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May 11th 2016, 01:39 PM   #1
 Quinndog's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Alger

  KTM 1290 Super Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure, plated WR450F and dirt bikes
Radar detector recomendations

Looking to get a motorcycle compatible radar detector. If you have recommendations or advice on what works good or what to stay away from I'm all ears!
Looking at the Radenso Pro SE.
May 11th 2016, 09:56 PM   #2
 larsvons's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000, '03 SV650S
I just picked up a Valentine1. Not motorcycle oriented per se, but a great detector that a lot of riders use. Still figuring out where I want to hard-wire the power and hooking up a screamer.
May 11th 2016, 11:03 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
I'd recommend powering the RADAR detector and Screamer with switched battery 12v via a relay triggered by a circuit that's active only when the ignition switch is ON, (like the tail light). That way, you can leave the RADAR detector power switch in the ON position, and not worry about it draining your battery if you forget to turn it OFF.

I utilize a fused block to power a RADAR detector, Screamer, heated grips, mounted Heat-Controller for heated gear, and a spare pigtail for a portable Heat-Controller should the mounted Heat-Controller fail. The fuse block is powered by 12v from the battery controlled by a relay triggered with 12v from the tail light. The Escort Passport RADAR detector is mounted in a water-proof enclosure deep within the fairing with the power switch in the ON position, and I rely on the Screamer for alerts.

The beauty of having these devices powered on only when the ignition switch is ON, is that there is no risk of them inadvertently draining the battery.

The Valentine RADAR detector has advanced capabilities that can be fully utilized only if the unit is within view, unlike the Escort Passport. The Valentine requires an Audio Adapter to enable it to work with the Screamer, unlike the Escort Passport which can be connected directly to the Screamer.
May 12th 2016, 04:55 AM   #4
 GPD323's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Escort 9500ix and the HARD device
May 13th 2016, 10:39 PM   #5
mjn
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  Jan 2016
  Kennewick, wa

  '05 Busa, '81 Seca 550, '78 Hawk, '69 Z50A etc..
For long range & out in the boonies.. You'd have a tough time beating my Escort Redline.


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May 13th 2016, 11:02 PM   #6
 Willow's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Quote:
Originally Posted by GPD323
Escort 9500ix and the HARD device
I also use this same set up. The 9500ix and HARD system. Works great.

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May 14th 2016, 07:28 AM   #7
 Naza's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Everything thus far in this thread is over my head. HARD - Screamer - Escort.

Does anyone have links to these products for review?

Thanx
May 14th 2016, 08:24 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

http://www.legalspeeding.com/HARD.htm#.VzdCyJErKUk

https://www.escortradar.com/products.php



The Escort 9500ix has a great feature that locks out false signals, it indeed does what it says.
May 14th 2016, 10:03 AM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  Spokane

I have an 8500 X50 that sits over my gauge cluster, then a headphone extension cord that runs from the detector under the tank to the front of my seat. I plug in earbuds that go up my jacket into my helmet. Works great.
May 14th 2016, 05:24 PM   #10
mjn
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  Jan 2016
  Kennewick, wa

  '05 Busa, '81 Seca 550, '78 Hawk, '69 Z50A etc..
Here's a pretty good utube vid on the top three detectors;

V1, Redline, and Max.

May 14th 2016, 09:15 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Washington

  16' Tuono Factory, 15' Kawi Concours
Holy crap, those things are spendy!
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