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#1005034 - 02/09/18 04:07 PM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: OlGeezer]  
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Still rockin' a V1 for 15 years now. I've sent it in twice for upgrades to keep it current so its an all new unit by now. It's expensive but as a friend of mine used to say, "Buy the best, cry once."


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2003 K1200GT (Bent)
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#1005194 - 02/13/18 03:41 PM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: OlGeezer]  
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I run a recently re-tuned Escort 8500 and STI (undetectable in VA and Canada). I have had excellent performance with them. Zero tickets, mega time make-up. I am trying the new Escort Redline Ex in cage for 30 days and then want to try the Uniden R3. Been seeing good press on this unit and the cost is a lot less than V1 and Escort. These last two units now get rid of almost all of the pesky K alerts the older ones got (What genius at Acura and Hyundai thought of that frequency use?). I use radar detectors as a tool and not stand alone protection. The alerts remind me to watch speed in municipalities and on highways to ensure I am not the front vehicle or all by myself when alerted. I always stay out of the left lane when driving creatively and exaggerating the speed limit. You never see a right laner get pulled over do you? Unless they are all alone. Cheers and be safe.


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#1005236 - 02/14/18 02:10 AM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: OlGeezer]  
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Mr. Kubuki,

Thanks for the info on new detector "tools". 100% agree on strategies, with the addition that I don't want to be the tail end Charlie, or the fastest vehicle, either. Kinda the reverse Grizzly Bear hypothesis. Seems like there's ALWAYS someone who wants to oblige and go faster than me, too.


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#1005392 - 02/16/18 02:31 PM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: OlGeezer]  
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Haha. Around here we let the Illinois folks win that front of the pack race...out of state revenue is a bonus!


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#1005497 - 02/18/18 12:00 AM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: OlGeezer]  
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I too rely on the middle-of-the-pack, brake lights ahead, method of radar detection.


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#1005946 - 02/22/18 08:58 PM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: OlGeezer]  
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I have a V1 in my car and in my truck. Both not in plain site ( the reason I love the V1 is the remote display) When I get my tank bag setup on the bike, it will get one too. I ran the same setup in my Hayabusa. Only the remote display visible on the dash. I mainly use it to keep me "alert" in situations where the speed limit changes from the normal. In traffic on the interstate, someone is always faster...a "Rabbit" I sometimes wander over the limit, especially on the bike because it's easy to do. I also like to know when I see a cop, if he is actually shooting radar or just making people slow up. Nothing is foolproof and I did get a ticket a few years back, still don't know how, but...I learned and yes, all they want is the revenue...unless you are really doing something stupid..


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#1010252 - 04/26/18 08:27 AM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: OlGeezer]  
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Newbie here. I recently just bought a 2013 BMW HP4 (freaking love it) and wanted to get a good radar but not sure where to start. I looked on Google and found this article https://10bestranked.com/best-radar-detector/ but I'm not sure if it pertains to cars only? Someone please recommend me a good model for my bike.

#1010266 - 04/26/18 01:46 PM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: wisesb]  
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Originally Posted by wisesb
Newbie here. I recently just bought a 2013 BMW HP4 (freaking love it) and wanted to get a good radar but not sure where to start. I looked on Google and found this article https://10bestranked.com/best-radar-detector/ but I'm not sure if it pertains to cars only? Someone please recommend me a good model for my bike.

Personally, I like the Valentine One. Beside having good electronics, the big pluses are that it will tell you the directions of the radar sources as well as the number. It has antennae at front and rear, which is how id is able to differentiate radar signal direction. It is costly, but I think that it is worth the price.


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#1010270 - 04/26/18 03:17 PM Re: Radar Detector Recommendation [Re: slime]  
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Originally Posted by slime
I have a V1 in my car and in my truck. Both not in plain site ( the reason I love the V1 is the remote display) When I get my tank bag setup on the bike, it will get one too. I ran the same setup in my Hayabusa. Only the remote display visible on the dash. I mainly use it to keep me "alert" in situations where the speed limit changes from the normal. In traffic on the interstate, someone is always faster...a "Rabbit" I sometimes wander over the limit, especially on the bike because it's easy to do. I also like to know when I see a cop, if he is actually shooting radar or just making people slow up. Nothing is foolproof and I did get a ticket a few years back, still don't know how, but...I learned and yes, all they want is the revenue...unless you are really doing something stupid..


Hey slime, I also use a V1 in the car and on my GS. You mentioned using the V1 remote display on the dash of your moto which begs the question, where do you mount the actual V1 detector on the moto that would require the remote display?

TIA!


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