDAR or radar shot so you get a warning. Speeding alone is not a smart thing to do nowadays.

And no, with the right kind of detector you do not need to shut down when you detect a signal. With my V1 I know where the LEO is. If he is behind me and the signal is getting weaker I just keep going.
Well your comments take me by surprise, until I read them I couldn't imagine "not needing to shut down when you detect a signal". I don't think I would be capable of continuing on @ 85 mph until I determined the nature of the signal (getting weaker?). Radar waves refract off of buildings, mountains and other large vertical surfaces. Radar waves can reach a detector from TWO different sources at the same time. Too many variables for me to try to analyze the intensity and direction of the radar....before shutting down to the speed limit.

Raydog
 

dadofthree

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I'm glad he treated you well and reduced the ticket. I've been to Idaho and they have some killer roads out there. Straight and flat forever.
 

TruWrecks

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Instant-On doesn't stabilize the frequency before it takes the reading. It's not reliable for an "Instant" reading. And Laser is not accurate in the rain, nor is it calibrated to work that way.
 

oldschool

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Well your comments take me by surprise, until I read them I couldn't imagine "not needing to shut down when you detect a signal".
The Valentine One has two antenna's, one front facing and one rear facing and lets you know if the radar is coming from the front, rear, or the sides with lit arrows. It is a nice feature that is poo pooed by the other brands fanboi's but one that has proven its worth to myself over and over (not that I am a speed demon).

When my V1 goes off I know where the LEO is, behind, in front or to the side, and if he is hiding in the bushes I will know when I pass him. And if there is another one up ahead I will know there is one behind me AND one ahead of me. Been there, done that, and it works.
 

k03gsxr750

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A good detector pays for itself WITH ONE ALARM that facilitates you avoiding a ticket!
Raydog
That is the truth right there, to the OP a radar detector is just that if it hasn't been on there is nothing to detect until it hits you. Speeding over hills, around corners, bridges, over passes, on and off ramps, or completely alone is a solid way to net you a ticket
 

Dino

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Radar Detectors are illegal in VA. Anyone know of a Radar Detector that can not be detected?
 

Wallie

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I have the unusual position of being a retired copper, fully radar trained and 10 years of traffic enforcement with radar....and, currently a Hayabusa rider! Some will say, "detectors don't help, they're useless, etc.". I will say that my Beltronics 965 (mounted under my tinted Puig screen) has warned me DOZENS of times BEFORE a black and white unit appears (or is parked monitoring traffic as I ride by).
I think my success is because of a few things on my part....1st, I shut down RIGHT NOW when I get an alarm 2nd, I often stay behind a car that wants to average about 5 mph faster than my cruising speed (lead offender gets ticket). 3rd, I only use "top of the line" units because they get fewer false readings (the more false readings breeds complacency in the user).
A good detector pays for itself WITH ONE ALARM that facilitates you avoiding a ticket!
Raydog
And the reason you need a radar is cause you have the fastest color combo ever made for a hayabusa :cheerleader:
 

FloydV

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Too easy to speed on these babies. Just happens..:whistle:
Nice looking bike!

Appreciate that info. Are you using a helmet mounted indicator? And what if you put your detector between the forks. Harder to see if you do get stopped.

How old are you? I'm 62 and still ride a busa. Can get uncomfortable after a while with the arthritis and all.
 

FloydV

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That is the truth right there, to the OP a radar detector is just that if it hasn't been on there is nothing to detect until it hits you. Speeding over hills, around corners, bridges, over passes, on and off ramps, or completely alone is a solid way to net you a ticket
Yeah, and that is the safest way ride fast. Alone out of traffic.
 

CWCobra

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I hear that Virginia (and some other states) equip their LEOs with radar-detector detectors - that is, they can detect whether your vehicle contains a radar detector. That way, they can stop and ticket you for a violation of carrying contraband equipment. Of course, you can always refuse permission for a vehicle search. That in turn will trigger a further delay while a search warrant is obtained. And the search will then be performed anyway.

CW
 

BUSANAS

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Most good radar detectors come with a anti detector feature, VG2 I think is what escort passport uses. I have the same set up as bosshound with the escort and stem mount, I just plug 1 side of my head with the alarm and my mp3 in the other, music and alarm is just what you need on longer trips.
 

FloydV

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Not to thread jack but I've got a question, I just got a speeding award in my truck (trailering a Busa, ya I know, ha ha:rofl:). Anyhow the CHP is sitting on the shoulder of the highway facing same way as direction of traffic so I'm curious... Is he actually turning around holding a radar devise or is the car equipped with radar to aim towards different directions? just kinda curious, anyone?
:rofl:speeding award:rofl: Never heard a ticket referred to as an award :thumbsup:
 

madkatana

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I have an adaptiv unit on my gixxer and its saved me twice...

The best one and the one that suked the most was when I was riding with a group of say 15 riders and I was tail. We were running through a narrow two lane road and not speeding at all but about 10mph over... Well my LED flashed so I slowed down thinking the patrol was coming at us and I waited... Nothing but the signal was getting stronger so I cruised cause then I knew he was behind me (Gay, not that there's anything wrong with that). So the group flies off once we hit the main highway but of course I'm now stuck with Sir Dumazz who's taling me and once I start to run over 55mph the radar would flash, ahole... So thats the way I rode for about 15 miles until I met the group at a gas station and the cop turned up another street and hooked back... So radar works both front and behind and I'm not sur ehow but it made me happy...
 

FloydV

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I have an adaptiv unit on my gixxer and its saved me twice...

The best one and the one that suked the most was when I was riding with a group of say 15 riders and I was tail. We were running through a narrow two lane road and not speeding at all but about 10mph over... Well my LED flashed so I slowed down thinking the patrol was coming at us and I waited... Nothing but the signal was getting stronger so I cruised cause then I knew he was behind me (Gay, not that there's anything wrong with that). So the group flies off once we hit the main highway but of course I'm now stuck with Sir Dumazz who's taling me and once I start to run over 55mph the radar would flash, ahole... So thats the way I rode for about 15 miles until I met the group at a gas station and the cop turned up another street and hooked back... So radar works both front and behind and I'm not sur ehow but it made me happy...
Adaptiv--is that a brand name? Sounds like it works well.
 

PADEROLIS

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I use a bluetooth headset that is paired to a bluetooth adapter, which is connected to my mp3 player and my radar detector using a Y type cord. The radar alert is heard in my left ear. The radar has paid for itself numerous times!

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